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MedAire acquired Ocean Medical

MedAire has acquired medical kit supplier Ocean Medical International (OMI), the latest in a string of similar businesses MedAire or its parent, International …

Tognum invests in expansion and development

Germany-based Tognum AG intends to invest more than 1 billion euros by the end of 2014. About 600 million euros will go each into research and development and …

Yachts named at World Superyacht Awards

The 47m M/Y Loretta Anna won Motor Yacht of the Year in the eighth annual World Superyacht Awards over the weekend. Designed by Dubois Naval Architects and …

China islands open

China has begun allowing tourists to visit the Paracel Islands, one of a group of disputed islets and reefs in the South China Sea, according to a story by …

New Zealand marine industry launches Friends of NZ Marine

In preparation of America’s Cup racing this fall, the New Zealand marine industry has launched Friends of NZ Marine, a new initiative designed to connect …

Rhode Island starts marine apprentice program

Rhode Island starts marine apprentice program The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) has received state approval and grant money to launch a …

Customs and Border Protection automate Arrival Departure

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun automating Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record to streamline the admissions process for individuals lawfully …

Bahamas gets more patrol vessels

The government of the Bahamas has signed a letter of intent with Damen Shipyards Group of Holland to buy eight long-range patrol vessels and an emergency …

Safe Harbor Maritime Academy begins summer program

Jacksonville-based Safe Harbor Maritime Academy has begun its first summer program, Summer Yacht School where 12 teenage boys will spend the summer living …

Texas yacht sales tax cap in committee

A repeat effort to cap sales tax on yachts sold in Texas at roughly $25,000 is not gaining ground in a state legislature concerned about billions in predicted …

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Yachts face new block for travel to Cuba

Yachts face new block for travel to Cuba

By Dorie Cox The U.S. Department of the Treasury on June 5 removed authorization for “group people-to-people” educational travel to …

BVI’s Willy T can return to original anchorage

BVI’s Willy T can return to original anchorage

On July 1, the iconic Willy T floating restaurant and bar will be allowed to return to its original location anchored off The Bight near …

Oh, the places yachting takes you

Oh, the places yachting takes you

By Katie Hunt Waking up at 5 a.m. isn’t unfamiliar to many of us yacht crew working in this fast-paced industry. So, as I walk into …

Top Shelf: Antigua lobster case in point for buying local

Top Shelf: Antigua lobster case in point for buying local

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald One of the biggest expenditures during a week-long or 10-day charter is the caviar and lobsters. And …

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