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Time to think about taxes

As we move into the holiday season, the last thing many people want to think about is financial planning. But with our ever-changing tax environment, …

Music fends off pirates

Add this to your cadre of anti-piracy tools: pop music played really loud. Media reports have noted that security officers stationed off the coast of Somalia …

NMMA adds superyacht portion to Miami show

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), owners of the Miami International Boat Show, has created Superyacht Lifestyle Miami (SLM), an in-water …

Vessel oil response plan rules clarified

Faithful readers of The Triton may recall my very first column on the Nontank Vessel Response Plan (NTVRP) way back in 2006. At that time, the U.S. Coast Guard …

Insurance companies do not charge more to hire Americans

[Editor’s note: In our survey about issues in yachting this month (see story, page C1), this captain offered a detailed opinion about discrimination as …

Captains group to focus on career, business development

The captains proposing the formation of a Yacht Captains Association believe that career and business development opportunities can best be facilitated by an …

Yacht fires challenge firefighters

As Capt. Dan Corcoran leads the tour single-file through a narrow passageway onboard the 151-foot M/Y Freedom, Davie Fire Capt. Miguel Ferrer stops in the …

Tax advantaged retirement plans for captains

As I work with more and more yacht captains, I’ve learned that many of them share a common goal: turning their current abundant liquid wealth into …

1960 Hatteras rescued and refurbished

Thanks to a recent full refurbishing as well as being rescued from a derelict lifestyle in a Panamanian creek back in 1984, the very first Hatteras yacht is …

New yachting summit to launch in March

The U.S. Superyacht Association plans to produce a two-day seminar called the Superyacht Summit this spring.   Led by what event chairman Jim Perry called …

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Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: The essence of command

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UPDATED Capt. Glen Allen, who spent the past 13 years with Fleet Miami, has taken a position as sales manager with Derecktor Fort …

Detroit firm acquires Luke Brown

Detroit, Michigan-based KAM Yacht Sales has acquired Fort Lauderdale-based brokerage firm Luke Brown Yachts. Founded in 2006, KAM Yacht …

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