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Crew Matters

The ‘Millenial Bug’ & the ‘Insta Job’

I have just had the pleasure of attending and contributing at Superyacht Investor 2020 in London which was an educational, inspiring and well attended event for Superyacht Industry professionals and support services. The themes were very varied and amongst the topics discussed were the environment and the yacht of the …

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Finding your ideal recruit?

When recruiting for a position on board, what it is that you are ideally looking for in them?  How can you really judge what a person can bring to your boat, and what impact will they have on the rest of the crew? These are the million-dollar questions. “The ideal …

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Crew with Attitude

Many crew join a yacht with a great attitude; full of enthusiasm (which may sometimes need harnessing!), motivated and eager to learn. So why is it that we find some people on board whose attitudes have changed from a ‘will do’ to a ‘won’t do’ mindset? This is not a …

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Crew Training

The 2020 Mediterranean yachting season is not far away and many of you will be starting to think about job opportunities. I’ve put this article together for those of you that are new to the industry, looking for your first job. It can feel like a daunting task. You should prepare …

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Feedback is a gift…

Feedback. Do you know where the term comes from? NASA. Feedback was how the team at mission control could see where their rocket was in relation to the planned trajectory. If you think about it, that’s still the purpose of feedback. We plan a trajectory and then our manager and …

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Transiting the Panama Canal

2019 ended with an interesting adventure for me. Before transiting from the old to the new year I had the opportunity to transit the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. The Lagoon 620 “Plan B” was moored in Shelter Bay Marina, Colon. It’s a nicely manicured place …

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2020 Vision

“A goal without a plan is just a wish” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – author of ‘The Little Prince and hero fighter pilot who perished in World War II famously said and as we draw closer to the year 2020 it has me thinking about clarity of vision. If ever there …

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