charters

New Year, New Regulations

As the New Year comes along, so does a new set of requirements issued by various regulatory bodies. All yachts, including private, limited charter, and commercial, will see several new rules enter into force.

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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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The forever sought-after rotation

Three words: Charter Rotation Position! These three words bring joy to the ears of many in search of their next vessel. Charter yachts provide the ability to earn extra cash, while rotations provide the extra freedom of time. Everyone wants it — but first, there are a few concerns to take into account.

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Gifts from the Galley

Make that send-off swag bag for charter guests extraordinary by adding a little something from the chef. We know the chief stew likes to put together a nice send-off swag…

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USCG, CBP officers clarify rules

Pollution, Covid and more frequent stops were among the top concerns among captains and crew in attendance.

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Shut Down and Stranded: Pandemic realities for those Who Work at Sea:

Delays, cancellations, restrictions, closures, quarantines, and last-minute changes have become the norm in the past 18 months. For crew, the fallout has been immense.

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Maritime Regulations No Guarantee Against Local Pandemic Restrictions

On almost a daily basis, new rules are implemented or existing rules are modified with little to no notice, creating chaos for crew and endless problems for itinerary planning, owner’s use, and charters.

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Chefs up their game when short supplies mean empty shelves at food stores

Whether scrambling for scarce provisions or conjuring up some immunity-boosting magic, these pro yacht chefs tackled pandemic challenges with true aplomb.

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For a perfectly tailored charter, first tailor the preference sheet to the yacht

Have your charter broker send you a copy of what they send out to clients. Do this not only to please your guests, but also to keep from disappointing them. Those are two entirely different things.

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Supply shortage calls for creativity in the engine room

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Nimble engineers know there is more than one way to skin a cat. Despite some setbacks, the world is slowly emerging from the depths of the COVID pandemic. Nations are…

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