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Megayacht Crew Encouraged to Join ISS—for Free

Professional organizations exist to foster relationships, and let skilled people make a bigger impact on their industry. With that in mind, the International Superyacht Society (ISS) is offering a sponsor-driven one-year free membership for megayacht crew. The ISS has long focused on attracting businesses within the yachting industry, to support the broader industry itself. However, Continue reading


IYT Combats Counterfeit Marine Certificates

Crew-placement agencies, yacht-management companies, and more are increasingly encountering counterfeit marine certificates. Some of these are of such good quality that they’ve fooled a number of reputable yachting-industry professionals. Until, that is, a check of the school listed on the certificate reveals it doesn’t exist. International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT) has a solution that it Continue reading


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Yacht Captains Association Growing Ranks

A year after it was established, the Yacht Captains Association is opening membership to first officers. The non-profit organization is also offering health insurance to its members. Created to further professional development and overall professionalism in yachting, plus influence maritime policies, the Yacht Captains Association is the first of its kind. It counts members from Continue reading