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U.S. seizes Russian-owned superyacht Amadea

The U.S. has taken control of the Russian-owned M/Y Amadea, a 350-foot German-built yacht launched in 2016 that had been in Fiji since mid-April, awaiting judgment in an appeal filed…

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Pelagic permits

Permits and catch reports can be processed online by NOAA Fisheries. NOAA Fisheries, also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service, is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

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Tow me tender, tow me sweet, never let me go

The risk of loss puts a damper on the yacht–tender relationship. Elvis Presley knew it: No one wants the pain of loss. Especially the loss of the yacht’s tender while…

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Keeper of ‘All Time Records’

One of the oldest fishing clubs in the nation captures the history of anglers and of natural resources. Founded in 1934, the West Palm Beach Fishing Club is among the…

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CAPE BRETON ISLAND: One of yachting’s best-kept secrets

From the warm waters of an inland sea to North America’s deepest natural harbor and oldest single malt whiskey, this island in northeast Nova Scotia is bound to surprise.

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Triton Trivia

Do you know where the word “yacht” originated? The term, yacht, originates from the Dutch word “jacht” (plural jachten) which means “hunt.”  It originally referred to light, fast sailing vessels…

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Emerging Hot Spots

A new breed of adventure-seeking yacht owners will push future top yacht destinations beyond the old familiar places. Here are a few of the emerging favorites.

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Hub connects bright minds in pursuit of a better planet

The Marine Research Hub Summit highlighted some innovative projects aimed at greener energy and cleaner seas.

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Costa Rica clears way for foreign-flagged yachts to charter

Foreign-flagged charter yachts over 24 meters can now legally charter in Costa Rica’s waters simply by obtaining a renewable yearly license, providing proper documentation, and paying a modest 2.5% of the charter fee.

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Chasing the Caribbean sun in St. Thomas, USVI

By Carol M. Bareuther, RD When locals living in the hills above Charlotte Amalie harbor look out and see the 452-foot, Lürssen-built M/Y Rising Sun is back on the docks…

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