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  • Owen Doyle Provisioning in the Field
    Where Are They Now Profiles Owen Doyle

    After graduating from culinary and hospitality schools in the late 1980s, young Owen Doyle of Buffalo, New York, was looking for a way to avoid corporate life. So, he...

    • September 1, 2011
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  • Etihad Airways Joins Griffin Yacht Club at Monaco 2011

    26 August 2011, LONDON: GRIFFIN MARINE TRAVEL (www.griffintravel.com), the world’s largest provider of specialised travel to the marine, offshore and maritime security industries and its Griffin Yacht division are...

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • Do Unto Others – Charitable Giving at Sea

    Industry Buzz Whilst Mark Drewelow doesn’t see anything wrong in the saying that “ charity begins at home, ” he certainly doesn’t advocate it. In fact, the former captain...

    • May 1, 2011
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  • Bottoms Up, Caribbean Style (Part III)

      This is the third story covering my favorite anchorages in the Caribbean, and last time we ended up in Antigua. Having sadly left the northern reef there, you...

    • March 1, 2011
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  • An Enlightened Childhood

    They’re awesome and frustrating, amusing and incredibly annoying. They can be spoiled beyond belief, and other times they’ll surprise you with their insights and un-jaded view of the world....

    • March 1, 2011
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  • Breaking into the Yacht Business

    So, you’ve just learned about the yachting industry from a friend who’s been off living the dream and is back in your hometown for a quick visit before her...

    • Posted January 26, 2011
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  • Bottoms Up, Caribbean Style (Part II)

    It’s 7 a.m., I just got off watch and its 8 degrees outside. We are 30 miles from Gibraltar after a 1,600-mile trip from Turkey. I can’t emphasize enough...

    • January 1, 2011
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  • Not Business As Usual

    Credit card companies, banks, airlines and other establishments have been offering platinum service to their top-tier customers for years. In June 2008, West Marine, the world’s largest retailer of...

    • November 1, 2010
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  • JoAnn “Didgie” Vrana

    Where Are They Now? In a world of nicknames, JoAnn Vrana is rather unique. Her dad gave her the moniker “ Didgie ” because, when she could first talk,...

    • November 1, 2010
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  • I walked into Jim Ruch’s studio in Ft. Lauderdale to see black walls, a makeshift galley, guitar against the table, and framed photos and books of his heroes: Jerry Garcia, Michelangelo, and Lewis and Clark.
    Jim Ruch Makes Food That Rocks

      Profile of a Charter Chef I walked into Jim Ruch’s studio in Ft. Lauderdale to see black walls, a makeshift galley, guitar against the table, and framed photos...

    • July 1, 2010
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