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Rules of the Road: More to choosing flag than its color

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Registration of a yacht is an important function toward the overall safety and security of maritime transport. While seen as a paperwork…

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Taking the Helm: Leaders, set an example; take care of yourself

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais The COVID-19 pandemic has been an incredible test of character and determination for all crew on yachts. Captains have had to deal with…

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Former cook/stew wins MIASF Golden Anchor award

By Lucy Chabot Reed Former yacht crew member Patience Cohn won the Golden Anchor Award for 2020, the most prestigious award given by the 60-year-old Fort Lauderdale-based Marine Industries Association…

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Captain urges all crew to follow COVID rules; virus spreads without knowing

By Lucy Chabot Reed The captain of a 130-foot Westport docked at a marina in South Florida called this week to express concern at what he has seen on the…

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Yacht crew with B1/B2 visas excluded from US entry ban

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has clarified that the travel ban on foreign nationals who were in Europe up to 14 days prior to their entry into the U.S. does…

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Refit Matters: New traditions evolve from refit challenges

Refit Matters: by Jon Wilson The great traditions of the maritime industry have flourished for good reason. Starting with the most fundamental one – the navigational rules of the road…

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Yatco adds to its network of partner associations

Yatco, a Florida-based online multiple listing service for yachts, has added the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association to its network of professional yacht associations. In addition to BCYBA, Yatco now…

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France, Italy change Med charter VAT laws

By Sara Ammannati and Camille Penquerch January was a month of significant changes for charter activity in the Mediterranean following discussions that began March 8, 2018, between the European Commission…

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From the Bridge: Yacht captains cautious to comment on bad behavior

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox A yacht engineer wrote in to The Triton that he had been watching boats speed through the harbor in St. Barts. He wanted so…

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Rules of the Road: Trackers play crucial role in emergencies

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers During a recent accident investigation, a vessel was lost at sea in poor weather conditions. Thankfully, no one was injured in the…

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