charters

PBIBS20: New May dates picked for Palm Beach boat show

Just five days after postponing the 35th edition of the Palm Beach International Boat Show, organizers have rescheduled the four-day show for May 14-17 in West Palm Beach, Florida, according…

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Rules of the Road: Bareboat charters must meet strict U.S. criteria

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers In the southeastern United States, the U.S. Coast Guard continues to implement an aggressive program to eliminate illegal charters. During the past…

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France, Italy change Med charter VAT laws

By Sara Ammannati and Camille Penquerch January was a month of significant changes for charter activity in the Mediterranean following discussions that began March 8, 2018, between the European Commission…

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Report shows yacht charter growth in Balearics

According to an annual report on the charter market by the Spanish yacht association AEGY (Asociación Española de Grandes Yates), the number of yachts over 65 feet (20m) registered to…

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Merle Wood & Associates welcomes new broker

Nick Cardoza has joined Merle Wood & Associates as a yacht broker, according to a company press release. Cardoza grew up on the southeast coast of New England where he…

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From the Bridge: Yacht destination dreams go unfulfilled

Most of the time, captains take the yacht where the owner says: on standard holiday trips, charters and a couple of boat shows. But where would captains visit if it…

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Crew Compass: Time for yourself is crucial

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Working on yachts is about as full-on as you get when it comes to a full-time job. Living at work means that even when we…

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FLIBS19: Visitor traffic good at Fort Lauderdale show, say captains

By Dorie Cox and Lucy Chabot Reed This year’s 60th anniversary of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show brought a lot of traffic onboard larger yachts that were on display…

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Former yacht mate, chef Townsend Pillsbury dies

By Dorie Cox Former yacht mate and chef Townsend Pillsbury died of cancer on July 12. She was 62. Capt. Andy McKee has served as captain of the 81-foot Broward…

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Motoryacht Loon’s crew works unique ‘charter’ after Hurricane Dorian

Story and photos by Dorie Cox “It was just like charter,” said Capt. Paul Clarke of M/Y Loon. “But instead of champagne, we were running water to the beach.” But…

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