Kenneth V. Smith

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Yacht charterers can now enjoy the best of both worlds - traveling to distant ports while maintaining a close connection with home or office. There are many advantages for crew as well. The motoryacht Thunder B was at anchor in Port Camille Rayon on the French Riviera, and the captain and crew were getting ready for the following day's large luncheon with special guests when the captain received word that the chef was ill in London and would not be flying to France.   After a few moments of quiet grumbling and cussing, the captain opened the lid of his laptop computer and was immediately and effortlessly logged on to the Internet with a high-speed wireless connection that had been recently installed at the port. He then clicked on his bookmarked site for, an online listing of 10,000 qualified yacht employee candidates, and searched for a chef who ... (more)