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Lauderdale Ahead is a community spirited website & magazine designed with the sole intention of improving the brand of Fort Lauderdale & South Florida to the yachting industry. Fort Lauderdale & South Florida as a yachting hub needs your support and we need to ensure that yacht crew understand the benefits of bringing yachts to South Florida. Lauderdale Ahead hopes to highlight the benefits of bringing yachts to South Florida by introducing crew with the best marine related businesses that Fort Lauderdale & South Florida have to offer. Fort Lauderdale provides more services, more supplies, and more crew to more yachts than anywhere else in the world! It is the “Wall Street” of yachting and America’s foremost yachting hub. Fort Lauderdale combines its strategic location, as a gateway to and from the Caribbean and Bahamas, with the ultimate in facilities for the repair, refit, and support for yachts. Lauderdale Ahead provides a simple and modern reference tool that provides yachting professionals with access to information they need for their personal and professional use. Whether it’s the place to get the best cup of coffee in town or the best AV contractor, Lauderdale Ahead has the information at hand, on the web, in the magazine and on our app. Broadcasting a wide variety of quality marine industry business and editorials that appeals to Captains and Crew, we intend to become the number one marine industry connection in South Florida. All of our marine industry business and contact information can be found at the back of the magazine.

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EVENTSCALENDAR

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Junkman’s Monthly Hollyweird Freakbike Ride The Hollywood Library

1/21

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Bitchy Bingo Lips

04:00 PM

Bluegrass Jam Sessions The Field Irish Pub

1/22

06:00 PM

Boynton Beach Live Boynton Beach Art District

1/12

08:00 PM

Free Line Dancing Lessons Firedog Saloon

1/23

07:00 PM

Sea of Jazz Fest 1806 NE 6 Street/ Pompano Beach Amp

1/13

010:00 PM

Imperial Open Mic The Stage

1/24

08:00 PM

Bonnie & Clyde West Boca Performing Arts

1/14

07:00 PM

Ladies’ Night Tap 42 Tap 42

1/25

9:00 AM

1/15

05:00 PM

Pineapple Grove Tour Pineapple Grove Arts District

1/26

08:00 PM

Megan Hilty Crest Theatre

1/16

02:30 PM

Friday Film-The Lunchbox Society of the Four Arts

1/27

07:00 PM

2 of us Beatles Tribute The Field Irish Pub

1/17

12:00 PM

Ft. Lauderdale Food Tours Cheesecake Factory - Ft Laud

1/28

07:00 PM

The Hot Rod Show The Field Irish Pub

1/18

07:00 PM

The Beethoven Project BCC Bailey Hall

1/29

06:00 PM

Palm Beach Wine Auction Mar-A-Lago

1/19

02:00 PM

Summer Showdown South Shore Tavern

1/30

08:00 PM

The Psychic Cabaret Bona Itailian Rest

1/20

07:30 PM

Trivia Tuesdays Ye Olde Falcon Pub

2/7

03:00 PM

Tropical Rum Fest 104 Datura Street/Meyer Amp

FEBRUARY 2/1

10:15 AM

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College Night America’s Background

2/6

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Bailey Hall Jazz Club BCC Bailey Hall

Under the Sun Art and Music Festival 7900 sw 40 Street/Tropical Park

2/12

South Florida K9 Cancer Walk Tradewinds Park & Stables

Miami International Boat Show

2/13

02:00 PM

Shock Pop Comiccon Broward County Convention Center

2/14

12:30 PM

9 Mile Music Festival Miami Dade Fairgrounds

SPORTS CALENDAR

Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Clippers, 1/11/2015, 3:30 PM

Miami Heat @ Chicago Bulls 1/25/2015, 1:00 PM

Miami Heat Vs. New York Knicks 2/9/2015, 7:30 PM

Panthers @ Edmonton 1/11/2015, 7:00 PM

Panthers @ NY Rangers 2/2/2015, 7:00 PM

Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers 1/13/2015, 10:30 PM

Miami Heat Vs. Milwaukee Bucks 1/27/2015, 7:30 PM

Miami Heat @ Cleveland Cavaliers, 2/11/2015, 8:00 PM

Panthers @ Winnipeg 1/13/2015, 8:00 PM

Panthers @ NY Islanders 2/3/2015, 7:00 PM

Miami Heat @ Golden State Warriors, 1/14/2015, 10:30 PM

Miami Heat Vs. Dallas Mavericks 1/30/2015, 8:00 PM

Miami Heat @ New York Knicks 2/20/2015, 7:30 PM

Panthers Vs. Colorado 1/15/2015, 7:30 PM

Panthers Vs. Los Angeles 2/5/2015, 7:30 PM

Miami Heat @ Sacramento Kings 1/16/2015, 10:00 PM

Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics 2/1/2015, 1:00 PM

Miami Heat Vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 2/21/2015, 7:30 PM

Panthers Vs. Edmonton 1/17/2015, 7:00 PM

Panthers Vs. Nashville 2/8/2015, 3:00 PM

Miami Heat Vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 1/20/2015, 7:30 PM

Miami Heat @ Detroit Pistons 2/3/2015, 7:30 PM

Miami Heat Vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 02/23/2015, 7:30 PM

Panthers Vs. Vancouver 1/19/2015, 7:30 PM

Panthers Vs. Anaheim 2/10/2015, 7:30 PM

Miami Heat @ Charlotte Hornets 1/21/2015, 7:00 PM

Miami Heat @ Minnesota Timberwolves, 2/4/2015, 8:00 PM

Panthers Vs. Detroit 1/27/2015, 7:30 PM

Panthers @ Minnesota 2/12/2015, 8:00 PM

Miami Heat Vs. Indiana Pacers 1/23/2015, 7:30 PM

Miami Heat @ San Antonio Spurs 2/6/2015, 9:30 PM

Panthers vs Columbus 1/29/2015, 7:30 PM

Panthers @ Dallas 2/13/2015, 8:30 PM

Panthers @ New Jersey 1/31/2015, 7:00 PM

Panthers Vs. St. Louis 2/15/2015, 5:00 PM

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SIZE MATTERS With years of experience in the yacht industry, both onboard and on land, the women behind Loom Luxury Linens weigh in on why “every inch counts when it comes to your yacht linens.” Jackie Rasmussen, a former chief stewardess, quickly learned the ins and outs of bed making and turn down service. While back on land, Samantha was making a life out of custom yacht linens. After the pair joined forces, they were quick to realize the lack of

BY JACKIE RASMUSSEN AND SAMANTHA WEILER

emphasis on proper-fitted bed linens throughout the cabins. ​ The first order of business, in regards to custom fittings, is visiting the vessel and getting a detailed account of all the mattress dimensions. We leave no stone unturned in the process. Every bevel, radius, gusset, bulkhead, and odd angle is measured and templated for precision. Our efforts are made in an attempt to make the most accurate fitted sheets and coverlets, for your vessel. ​ o, the question is: S Why does it matter?

We can drum on and on about the process and our qualifications. But in the end, a user only needs to know the benefits. So, here they are: • Custom fitted sheets look better because they give a cleaner, streamline look to the bed - unlike oversized sheets, which look unkempt and make the rooms appear smaller. • When fitted properly, sheets will feel better, as they will not bunch or shift. • They save the stewardess/steward time when making the beds. • They reduce ware and tear, from constant pulling and wrestling. In closing, we feel as though proper linens make for a better onboard experience. We have seen a happier crew, based on the time freed up from making beds, and we’ve seen pleasantly pleased owners in love with the appearance of their custom bedding. This makes our jobs worth it.

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THE CHALLENGE OF INTERIOR BY HAZEL GALLAGHER

Training for interior? Why bother spending money on being a stewardess, you are just a glorified cleaner!? That is what many think! However, that is not necessarily the case. I spent many years in retail and working for big companies with extensive training courses; however, joining yachting was a whole new ball game. You are not just talking upper class, but the super wealthy. These individuals have everything and have only experienced 6 Star services everywhere they go.

boat if something goes wrong! But your guests do not always see that as a worry, don’t get me wrong, they like the fact that you all know what to do if there is an emergency. Right now they just want their champagne poured correctly!!

A few years ago, Interior Training did not exist; as a result, I was trained by a friend. Today, anybody thinking about being on the interior of a yacht must understand that training is going to be the key to your success, as stews come and go, but good stews, get the good jobs and can get paid very, very well!!

How many of you knew that the cork is not supposed to make a sound? Do you know how long it takes to get a bottle of champagne cooled to the correct temperature and how many glasses you can correctly get out of a bottle? Also, how many of you know how to correctly set a table for a seven course dinner? Did you know that each person could have up to 16 pieces of silverware!?! The details go on and on . . . such as, correctly making the beds with hospital corners and serving caviar the correct way.

Yes, we all know we have to do our STCW 95, so we are all in the same

Many things will open your eyes, as we just simply do not know how the

“other half” lives and how they expect things! Perfection, most of the time, can be very intimidating for us normal folks!! One thing I will say about Interior Training - it can never be taken away from you, it will always be on your CV. It will make you more hirable for sure! By taking the extra step and completing your Interior Training, your CV will highlight your investment and show that you have gleaned additional understanding of what is required for perfection, versus someone else who has only achieved their STCW 95. I know who I would hire! If you start with the right basic Interior Training, not only will you be more hirable, you will be a more confident, better, happier stew and will become a Chief Stew before you know it!

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GETTING HIRED Nautic Crew International, Inc., recently changed hands and is now managed by Paul Heymann. The company, which prides itself on being a boutique placement agency in the SuperYacht industry, carefully select its candidates in accordance with the specified needs of the hiring manager. We focus on team players who have demonstrated high professional standards, longevity, and present the appropriate professional qualifications. We verify credentials through comprehensive reference checks as standard procedure and provide background checks when requested. We stand behind our placements by offering warranties so that if things do not go as planned, we can seamlessly provide replacements. We do not just send a handful of résumés over to the hiring manager with the hopes that one will be chosen. We only send a resume if we are sure that it is the right fit based on predetermined criteria.

BY PAUL HEYMANN

We also believe in embracing new crew members to the yachting industry by providing them with guidance and instruction on how to break in to the industry. We tell our new crew members to, first of all, be persistent, start with day work and let your resume build from there. You must always have a great attitude and show your enthusiasm for everything that you are asked to do a good attitude and perseverance will land you the entry level position you are looking for.

efficiency, safety, and cohesion. This assists the owners in achieving their ultimate objective which is to provide and ensure an extraordinary experience to anyone who comes onboard while safeguarding their investment.

Nautic Crew International, Inc. ,is a leader in the recruitment and placement of personnel who work in the luxury yacht and land based estate industry. We represent our clients by sourcing candidates globally with the professionalism one would expect from a leader in the luxury market segment. Our goal is to assist in finding the best team to manage and operate the yacht or estate which in turn allows the vessel or household to run with maximum

We pride ourselves on sourcing and recruiting our candidates from our extensive database of current resumes that we have developed since the company’s inception dating back to 2007. We also use other reliable sources that we subscribe to, as well as various forms of social media that provide us with immediate access to current candidates in today’s fast paced global recruiting environment.

Some examples of the positions we recruit and place are: captains, engineers, deckhands, stewards/ stewardesses, massage therapists, housekeeping staff and culinarytrained chefs, and many more.

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GIVE ‘EM MOORE OF WHAT THEY WANT BY F. ISABEL SIMLER

Roger Moore and Nautical Ventures Group provide a wide range of water activities in South Florida. Line up Roger Moore’s nautical miles end to end, and you’ll end up sailing around the world. Twice. This New York native and his business partner have launched a marine super-center that is sure to impress. Roger Moore is no stranger to the water. He took to it at an early age, owning his first watercraft before could even drive a car. In his early career of piloting, manufacturing, and industry, Roger found himself in San Francisco by the 1980’s. At 40, he took a break from work, sold his company, and cruised down the West Coast on his Cheoy Lee Ketch. He and his wife, Samantha, decided then that they were committed to the cruising life. After 13 years on the open water, they eventually settled in Fort Lauderdale. It was here that Moore met yacht broker Jeff Garcia, while listing his boat, “Good Grief.” The two combined their expertise in the boating industry in what would result in Nautical Ventures Group. Moore takes somewhat of a democratic approach to the boating industry, which has a history of being reserved for a wealthier clientele. “The marketing plan is to make this a destination where you can come and enjoy the water,” said Moore. The plan is obviously working - Nautical Ventures Group offers something for

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One of the world’s biggest on-the-water marine superstores.

Nautical Ventures Group Owners: Roger Moore and Jeff Garcia Revenue: 11 million in 2013; 22+ million projected for 2014. everyone at any price point. The result is a marine group with the potential to excel in the whole gamut of the South Florida marine industry, from sales to service and everything in between. Nautical Ventures Group came about as a fusion of two powerful marine businesses. QPS Marine focused on maritime brokerage, while Nautical Ventures retailed water sports equipment. Moore and Garcia established the new complex just over a year ago, creating jobs and entertainment for the locals. You can find headquarters on Bryan Road Dania Beach, near the Fort Lauderdale Airport. The location came about due to an unexpected move from its previous home on Griffin Road. Expansion of the Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport forced the business to relocate to make way for a new runway. “In 10 months we made it through planning, construction, and move-in,” Moore proudly reported. Quite a feat for a 30,000-square foot complex consisting of a storefront and service center. A second location, River Bend Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale, houses an 8.5 acre marina and shipyard. The center is now under Moore and Garcia’s management, and has gained a loyal clientele. River Bend specializes in fueling, sales, and repairs. The refitting and selling of yachts, in fact, contributes to a large portion of profits for Nautical Ventures Group. Sellers are eager to make their boats market-ready and eager to sell. Buyers are satisfied with the upgrades and final product. Profits from these

services count for up to one-third of Nautical Venture Group’s revenue. Business has been good to both Moore and Garcia, and does not seem to be slowing down. Revenue for Nautical Ventures Group was 12 million in 2013; revenue for 2014 has more than doubled that figure. The expansion of the brand made it a key player in this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Moore’s company swayed the show hosts to showcase a large indoor pool facility called AquaZone. The attraction provided show attendees entertainment such as SUP yoga classes, kayak and paddle boarding demos, and a hovercraft demo. The response from the crowd was overwhelmingly positive. Many who attend the Boat Show find it easier to purchase a kayak than a catamaran. The accessibility of AquaZone encouraged spectators to participate in the activities and gain knowledge of company services and products. Moore, now 68, says there’s no retirement in sight. After all, Nautical Ventures Group has not yet rolled out its plans to sell aircraft carriers, refit submarines, or tackle water hovercraft (but you can bet they’re all in the works). Nautical Ventures Group is located at 50 S. Bryan Road, Dania Beach, FL 33304. You may reach the headquarters by calling 954-926-5250 or by visiting their website, www.nauticalventures.com. PHOTOS: FITAKESPHOTOS@GMAIL.COM


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LINDA J. THORNTON, PA Linda J Thornton PA from Island and Resort Realty has worked as a Realtor for over 21 years. She has worked in all aspects of real estate from building highend custom homes from the ground up, architect liaison, land development, and the purchase and sale of all types of properties, including commercial real estate. She has over 30 years of financial accounting experience and has worked in the yachting industry in the fields of sales assistant and yacht management. Therefore, she understands the intricacies working with a yachting crew’s schedule and relocation of clients where they may not be present in person to view a property. Linda works closely with a team of professionals that can guide you with your purchase and all intricacies involved in purchasing your property.

Fort Lauderdale is considered the “Venice of America,” and is known as the yachting capital of the world, which draws in billions of dollars of revenue each year just from the yachting industry. The Fort Lauderdale marine industry creates jobs and is a draw as well to the tourism industry. Each year in the end of October, Fort Lauderdale hosts one of the largest, world-renowned boat shows. With this industry as a focal point of Fort Lauderdale; it helps keep the property values up, especially waterfront properties. Currently, the inventory is low and the demand for properties is high. This holds true for owner occupied properties along with investment rental properties as rental demand is high and expected to remain high for the next 5 years. The prices throughout 2013/2014 have had a steady increase, while mortgage rates are still considered low. Now is the time to

purchase property for yourself or as an investment. U.S. real estate appeals to foreign buyers and a large number of them settle on property in Florida – about 25 percent of all international U.S. home purchases are to foreign buyers, according to the 2014 NAR report “Profile of International Home Buyers in Florida.” Major trends are driving the increase in foreign buyers, such as a continuing recovery of the world’s economy and affordability of U.S. properties. International clients also purchase property in Florida because of the value they receive for their money. About 76 percent of Florida REALTORS® respondents reported that their clients found Florida properties less expensive than comparable properties in their home country.


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Diary of

A CHARTER CHEF

Heading east, out of Fort Lauderdale, across the Gulf Stream and into the Bahamas, 570 miles to Samana Cay . . . We are embarking on a super busy charter season in the Caribbean. I’ve provisioned heavily while in Lauderdale. With distant memories of a weevil infestation introduced in boxes of pasta procured in St Thomas, I’ve stacked my dry goods high, flours, sugars, pastas and canned goods, along with a super exciting Asian shopping spree; my galley has aromas of a Bangkok market place. I’ve also done a huge Bush Brothers’ delivery, taking advantage of a chef buddy from back home who’s in town to visit me, we broke down 15 fillets, a mix of wagyu, prime and choice beef, cleaning and rolling them, a number of whole NY strips, some we’ve portioned and vac packed, and three whole pork bellies, each cut in three and marinated three ways, ready for defrost and 24 hours of sous vide cooking. We are breaking our 890 mile trip up with a couple of stops in the outter islands of the Bahamas. First we check out the famous wall diving in Conception island, nestled in deep water between Long Island and Cat Island. After a couple of pleasant nights on anchor, we head South East around 110 miles to Samana Cay, seeking out new islands to take our summer guests, off the beaten track of the Exumas. Anchoring with 50 feet of water below our bow, our aft sticks

over a wall, dropping 600 feet into the abyss. Arriving early AM, my day starts with a comfortable crew lunch on our aft deck, today we are doing a simple cheeseburger day, 85/15 ground beef from my provisioner Bush Brothers in West Palm Beach, with fresh cut, lightly spiced Potato wedges, caramelised onion and fixings. Last night, while at anchor, we did an Asian feast, a replica of a comforting, nostalgic, dirty Chinese delivery back home, of nice, fluffy, aromatic Jasmine white rice, a slick Organic Chicken Kung Pao with water chestnuts, Beef and Blackbeans, al dente broccoli and finished with a spoonful of mild chili and garlic paste, giving it an easy kick. I happened upon some shrimp crackers while on my Asian expedition cooked them out in a shallow pan, expanding to a large, crispy, light white disks of goodness, reminiscing in the bags accompanying my Chinese deliveries back home. I added a crispy salad of Shredded Chinese cabbage, jullliene of red pepper, spring onion and carrot, mixed through beautiful (6 calories a serving) clear kelp noodles. I’ve dressed my salad with a delicious Thai red chili, fish sauce and lime juice dressing. For a veg side I’ve sautéed some pak choi with sesame seeds, chili and garlic. After our burgers, the happy crew shot off in different directions, the captain and engineer are setting out on a mission to bring a 100 lb Wahoo aboard, using some serious new

rigs and fully rigged, frozen 15 inch mullet. The girls are gunning for a sun tan on the sun deck, the bosun is on anchor watch. The deckhand and I put together our dive gear, 3200psi of air in our tanks, we drop off the aft deck, down into the dark abyss, we swim through an amazing barrel coral being monitored closely by a bloody huge, curious barracuda. That night, after a crew favourite of meatballs in a rich marinara sauce that I’ve had cooking for several hours, lightly buttered Spaghetti, a simple Caesar salad, we enjoy a few rums. We can’t see land, the darkness taking everything from sight, no reference point nor star, no moon and not a boat anywhere near I retire to my cabin. I have 3 episodes of Top Gear left to watch. LAUDERDALEAHEAD.COM

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LAUDERDALEAHEAD “Bang bang bang.” My sleep is rudely broken by the Bosun knocking on my door. I hear lots of action and am told to get to the aft deck. As our chief stew is still on vacation, I’m enjoying chilled nights in my cabin solo, don’t get to sleep naked often these days… I slip on a tee shirt and shorts and make my way out, it’s only 4.20 am and apparently we’ve been boarded. In a dazed state I walk up the crew mess steps to be greeted by a gentleman in uniform holding a pretty nifty submachine gun, donning

HERB OF THE

MONTH Cilantro, a herb that is loved by many, loathed by some, green leafy herb similar in appearance to flat leaf Parsley, but a softer leaf, and stem, allowing the whole bunch to be used. The smell and taste will take you away, to a ceviche from Peru, essential accompaniment to Mexican cuisine, in salsas, marinades and tacos, to the Far East, the piece de resistance for a Tom Young Goung soup, green curry and many other dishes. Cilantro is also popular in Indian cuisine. It should be kept in a small bit of water, with a damp cloth over the top, in the fridge.

a blue life jacket and light gray uniform I recognize as Bahamian authorities. As I pass him I wish him good morning, down the port side I am greeted by another armed guy on the aft deck. While the crew gather, a 30 or so foot, black, diesel, jet tender hovering 15 feet from the swim platform with “RBDF” written along the side, the Royal Bahamian Defense Forces, as of yet, we have no idea what’s going on. After checking our faces to the passports, and questioning the captain about our movements and whether we had seen anyone out here they go on their way.

Right now we are only about 16 hours from St Thomas, we’ll arrive early Sunday morning, that’ll give me five whole days to clean and detail my galley, do a large fresh food provisioning trip, pack away my National Marine delivery, coming in Thursday, do any necessary adjustments to my first charter of the season menu, 11 guests for a sweet week in the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Excited about seeing all my old haunts, famous Friday nights at “The Fat Turtle,” I’ll surely be reminiscing about my many seasons aboard the 120ft M/Y Touch, based out of yacht haven Grande. They were good timesI had a local driver’s license and a NY girlfriend, who was doing her masters in Marine Biology in the UVI. It was a time when if I was late to the Turtle, the bartender would say soothing along the lines of “where have you been bro, I’ve been worried sick about you guys!”

BRAISED KUROBUTO PORK BELLY Pork belly is the underside of swine and the basis of the wonderful bacon. This fatty slab of meat is cheap and often found in decent butchers’ shop and Asian markets. It’s an amazing piece of meat. First, decide what you want to do with it. Do you want it to end up on a BBQ? If so, you’ve rubbed it with a pork rub or a collection of spices and brown sugar, bagged it in butter, chicken stock, a bit of soy sauce, black pepper, thyme and juniper berries. Alternatively, I’ll go all Asian on this, star anise, a bit of soy, some fish sauce, a whole red chili, some sweet chili sauce, lime leaves and a stick of lemongrass, topped off with some chicken stock. Either way, I’ll cook it in a vac pack bag (or in a good quality zip loc bag) in water at 80degrees C for 24 hours. With braised meats, always cool to handling temperature in its liquid to stop it getting tough, then take out of its bag, delicately taking off herbs and spices, put it in a shallow tray and apply weight, lots of weight. When cold, (about 4 hours or so), I’ll cut into inch thick strips about 4 inches long, against the grain. The Asian recipe will be gently pan fried in a dry pan, the excess fat will render out, they will caramelise beautifully in the pan, at the end, when equally darkened on all sides, I will drain out the fat, and add in equal parts of about 3 tablespoons of soy and sweet chili sauce which will quickly reduce to a thick delicious sauce before plating, often accompanied with scallops and Asian slaw, or atop a noodle dish, or beside some white rice and sautéed pak choi. The BBQ pieces will grill beautifully, rendering out its excess fat, causing flames to lick it tenderly, dip its dark caramelised self into some good quality BBQ sauce, dark rum mix, then while its crisping back up, take a swig of rum for the chef, and a dash over your darkened, sweet and tender soldiers, causing a fiery celebration.

Ben Dineen is the sole chef on a busy, 142ft Charter Motor Yacht in the Caribbean.

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MONTHLY SALARIES IN DOLLARS

BOAT SIZE

80–99 feet

100–119 feet 120–139 feet 140–159 feet 160–179 feet

EXTERIOR Captain First Officer/Mate Second Officer Mate Bosun Deckhand Chief Engineer Engineer Second Engineer ETO

8.0–10.5K

9.5–13.4K

10.0–14.3K

13–16K

16.0–18.0K

4.5–6.3K

5.0–5.8K

6.0–7.2K

7.0–8.0K

8.0–10.3K

(no range)

(no range)

(no range)

5.0-5.8K

5.5-6.0K

4.5-5.0K

4.5–6.3K

5.0–5.8K

6.0–7.2K

7.0–8.0K

3.0–4.0K

3.2–4.5K

3.5–4.5K

3.5–5.0K

4.0–5.0K

2.3–3.5K

2.5–3.5K

2.8–3.5K

3.0–3.6K

3.2–4.0K

5.0-5.5K

5.9–8.0K

8.5–9.0K

9.0–10.0K

9.5–15.0K

3.7-4.0K

4.0–6.0K

4.0–6.5K

5.5–7.0K

6.0–10.0K

(no range)

(no range)

(no range)

6.0-6.5K

6.5-7.3K

(no range)

4.0–5.0K

4.0–5.5K

5.5–6.0K

6.0–7.0K

4.0–6.1K

4.5–6.7K

5.0–6.8K

5.5–8.0K

6.1–9.0K

2.3–3.5K

2.3–3.5K

2.3–3.5K

2.7–3.5K

2.7–3.8K

3.0–4.1K

3.2–4.2K

3.5–4.8K

4.0–4.5K

3.9–5.5K

4.0-4.7K

5.0–6.5K

5.2–8.0K

6.5–9.0K

9.0–10.0K

3.1-3.5K

2.5–3.3K

3.5–4.5

4.5–5.5K

4.5–6.0K

(no range)

(no range)

(no range)

(no range)

6.0-7.0K

INTERIOR Chief Steward/ess Steward/ess Second Steward/ess Chef Sous Chef/Crew Chef Purser

BOAT SIZE

180–199 feet 200–239 feet 240–259 feet 260–279 feet

280 + feet

EXTERIOR Captain First Officer/Mate Second Officer Mate Bosun Deckhand Chief Engineer Engineer Second Engineer ETO

18.0–25.0+K

18.0–25.0+K

18.0–25.0+K

18.0–25.0+K

18.0–25.0+K

9.5–12.0+K

9.5–12.0+K

9.5–12.0+K

9.5–12.0+K

9.5–12.0+K

5.5-6.5K

6.5-8.0K

8.0-10.0+K

8.0-10.0+K

8.0-10.0+K

8.0–10.3K

9.5–12.0+K

9.5–12.0+K

9.5–12.0+K

9.5–12.0+K

4.2–6.0+K

4.2–6.0+K

4.2–6.0+K

4.2–6.0+K

4.2–6.0+K

3.2–4.0K

3.2–4.0K

3.2–4.0K

3.2–4.0K

3.2–4.0K

12.0–15.0+K

12.0–15.0+K

12.0–15.0+K

12.0–15.0+K

12.0–15.0+K

6.0–12.0+K

6.0–12.0+K

6.0–12.0+K

6.0–12.0+K

6.0–12.0+K

7.0-8.0K

8.0-10.0K

8.0-10.0+K

8.0-10.0+K

8.0-10.0+K

4.8–8.0+K

4.8–8.0+K

4.8–8.0+K

4.8–8.0+K

4.8–8.0+K

7.5–9.0+K

7.5–9.0+K

7.5–9.0+K

7.5–9.0+K

7.5–9.0+K

3.2–4.0K

3.2–4.0K

3.2–4.0+K

3.2–4.0+K

3.2–4.0+K

4.8-5.5K

4.8-5.5K

4.8-5.5K

4.8-5.5K

4.8-5.5K

9.8–12.0+K

9.8–12.0+K

9.8–12.0+K

9.8–12.0+K

9.8–12.0+K

5.4–6.5+K

5.4–6.5+K

5.4–6.5+K

5.4–6.5+K

5.4–6.5+K

7.0-8.0K

7.0-8.0K

8.0-10.0K

10K+

10K+

INTERIOR Chief Steward/ess Steward/ess Second Steward/ess Chef Sous Chef/Crew Chef Purser

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GASTRONOMIQUE

ADRIENNE GANG’S RESTAURANT REVIEWS

HARDY PARK BISTRO 21 SW 7TH ST • FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 WWW.HARDYPARKBISTRO.COM

Admittedly, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was invited by a fellow culinarian and yachtie to a little restaurant the locals refer to as HPB. I’ve had my fair share of expensive, mediocre food with less than average service while dining out in South Florida. After more than 10 visits Hardy Park Bistro has single-handedly (that’s a gross under exaggeration as there are many many hands in this little gem of a spot to thank) renewed my faith in what dining out in a no fuss, friendly, and accommodating experience can be. After the first two visits, I was weary to tell other friends about HPB for fear that it would explode in popularity, and those of us who were lucky enough to know its secrets would be in lines on the streets waiting for the chance to dine again. I’ve since stopped whispering its name and I am now proud to be able to recommend HPB to anyone

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who eats food, which, I’m for building rapport with assuming is everyone I know. hospitality professionals who are as excited to be Chef and owner Phil, an there as you are. This time, Australian-born, 24-year as with all the rest, the food industry veteran, along with did not disappoint. In his his sous chef Laura, has own words Phil describes been turning out dish after the menu as “good quality amazing dish in the open classic food” with “no muss kitchen visible from the street. or fuss.” He explains that Both chefs have a yachting he’s not trying to reinvent the background that landed wheel, but instead provide a them here in Ft. Lauderdale. great meal in a comfortable The dynamic duo turns out a atmosphere. All of which are weekly changing menu which accomplished with the simple means boredom never sets and understated atmosphere in, and I’m always excited to that allows for your company, see what simple but delicious the affordable wine list and surprises my next dining the plates provide the main experience will present (keep attraction. an eye out for the green thai vegetable curry). Starting with the velvety cauliflower soup drizzled with On my most recent trip fresh, bright green parsley oil inside the sparsely decorated and the melt-in-your-mouth little grey building, a motif beef carpaccio topped with inspired by a bistro in Sydney some of the spiciest and Phil apprenticed in early in freshest local arugula I’ve his career, I was greeted as ever had. At this point in my I always am by smiling and life I would venture to say now familiar faces. There that I’ve tried dozens and is something to be said dozens of burrata/mozzarella

salads. The burrata over grilled asparagus with truffle oil is now in my top three. After using the warm fresh house made multigrain bread to soak up the last remnants of the truffle oil and the milk cream I stop just short of picking up the plate and licking it. Fortunately, lately we have experienced a few nights that were chilly enough to warrant ordering a dish like the butternut squash and gorgonzola risotto that instantly warms every inch of your nippy extrematies. The combination of the sweet squash and the tangy cheese make for the best kind of comfort food I can hope for south of Georgia. Last but not least, save room for the chocolate mousse. Your taste buds and your dining companions will thank you for ordering this blissfully simple and smooth dessert. Advice: DO lick the plate on this one...


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PEGASUS IX BY F. ISABEL SIMLER

QPS Marine has refitted the catamaran to encompass all the great features of a traditional luxury watercraft. After months of gutting and installing, the ex-Star 7 has earned its new title, Pegasus IX. From the time of purchase, the owner knew he would be giving the 27-meter catamaran a major facelift. QPS Marine spearheaded the design of the overhaul. The result is a contemporary upgrade, a refinished interior, and a happy customer. QPS Marine is a subset of Nautical Ventures Group and specializes in refits, services and management. The goal of this project, led by Jeff Garcia, was to turn a vessel that usually ferries passengers into a vessel that houses an intimate getaway. The 27-meter (88.6 ft.) catamaran was built in-house by prolific builder Sabre Catamarans in West Australia in 2004. The owner awknowledges the reputation of catamarans. They are known for being fast, reliable, and built for continuous use. The refitting

of the vessel would combine these performance qualities with the luxury of a traditional yacht. The key goal was to outfit a versatile vehicle that can house a relaxing expedition while it can really move. “You can do everything and anything on this boat,” said the owner. First, QPS wanted to do away with the tight interiors and open up the cabins for a larger living space. The plan was to reinvent the living space without impeding the existing performance qualities. Under the deck, the six compact cabins needed to expand into three larger cabins. The first task was the compile CAD renderings of the reconstruction. This required more thorough pad-and-paper design before breaking any ground. The previous boat design lacked a sun desk, which was a priority for QPS’s client. The previous living and dining area was monopolized by a large LAUDERDALEAHEAD.COM

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PEGASUS IX Dimensions

LOA: 27.4m (90 feet) Beam: 7.9m (26 feet) Draught: 1.2 m (4 feet) Displacement: 58 tons

Equipment Engines: 2 x MTU Fuel Capacity:10,200 L (2.7K gal.) Water Capacity: 3,785 L (1K gal.) Generators: 2x Perkins/ SEC 60Kw

Performance Speed (Max/Cruise): 33/25 knots Range: 420 nm @ 15 knots

Accommodations Guests: 6 Cabins Total: 4 Cabins: 1 master / 2 VIP / 1 Crew

Construction Material: Aluminum

Classification Maltese Cross A1 Yacht Original Builder: Sabre Catamarans, 2004 Original Naval Architecture: Sabre Catamarans

Refitting Project Manager: Jeff Garcia, QPS Marine Interior Design: Marty Lowe Refit Yard/Year: QPS Marine, 2013

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out of date dining set, and the galley was out-of-date. The team chose to support work offsite to produce the look. Westhoff Interiors, an American company based out of Kansas, finished the interior look complete with bleached oak veneer for a more luxurious feel. The updated galley features stainless steel appliances and a bright, airy feel. It also features a sliding screen to obscure it from view. This is especially useful when entertaining guests. The noise and vibration from the machinery frequently disrupted the guest cabins. QPS solved this problem by reducing the noise pollution in the living quarters. Finally, the catamaran was outfitted with a brand new deck, complete with a bimini. So what’s next for Pegasus IX? The Swiss owner says it’s taking its 27 meters straight to the Bahamas for an adventure.


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NACHO BIZNESS

After ten years of traveling the world backpacking and working in the yachting industry, I was looking for freedom and the challenge of starting my own business. With a few ideas bouncing around in my head, the idea of opening a taco stand kept coming back to me. It was a long time dream and kind of a joke my brother Jay and I had from our first visit to SoCal as little kids. We’d always say when we got sick of a job, “Forget this, time to grab the boards and move to the beach to open a taco stand. It wasn’t until I came up with the name Nacho Bizness and a little motivation from my friends that I knew that this idea was it.

The idea started to become a reality in 2010 when I went on a delivery from San Fran to Cabo San Lucas with a buddy and decided that the trip wasn’t going to be just work, it was going to be “Taco Research.” After working a few seasons on the west coast, we had a good idea of where to pull in and taste the best authentic and fusion style tacos along the way. Once we made it to Cabo, the ideas where rolling and the menu was taking shape. I spent another few weeks surfing and stuffing my face at every taco stand along the Baja Peninsula when it hit me, International tacos! I’ll take all of the flavors that I have experienced from around the globe and infuse them with the best food on the planet - FUSION TACOS! So I’ve taken my favorite seasonings and spices, from the Caribbean, Asia, Central

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and South America and of course, the USA and created a little something different. Five years later, we have been featured on a number of tv shows and in just about every south Florida publication. We are making a great living and about to expand with another truck and potentially a restaurant. Most importantly, I am doing something that started as a dream and now is a reality. I hope that you enjoy it and we hope to see you soon. Catering and special events please call us at (954) 305-1758 and visit out website www.nachobizness.com


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BODVÁR OF SWEDEN HOUSE OF ROSÉS The founder of Bodvár of Sweden, Bodvar Hafstrom has a history and tradition in his family within both alcohol and tobacco for 160 years. The history is very important for us but while we remaining true to our heritage, our innovations to keep the brand relevant and contemporary to our consumers. Bodvár of Sweden should always be young, trendy, sexy and up to date with current trends but at the same time a product with traditions and history. Bodvár of Sweden rosés should not only be wines to share for the finer moments in life but also be able to give you a holistic experience. Bodvár of Sweden is more than a more than a brand, we provide an experience that embodies a lifestyle of luxury, serenity, and exclusivity.

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Our passion is to collect the greatest Rosé wines from all over the world under one brand and make them available to the discerning customer. We are the world’s one and only truly specialized Rosé House. One of our our premium wine is the No. 5 Rosé, which is now available at exclusive selected restaurants in the US. The Rosé is made and produced in the legendary Saint Tropez, France with only the finest local ingredients used. The details of making the No. 5 Rosé include harvesting the grapes in cool early morning, and monitoring by an oenologist at every stage, from the maturing process right down to the bottling. This wine is winified at a low temperature to insure the freshness and that fruit flavors stay intact. Finally the wine is presented in a timelessly elegant bottle that heightens the sense of luxury and serenity. No. 5 Rosé consistently provides the best Rosé experience for our customers.

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YACHT MANAGEMENT

BY GRAHAM THOMSON

When the operation of a super yacht runs like a well oiled machine and the owners enjoy their experience on board, you can be sure there is a happy relationship where all crew and guests feel respected and valued, not to mention somewhere in the distance there is a good management company doing its job. Owners and Captains worldwide find our support service extremely beneficial to the smooth running of their yacht, we offer our assistance on a request basis or as a continuing 24/7 service. With busy ‘back-to-back’ charter seasons and many owners maximizing the use of their vessel, today’s Captain has little time to take care of day to day operation, management, planning and accounting duties aboard the yacht. Shore support through MTS Yachts is a convenient, cost effective solution. MTS Yachts has the aim to complement the way a vessel operates. Our full service shore side management is indispensable for US and offshore registered vessel, where complex issues exist, such as tax, ever-increasing legislation, flag requirements, crew, budgets, safety, charter requirements, engineering, ISM, MLC, insurance, Refit planning with accurate costs, and many more. Our service centralizes

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communications, accounting and marine issues related to super yacht ownership and ensures a yacht operates to the highest international marine industry and super yacht standards. MTS Yachts has many years of global experience working in the marine industry in all forms of management. One of the areas that the company’s is constantly involved, is yacht refitting, producing costing and onsite management especially here in South Florida. Our management team comprises accountants, former captains and engineers. A good management company must put forward a clear point of contact and control for the owners. With the use of a customized cloud system the above mentioned is much more achievable. There is no doubt that a good management company, be it large or small will make any operational process more efficient, on time and all going well on budget, but there must be a direct hands on connection with the vessel, if not many items will fall between the cracks, so its recommended climbing some scaffolding or squeezing behind a generator, on a regular basis, dirt on your office chino’s, a small price to pay.

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MUST DO FOR CREW WHILE IN FORT LAUDERDALE

BY KERRY KENWRIGHT

Fort Lauderdale is full of amazing places to see and things to do. As I’m sure you are aware, the City of Fort Lauderdale is often called the “Venice of America” as a result of our many canals. Our city not only offers a sunny, beach atmosphere, but amazing attractions and activities for all ages! Here are a few things to do when you’re in Lauderdale.

Catch Some Rays! Helicopter Tour Fort Lauderdale Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Florida as it is home to a huge amount of visitors each year. You can spend the day relaxing beachside while working on your tan or you can take part in a plethora of water activities that Fort Lauderdale Beach has to offer! After your day soaking up the sun, you can saunter across the street and enjoy a whole array of restaurants and bars.

If you feel like hitting the sky and traveling like a celeb then try EvoLux! EvoLux allows you to travel in style without the complications and expenses of regular helicopter travel. Just imagine how you’re going to feel getting to your destination in a helicopter!

Grab a Bite!

Fort Lauderdale offers an extensive array of restaurants for every type of eater! From Food Trucks to Gastropubs to 5-Star dining…you won’t have to look far! Fort Lauderdale also offers a distinctive atmosphere at the Riverside Market! The Riverside Market is serving over 550 crafts beers and has earned the title of “Fort Lauderdale’s Official Beer Hangout.” The cozy Take in a Game! Craft environment and self serve Go see the Miami Heat, Florida coolers make it the ultimate Panthers, Miami Dolphins or location to kick back and pop Miami Marlins!! open a cold brew while enjoying Night Out! Whether you’re a Basketball, some of the many “deliciosities” Las Olas sets the stage Ice Hockey, American Football or on the menu. for a perfect night out. The Baseball fan (or you just want to boulevard offers dining and bar experience something new) then atmosphere’s like no other! You there is an abundance of choices can weave in and out of the for you close by! Check out the Shop ‘Till You boulevard’s streets where you next event and have a ball! Drop & Grab a will discover many unique bars Bargain! and restaurants. With South Florida being Everglades Tour renowned for top brands at Looking to venture out of If you like snakes and gators great value there is no better Fort Lauderdale? Miami Beach (or if you feel spontaneous) place to have all this at your feet is just right down the road! You then an Everglades Day Safari than Sawgrass Mills Mall! With couldn’t find a better place to is an excellent choice if you are hundreds of great outlets and experience a one-of-a-kind night looking for a full day tour of the with the holidays just around out than the one and only, Miami Everglades! Do something you the corner, you couldn’t go Beach. It is known all over the can’t do anywhere else and go anywhere better to grab yourself world for its cool nightclubs and explore what the Everglades has a great holiday deal (and maybe astounding crowds. If you are in to offer! If you’re brave enough… even an early holiday present for the mood for an all-night party, yourself, if you’re lucky)! Miami Beach in the best place for you!

Track Day!

Drive ‘em like you can’t anywhere else and go experience a track day! With many options of different tracks within a stone throw, you will be spoiled of choice! There’s no better way to experience South Florida than at 160mph (if you can handle it)!

Play a Few Holes!

If you fancy a relaxing round of 18 then visit one of our wonderful local course including Bonaventure Golf Resort, Jacaranda Golf Club and even Doral which is home to the Cadillac Championship - the years first World Golf Championship event!

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Smart Move Crew Accommodations is founded on the principle of innovation and flexibility. For over 22 years Smart Move Crew Accommodations, Property Management & Realty has become one of the most respected full-service short term housing companies in South Florida. The primary focus of our Front Desk Reservations Department is to serve the accommodation requirements of the Maritime Industry, Marine Schools, single families, and vacationers visiting Fort Lauderdale. We have built a reputation as the number one choice among the Yachting industry for providing above average accommodation that is fully furnished, comfortable and affordable. All our properties are conveniently situated in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, close to the airport, beaches, marinas, maritime schools and the shopping district. These range from crew houses, efficiencies and studios to one, two, three and four bedrooms luxury homes. All our properties have as standard features cable/satellite T.V., and complimentary Wi-Fi access. They are equipped with BBQs and all offer laundry facilities on site. Many offer the added benefits of having swimming pools and spas. We have several shared crew houses centrally located to SE 17th Street. Crew housing operates similarly to hostels. Imagine a typical house with 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms and 1 to 2 bathrooms. Inside each bedroom

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you will find 2 twin/single beds with a nightstand, dresser and closet. Each bed has its own clean linens, pillows and bath towels. This is the setup you will find in all Smart Move crew houses. The common living areas - living room, dining room, outdoor space, kitchen and bathrooms are shared amongst everyone in the house. Smart Move has the most exceptional staff with advanced degrees in business, management, real estate and accounting working behind the scenes with the knowledge and understanding that staying fresh in a changing market is essential in remaining the first choice in Crew Accommodations, Property Management, and Realty in Fort Lauderdale. Our front desk reservations department is a dynamic team that have developed long-term relationships with many of our guests because we believe yachting is not a fleeting career, but rather a life-long passion that we are here to support.

We are available 24/7 because in the yachting industry, crew live moment to moment, and because of this we make sure to accommodate you in any way we can. We are actively involved with Marine Industry Cares Foundation and belong to Marine Industries Association of South Florida because we strongly believe in giving back to a wonderful industry. Our website is user friendly which makes reserving your accommodation as easy as 1, 2, 3 www.smartmovecrew.com You can also download our mobile app if you prefer – Smart Move Crew Accommodations (available on Android and Apple) We are available on Skype and Facebook and often run great specials on Facebook so please “Like” our page so you don’t miss out www.facebook.com/smartmovecrew


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SALES | SERVICE | INSTALLATIONS | ENGINEERING Electronics Unlimited, founded in 1975, has built and continues to build an impeccable reputation of excellence, providing premium quality, state-of the-art system design and engineering, as well as the most capable and professional installation service available anywhere. Since the investment in the right products for your vessel is paramount, you need to have it done right the first time. Our impressive ‘hands-on’ showroom is an excellent starting point for one to experience our ample variety of functional products. Supervised by highly knowledgeable marine electronics specialists, our friendly staff provides expert advice, recommendations and the answers to all of your questions.

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After you have selected the best system for your needs, Electronics Unlimited will provide a proposal that makes sense for you and your vessel. Attention to detail, appearance, safety and reliability are key. We offer solutions for even the most complex interface problems and for all special design needs. Upon your final approval of the proposal, highly skilled and experienced craftsmen take over. All installations exceed industry standards to assure neatness, performance and reliability. Complimenting our installation department is our very own on-premises carpentry shop. Staffed by seasoned, full-time carpenters, this shop not only helps to ensure better overall quality, it also facilitates quicker fabrication time. Electronics Unlimited is committed to excellence and your complete satisfaction, providing you with years of enjoyment and trouble-free boating. All of our work and products are fully guaranteed. In the unlikely event that a problem should arise, our acclaimed team of factory trained CMET/FCC licensed mobile technicians, are standing by ready to provide fast solutions and dockside service.

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