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Pandemic brings pros, cons of SEAs into focus

By Dominic Bulfin With the prospect of limited or no use of their yachts for much of 2020 because of COVID-19, the temptation for many yacht owners was to reduce…

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Northern Europe offers memorable cruising grounds

By Rebecca Whitlocke In recent years, countries in Scandinavia, the Baltic and the fringe of the Arctic have become more popular with yacht owners, charter companies and crew. While these…

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Utopia IV offers case study in roll reduction equipment

By Jamie Benoit Gyrostabilizers have made an industry resurgence in the past 15 years, now becoming near standard equipment on vessels under 80 feet (24.4m), particularly as their price point,…

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Owner’s View: Yachts that don’t adjust will lose some portion of market

By Melvyn Miller After reading Kevin Towns’ commentary about yachting surviving COVID-19, I wanted to point out that the head of the Johns Hopkins group reminded us recently of the…

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How can the yachting industry prevent the spread of COVID-19?

By Chef Kevin Towns During this challenging and uncertain time, we are all looking for a “safe harbor.” In the yachting industry, we all know that safety is a high…

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How captains see mental health in yachting

By ISS Captains Committee The Captain’s Committee of the International Superyacht Society (ISS) is a collective of current seafaring captains from varying backgrounds and locations that work together to represent…

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A simple langoustine ceviche

By Chef Anthony Bantoft In addition to our regular monthly columnists, we occasionally receive recipes from yacht chefs, especially when something inspires them. This recipe is from Chef Anthony Bantoft,…

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Captains’ fatigue symptom of larger yachting problem

By ISS Captains Committee It is the unanimous view of the International Superyacht Society’s Captains Committee that the greatest challenge to today’s yacht captains is fatigue management, their own and…

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A primer on COVID-19, precautions, coverage

By Eva Maria Karlsson On Dec. 31, the World Health Organization was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of…

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Cleaning should be considered essential marine service

By Russ Erickson As shipyards and marinas across South Florida and globally make the tough decision on what constitutes essential vs. non-essential services, I would like to encourage the industry…

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