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Crew contracts vital, no guarantee of rights

By Dorie Cox At the start of a new job, many crew are asked to sign a contract that defines wages, scope of work, leave and more. For charter vessels, the …

Pioneer in yacht brokerage and Fraser Yachts, Jane Buffington dies

By Dorie Cox Jane Buffington, formerly a partner with Fraser Yachts and one of the founders of the International Superyacht Society, died on Nov. 29 from heart …

Five days of Ft. Lauderdale boat show bring in $857.3 million

In five days, last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) generated $508.3 million in sales from show participants, according to a recent …

No cruising license, no problem

By Capt. Debora Radtke There is a misconception among many captains, crew and yacht owners that a foreign-flagged vessel cannot cruise in the United States …

MarineMax expands into luxury yacht management, crew placement, charter

MarineMax announced on March 18 that they are expanding into yacht management, crew placement and charter of luxury megayachts. The nation’s largest …

Waterway dredging underway in Palm Beach, more on schedule

Every season Capts. Donald and Natalie Hannon navigate segments of the 1,100-mile Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Virginia to Florida. The combination of …

Miami megayacht marina Deep Harbour officially opens

The skyline of Miami and M/Y What a Country provided the backdrop for the official opening of Deep Harbour, the marina section of Island Garden on Watson …

Yacht boats and brokers in the news for November

Boats and Brokers news for November Recently sold M/Y Golden Compass, a 150-foot (45.7m) Picchiotti, by Philip Bell of Northrop & Johnson M/Y Galatea, a …

Charter yacht fleet changing as owners make choices

A few developments in the charter market recently have triggered concerns and conversations about its future, chiefly an apparent trend of yacht owners to …

42m yacht runs aground in Bahamas this morning

M/Y Unforgettable, a 42m Royal Denship, hit the rocks leaving the harbor at Albany Marina on New Providence Island in the Bahamas this morning. “The …

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Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Lady Sheridan, Invader for sale

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Lady Sheridan, Invader for sale

New in the sales fleet M/Y Lady Sheridan, a 190-foot (58m) Abeking & Rasmussen launched in 2007, listed jointly with Burgess and …

From atop a volcano to under the sea in St. Kitts

From atop a volcano to under the sea in St. Kitts

Story and photos by Chef Victoria Allman “Good job!” Hilton barked. Hilton “Like-the-Hotel” was the Rastafarian guide leading …

Chief engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen dies in an accident at home

Chief engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen dies in an accident at home

Chief Engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen died suddenly after he slipped and fell at his home in Honduras on Oct. 2. He was the chief …

Triton Expo 2017

Triton Expo 2017

The Fall Triton Expo brought together more than 750 captains, crew and industry professionals last night to network and meet with 42 …