The Agent’s Corner

Agent’s Corner: Can’t leave the US? Protect that B1 and apply for an extension

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The Agent’s Corner: by Capt. Deb Radtke COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty to the yachting industry; cruising plans are in flux, some vessels are temporarily laid up. For…

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Agent’s Corner: S. Florida airports best when flying in on B1/B2

The Agent’s Corner: by Laura Garcia-Bartenfelder There are so many different aspects to receiving and traveling on a B1/B2 for crew members that in this column we will just broach…

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Agent’s Corner: Get the facts on Schengen visas

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The Agent’s Corner: by Deb Radtke Each season brings a new round of inquiries from our clients. This year it seems to be visas, and Schengen visas in particular. The…

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Agents Corner: Check electronic I-94s to catch, correct errors

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Agent’s Corner: by Deb Radtke U.S. Customs and Border Protection  is steadily working to streamline its  processes. This includes going paperless with I-94 records. The I-94 is a foreign visitor’s…

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The Agent’s Corner: Navigate the alphabet soup of US visas

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The Agent’s Corner: by Deb Radtke It’s the time of year when many large yachts are heading to the United States and we are getting a lot of inquiries regarding…

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Agent’s Corner: The Great Lakes are America’s un(der)discovered cruising grounds

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The Agent’s Corner: by Deb Radtke Five quick facts to get started (five facts because there are five lakes): If you drained the Great Lakes, they would cover the lower…

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The Agent’s Corner: Don’t write off the Caribbean season

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The Agent’s Corner: by Capt. Deb Radtke By now, everyone is well aware of the damage that was caused in the Caribbean by hurricanes Irma and Maria. For vessels that…

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The Agent’s Corner: Yacht agents play vital role in U.S. ports

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The Agent’s Corner: by Capt. Deb Radtke Who needs a yacht agent in Florida? I get asked this question a lot. The assumption is that there is no need for…

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The Agent’s Corner: Summer great time to cruise national parks

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The Agent’s Corner: by Capt. Deb Radtke Summer always gets me thinking of summer vacation, and for many in the U.S. that includes visiting a national park. In the U.S.,…

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The Agent’s Corner: Headed Down Under? Know the Aussie rules

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The Agents Corner: by Deb Radtke This past month I had the opportunity to visit Cairns, Australia. We were hosted by the Superyacht Group Great Barrier Reef. This gave me…

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