cruising

Chief Engineer Hector Arceo Real

  How did you get into yachting? I started working on small tourist boats from 1975 to 1985 as an engineer. We used to take 300 people from Puerto Vallarta,…

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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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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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Owner’s View: The benefits of patience

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller Far too many years ago, I was lying to a mooring in Scituate, Massachusetts, on a modest sloop. Not yet knowing the full extent of…

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Bahamas releases COVID-related yacht protocols

The government of The Bahamas has released official COVID-19-related protocols for all boats in the waters of The Bahamas. The protocols apply to “all boats, yachts, private craft, and recreational…

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Hatteras names Worth Avenue dealer

Hatteras CABO Yachts has appointed Worth Avenue Yachts as its newest dealer.  Worth Avenue Yachts’ Seattle office will represent the Hatteras brands exclusively in Washington State and British Columbia, Canada.…

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Nautical paper charts are not going away

By John Mann On Nov. 8, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Coast Survey announced plans to change the database and format from which traditional paper nautical charts…

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Engineer’s Angle: Fuel for both yacht, tender attractive

Engineer’s Angle: JD Anson Whether taking the boss shopping in St. Tropez or dragging kids for miles on a banana in the Bahamas, tenders are indispensable to today’s yachting scene.…

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Safe Harbor acquires Newport Shipyard

Dallas, Texas-based Safe Harbor Marinas has recently acquired Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island. The company now owns 85 facilities across 19 states. Newport Shipyard’s Eli Dana will remain in…

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Better berths ahead: South Florida marinas, yards growing

By Dorie Cox Larger, deeper, fancier – that’s the goal as marinas and shipyards in South Florida spend billions on dredging, new docks and treadmills for clubhouse gyms, just in…

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