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

Agent’s Corner: by Deb Radtke U.S. Customs and Border Protection  is steadily working to streamline its  processes. This includes going paperless with …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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. …

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

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 …

Puerto Rico entry, charter rules nuanced, involve paperwork

Welcome to the first installment of The Agent’s Corner. Local knowledge is invaluable when running a yacht, but finding the correct local knowledge is not …

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 …

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200 join Triton Networking at Culinary Convenience last night

200 join Triton Networking at Culinary Convenience last night

About 200 yacht captains, chefs, crew and industry professionals enjoyed Triton Networking with a fiesta-themed event at Culinary …

Yachts needed to ferry supplies to St. Thomas from Florida

Yachts needed to ferry supplies to St. Thomas from Florida

Yacht Aid Global (YAG) seeks yachts to volunteer to move boxes of supplies to St. Thomas, USVI, from South Florida. YAG coordinates …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Meteor sells, new Couach listed

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Meteor sells, new Couach listed

Yachts sold S/Y Meteor, a 170-foot (52m) Royal Huisman schooner launched in 2007, sold by YPI broker Will Bishop, who represented the …

Are you ready if your partner dies suddenly?

Are you ready if your partner dies suddenly?

By Lisa Samuels As I grow wiser in my life and through my position in the financial services industry, I have had so many conversations …

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