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When lightning strikes

When lightning strikes

Yacht life can change in a flash, but as one crew has learned, even a total disaster often ends with heartwarming bonds and memories to last a lifetime.

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Beach cleanup marks two years

Beach cleanup marks two years

Fort Lauderdale provided the perfect weather and MOCEAN supplied the fun at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Cleanup on June 11 in recognition of World Ocean’s Month. It was the second anniversary of the monthly cleanup, and about 55 people were on hand to celebrate, including MOCEAN, the social networking app for crew.

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Time out for tall ships

Time out for tall ships

Who in their right mind gets up in the middle of the night to climb into the rigging and work with the sails, or stands out on the open bridge for hours in the rain — while not getting a dime for doing it? “I do, and many others!” says one chief officer. It’s a perfect break from the pressures of yachting.

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Onboard breakdown

Onboard breakdown

In the yachting industry, mental health is somewhat of a taboo topic. Yet, a majority of crew who participated in a recent survey expressed that yachting had impacted their mental health in a negative way. Crew dynamics play a major role in successfully addressing these issues.

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Finding Peace in Freedom Waters

Finding Peace in Freedom Waters

A social worker-turned-yacht stew now brings the joy of boating to those in need of healing: children and adults with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses, at-risk youth, and struggling veterans and active-duty military members. Knowledgeable volunteers are always needed, and yacht crew are a great fit.

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Lost & Found

Lost & Found

A high-flying hitchhiker finds her way home with some help from a quick-thinking crew.

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Never Have I Ever, Yacht Edition

Never Have I Ever, Yacht Edition

Amid the beautiful surroundings and 5-star service, yacht crew can experience some “unusual” moments. The need to decompress is real — sometimes with extra sleep, sometimes with fitness, and sometimes with games. Drinking games.

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Fish Tales: Crew share stories of their fishing adventures

Fish Tales: Crew share stories of their fishing adventures

In the summer of 2020, deep into lockdown restriction, the boss decided he wanted to go offshore oil-rig fishing for tuna. And as we all know in the yachting world, what the boss wants, the boss gets!

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Trolling on Passage

Trolling on Passage

Transatlantic magic begins when dinner is on the line. There is a Zen to passage making under sail. It is a unique combination of wind, waves, and the rhythms of the watch bill. Whether the passage is three days or...


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The Towel & Tube Tone Up

These simple moves will help keep you fit for daily tasks on board.

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Cool Things

Triton’s favorite new products pack a powerful ‘Wow!’ Triton Submersible AVA 660 The Triton AVA 660 model’s patented...


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