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The Bottom of the World

A trip to Antartica brings breathtaking beauty and teeming wildlife, but also challenging seas. Capt. Grant Maughan details how to sail to the bottom of the world.

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Crew training at USVI Charter show

An opportunity for captains, mates, chefs, and deck crew, to get a certificate of excellence is available in a new crew training class during the USVI Charter Yacht Show. Taught…

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Catamaran Central Sponsors Cutting-Edge Crew Training at 2022 USVI Charter Yacht Show

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. New in 2022, the USVI Charter Yacht Show, set for November 12-15 at Yacht Haven Grande St Thomas, will introduce cutting-edge training for captain, mate,…

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Engineers Have the Edge in Refits

It’s up to the engineer to know what a yacht needs and what a yacht wants — and to clarify the difference.

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Refit Paperwork: Sign here — but first, read it!

The importance of deciphering yard contracts and insurance policies cannot be overstated.

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New Regulations for 2022

Among other changes this year, seafarers are to be designated “key workers,” which means priority for vaccinations and exemption from repeatedly having to prove vaccination status when crossing multiple borders.

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Ask Bugsy! Skorts, vegans and aspiring yachties

Crew work is demanding work, while living where you work presents its own unique challenges. Triton advice columnist and veteran Chief Stew Bugsy Drake “gets” it. If you need some good advice, just Ask Bugsy!

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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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Spanish yard now a bonded custom area

Customs authorities in Spain have given approval to MB92 Barcelona, a superyacht refit and repair shipyard, to be a bonded store (DAP). Clients of the yard will now be able…

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Flag states address mariner, yacht certification expirations

By Dorie Cox As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect mariners around the globe, flag classification societies work to address challenges to renewals, maintenance, and registration for…

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