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September 2014 

   

 

 
The Bottom Line
Check out the salary trends and tables from Dockwalk’s 2014 Salary Survey. 

The 10 Commandments

Are you guilty of these crew sins?
 
The Countdown to Monaco
Get our guide the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, including the Dockwalk Captains’ Hideout!

 

Yachting Security's Triple Threat 
Are you prepared to face these security risks? 

Exhausted
Learn more about the technology behind exhaust treatment processes. 

The Varnished Truth
How are the new-generation varnish products measuring up? 


Plus
Undercurrents
News & Gear and more
 

 

 

August 2014
  

  

 
      

  

Escape Artist 

Work hard, play hard. Where will you take your mini-holiday? 

Reference Check
 
Get the lowdown on the myths and realities of the reference letter. 
 
Stowed & Stored  
Whether you’re protecting them or stowing them, know the ins and outs of dealing with valuables during a yard period.
 

Crossing on the Hard   
What you need to know about yacht transport – get the scoop before you ship.
 


Plus
Undercurrents
News & Gear and more  

 

   

 
 

 
 July 2014
  

  

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The Fast & the Fun 
Slick, sexy and finally available — check out 2014’s must-ride tenders and toys.

Tender Trials

 
Does yachting need a tender-driving overhaul? You decide!
 
What’s in Your Water?
Is the water on board really un-potable, or is there simply a stigma to drinking from the tap?

 

Raising the Flag 

When it comes to yachting, not all flags are created equal — here’s what really matters when flagging the vessel.


Plus
M/Y Penny Mae’s tiger shark encounter
Undercurrents and more…
 


 

 

 

 

June 2014
  

  

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Uniformly Stylish  
With new styles and custom designs at the ready for 2014, is it time you updated your crew uniform?

Gourmet Guide to Croatia

Chefs and provisioners share the secrets to perfect provisioning while in Croatia.
 
Slow Your Roll 
Be it a gyro or a fin, the experts weigh in on the best way to stabilize the yacht.

 

 Speed Demons   

Science meets style in the art of building superyachts capable of speeds in excess of 50 knots.


Plus
The 2014 Genoa Charter Show
Undercurrents and more…

 

 

 



May 2014

 

 

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Prime Pickings
From location to staff to provisioning options, captains weigh in on what they really want when making that ever-so-important docking decision.

Green and Clean
A little knowledge and effort can clean up your cleaning habits and reduce toxins on board — plus, you could tip the scales in favor of the environment. 
 
 Earth Friendly
Hit the green trifecta — cleaner fuel, reduced fuel consumption and reduced emissions — with products that will keep the hull sparkling and save the oceans.

 

The Spy in the Sky   

UAVs: onboard entertainment or security threat? Here’s how to make use of your drone, but keep would-be prying eyes at bay.


Plus
The 2014 Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous
The 2014 Westrec Captain and Crew Appreciation Party
Undercurrents and more…

 

 



   April 2014
 

 

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Mediterranean Marvels
Heed the advice of these seasoned captains and locals alike as they share their Mediterranean secrets.
 
Ultimate Charter Extras
Bringing on board experts in everything from diving to professors with knowledge of local history can only up the ante in your charter game.
 
 Foul Play  
What's in your bottom paint? New regulations and technologies may have you question what you put on your hull.

 

Navigation the Med Season  

Navigating the paper seas of Mediterranean countries has never been easy, but could pose even more issues this year. Find out why.


Plus
 The 2014 Azimut-Benetti Yachtmaster 
Undercurrents and more... 
 

 




  March 2014
 

 

  


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Recipe for Success
Seven superyacht chefs spill their secrets on how they keep their crew careers steaming hot.
 
The Crew-lympics
While the 2014 Olympic winter games played out, we wondered if there could be a crew equivalent. How would you score?
 
 Zen and the Art of Maintenance 
Crafting the perfect maintenance schedule and keeping up with class survey requirements can help avoid shelling out the owner’s cash when in the yard.

 

The Golden Age  

Is commercial the way to go? If you’re looking to take the helm early, it might be. Do you have what it takes?


Plus
 The 2013 Concours de Chef in Antigua
Undercurrents and more... 

 

 
 




  February 2014
 

 

  

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An Epic Expedition   
Channel your inner Magellan and set course for an Arctic or Antarctic adventure with the advice of some sage captains who blazed the trails.
 
Code of Conduct  
As privacy and secrecy become more a thing of the past, is it time to create an official ethical code of conduct for yachting?
 
 The Toy Chest 
There are definite downsides to keeping certain toys aboard, but only if you’re not prepared to handle the hassle that comes with the hooray.

 

 Just Add Water   

Jet Skis aren’t the only must-have onboard accessory. These products are at the forefront of watersports fun, so consider adding them to your arsenal.


Plus
The 2013 Antigua Charter Yacht Show
Undercurrents and more...

 

 


  
  

January 2014
 

 

  

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Order Up
Get the scoop on the state of the yachting industry with the 2014 Global Order Book, and find out why, as crew, you should be smiling.
 
 
Sudden Death
Unfortunately, disaster can strike anywhere. Knowing how to react and which steps to take in the aftermath is paramount in mitigating a tragedy’s effects.
 
 The Visa Challenge
Yachting is a transient, international industry and knowing how to play the immigration game is vital. Is your paperwork in order?

 

  Fighting Fatigue

Mandated hours of work and rest aren’t new, but the MLC may stir up new issues in the battle against crew fatigue on the job.


Plus
The 2013 Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival
Undercurrents and more...