Cruising Grounds

Costa Rica clears way for foreign-flagged yachts to charter

Foreign-flagged charter yachts over 24 meters can now legally charter in Costa Rica’s waters simply by obtaining a renewable yearly license, providing proper documentation, and paying a modest 2.5% of the charter fee.

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Canadian Maritimes offer secluded cruising

As the nations of the world began to close down this spring, many captains and charter managers began looking for alternative cruising grounds closer to home. In the U.S., one…

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Progress at Walker’s stalled, but not the vision

Some things even a global pandemic can’t stop. Slow down, sure, but not stop. And when you combine the money of a multi-millionaire with the heart of a kid, joy…

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Bahamas tweaks arrival procedures, adds fee

Editor’s Note: Scroll down for more COVID-related news. Beginning tomorrow, the new entry requirements for visitors and residents of the Bahamas include: A COVID-19 PCR test within 5 days of…

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New Italian VAT rules apply after Oct. 31

By Sara Ammannati New VAT rules on chartering that were expected to come into effect in Italy and France on April 1 were postponed due to the COVID-19 health emergency.…

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BWA partners to offer services in Scandinavia

Yachting agency BWA Yachting has expanded its operations into Northern Europe by partnering with a company that has offices in Norway and Denmark. Shipping and logistics company SDK Group will…

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Transport company offers new, monthly sailing

Yacht transport company Peters & May and shipping company Oslo Bulk have created a new monthly sailing between the U.S. East Coast and the Caribbean. “Frequent and regular sailings are…

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Bahamas officials make yachting a priority

By Lucy Chabot Reed Yachts and the yachting community — the only piece of the tourism sector still active in the Bahamas — are the island nation’s top priority, several…

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New River train bridge closures scheduled

UPDATED The railroad bridge over the New River in Fort Lauderdale will be in the down position for several hours each day for the next month for repairs. According to…

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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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