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Lady Lola crew takes school supplies to Panama

This Valentine’s Day, the local school system in the greater Chiriqui region of Northwest Panama received a gift unlike the usual chocolates and flowers. The 63m Oceanco M/Y Lady Lola…

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New dates for Antigua Charter Yacht Show

The Antigua Charter Yacht Show has pushed back the dates of this year’s show to December 6-12 in an attempt to allow more yachts and brokers to attend. One of…

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Interior trainers partner

Bogarts Butlers of Russia and Interior Yacht Services B.V. of the Netherlands have partnered to expand into Russia. Consultants and luxury hospitality trainers to high net worth individuals, the companies…

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YPI parent buys all shares

Shipbroking house Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS), parent company of Yachting Partners International (YPI), has purchased all remaining YPI shares to become outright owner of the luxury yachting group. BRS director…

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EPA to protect coral reefs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun an inter-agency effort to protect coral reefs off the shores of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Caribbean Coral Reef Protection…

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Private pirate army goes live

Typhon Maritime Security Service has launched its marine convoy escort service, giving ship operators transiting the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean an alternative to ride-on guards, also…

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Hacker-Craft opens in South Florida

New York-based builder The Hacker Boat Company, builders of the Hacker-Craft all-mahogany boats, has opened a showroom in Dania Beach, Fla., for up to six boats, including, initially, the first…

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Euro Marine hires sales staff

Euro Marine Trading has hired Herman Blanke to its sales team. Blanke has more than 25 years of experience in the marine industry and has managed a variety of businesses…

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New members to AYSS

The Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS) has accepted ship’s agents Jakera in Venezuela and Ultrayachts Premium Services in Santiago, Chile, as full members. Jakera (www.jakerax.com) offers a range of…

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Marsh hires two managers

New York-based risk management adviser Marsh has expanded its Private Client Services’ Yacht Practice with the appointment of two senior executives. Jennifer DuBois, who will be based in Ft. Lauderdale,…

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