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Microturbines enter yachting

California-based Capstone Turbine Corp., a manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has ordered 10 more of the ultra low-emission, diesel-fueled units for …

SatSleeve turns cell phone into sat phone

The newest version of the Thuraya SatSleeve transforms a standard iPhone into a satellite phone.   By docking an iPhone into the SatSleeve, users can call …

We may be entering new financial bubble

There are a lot of mixed feelings in the market today. We are hitting all-time market highs, but at the same time the feeling on the street seems to be that …

Tahiti offers land and sea options

With unparalleled diving, clear waters and sparsely populated villages, these islands in any other part of the world might be overrun with tourists and …

Crew Eye

It looks as though 164-foot M/Y Arianna has sprouted sails in this iPhone photo taken by Capt. Ian van der Watt of M/V Copasetic.   Behind Arianna is the …

Thousands chow at Chowder Cook-off

Summer has officially begun in Newport this year as several thousands of people attended the 32nd annual Great Chowder Cook-off at Newport Yachting Center on …

PYA: Astro Nav still under review

The Professional Yachting Association released this statement in May: Following a meeting between the PYA and Roger Towner, registrar general of shipping & …

Crew agencies get MLC nod

Two yacht crew placement agencies have been found compliant with MLC 2006 Convention requirements. “We are delighted to have gained compliancy prior to …

New 5nm light introduced

Georgia-based Hella Marine has introduced a new 5nm masthead LED lamp for vessels up to 164 feet.   The NaviLED PRO 5nm Masthead Lamp weighs 5 ounces and …

USCG medical needs fix

Three U.S. mariner unions have submitted comments to the U.S. Coast Guard saying its merchant mariner medical review program is flawed and should be replaced. …

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Surveyor, former yacht engineer Mark Webb dies

Surveyor, former yacht engineer Mark Webb dies

By Dorie Cox An engineer and a yacht surveyor, Mark Webb died after complications from triple by-pass heart surgery in Fort Lauderdale. …

200 celebrate at Triton Networking with Maritime Marine

200 celebrate at Triton Networking with Maritime Marine

About 200 people enjoyed a Polynesian-inspired Triton Networking event last night at Maritime Marine in Fort Lauderdale. The team and …

Special delivery: Laurel crew transport no-longer-salty dogs

Special delivery: Laurel crew transport no-longer-salty dogs

By Dorie Cox; Photos by Purser Stephanie Hodges and Second Stew Shani Davies Cleaned up and rested, 10 dogs from the Bahamas Humane …

Veteran captain Achim Fischer dies in car accident

Veteran captain Achim Fischer dies in car accident

By Dorie Cox Capt. Achim Fischer died in Antibes on Nov. 26 as a result of a car accident. He was 72. A veteran captain of 30 years, …

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