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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.    The government of St. Kitts and…

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Battling kidney disease, Amy Beavers finds life at MPT

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

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Triton Survey: Yacht insurance and hurricanes

By Lucy Chabot ReedStatistics/graphics by Lawrence Hollyfield After Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on the northeast, so much so that the Erie Canal looks now to be out of commission for…

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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 tanks. The first yacht…

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Encountering pirates changes you

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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 halfway…

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Chef-prepared foods are main ingredient of yacht crews’ new business

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By Dorie Cox Eten is the name of the new food company recently opened by two former yacht crew. It’s pronounced like the vernacular “eatin'” and references eating in both Belgian…

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Getting boating in Cuba back to the past

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Foretelling the future of recreational yachting in Cuba through its past, the commodore of Marina Hemingway in Havana, José Miguel Diaz Escrich, spoke to about 100 people at the Eden…

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Setting the table for a career on land

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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 has teamed with…

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From blown engine to major refit: Introducing the M/Y Serque

By Carlos Miller During his 20 years working in the yacht business, project manager Greg Cox has overseen more than 50 projects, mostly repainting and refitting boats. Not one of…

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Rest of Florida, Caribbean not so lucky

While Ft. Lauderdale was spared much damage from hurricanes so far this year, other parts of Florida and the Caribbean were not so lucky. Marinas along Florida’s Treasure Coast in…

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