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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 use in a marine auxiliary application. The order comes…

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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 and send text messages…

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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…

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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 traffic. But what makes Tahiti and…

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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 170-foot…

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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 June 1. Capts. Donald and…

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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 & seaman with the MCA and MCA chief…

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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 the Convention entering into force in August…

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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 measures 3.43…

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Newport taps YAG

The Newport Charter Yacht Show has chosen YachtAid Global as the beneficial charity of its closing party and fundraiser. The show runs from June 17-20 at Newport Yachting Center, with…

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