Digital Dockwalk 2023 editions

Essential reading for superyacht captains and superyacht crew

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May 2023

A Winding Route to the Galley   Whether you're starting from scratch or working at a restaurant, getting a cook's job on board can take many paths. Longtime yachting experts share what you need to know to make the transition to the galley, including critical skills and essentials to understand.

Staying Power   While it can be tempting to move from boat to boat to secure the "perfect" job, there is a reason why longevity is still important. Three captains discuss their experiences and secrets to making a success of being on the same yacht for many years.

Marina Special   As companies expand their marina portfolios, the operations, facilities, and amenities can change. Check out our Marina Special for what marina mergers mean for your yacht, the lure of Costa Rica’s Golfito, and the latest marina news.

Plus: News and News & Gear

April 2023

Divine Dining   While South Florida has never been a culinary capital, the area's dining options have expanded. From hole-in-the-wall pubs and old-school seafood joints to trendy speakeasies, yacht chefs share their favorite dining spots in South Florida.

The Good, the Bad, and the #NoFiltered   From influencer accounts to jobs and new business highlights, crew are reaping the benefits of social media. The highlight reel we see doesn't always represent reality and there are downsides. Just what is lurking behind the screen?

Capt. Mark Jones   After spending his first night at sea at age 16, Capt. Mark Jones knew that he needed to work and sleep on the water. Now at the helm of M/Y C Star, he shares his journey into yachting, his most memorable moment on board, and his top crew tip.

Plus: News and News & Gear

March 2023

Ship to Shore   When it comes to finding a job, transitioning ashore is never simple. For interior crew, estate management might be the perfect option. Former stews and crew agents weigh in on the estate management market, the job benefits, and how it differs from yachting.

Staying Connected at Sea   Thanks to advances in satellite and cellular services, there are more options and resources to stay connected than ever before. Industry experts discuss what's on the horizon in the universe of satellite connectivity and how it will affect yachting communications.

Capt. Mark Delstanche   A seasoned adventurer, Capt. Mark Delstanche set out to rise through the ranks as quickly as possible when he joined yachting. Now in command on M/Y Yalla, he shares his journey to yachting, his most memorable moment, plus his top destinations.

Plus: News and News & Gear

February 2023

Food Fight   Global supply chains, inflation, and rising temperatures will continue to affect the food chain in 2023. Industry experts from top provisioning companies share what crew should expect from provisioning this year and their advice for how chefs can prepare for these changes.

Demystifying Yachting   While secrecy and NDAs in yachting are practically a given, there can be confusion on what can be shared without breaching an NDA. Lawyers and industry experts discuss these agreements, their impact, and the balance between confidentiality and crew speaking out about their experiences.

Capt. Raymond Heer   His journey into yachting began at the age of eight, and racing boats led him down a path of ocean racing and the South African Navy. Now at the helm of M/Y MoonShadow, Capt. Raymond Heer shares his journey to becoming a captain, his most memorable moment on board, plus his top crew tip.

Plus: News and News & Gear

January 2023

Breaking Records   Despite supply chain delays, the number of vessels on order or in build have reached a new record. BOAT International Media’s annual Global Order Book shows this year's trends, along with the impact on the crew market. Read more about the state of the industry — and why the growth may be about to plateau.

Lean on Me   From a beach club boat to carrying tenders and toys to missions for clients, a support vessel’s purpose and use can vary drastically from one program to another. Four captains share their experiences on board support vessels, their programs, and what they look for when hiring crew.

Capt. Ty Falkenstein   After injuring himself on a prawn trawler, his mom begged him to get a less dangerous job, so in 2008, Capt. Ty Falkenstein got his first yacht job. Now at the helm of M/Y Callisto, he shares his favorite cruising and diving spots, most memorable experience on board, and his top tip for captains.

Plus: News and News & Gear