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Foreign yachts now can charter in Australia

The Australian parliament passed legislation on Thursday to allow foreign-flagged superyachts to charter in Australian waters.  The Special Recreational Vessels Bill 2019 grants superyachts the use of a temporary coastal…

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Rules of the Road: STCW sets baseline in training

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers It is a term that we constantly hear and read: STCW. Everyone from the greenest deckie to the saltiest captain is affected…

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Taking the Helm: People don’t leave jobs; people leave people

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais When the “I’m leaving” conversation happens with the captain, there always seems to be some extenuating circumstance: “I’m off to take courses for…

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Take It In: A few spoonfuls of olive oil a day can help to keep disease away

Take It In: by Carol Bareuther Fats were a four-letter word to diet-conscious consumers over the past couple of decades. Then, the concept of “good” fats and “bad” fats hit…

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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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Founding partner now full owner at Dania Cut

By Dorie Cox Capt. Kevin Klar has a new workload as of Aug. 1.  Formerly one of the founding partners with Chip Macpherson, Capt. Klar has taken full ownership of…

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Triton Networking to visit Yacht Management

For our first Triton Networking event in October, we visit that off-the-beaten path yard run by Yacht Management South Florida. Across the canal from Bradford Marine, Yacht Management not only…

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Better berths ahead: South Florida marinas, yards growing

By Dorie Cox Larger, deeper, fancier – that’s the goal as marinas and shipyards in South Florida spend billions on dredging, new docks and treadmills for clubhouse gyms, just in…

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Bradford’s Paul Engle retires

By Dorie Cox After 26 years at Bradford Marine, former president Paul Engle has retired. He was at the helm of the Fort Lauderdale shipyard through many changes, including expansion…

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Friends remember Capt. Joshua Wattula of M/Y ForaPlay

By Dorie Cox Capt. Joshua Wattula had recently accomplished one of his goals: to be master of a yacht. He had recently been hired as captain on M/Y ForaPlay, a…

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