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Seven-star service starts with well-maintained preference sheets

When it comes to delivering a seamless onboard experience, there’s nothing more valuable than good preference sheets — and yet, they are almost always mismanaged and overlooked.

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Time out for tall ships

Who in their right mind gets up in the middle of the night to climb into the rigging and work with the sails, or stands out on the open bridge for hours in the rain — while not getting a dime for doing it? "I do, and many others!" says one chief officer. It's a perfect break from the pressures of yachting.

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Setting a course for the ‘Inland Seas’

A superyacht journey down the St. Lawrence Seaway offers beautiful scenery with clear, clean waters and endless possibilities for exploration and adventure. Welcome to the Great Lakes!

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Crew Insurance: Are you confident you’re covered?

Many things can break on board a yacht, including the crew. So when a crew member falls down a hatch, contracts malaria, or runs over a snorkeler with the tender, it’s important to know how liability insurance coverage works. Yet, as with many things yacht-related, it can be confusing.

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Underwriters at the helm

When yacht owners shop around for insurance, they are faced with very high premiums and loss deductibles from underwriters who limit cruising grounds based on their risk assessment. In some cases, yacht insurance premiums have risen by at least 43 percent from 2021 to 2022.

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The forever sought-after rotation

Three words: Charter Rotation Position! These three words bring joy to the ears of many in search of their next vessel. Charter yachts provide the ability to earn extra cash, while rotations provide the extra freedom of time. Everyone wants it — but first, there are a few concerns to take into account.

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Pollution insurance required in U.S. waters

Operating yachts in U.S. waters requires compliance with a number of laws, regulations, and codes. Many of these requirements are met through various means, including vessel design, insurance, specific contractors,…

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Crew Finances: Navigating the obstacles

A wandering life is a wonderful thing ... except when it comes to taxes, residencies, and mortgages! With a little help from specialists, navigating the financial hurdles of a life on the move doesn't have to be difficult.

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Pelagic permits

Permits and catch reports can be processed online by NOAA Fisheries. NOAA Fisheries, also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service, is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

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The Tech Edge

Up-to-date navigation charts and hi-res data offer well-connected anglers an advantage. It is no secret that fishermen are, well, secretive — and superstitious. So it should come as no surprise…

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