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Secure at Sea: Solid plan can mitigate cyber-security issues

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem Cyber security for the global maritime industry continues to be a concern that most seem to be ignoring. Over the past few weeks, I have…

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Machinery Matters: Making a lab analysis report work for you

Machinery Matters: by Larry D. Rumbol Oil analysis is one of those tasks that should be de rigueur on a superyacht. Like brushing one’s teeth, there is no immediate benefit…

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Which of your tasks on a yacht would you prefer not to do?

It comes as no surprise that the least liked tasks on yachts have to do with the sewage system. Jerold MacKinnon: Replacing black water hoses. Craig Jones: Annual pressure cleaning…

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Georgia may pull tax cap on yacht refits

An article on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper’s website yesterday reports that Georgia state legislators are considering cancelling the sales tax cap it put on yacht refits as a way of…

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What was your last job before working on yachts?

More than 60 people piped in on Facebook and Instagram for our most recent question in our new Friday Funcard feature, which is designed to spark a conversation and give…

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Ferretti expands HQ at LMC

The Ferretti Group has designated its offices at Fort Lauderdale’s Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC) as its North American headquarters for its American service department.  The Ferretti Group’s service center for…

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Secure at Sea: Is your vessel ready for IMO’s Cyber Security compliance?

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem Cyber security threats continue to be one of the top threats facing governments, businesses, and private individuals around the globe with attacks increasing exponentially on…

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Yachts at UMC can be shown for sale in new FTZ

By Lucy Chabot Reed Universal Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale has received authorization from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to function as a foreign trade zone (FTZ) for yachts listed…

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Machinery Matters: Why condition monitoring is best practice

Machinery Matters: by Larry D. Rumbol “Condition monitoring” is one of those phrases one hears in conferences and learned corners of the dock. Those really familiar with it call it…

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How can the yachting industry prevent the spread of COVID-19?

By Chef Kevin Towns During this challenging and uncertain time, we are all looking for a “safe harbor.” In the yachting industry, we all know that safety is a high…

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