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The Hamptons: America’s Original Summer Colony

This celebrity-sighting minefield is famous for everything, right down to its cookies. Long before Andy Warhol, Paul McCartney, Jerry Seinfeld, Christie Brinkley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kurt Vonnegut, and Truman Capote bought…

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Underwriters at the helm

When yacht owners shop around for insurance, they are faced with very high premiums and loss deductibles from underwriters who limit cruising grounds based on their risk assessment. In some cases, yacht insurance premiums have risen by at least 43 percent from 2021 to 2022.

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Trolling on Passage

Transatlantic magic begins when dinner is on the line. There is a Zen to passage making under sail. It is a unique combination of wind, waves, and the rhythms of…

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Refit Pitfalls: Stay on budget and on time

Cost, time, and scope of work — change one, change them all

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Lithium-ion batteries aboard

While fires in crew laptops and smartphones may be of concern, large DC lithium-ion storage batteries are designed to minimize this risk.

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Emerging Hot Spots

A new breed of adventure-seeking yacht owners will push future top yacht destinations beyond the old familiar places. Here are a few of the emerging favorites.

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Old School Ways

Six weeks of weeks of working luxury day charters in the Hamptons reacquaints a captain with his love of old school wooden yachts, right down to the Spartan helm and roaring Detroit Diesel.

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Tips to Stay as Healthy as Possible When Traveling To and From the Yacht

Don’t forget, because of Covid-19, countries are changing their entry requirements more frequently. This means travelers should always check often for changes in international travel requirements.

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Drones, life-size robots boost arsenal to fight fires on board

By Capt. Jeff Werner There is no emergency aboard a yacht more frightening than a fire. To reduce that fear factor, all crew members are required to devote two full…

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Diesel Digest: Choose fuel additives carefully

Diesel Digest: by Capt. Jeff Werner Diesel fuel additives are an important part of a yacht’s fuel preventive maintenance program. There are many brands of diesel additives with a variety…

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