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David Walters retires

In December, after celebrating 50 years in the yachting industry, David Walters has stepped aside and will now serve as a consultant to the new owners of David …

Georgia limits state sales tax on parts and equipment during a refit

On Feb. 16, the House of Representatives in the state of Georgia voted to limit state sales tax on parts and equipment during a refit at $500,000, according to …

Yacht crew run, raise money in Sint Maarten

IYC Crew hosted its 5th annual Run To The Beat Fun Run for superyacht crew in Sint Maarten on Feb. 5, raising $5,500 — its most yet — for the Sint …

Sailing yacht A seized in Gibraltar

The 142.8m S/Y A, the largest private sailing yacht in the world, has been seized in Gibraltar for a 15.3 million-euro claim filed by Nobiskrug, the German …

Crew, yachts can help count sharks

By Dorie Cox Yacht crew, owners and even guests can make a difference in the diminishing shark and ray populations through a partnership with Global FinPrint …

YMB17: Captains, brokers view Yachts Miami Beach with patience, optimism

By Dorie Cox and Lucy Chabot Reed Big changes came to the yacht show in Miami Beach this year. Throughout the 29-year history of the show, it has been free and …

YMB17: Test your mates with this nautical quiz

Test your mates with this nautical quiz. (Scroll down to find the answers.) How deep is a fathom? “To dress a ship” means what? To hoist her flags; …

Motoryacht Tatoosh saves passengers from unnamed sinking boat

By Dorie Cox Capt. Scott Redlhammer heard a radio call from a sinking boat near Bimini in the Bahamas on Feb. 18. Fortunately, so did the crew on the 303-foot …

YMB17: America’s Cup chase boats on display at Miami International Boat Show

By Dorie Cox The official chase boat for the upcoming 35th America’s Cup is on show at the Miami International Boat Show at Miami Marine Stadium Park and …

YMB17: Quantum unveils new retractable stabilizer, corporate headquarters

By Lucy Chabot Reed Several hundred people helped Ft. Lauderdale-based Quantum Marine Engineering celebrate the opening of its new world headquarters building …

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General manager at Miami Beach Marina, Jorge Kates, dies

General manager at Miami Beach Marina, Jorge Kates, dies

By Dorie Cox Jorge E. Kates, general manager of Miami Beach Marina (MBM), died March 18 at home in Miami. He was 63. "He was the face …

Yacht crew dies in accident on S/Y Germania Nova

Yacht crew dies in accident on S/Y Germania Nova

By Dorie Cox Deckhand Bethany Smith, 18, died in an accident onboard S/Y Germania Nova, a 181-foot schooner, on March 14 in Jamaica. She …

Florida yacht industry watches Georgia refit tax cap

Florida yacht industry watches Georgia refit tax cap

By Dorie Cox A bill to cap the state sales tax on yacht refits in Georgia has stalled in committee in the state senate. The bill, which …

Motoryacht Limitless, a 100-foot Hargrave, catches fire, sinks

Motoryacht Limitless, a 100-foot Hargrave, catches fire, sinks

M/Y Limitless, a 100-foot Hargrave, caught fire and sank on March 6 while on charter in the British Virgin Islands. Capt. Marvin Wilson …