charters

Canadian Maritimes offer secluded cruising

As the nations of the world began to close down this spring, many captains and charter managers began looking for alternative cruising grounds closer to home. In the U.S., one…

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USVI20: Crew win at USVI show

M/Y Elite, a 92-foot (m) Sunseeker, won Best in Show at the U.S. Virgin Islands Charter Yacht Show last week. The yacht is represented by Bluewater Yachting. Hosted at Yacht…

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New Italian VAT rules apply after Oct. 31

By Sara Ammannati New VAT rules on chartering that were expected to come into effect in Italy and France on April 1 were postponed due to the COVID-19 health emergency.…

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Owner’s View: Chartering and pride of ownership

Owner’s View: by Melvin Miller I have chartered houses, cars, aircraft and yachts. If I want to spend a week on a yacht in the Med, I would save both…

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Charter director Pundt dies

Herman Pundt died on Sept. 16 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. He was 52. Pundt most recently was charter director at Denison Yachting. Prior to that, he spent…

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Companies partner to bring hygiene program to yachts

Fort Lauderdale-based MHG Insurance Brokers and Vikand Solutions, also of Fort Lauderdale,  have partnered to bring Vikand’s health and hygiene program Pyure to the yachting industry. The program consists of…

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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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Triton Survey: Captains ready to move, many plans still on hold

By Lucy Chabot Reed As government and port lockdowns stretch into their third month, many yachts and crew that have had to stay put can’t help but wonder about cruising…

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Brokers expect yachting to bounce back quickly

By Lucy Chabot Reed Expect the yachting industry to bounce back quickly when the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted, according to a panel discussion hosted online Wednesday by the International…

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Engineer’s Angle: Antiviral action starts at home – especially when home is a yacht

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson The world has awakened to a new day, a new normal. Worldwide pandemic is now a real thing, and it calls for real measures. Governments…

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