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Engineer’s Angle: Tow, tow, tow your boat gently ’cross the (Gulf) stream

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson The recent arms race in tender size has begun to present some interesting challenges. For all but the very largest of yachts, gone are the…

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Secure at Sea: AIS fraught with vulnerabilities

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem AIS, or automatic identification system, has been around for about 20 years. The International Maritime Organization required the first AIS systems back in 2002 on…

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Top Shelf: Fish tale from ‘bug’ town Down Under

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald It’s late afternoon in Gladstone, Queensland. Crocodiles swim within meters of the local children, separated only by “hazard nets,” and the sun begins to…

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Sea Sick: Here’s the drill when the flu is aboard

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Flu season in the U.S. generally occurs between October and May, and typically peaks between December and February. Flu, or influenza, is a highly contagious…

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Malfunction sends yacht off course

By Dorie Cox  A malfunction during a sea trial Saturday caused the 128-foot M/Y Safira to lose control and hit several smaller boats docked nearby. No injuries were reported, but…

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Rules of the Road: Relief supplies duty-free with condition

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers The devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian left many islands in the northern Bahamas obliterated. After successive days of extreme winds and ocean…

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Armada Engineering opens at MB92

U.K.-based Armada Engineering has opened a workshop at MB92 Barcelona shipyard. Established in 1989, Armada offers service in hydraulic systems, including design, manufacture, installation, testing and maintenance. The company designs…

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MB92 acquired by investment firm

Barcelona shipyard MB92 has been acquired by a European investment firm. Squircle Capital, a European alternative investment firm focused on private equity and value-add real estate investments, now controls 77.5%…

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Monaco19: Tied down and gimballed, S/Y Lush crew at work for the sail of it

By Dorie Cox “We’re not so much on flowers,” Stew Cherie Neave said. Vases would mean one more thing to secure each day before setting sail on S/Y Lush, a…

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Monaco19: Making slow progress in U.S. visa, entry challenge

By Lucy Chabot Reed The people who navigate the field between non-U.S. yacht crew and U.S. immigration officials offered several hopeful messages at a seminar yesterday during the Monaco Yacht…

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