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IMM opens in St. Maarten

Guadeloupe-based project management company International Marine Management has opened an office in St. Maarten in IGY’s Isle de Sol Marina, enabling it to provide full technical assistance to yachts throughout…

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Agency expands to Galapagos

Yacht support agency Seal Superyachts has expanded into the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, by acquiring a local agency. This news follows other new offices in New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, and French…

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YachtZoo builds U.S. brand

Monaco-based YachtZoo, a brokerage, charter and management firm, has expanded its U.S. operations with the addition of key employees in Ft. Lauderdale. David Ross, a former owner of Burger Boat…

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ISSGMT adds Middle East flight

Ft. Lauderdale marine travel management company ISSGMT has partnered with Emirates Airlines, which will begin Dec. 15 a nonstop service between Ft. Lauderdale and Dubai. Now members of the yachting…

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Abuse onboard must be stopped

It’s early on a Saturday evening after a week of training and I await “Sue” to see me for advice on her yachting career. She is slightly older than the…

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New rules ease business relations with Cuba

U.S. President Barack Obama issued a 12-page presidential policy directive on Cuba on Oct. 14 that is designed to solidify the changes his administration has made with the island nation…

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New pub helps crew with PTSD

The Nautical Institute, in partnership with Human Rights at Sea, has published  “Managing Traumatic Stress – Guidance for Maritime Organizations” to explain post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how it can…

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Sunreef begins double-deck cat

Poland-based Sunreef Yachts has begun construction on an 88-foot, double-deck sailing catamaran. The Double Deck series was introduced in 2010 with the launching of the 102-foot Ipharra, the first double…

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Brooklin builds sloop

Brooklin Boat Yard of Brooklin, Maine, has begun construction of a custom 91-foot cold-molded, flush-deck sloop for a repeat customer. The design is by Bruce Johnson and the Brooklin Boat…

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How to keep yacht listings compliant with U.S. Customs

As U.S. Customs has taken a more pronounced stance lately in looking at the foreign yachts coming into the United States, it will be extra important to make sure yachts…

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