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Reality TV invades the megayacht industry

Over the course of the last year, I have met and spoken with a number of crew members and captains. After years in the industry, these crewmembers have amassed quite a few interesting stories about owners, guests, and each other.

But key to them keeping their jobs is that they have to keep their mouth shut.

More lessons learned

As my time as the PMY editorial intern dwindles, I continue to reflect on the things I’ve learned.
 

Action Alert: Stand Up for Your GPS Rights

In January, the FCC granted a conditional waiver to a broadband wireless communications provider called LightSquared to permit expansion of the land-based use of the mobile satellite spectrum. In plain English, this private company’s cellular system may interfere with the weak GPS signal our electronics use for positioning. The public comment period ends on Saturday. Fill in the form completely—it needs your address to locate your Congressional representatives. Click here to speak up now.

There's No Way This Boat Is Actually Made of Gold, Right?

According to news reports a $4.5 billion, 30-meter yacht has been built in Malaysia. Billion with a B. That's ten times more expensive than Roman Abramovich's Eclipse but who's counting?

A new experience

When I arrived at the PMY office in midtown Manhattan last Thursday, I assumed it would be like every other day in the office. A little writing, some research, some editing…all various tasks expected of an editorial intern, and all things I enjoy doing.

Going home

This past weekend, I went home to Wisconsin. And it was fantastic—There was grilling and beer and boats.

On Sunday, I spent some time in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. It's been a few years since I've visited, but I used to spend weeks there in the summer with my cousin and my grandpa. And not much has changed.