Cruising Grounds

Yacht crew are onsite at America’s Cup in Bermuda

Capt. Brad Baker of M/Y Rena is front and center at the America’s Cup races in Bermuda. He shared these photos of the racing, race boats, yachts, guests and crew.

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Campaign targets Phuket-Indo marine tourism

Gov. Norraphat Plodthong of Phuket met in May with Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya to discuss marine tourism relations between the two countries, reports the Phuket Gazette. According to the…

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‘New’ Bermuda awaits yachts for charter, America’s Cup

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By Dorie Cox Many yachts are making their initial trip to Bermuda for the country’s first hosting of the America’s Cup this month. And with that comes other firsts for…

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Australia’s yacht industry wants government to ease charter restrictions

The first economic impact study on Australia’s superyacht industry has revealed a high value niche sector, which contributed a total of $1.97 billion to gross domestic product (GDP) in the…

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Queensland recovers after Cyclone Debbie

The marine industry continues to cleanup and repair businesses after Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall on March 28 in Queensland, Australia. The northeastern part of the country was damaged in…

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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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The Agent’s Corner: Rules about clearing in, PWCs in Spain

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The Agent’s Corner: Deb Radtke Welcome to The Agents Corner, where I strive to answer pressing questions about yachting. Each week I present information from yacht agents around the globe…

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New restrictions to affect travelers to U.S., UK from eight countries

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By Dorie Cox New restrictions on airplane travel to the United States and United Kingdom from several countries in the Middle East may impact yacht crew working on vessels in…

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Croatia lets smaller vessels charter

Beginning May 1, charter rules in Croatia will change, allowing vessels smaller than 40m to charter and charging VAT on all charters while in Croatian waters. According to the European…

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Norway to build ship tunnel

Norway is studying the idea of building a mile-long tunnel to help ships navigate more safely through the exposed Stadhavet Sea on the western edge of Norway. The Stad Ship…

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