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A Visit From Saint Nicholas (The Yacht Edition)

By Stew Diana Riordan ‘Twas the night before Charter, when all through the yacht Not a yachtie was stirring, though the boat rocked a lot; The lines were placed on…

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Colors, carvings and curves worth the challenge in Papua New Guinea

Story and photos by Kevin Davidson Headhunters, warriors, spears, bows and arrows – ready for something different? Then join me on a trip up the river without a paddle (although…

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How to do Art Basel in Miami

By Sean McGregor Going to Miami for Art Basel week can be a lot to embrace and can be somewhat confusing for first timers. Art Basel is a for-profit, privately…

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Great travel photography calls for ‘insider’ eye

Photo Exposé: by James Schot Welcome aboard, photo enthusiasts. Happy sailors and I have one thing in common: a love of  traveling – meeting people, experiencing different cultures, tasting the varieties…

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1995: Goats on the boat in the Bahamas with Capt. Robert Kimball

Yachting memories straight from the storyteller: Capt. Bob Kimball After Hurricane Andrew, our owners wanted to see the damage of Chub Cay, as they were founding family members of the Crown…

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New technology, skilled applicators treat fabrics, carpets onboard as first step in fire prevention

By Richard Perkins Many parts of a yacht are prone to fire, such as wiring behind fabric panels, engines under the floor, temperamental electronic equipment under wooden bridges, acres of…

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No rent, cable, electric bills equals savings by the boatload

By Conor Salmon I am a former yachtie who still has saltwater running through his veins. As many of you know, it’s been a few years since I worked on…

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Shipping U.S. boats raises EU tariff questions

By Simon Beck New EU tariffs associated with imports from the United States came into force on June 22. Since then, there has been a lot of confusion around what…

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Drowning doesn’t look like drowning

By Mario Vittone The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed…

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New Caledonia, a gem in the South Pacific

By Jenifer Rosser Crossing the South Pacific offers a multitude of dazzling countries, islands, lagoons and reefs to enchant even –the most discerning yacht owners, guests, captains and crew. We…

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