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Fire destroys Sunseeker in Bahamas

M/Y Vanish, a Sunseeker thought to be about 65 feet, caught fire and was destroyed today at Valentines Marina on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. There were no injuries. According…

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Georgia may pull tax cap on yacht refits

An article on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper’s website yesterday reports that Georgia state legislators are considering cancelling the sales tax cap it put on yacht refits as a way of…

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Crew Compass: Storm holdup reminder of ‘food chain’ effect

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Last month, I touched on the unpredictability of yachting and how the unknown can affect all of us involved in the yachting food chain. Shortly…

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Engineer’s Angle: Rush of repairs courts disaster

Engineer’s Angle: JD Anson Many times during repairs, engineers are rushed to complete the task and get the system running again. Unfortunately, this means that often safety systems and protections…

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Recent yacht fires a warning: Know your insurance details

By Dorie Cox No one wants to burn through a $20 million loss like the 102-foot M/Y Polar Bear in a San Diego shipyard in 2014. The yacht was in…

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Dublin’s warm Irish welcome begins with the Dun Laoghaire Marina

By Alison Gardner During an August visit to Ireland last year, I stopped by the country’s largest marina where superyachts tie up just outside Dublin. “Most of the big ones…

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Culinary Waves: Chefs can stay at the top of their game with a little due diligence

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson While in the galley this coming year, do your due diligence to keep yourself abreast of the changes in the food industry.…

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Stew Cues: Keeping inventory time-consuming, but crucial

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan In a business, an inventory is a list of current assets that are essential for day-to-day business. Inventories are always important on a yacht, but…

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Yachts Lohengrin, Reflection destroyed by fire in Fort Lauderdale

UPDATE: Nov. 19, 9:22 am By Dorie Cox Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue trucks headed toward smoke and flames on Marina Mile in Fort Lauderdale just after calls came in at…

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Engineer’s Angle: Center hurricane prep on self-sufficiency

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson The premise of yachting for owners and guests is to experience the beauty of the world and disconnect from stress. But while our “Instagram society”…

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