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‘The Ghost of Bahia Mar Past’

Did you know that Bahia Mar was once where a boat captain was hanged? It was the only hanging ever conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as the only legal hanging that ever happened in Broward County.

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Bahamas now offers four flag options for yachts

The island nation of the Bahamas joins the field of international standards for yacht safety and registration. The Bahamas Maritime Authority has relaunched its mega yacht division, becoming a flag option.

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Bareboaters, beware!

Bareboat chartering your vessel might sound like an easy way to make some money, but there are considerable legal ramifications and procedural hoops to jump through to do it lawfully. Here's how to do it without finding yourself in trouble.

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Battle of the Batteries: Which is right for the job?

Flooded lead acid, AGM, and lithium batteries are three of the most popular batteries for yachts, but how do you know which is best for you? Here's a breakdown of which battery you should pick depending on your ship's needs.

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Hamilton Marine International Names CEO for U.S. division

David Ross has been named CEO of Hamilton Marine International’s new U.S. division. A veteran in the yacht industry, Ross brings 30 years of experience as the former owner, president,…

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New webinars target marine technician trainers

The ABYC Foundation Educator Training Conference offers a subscription-based monthly webinar series for the education and training of future and existing marine technicians. The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)…

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JMS Yachting opens yacht management office in U.S. 

JMS Yachting has opened an office in the U.S with an industry veteran at the helm. Rick Thomas, founder of Nautical Structures, has been named president of JMS Yachting USA.…

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Crew training at USVI Charter show

An opportunity for captains, mates, chefs, and deck crew, to get a certificate of excellence is available in a new crew training class during the USVI Charter Yacht Show. Taught…

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British Admiralty to phase out paper charts

British Admiralty paper navigational charts have been vital to commercial and recreational vessels for more than 200 years. But changes in electronic and digital cartography have the UK Hydrographic Office…

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Quick-thinking crew tackle fire in marina office

Deckhand Joshua Hageman was working on board the 194-foot (59m) M/Y Imagine while docked at the Marigot Bay Yacht Haven marina on St. Lucia when he saw thick black smoke…

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