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Triton Trivia

Do you know where the word “yacht” originated? The term, yacht, originates from the Dutch word “jacht” (plural jachten) which means “hunt.”  It originally referred to light, fast sailing vessels…

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Emerging Hot Spots

A new breed of adventure-seeking yacht owners will push future top yacht destinations beyond the old familiar places. Here are a few of the emerging favorites.

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Hub connects bright minds in pursuit of a better planet

The Marine Research Hub Summit highlighted some innovative projects aimed at greener energy and cleaner seas.

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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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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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Bahamas tweaks arrival procedures, adds fee

Editor’s Note: Scroll down for more COVID-related news. Beginning tomorrow, the new entry requirements for visitors and residents of the Bahamas include: A COVID-19 PCR test within 5 days of…

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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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Rules of the Road: Some vessels fly fraudulent flags

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Many ships at sea today fly fraudulent flags. Some flag states do not seem particularly bothered that their national flags are being…

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Crew use COVID downtime to make a difference

By Lucy Chabot Reed Yacht crew all over the world have found interesting and creative ways to make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. In the Bahamas, Mate/Engr. Paul…

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Sea Science: Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones have differing intensity scales

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Tropical cyclone is, by definition, a universal label for a system originating over tropical waters of clouds and thunderstorms that exhibit a closed circulation in…

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