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December 2017                            



Dangerous (and Dirty) Duty

Here’s how to survive charter guests from hell.

Bloody but Unbowed 

Find out what to expect post-hurricane this Caribbean charter season.


Managing Technology on Board

Learn how to manage the AV/IT system and entertainment on board.


Bringing Regularity to Regulation 

The new Red Ensign Group (REG) Yacht Code is coming — here’s what you need to know.


Inside Scoop 

Stews, this one’s for you. Get the inside scoop on all things yacht interior, from the design process to cleaning fabrics.



The 8th Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza
The 13th Awlgrip Captains Golf Invitational

News & Gear




 November 2017                            



Trained and True

Whether you’re starting out or building your career, learn what crew training you need to get ahead. 

Confronting Cancer 

Crewmembers who have suffered from cancer on board weigh in on how to deal. 


A New Era

Get your guide to the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. 


Due Diligence 

Here’s what you need to know before signing that crew contract. 


Denied Entry 

As the U.S. tightens its borders, here’s how to handle the latest visa hurdles. 


The Female Perspective 

Four female superyacht captains share how they successfully made the transition from the deck to the wheelhouse.  


The 2017 Monaco Yacht Show

News & Gear




  October 2017                            



Surviving Your First Yacht Job

Before you plunge into yachting, read this first. 

The Power of Love 

Has the yachting industry become more welcoming of the LGBTQ community? 


Plant Life

The experts break down how to take care of plants and flowers on board. 


Security 2.0 

Are your vessel’s defenses up to par? 


The Connected Bridge 

What does the next generation of glass bridges look like? 


Got Survey Smarts? 

Learn the art of the pre-purchase survey to guarantee a satisfied owner.


Money Talks 

The ultimate guide to making you as finance savvy as possible.  


News & Gear




 September 2017                          



Dollars & Sense

The 2017 Dockwalk Salary Survey offers a new financial forecast. How does your pay stack up? 

Cooking Confidences 

Expert chefs offer tips on cooking for crew. 


Monaco’s Bazaar

The 27th Monaco Yacht Show promises to be just as grand and lavish as ever — take a sneak peek. 


Global Care 

Telemedicine on board has evolved to become a standard safety measure on board — here’s what’s improved. 


Commercial Compliance 

Are you adequately prepared for a Port State Control inspection? 


The Superyachts’ America’s Cup 

News & Gear




 August 2017                        



Adventure Awaits

You’ll want to put these 12 trips on your bucket list for your next downtime. 

Myanmar on the Rise 

Find out what you need to know before you go to yachting’s next hot spot. 


Time is Money

Captains weigh in on how they manage crew vacation days. 


Refitting Right 

Are you ready for the overwhelming project of a yacht refit? Read our guide first. 


The 2017 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 

News & Gear




 July 2017                      



Fit for Success

Your guide to staying healthy in 10 of yachting’s hotspots. 

Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise 

Find out exactly what you need to know to insure your health. 


Love Me Tender, Love Me Toy

This just in: 2017’s newest and hottest tenders and toys. 


Handling the Paparazzi 

Keep the media at bay with these tips. 


News & Gear




 June 2017                    



Stewardess Survival Guide

These tips will help you make it through charter season with your grace and sanity intact. 

Soothing the Senses 

Create a stress-free environment by bringing this zen approach on board. 


The Balance of Power

Are you balancing your power management systems efficiently? 


On a Mission 

These captains are making a difference around the world. Get inspired and find out how you can get involved.   


The 17th annual Westrec Captain and Crew Appreciation Party  
The 2017 MYBA Charter Show 
The 2017 Palma Superyacht Show 

News & Gear




 May 2017                  



Don’t Bug Me!

Recognize, prevent, and halt an onboard bug invasion.  

Sound Effects 

Experts weigh in on how to mitigate the negative effects of sound waves and vibrational frequencies. 


Expect the Unexpected

How should you prepare for unforeseen emergencies? Create an incident response plan with these tips. 


Marina Madness 

Find everything you need to know to decide where to dock, from favorite marinas around the world to marina tech.   


The 2017 Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous  

News & Gear




April 2017                  



The Magnificent Med

Add these hidden gems to your bucket list. 

Eco Warriors! 

Crew are making an environmental difference on board and off. Get inspired to do the same.  


Eco Fixes for a Low-Emission Future

Find out what technologies are on the horizon to reduce yachting’s global footprint. 


The Perfect Engine Room 

Engineers weigh in on what their ideal engine room looks like.

Landing the Job 

Your guide to scoring your dream position is right here in this month’s recruitment special. 


The 17th Azimut-Benetti Yachtmaster  

News & Gear




   March 2017                  



Food Fight!

Navigate the chaos of provisioning with these tips. 

Dare to Dine? 

As food culture changes, are guests open to more adventurous dishes? 


Outward Bound

Captains who have sailed to the world’s remote reaches share their advice on prepping for adventure cruising. 


Crocodile Tiers 

With Tier IV on the horizon, will engines be able to comply with the stringent regulations?

Pretty in Paint 

From perfecting a paint job to vinyl wraps, get the scoop on all things paint in this special section. 


The 17th Antigua Concours de Chef  

News & Gear




 February 2017                



Looking the Part

Is hiring discrimination becoming a thing of the past? 

The Politics of Personality 

Address a personality clash the right way before it costs you your job. 


Swallowing the Anchor

Contemplating moving ashore? Take a cue from captains who have done the same. 


A Destabilizing Effect 

Find out what’s being done to get stabilization balanced. 


The 2016 Antigua Charter Yacht Show  

News & Gear



January 2017                



All in Order

The 2017 Global Order Book reveals the state of yachting and what it means for crew jobs. 

Child’s Play 

Do you know how to handle toddlers and babies on board? 


Positively Charged

Just how positive — or negative — is the future of batteries? 


AIS of the Organic Kind 

Find out what you need to know about ballast water — the penalties are painful. 


The 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show  

News & Gear