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Cruising Grounds: Know-before-you-go Galapagos Islands yacht guide

Cruising Grounds: By Fernando Espinoza The Galapagos Islands, on the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, are an archipelago of unrivaled beauty, mystery and amazing creatures, now well-known as the “enchanted…

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EPA OKs route for Isobutanol

Colorado-based biofuel company Gevo has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its isobutanol to be an advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS). The biofuel…

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Free LED selection guide makes upgrades easy

Hella Marine has published a free guide for upgrading onboard products to LED. The 20-page booklet, “10 Things to Consider When Purchasing LED Lighting”, makes selecting and installing new lighting…

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Yachts win Refit Excellence awards

Several yachts received recognition for their yard periods at the second annual Refit Excellence Awards during the Refit International Exhibition & Conference in Ft. Lauderdale in late January. The award…

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News in the charter fleet

Camper & Nicholsons offers individual cabin bookings on cruises in Indonesia aboard the 150-foot (46m) S/Y Mutiara Laut. The company offers two double cabins, four triple cabins and one master…

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Recent yacht launches and deliveries

Feadship recently launched its new 317-foot (97m) M/Y Vertigo. Designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon and Chahan Interior Design, the steel yacht has an aluminum superstructure. It features a games deck…

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MIASF top exec to step down

Phil Purcell, a former shareholder and senior manager of Westport Shipyard, gave notice in mid-December that he will step down as executive director of the Marine Industries Association of South…

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Yacht recently sold

M/Y O’Pari3, a 236-foot (73m) yacht delivered by Golden Yachts in 2015, by YPI broker Matt Albert representing both buyer and seller. It was listed for 70 million euros. S/Y…

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Indonesia is well worth the effort to navigate bureaucracy, security

By Capt. Duncan Warner Southeast Asia, and specifically Indonesia, offers a baffling plethora of cruising grounds, volcanic atolls, dizzyingly steep drop offs, crystal clear waters and tens of thousands of…

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Toiletries for yachts available

AdBits, a yacht-focused promotions company, has introduced a line of high-end spa toiletries available with the yacht’s logo and custom label design. “For years, customers have been asking us for…

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