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New Year, New Regulations

As the New Year comes along, so does a new set of requirements issued by various regulatory bodies. All yachts, including private, limited charter, and commercial, will see several new rules enter into force.

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Bahamas now offers four flag options for yachts

The island nation of the Bahamas joins the field of international standards for yacht safety and registration. The Bahamas Maritime Authority has relaunched its mega yacht division, becoming a flag option.

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Bareboaters, beware!

Bareboat chartering your vessel might sound like an easy way to make some money, but there are considerable legal ramifications and procedural hoops to jump through to do it lawfully. Here's how to do it without finding yourself in trouble.

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Making a difference, one kilometer at a time

Chief Stew Carla Annas is a triathlete who is determined to make a difference. Her foundation helps disadvantaged students in South Africa, and the race is on to raise enough funds to send one child to school.

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Aurelia’s 100% Hydrogen Powered Design Awarded RINA Approval

Aurelia Green Ship Concept Design has unveiled a new design with 100% hydrogen propulsion, which challenges the future of the green design business. The Certificate of Approval in Principle has…

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Onboard breakdown

In the yachting industry, mental health is somewhat of a taboo topic. Yet, a majority of crew who participated in a recent survey expressed that yachting had impacted their mental health in a negative way. Crew dynamics play a major role in successfully addressing these issues.

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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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