Caribbean

FLIBS20: U.S. summer busy as COVID kept yachts close

During its annual meeting yesterday during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the U.S. Superyacht Association shared data and reports that showed U.S. destinations had a record year. Bert Fowles,…

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News in the fleet: Whispers listed; Bella joins CNI charter

New in the sales fleet M/Y Whispers, a 129-foot (39m) yacht built by Cantieri di Pisa in 1985, listed with SSH Maritime Brokerage broker Konstantinos Ladas for €950,000. M/Y Sea…

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NJ adds brokers

Fort Lauderdale-based Northrop & Johnson has hired yacht broker Grant Henderson and charter specialist Claudia Acevedo to its international team. Both will be based in Fort Lauderdale.  Henderson got his…

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Latest news in the fleet: Tatii sold; Serenity listed; W in charter

Yachts sold M/Y Tatii, a 134-foot (40.5m) vessel built by Tamsen Yachts in 2009, by World of Yachting and Burgess. It was listed for €9.4 million. M/Y Gems, a 108-foot…

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Yacht Haven Grande tops global marinas again

IGY Marinas’s Yacht Haven Grande marina in St. Thomas has been named International Superyacht Marina of the Year for the third time in the past five years. The award is…

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Latest news in the charter fleet: Alegria with Bluewater

M/Y Alegria, a 145-foot (44m) Benetti launched in 2010, now with Bluewater Charter USA and available in the Caribbean beginning in September. M/Y Just Enough, a 141-foot (42.7m) yacht built…

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Transport company offers new, monthly sailing

Yacht transport company Peters & May and shipping company Oslo Bulk have created a new monthly sailing between the U.S. East Coast and the Caribbean. “Frequent and regular sailings are…

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Fort Lauderdale dealer to introduce new Turkish tender

Turkish tender manufacturer Northstar Boats has named Fort Lauderdale-based Nautical Ventures Group as its dealer for North America, the Caribbean and Mexico. Nautical Ventures will position Northstar’s line of Axis…

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Five major hurricanes still expected this year

Weather forecasters at Colorado State University and NOAA have updated their hurricane forecasts and now expect there to be as many as 25 hurricanes this year, with five of them…

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Amerijet to get new CEO

Miami-based Amerijet International has hired Tim Strauss as its chief executive officer effective Aug. 17. Strauss is presently responsible for Air Canada’s cargo business and brings an air cargo background…

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