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How to keep yacht listings compliant with U.S. Customs

As U.S. Customs has taken a more pronounced stance lately in looking at the foreign yachts coming into the United States, it will be extra important to make sure yachts…

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Medical training means crew don’t need EpiPens to treat anaphylaxis

By Rebecca Castellano Dominating the news last month was a significant price increase of the EpiPen, an auto-injector device that delivers a pre-measured amount of epinephrine, also known as adrenaline,…

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Tuna Poke

Guest Chef Chef Jimmy Tancrell Tuna is as thick as we have seen them here in Costa Rica. It seems that every boat that goes out fills the cooler box,…

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Uncertainty after Brexit vote could hurt and help yachting

How, and when, will the UK leave the European Union? And how will this impact yachting? Prior to the Referendum on June 23, UK government departments were expressly forbidden to…

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Tragedy in Nice recall lessons learned from 9/11

By Alene Keenan When I heard about the atrocity in Nice during the Bastille Day celebration in mid-July, I recalled the many times I was in port there, and the…

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Here there be dragons: A cruise through Komodo National Park

By Sue Hacking The dry brown leaves crackled underfoot as we followed the path from the park headquarters toward the forest and hills. Large gray-brown roots of the ficus trees…

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Condo towers and developer’s plans disappoint beach commissioner

Editor’s note:  Ft. Lauderdale Vice Mayor/Commissioner Dean Trantalis shared his comments on the approval of plans to renovate Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center by the Fort Lauderdale City Commission…

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Changes to STCW require pre-planning to keep crew underway

Are you and your crew prepared for the upcoming deadline for the STCW refresher courses? If not you could face a very difficult situation preventing your superyacht from operating in…

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Any system can fail; any yacht can lose control

I am the full-time captain of the vessel that suffered a control system failure in the Bahamas this fall. Unfortunately, at the time of the failure, I was on vacation,…

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Towing has been around long before yachting

This letter is in response to the Owner’s View column in The Triton, and is aimed precisely at the captain who opposes towing and claims “the most knowledgeable” surveyors and…

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