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These luxury cars for superyacht crew are now available to drive

Modern Classics is solving the age-old question all yacht crew cruising the world have when they get home for a break, “What am I going to drive?”. Yachting entrepreneur and ex-yachtie Mark Upton founded the Car Club, designed exclusively for yacht crew, in the spring. Nearly all of ...
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We spoke to captains about what yachting was like before the iPhone

Telecommunication has its roots in Greek word tele meaning “over a distance” and communicara meaning “the ability to share.” So when we talk about telecommunication, it literally means “the sharing of information over a distance”. Comms is a hot topic amongst crew and owners alike across the industry. From keeping up with friends ...
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The Big CrewFO ‘Rolex Giveaway’: here’s how to enter.

*This is for yacht crew ONLY! Now that the Med season is winding down I imagine the first thing you will be doing is thinking about filing your taxes… (Well maybe not, but you should be!) With the January deadline closer than you think, CrewFO has put together ...
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This is what ocean nomads look like

Only three Australians have ever done it. Ten times the number of people have made it to the summit of Mount Everest. Twice the number have been into space. What are we talking about? It’s the last frontier considered by many as the one of the toughest physical, ...
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8 things you miss when you work on a superyacht

If you work on a superyacht you have to admit we have it pretty good… but after long periods at sea, particularly at this time of year (I’m in the middle of crossing the Pacific), it’s the simple things in life that have me wanting to get back ...
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5 Management Tips for Senior Yacht Crew

Captains and senior yacht crew climb the ranks through experience and advanced certificates, but what about management skills? Managing crew effectively is a skill that takes practice and should be a requirement for all senior managers and captains. It can be a challenge to balance crew with different ...
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These 6 simple tips will change the way you look for work (or hire crew).

Job hunting, looking for a candidate, or ready to make a change? Read this. Marc Anthony said, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life” and that pretty much sums it up for a lot of us in the yachting industry. Getting ...
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Six simple superyacht cocktails you need to make today

Ever feel like you’re in a cocktail rut at about this time of the summer? If you’re sick of serving chilled rosé and prosecco, bored of making G&T’s and looking for something a bit more creative to refresh your guests, read on. The best part is that you ...
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6 Misidentified Truths About The Life Of A Yachtie

When a friend or family member starts talking about their job, explaining the nitty gritty details of, for example, being an insurance broker in the city – do you properly listen? Probably not. This universal habit of people talking about their jobs and others not listening is true ...
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12 ways to go broke working on a yacht

1. You eat, drink and party like it’s 1999. You just HAAAVE to experience a day in your own private cabana at Nikki Beach with your mates, because you’re tired and need some “me” time after that exhausting charter. Sure, we understand but you do know that there ...
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