Originally Posted by Nightcap
I find this post offensive, especially when it comes from a moderator. I do not and have never worked in the towing or salvage industry. I have not and will never charge for any assistance rendered in an emergency. A quick google of "yacht help+fiji" would have been advisable before you posted.
I try to cruise at least 6 months of the year and work the remainder, sometimes sailing locally, sometimes bluewater, always with a smile on my face.
I apologize for labeling you as a jaded worker of a job that you've never done...After google, I see the company you post does "shore-side services" for super yachts. A far cry from a company specializing in helping small boats/cruising yachts at sea--which is the impression that I got from your post referencing the company and then the list of service you'd provided to small boats over 25 years and within the context of that post. Why bother stating who you work for if it had nothing to do with emergency assistance to cruising yachts such as you later give a list of? Sorry, completely misunderstood your point there.
There's nothing wrong with the towing and salvage industry--its just hardens people--I've a couple friends who did it for awhile.
Well, I dunno why you seem a bit jaded about the matter of cruisers, then. I hope you get past it.
Good luck in your endeavors.