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Chefs up their game when short supplies mean empty shelves at food stores

Chefs up their game when short supplies mean empty shelves at food stores

Whether scrambling for scarce provisions or conjuring up some immunity-boosting magic, these pro yacht chefs tackled pandemic challenges with true aplomb.

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How do you know when you are ready to be a chief stew?

How do you know when you are ready to be a chief stew?

You may think you know the ropes, but there is more to consider. Do you have experience on the boat? Are you mentally prepared for the responsibility and stress? Do you have a leadership strategy?

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For a perfectly tailored charter, first tailor the preference sheet to the yacht

For a perfectly tailored charter, first tailor the preference sheet to the yacht

Have your charter broker send you a copy of what they send out to clients. Do this not only to please your guests, but also to keep from disappointing them. Those are two entirely different things.

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From the Bridge: Triton asked captains to talk about the challenges of holidays

From the Bridge: Triton asked captains to talk about the challenges of holidays

The holiday season can be hard for those who can’t get time off work, or those who are far from their families. For yacht crew, both are a

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The past comes roaring back at the helm of a vintage Huckins motor yacht

The past comes roaring back at the helm of a vintage Huckins motor yacht

Six weeks of weeks of working luxury day charters in the Hamptons reacquaints a captain with his love of old school wooden yachts, right down to the Spartan helm and roaring Detroit Diesel.

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Create some merriment on board with these 8 champagne cocktails

Create some merriment on board with these 8 champagne cocktails

When guests return tired from shore excursions, don’t be Cinderella just waiting on them. Be the Fairy Godmother with your magic wand, and delight them with joyous fizz!

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The ‘perfect time’ to transition out of yachting never comes

The ‘perfect time’ to transition out of yachting never comes

There were more than a few life lessons in store when a yacht chef found herself trying to open a cafe in England while on charter season in the Caribbean — just as a strange new pandemic plunged the world into...

New owners + new crew + high turnover is perfect formula for sheer frustration

New owners + new crew + high turnover is perfect formula for sheer frustration

First-time American owners, met with a shortage of experienced crew, have had a crash course in the high crew-turnover roller coaster ride that is the bane of the industry.

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How to skin a cat

How to skin a cat

It takes creativity to keep a yacht running when supply falls far short of demand. Despite some setbacks, the world is slowly emerging from the depths of the COVID pandemic. Nations are relaxing their borders, charters are at an all...

Crazy lark becomes an adventure to cherish for a yacht chef and her dad

Crazy lark becomes an adventure to cherish for a yacht chef and her dad

Ever done a little online shopping after opening a bottle of wine? Ever end up buying something really frivolous? What about an ambulance?

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Top Shelf: Apples for apples

Top Shelf: Apples for apples

Kiev, Ukraine. December. Another lifetime ago.  A flashback puts me in Rod Taylor’s time machine and takes me to Osteria Pantagruel, near the opera house. The weather is turning nasty and the locals are looking nastier than normal...


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It takes creativity to keep a yacht running when supply falls far short of demand

With economists and supply chain experts predicting one to three years before supply catches up with demand, engineers and service techs have had to become nimbler and more creative.

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Online training for aspiring crew

Ocean International Training Academy (O.I.T.A) is an online school founded by Hannah Ferrier and Anastasia Surmava, former...