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Jake DesVergers

Capt. Jake DesVergers is chief surveyor for International Yacht Bureau (IYB), an organization that provides flag-state inspection services to yachts on behalf of several administrations. A deck officer graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, he previously sailed as master on merchant ships, acted as designated person for a shipping company, and served as regional manager for an international classification society. Contact him at +1 954-596-2728 or www.yachtbureau.org.

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Rules of the Road: NZ sets charter yacht rules for 2021 Cup

Rules of the Road: Capt. Jake DesVergers The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy in existence. Established in 1851 by the United …

Rules of the Road: New regs take effect in 2019

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers As we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome in the new year, we look ahead to what awaits us in the world of maritime …

Rules of the Road: Retain records to show fuel oil complies with ECA regulations

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Longtime sufferers of this column may recall this topic being discussed back in early 2012.  At that time, the …

Rules of the Road: A review of taxes that apply to Florida boat sales

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers It’s that time of year again: boat show season. Events at Cannes, Genoa and Monaco previewed the strong sentiment …

Rules of the Road: NZ changes yacht safety rules in wake of fatal sailing mishap

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers The New Zealand Maritime Safety Authority, commonly known as Maritime NZ, recently announced major changes to …

Rules of the Road: Obtaining DoS not always clear-cut for yachts

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Most tasks involving two or more parties are less difficult if each party understands what the others are going to …

Rules of the Road: USCG aims to curb illegal charters

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers In a recent action by the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami, the voyage of a 65-foot yacht was terminated after the vessel …

Rules of the Road: IMO talks satellite providers, autonomous ships, Polar Code

The world’s primary regulatory body for maritime regulations, the International Maritime Organization, had a full agenda at its semi-annual meeting in May. …

Rules of the Road: Prepare to be boarded this season

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Sovereign and other self-governing nations have the right to control any activities within their own borders, …

Rules of the Road: Ship recycling rule applies to yachts, too

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers With the renewed push for more environmentally friendly approaches in yachting, this month’s column will revisit …

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Yacht crew join Triton networking with Universal Marine Center

Yacht crew join Triton networking with Universal Marine Center

The Triton hosted networking with more than 150 captains, crew and industry professionals at Universal Marine Center on the third …

Where in the World: St. Kitts crew seminars

Where in the World: St. Kitts crew seminars

Crew from 15 yachts participated in Acrew’s fourth Caribbean Crewfest in mid-January at Christophe Harbour in St. Kitts. The …

Industry rallies to raise money for former engineer injured in accident

Industry rallies to raise money for former engineer injured in accident

By Dorie Cox UPDATE Feb. 20, 2019 Former yacht Engr. Thomas “Bourke” Cannon is in a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, after …

GPS users warned of potential April 6 glitch

GPS users warned of potential April 6 glitch

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned that those who use older GPS devices may find themselves in troubled waters come April …

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