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Aussies review charter regs

Superyacht Australia has asked the Australian government to review regulations affecting superyacht chartering in country waters. The number of yachts coming …

Corsica: the other island

It seems that everybody and their metaphorical dog want to go to Sardinia. For my tastes, the whole island is outrageously expensive. If you are a commercial …

Marine sanctuary in Florida Keys seeks public comment

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary seeks public comment on sanctuary boundaries, marine zones and marine regulations. Input will shape Florida Keys marine …

Former America’s Cup sailor and Patton Marine surveyor dies

Reknowned America’s Cup sailor Robert “Bob” Connell, a marine surveyor with Patton Marine, died of a heart attack in Miami on April 17. He …

Why do yachts make a big deal about how a bed is made?

Why do stews and yachts make such a big deal about how a bed is made? Well, apparently, a properly made bed is a matter of discipline. It helps to ensure that …

Dubai police warn unqualified captains cause accidents

Police blame unqualified captains for most of the yachting accidents in Dubai during the past two years according to the National of Abu Dhabi. During that …

St Kitts and Nevis gears up yachting

Seeing the economic success of neighboring islands, the dual-island Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis is gearing up to attract yacht tourism.  …

Lessons learned. Titanic, no, but a night to remember nonetheless

By Capt. Bruce Gregory Before I begin, let me first say that in spite of the odds against it, I suffered only a few bruises, some sore muscles and a fractured …

From blown engine to major refit: Introducing the M/Y Serque

By Carlos Miller During his 20 years working in the yacht business, project manager Greg Cox has overseen more than 50 projects, mostly repainting and …

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Secure at Sea: The growing pains of cyber-security

Secure at Sea: The growing pains of cyber-security

Secure @ Sea: by Corey Ranslem When I heard about it, I was amazed but not surprised. The high-roller database at a major casino …

Crew Compass: Make time for yourself

Crew Compass: Make time for yourself

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon One thing that I’ve found difficult on boats over the years is making time for myself and doing things …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Bandido sells; Saint Nicholas, Rock.It listed

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Bandido sells; Saint Nicholas, Rock.It listed

Yachts sold M/Y Bandido, a 137-foot (41.8m) Westport launched in 1989, sold in an in-house deal by Ocean Independence broker Chris …

Derecktor, Haack bid for Fort Pierce yacht facility

Derecktor, Haack bid for Fort Pierce yacht facility

By Dorie Cox Two bids to develop a megayacht repair facility in Fort Pierce, Florida, are under evaluation. Derecktor Holdings Inc. and …

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