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Getting the tow where it needs to go

Power load, weather conditions, and size of the mothership are only a few of the factors that must be considered. Drag a large tender behind a 164-foot (50m) motor yacht…

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Check the Rules Before the Refit

Modifications that don’t account for regulations can be disastrous on budget, time, future use and resale value.

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Tax Savings for Yacht Refits

Several states have tax exemptions, discounts or caps on yacht repairs and refits.

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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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CBD: OK for crew?

It’s hip, it’s legal, it’s everywhere — it’s even prescribed by doctors. Beware, says one captain. Here’s what crew should know. CBD. Everyone’s using it, so it’s OK. Right? Not…

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Air Travel Advisory: Latest updates from GMT

Fly fuss-free with these tips from GMT Air travel is tricky these days and the rules are ever-changing. We asked the experts at Global Marine Travel to give us the…

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USCG, CBP officers clarify rules

Pollution, Covid and more frequent stops were among the top concerns among captains and crew in attendance.

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‘Ask the Flag’ panel offers insight, answers questions

Ongoing concerns with hours of work and rest, cyber security and more keep the yachting industry wondering how to best comply. Captains and crew had a chance to get answers from Cayman Islands and Marshall Islands registries experts at “Ask the Flag,” a roundtable discussion sponsored by the U.S. Superyacht Association.

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Shut Down and Stranded: Pandemic realities for those Who Work at Sea:

Delays, cancellations, restrictions, closures, quarantines, and last-minute changes have become the norm in the past 18 months. For crew, the fallout has been immense.

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Maritime Regulations No Guarantee Against Local Pandemic Restrictions

On almost a daily basis, new rules are implemented or existing rules are modified with little to no notice, creating chaos for crew and endless problems for itinerary planning, owner’s use, and charters.

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