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It’s attitude, not size, that shines

Capt. Takis Tsakos of the 45.7m M/Y Ionian Princess was honored as Charter Captain of the Year at Fraser’s annual awards ceremony last night. “All brokers who book with this…

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Some buyers prefer the classics

When one thinks of the Monaco Yacht Show, one thinks of the newest, most state-of-the-art superyachts. Indeed, about 40 percent of the show’s exhibiting yachts either launched in 2012 or…

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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 unsure…

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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, she has worked…

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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 to Australia would double if charter regulations were relaxed,…

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Marine sanctuary in Florida Keys seeks public comment

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary seeks public comment on sanctuary boundaries, marine zones and marine regulations. Input will shape Florida Keys marine conservation for the future in areas including Key…

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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 time period, twelve yachting…

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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

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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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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