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Whitehouse joins Savannah Yacht Center

Capt. George Whitehouse has joined Savannah Yacht Center as director of business development, according to a company news release. Capt. Whitehouse has more …

Indonesia looks at scrapping luxury goods tax on yachts

Indonesia Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said her ministry is studying a proposal to eliminate the luxury goods tax, or PPnBM, imposed on foreign …

New edition of NOAA’s US Coast Pilot available

The first volume of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Coast Pilot (Vol. 1, 48th edition, 2018) is now available. It includes the …

MB92 strengthens position in La Ciotat

Marina Barcelona 92 has acquired Blohm+Voss La Ciotat, the exclusive operator of the dry dock in La Ciotat Shipyard facilities, in an agreement with …

UMC serves as staging area for FPL transformer

A Florida Power & Light transformer was offloaded from a barge in the South Fork of the New River at Universal Marine Center this morning in Fort …

Front Street Shipyard wins DOT grant

MARAD, the maritime administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has awarded a $667,028 grant to Front Street Shipyard of Belfast, Maine, as part …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: New Christensen sells; PJ Vantage listed

Yachts sold Hull No. 38, a 164-foot (50m) Christensen under construction and due to launch this year, with Merle Wood of Merle Wood & Associates …

Fraser hires new broker in Seattle

Chris Feffer has joined Fraser’s Seattle office as a sales broker. Feffer grew up boating in New England and started his yachting career as a deckhand on the …

Equanimity to be handed over to Malaysia

The M/Y Equanimity, a 300-foot (92m) Oceanco seized in February off Bali after its owner, a Malaysian financier known as Joh Low, was accused of buying the …

Marinas achieve Blue Flag status

Spain’s Marina Port de Mallorca, Marina Palma Cuarentena and Marina Ibiza, all properties of IPM Group and IMG, have again achieved the Blue Flag recognition …

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Large yachts can now carry US flag

Large yachts can now carry US flag

Americans who own yachts larger than 300 GT can now flag them in the U.S., thanks to an amendment included on a bill signed Aug. 13 by …

Boats and brokers in the news: Lady Sara goes to auction

Boats and brokers in the news: Lady Sara goes to auction

M/Y Lady Sara, a 187-foot Trinity Motor Yacht, will be auctioned for sale by the U.S. Marshal on Sept. 6 in Fort Lauderdale at 12:00 …

Popular yacht crew ‘dive bar’ to close after 23 years

Popular yacht crew ‘dive bar’ to close after 23 years

By Dorie Cox Jeff Rudd looked for a place to move his “dive bar”. But, realistically, he cannot. He has run the The Treasure Trove, …

New Caledonia, a gem in the South Pacific

New Caledonia, a gem in the South Pacific

By Jenifer Rosser Crossing the South Pacific offers a multitude of dazzling countries, islands, lagoons and reefs to enchant even –the …

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