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Captain chronicles 33-day run across Alaska

Capt. Grant Maughan likes to spend his free time proving his mettle in endurance events around the world. He has conquered four of the Seven Summits, including Everest and Denali, and…

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Want to be a boat captain? Find a mentor, these women captains advise

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A group of female captains shared tips for future mariners and offered recommendations for breaking in as a new boater.

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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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10th USCG license renewal teaches some new lessons

Even after 40 years, an old captain can learn a new trick. Capt. Tedd Greenwald is on the 10th renewal of his U.S. Coast Guard license. At five years each,…

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NJ adds brokers

Fort Lauderdale-based Northrop & Johnson has hired yacht broker Grant Henderson and charter specialist Claudia Acevedo to its international team. Both will be based in Fort Lauderdale.  Henderson got his…

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Cluster Yachting Monaco hosts Open Day

By Lauren Coles On Thursday, Oct. 8, Cluster Yachting Monaco organized Open Day for yacht charter and sales brokers to learn more about and visit yachts for sale or charter…

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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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Course change from 506-foot ship to 120 yacht

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By Dorie Cox Capt. Christopher Monroe expected his new job to feel unfamiliar. At 49 years old, he had made a significant course correction for a new tour of duty.…

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From the Bridge: Crew dream of moving up, captains long to move down

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox A group of yacht captains with experience at the helm of yachts from 100 feet to more than 250 feet gathered to address a…

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Foreign yachts now can charter in Australia

The Australian parliament passed legislation on Thursday to allow foreign-flagged superyachts to charter in Australian waters.  The Special Recreational Vessels Bill 2019 grants superyachts the use of a temporary coastal…

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