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VAT rules change, still uncertain

By Lucy Chabot Reed If you think the VAT issues in Europe were confusing this summer, you aren’t alone. Even the guys paid to worry about this stuff are …

Stirling-Perkins is a blend

Lizabeth Anne Stirling-Perkins is a yacht chef who paints. But she’s also an artist who cooks. There is no separating her from either. As a freelance chef, …

Aussies review charter regs

Superyacht Australia has asked the Australian government to review regulations affecting superyacht chartering in country waters. The number of yachts coming …

Dubai police warn unqualified captains cause accidents

Police blame unqualified captains for most of the yachting accidents in Dubai during the past two years according to the National of Abu Dhabi. During that …

St Kitts and Nevis gears up yachting

Seeing the economic success of neighboring islands, the dual-island Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis is gearing up to attract yacht tourism.  …

Battling kidney disease, Amy Beavers finds life at MPT

Originally published October 3, 2011 Amy Beavers is surrounded by most of the things that are important to her when she’s at work at Maritime …

Two yachts fined tens of thousands for red fuel

By Lucy Chabot Reed Two megayachts have been boarded and fined thousands of dollars by German customs officers in Kiel for having red-tinted fuel in their …

Encountering pirates changes you

M/Y Linda Lou, a 60m Lurssen, needed to depart West Palm Beach to travel to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. As Capt. Michael Schueler prepared for the trip …

Getting boating in Cuba back to the past

Foretelling the future of recreational yachting in Cuba through its past, the commodore of Marina Hemingway in Havana, José Miguel Diaz Escrich, spoke to …

Setting the table for a career on land

Yacht crew have specialized skills that they can transfer to careers on land. So to offer more job options to crew, American Yacht Institute in Ft. Lauderdale …

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Industry pioneer Bob Roscioli dies

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Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller The hardest thing to teach new managers is that the essence of management is to convince or coerce …

Veteran captain joins Derecktor Fort Pierce

Veteran captain joins Derecktor Fort Pierce

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 …

Fort Lauderdale broker launches firm, acquires Neptune

Fort Lauderdale broker launches firm, acquires Neptune

Fort Lauderdale-based yacht broker Frank Grzeszczak has launched FGI Yacht Group and acquired Neptune Group Yachting.  Industry …