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May 2019 

   Drink Up!

The technology has evolved to be able to fill watertanks with highly purified water. Learn more about the latest watermakers, keeping tanks clean, and filtering water post tank.

Hitting the Water

Hear from crew agents and experts about how beneficial these watersports skills really are and how far you should go to get them.


Driving Forward
The industry's experts and captains break down the differences between maritime propulsion methods and what the future may hold for propulsion in yachting.


Follow the Leader
Leadership skills take time and dedication to build and practice to hone them in. Check out these 10 leadership tips to build stronger skills on board.


Marina Marvels  

Read up on marina security, those marinas who go the extra mile for crew, water-based activities near 12 marines, and the latest in marina news.




News and Gear

April 2019 

   Fixing the Plastic Problem

Companies, organizations, and individuals are all stepping up to reduce consumption and waste. Find out more about their efforts and what crew can do to play their part.

Losing Your Religion?

Crew share their struggles to maintain their religion and spirituality, along with the creative ways they've used to incorporate it into their lives on board.


Fueling Efficiency
Find out what problems have to be solved for hydrogen to lead a new fuel revolution, and what's happening in the superyacht industry that could make it possible.


Skeletons in the Closet
Crew agencies and captains share some close calls during reference and background checks, red flags, and what to verify when hiring.




News and Gear

March 2019 

   Waste Not, Want Not?

Three yacht chefs weigh in on ways to curb the issue of food waste on board from one-off creative meals to storing perishables.

Sharpen Your Tools!

Learn how you can create a curated portfolio that helps you set yourself apart from the other applicants with tips from chefs and crew agents.


Flags in Flight
Industry experts share the elements to keep in mind when making a decision on a flag registry, the state of continually evolving registry programs, and how flag states affect crew.


Event: The Taste of Success
All crew were on deck to help showcase the chefs' efforts to create an unforgettable New Year's Eve Dinner Party theme. See which chefs claimed the gold at the 2018 Antigua Concours de Chef.


Paint Special  

Check out our paint special for the lowdown on a new Awlgrip paint, how crew can prep for a paint job, and six superyachts with bold paint jobs.




News and Gear

February 2019 

   A Fine Art

Experts share the best methods for determining art placement, security, and maintenance.

Happily Ever After

Several yachting couples share their stories, experiences, and how they manage their lives together.


Navigating Sea Service
Industry experts share the mistakes to avoid, how MIN 543 affects crew, and tips for a painless verification process.


Event: Fun in the Sun
Check out our Antigua Charter Yacht Show coverage to see what you missed, including beautiful boats, sunshine, and lots of crew fun.




News and Gear

January 2019    

   The Business of Yachting

See what 2019 has in store for boatbuilders in the Global Order Book and how it will affect the crew job market.

The Wonders of Wine

Experts weigh in on enhancing your career with wine courses and selecting the right certification and courses for your desires and schedule.


Superyacht, Sans Crew?
Are we facing the possibility of the autonomous superyacht? Some argue that the industry’s personal service-driven requirements will keep crew employed, but is it only a matter of time?


Storm Prep
Experts share their advice on navigating the yachting landscape, how to manage your risk, and prepare for the coming changes. 




News and Gear