Digital Dockwalk 2009 editions

Essential reading for superyacht captains and superyacht crew 

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December 2009

The Lies of the Not-so Rich and Famous   A captain is presented with the job offer of a lifetime, but is it too good to be true?

Shipwrecked!   The harrowing tale of an engineer's rescue and recovery after being shipwrecked

Summer Breeze   A chef shares his passion for exploring regional ingredients on his summer odyssey

The Wedding Plan   Can busy crew pull off a destination wedding between charters?

Bite Your Tongue   One deckhand struggles to keep his mouth shut in the face of overwhelming owne…err…odds.

November 2009

Under Covered?   All you need to know about insurance

Crew with a Cause   Think there’s no time to volunteer? Read these stories from the crew who inspire us.

’Tis the Season (Yes, Already)   Prepare now for the holidays

The Moral Maze   Does top-of-the-line service mean compromising your ethics?

Luring Yachts South   Caribbean cruising may have some perks this winter with many marinas offering special deals.

PLUS all your Dockwalk favorites such as Dockshots, Undercurrents and so much more...

October 2009

Ahead of the Game   Get the edge in the job market with specialty qualifications

Career Moves   7 red flags to watch for before jumping ship

Trashed!   The perils of plastic waste in our oceans

Gourmet Guide to The Bahamas   The best chef-recommended shops and purveyors

Green Power   Are hybrid yachts the wave of the future?

PLUS all your Dockwalk favorites such as Dockshots, Undercurrents and so much more...

September 2009

End of an Era   Crew salaries – not what they used to be?

Absolute Power   Tale of a modern-day mutiny

The Next Line of Defense   Military-grade security technology for yachts

Maritime Muscle   How to hire the best security personnel

On a Roll   Could gyro stabilizers be the wave of the future?

PLUS all your Dockwalk favorites such as Dockshots, Undercurrents and so much more...

August 2009

Captains on the Take   Is it a commission or a kickback?

Say Hello to My Little Friend   If you think being crew means giving up your pets, think again

Refits Gone Rogue   The snowball effect: refits that spiral out of control

The Taxman Cometh   How to legally avoid paying taxes

Making a Splash   From submarines to trampolines: the latest must-have toys

PLUS all your Dockwalk favorites such as Dockshots, Undercurrents and so much more...

July 2009

Secrets of Super Success   Words of wisdom from former yachties making waves ashore

The Southern Scene   The ABC guide to crewing Down Under

15 Health Dangers   Is the crew lifestyle taking years off your life?

Superyacht Smackdown: Metal vs. Composite   The debate over the best material for building superyachts has reached new heights.

Composite Yacht Construction – The State of the Art   Advances in closed-mold technology mean there’s no limit to what can be achieved using composite.

PLUS all your Dockwalk favorites such as Dockshots, Undercurrents and so much more...

June 2009

Fierce Competition   How to thrive in this job market

Home Away From Home   Checklist for the perfect crew marina

No Right to Safe Port?   Anchoring restrictions in the Med

Tricked-out Tenders   9 exciting new models to rev you up

Get Over It!   Strategies for surviving job loss

PLUS all your Dockwalk favorites such as Dockshots, Undercurrents and so much more...

May 2009

Smarter Charters   How to run a successful operation in hard economic times

Before the Mast   Crew quarters designs that will rock your world, not the boat

Lapping It Up   Our survival guide to the busiest charter week of the Med Season – the Monaco Grand Prix

Bug Busting   How to prevent diesel contamination – from biocides to magnetic flux fields

Bottom of the Barrel   With diesel prices so low, the demand for biodiesel is close to zero.

PLUS all your Dockwalk favorites such as Dockshots, Undercurrents and so much more...

April 2009

The End of An Era   With new regulations on the horizon, will yachting ever be the same again?

Growing Old Gracefully   Is age really an issue in the yachting industry?

Get Ahead in the Med   News you need to navigate the 2009 season

Re-Energize, Re-Focus   Last-chance mini-breaks before the Med rush

Waste Not Want Not   Revolutionary wastewater treatment for a zero discharge future

PLUS all your Dockwalk favorites such as Dockshots, Undercurrents and so much more...

March 2009

The Captain's Wife   She may be the most maligned crewmember in the industry, but there are two sides to every tall tale...

Miracle Workers   Getting the most from your yacht agent

Picture Perfect   Everything you need to know about organizing a yacht photo shoot

The Future of Antifouling   Scientists are pushing the limit on keeping hulls barnacle-free.

Chaos in the Caribbean?   Attacks on crew in the spotlight

PLUS all your Dockwalk favorites such as Dockshots, Undercurrents and so much more...

February 2009

Invasion of the Greenies   Should you give the new guy a chance or leave him languishing on the docks?

MAYDAY! Are You Ready?   Emergency preparedness may leave a lot to be desired aboard many yachts.

Commercial vs. Yacht Captains   Ever wonder what life at sea is like off the white boats?

Build Captain Extraordinaire   Successful build captains share their tips for getting along at the yard.

Breaking In a New Boat   How to make a smooth transition from yard to sea trials

PLUS all your Dockwalk favorites such as Dockshots, Undercurrents and so much more...

January 2009

Modern Day Magellans   "Off the beaten track" doesn't even begin to describe these yachts' adventurous itineraries

No Yacht is an Island   How to build self-sufficiency into a long-range cruising program

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly   The charter tip debate continues – is a five percent cap on the cards?

The Gourmet Guide to St. Maarten   Experienced chefs share their insider knowledge for provisioning on the island

Radical Rigging   A glimpse into the future of the sailing superyacht

PLUS all your Dockwalk favorites such as Dockshots, Undercurrents and so much more...