Deb Radtke

Capt. Deb Radtke owns American Yacht Agents in Ft. Lauderdale (www.americanyachtagents.net). After 16 years working on yachts, she found her niche shoreside assisting vessels visiting the U.S. East Coast and Great Lakes. Comments are welcome at editor@the-triton.com.

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Agent’s Corner: Can’t leave the US? Protect that B1 and apply for an extension

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The Agent’s Corner: by Capt. Deb Radtke COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty to the yachting industry; cruising plans are in flux, some vessels are temporarily laid up. For…

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Agent’s Corner: Get the facts on Schengen visas

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The Agent’s Corner: by Deb Radtke Each season brings a new round of inquiries from our clients. This year it seems to be visas, and Schengen visas in particular. The…

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Agents Corner: Check electronic I-94s to catch, correct errors

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Agent’s Corner: by Deb Radtke U.S. Customs and Border Protection  is steadily working to streamline its  processes. This includes going paperless with I-94 records. The I-94 is a foreign visitor’s…

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The Agent’s Corner: Navigate the alphabet soup of US visas

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The Agent’s Corner: by Deb Radtke It’s the time of year when many large yachts are heading to the United States and we are getting a lot of inquiries regarding…

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Agent’s Corner: The Great Lakes are America’s un(der)discovered cruising grounds

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The Agent’s Corner: by Deb Radtke Five quick facts to get started (five facts because there are five lakes): If you drained the Great Lakes, they would cover the lower…

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The Agent’s Corner: Don’t write off the Caribbean season

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The Agent’s Corner: by Capt. Deb Radtke By now, everyone is well aware of the damage that was caused in the Caribbean by hurricanes Irma and Maria. For vessels that…

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The Agent’s Corner: Yacht agents play vital role in U.S. ports

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The Agent’s Corner: by Capt. Deb Radtke Who needs a yacht agent in Florida? I get asked this question a lot. The assumption is that there is no need for…

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The Agent’s Corner: Summer great time to cruise national parks

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The Agent’s Corner: by Capt. Deb Radtke Summer always gets me thinking of summer vacation, and for many in the U.S. that includes visiting a national park. In the U.S.,…

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The Agent’s Corner: Headed Down Under? Know the Aussie rules

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The Agents Corner: by Deb Radtke This past month I had the opportunity to visit Cairns, Australia. We were hosted by the Superyacht Group Great Barrier Reef. This gave me…

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The Agent’s Corner: Rules about clearing in, PWCs in Spain

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The Agent’s Corner: Deb Radtke Welcome to The Agents Corner, where I strive to answer pressing questions about yachting. Each week I present information from yacht agents around the globe…

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