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Know what to expect to enjoy a visit to Cuba

After spending the three weeks this summer in Cuba, cruising between Havana and Varadero, I write this to spread the word and make other captains and yacht …

Uncertainty after Brexit vote could hurt and help yachting

How, and when, will the UK leave the European Union? And how will this impact yachting? Prior to the Referendum on June 23, UK government departments were …

Calendar to raise money for cancer

Ft. Lauderdale-based National Marine Suppliers has launched its first Yacht Life 4 Life Swimsuit Calendar contest. In an effort to raise awareness and money …

Sisters launch fuel bunker company

Sisters Marianne and Gail Vanstone, who have 35 years experience between them, have launched Tango Sierra, a South Florida-based international fuel agency. The …

Nautibuoy enters American market

UK-based Nautibuoy Marine plans to introduce its range of inflatable platforms to the U.S. market, beginning at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in …

U.S. company insures yachts in Cuba

Seattle-based Novamar, a provider of marine and yacht insurance, now offers a Cuba Navigation Endorsement for U.S. yacht owners. Coverage can be added to …

City rejects Las Olas bids

City commissioners rejected in June two bids submitted for the redevelopment of Ft. Lauderdale’s Las Olas Marina. Both IGY Marinas and Suntex Marina …

Update on viral illnesses in the Americas and the Caribbean Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya

By Dr. Spike Briggs During the past few years, several viral illnesses have become established in South America, the Caribbean and increasingly in North …

Under construction August 2016

S/Y Ngoni aka “The Beast” is a 190-foot sloop under construction by Royal Huisman with a 2017 launch date. This is a collaborative effort between offshore …

Recently launched, delivered August 2016

The 272-foot (83m) M/Y Here Comes The Sun was launched on June 30. It is the largest yacht built to date by the Dutch builder Amels. The yacht takes its place …

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Stew Cues: Table seating, service order dictated by varying factors

Stew Cues: Table seating, service order dictated by varying factors

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Some of the most frequently asked questions I get regarding mealtimes are how to seat the guests at the …

Top Shelf: Sunchoke Vichyssoise with Smoked Salmon and Golden Quail Egg

Top Shelf: Sunchoke Vichyssoise with Smoked Salmon and Golden Quail Egg

Top Shelf: by Chef Timothy MacDonald All that glitters is not gold. But when in desperate need to elevate a dish to new heights, gold, …

Former Chief Stew Johanna Mueller dies

Former Chief Stew Johanna Mueller dies

By Lucy Chabot Reed Johanna Mueller broke into yachting the old fashioned way. While working at a hardware store, her work ethic shone …

Engineer’s Angle: Rapport in repair relies on client-tech respect

Engineer’s Angle: Rapport in repair relies on client-tech respect

Engineer's Angle: By JD Anson Hiring and dealing with contractors can be a nightmare, or a dream. After spending significant time on …

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