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Costa Rica clears way for foreign-flagged yachts to charter

Foreign-flagged charter yachts over 24 meters can now legally charter in Costa Rica’s waters simply by obtaining a renewable yearly license, providing proper documentation, and paying a modest 2.5% of the charter fee.

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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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Chefs up their game when short supplies mean empty shelves at food stores

Whether scrambling for scarce provisions or conjuring up some immunity-boosting magic, these pro yacht chefs tackled pandemic challenges with true aplomb.

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How do you know when you are ready to be a chief stew?

You may think you know the ropes, but there is more to consider. Do you have experience on the boat? Are you mentally prepared for the responsibility and stress? Do you have a leadership strategy?

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For a perfectly tailored charter, first tailor the preference sheet to the yacht

Have your charter broker send you a copy of what they send out to clients. Do this not only to please your guests, but also to keep from disappointing them. Those are two entirely different things.

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From the Bridge: Triton asked captains to talk about the challenges of holidays

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The holiday season can be hard for those who can’t get time off work, or those who are far from their families. For yacht crew, both are a

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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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Latest news in the fleet: Rhine sells; Asteri listed; La Pellegrina with CNI

Yachts sold M/Y Rhine, a 131-foot (40m) Sunseeker launched in 2012, by Northrop & Johnson brokers Jim Poulsen and Gregg Dagge, who represented the buyer. M/Y Alda 2, a 92-foot…

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Top Shelf: Apples for apples

Kiev, Ukraine. December. Another lifetime ago.  A flashback puts me in Rod Taylor’s time machine and takes me to Osteria Pantagruel, near the opera house. The weather is turning nasty…

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Bahamas show moves to Rybovich for 2021

The 2021 Bahamas Charter Yacht Show, now being organized by the Association of Bahamas Marinas, will take place Feb. 25-26 at Rybovich Superyacht Marina in West Palm Beach. In a…

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