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Northwest Passage on your bucket list?

Northwest Passage on your bucket list?

Chief Officer Rob MacDonell of M/Y Blue Moon offers a rundown on how to prepare for the Northwest passage based on his experience as a passagemaker.

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Saint Lucia: Piton power makes this island unlike any other

Saint Lucia: Piton power makes this island unlike any other

It may be in the Eastern Caribbean, but this island nation could easily be mistaken for a Polynesian paradise. Here is everything you’ll need to know if you’re traveling to St. Lucia.

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The Hamptons: America’s Original Summer Colony

The Hamptons: America’s Original Summer Colony

This celebrity-sighting minefield is famous for everything, right down to its cookies. Long before Andy Warhol, Paul McCartney, Jerry Seinfeld, Christie Brinkley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kurt Vonnegut, and Truman Capote bought homes in the Hamptons, the indigenous Shinnecock and Montaukett...

Setting a course for the ‘Inland Seas’

Setting a course for the ‘Inland Seas’

A superyacht journey down the St. Lawrence Seaway offers beautiful scenery with clear, clean waters and endless possibilities for exploration and adventure. Welcome to the Great Lakes!

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VICTORIA, BC: A most friendly place for adventure

VICTORIA, BC: A most friendly place for adventure

Victoria, British Columbia, a small Canadian city on the Pacific coast of North America, has spent the first two decades of the 21st century molding itself into a diverse regional tourism district offering a wide array of the exciting activities...

CAPE BRETON ISLAND: One of yachting’s best-kept secrets

CAPE BRETON ISLAND: One of yachting’s best-kept secrets

From the warm waters of an inland sea to North America’s deepest natural harbor and oldest single malt whiskey, this island in northeast Nova Scotia is bound to surprise.

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Emerging Hot Spots

Emerging Hot Spots

A new breed of adventure-seeking yacht owners will push future top yacht destinations beyond the old familiar places. Here are a few of the emerging favorites.

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Nassau: Nicer than ever

Nassau: Nicer than ever

Revamped Hurricane Hole and Prince George Wharf offer more venues and better services.

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Chasing the Caribbean sun in St. Thomas, USVI

Chasing the Caribbean sun in St. Thomas, USVI

By Carol M. Bareuther, RD When locals living in the hills above Charlotte Amalie harbor look out and see the 452-foot, Lürssen-built M/Y Rising Sun is back on the docks at IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande...

Canadian Maritimes offer secluded cruising

Canadian Maritimes offer secluded cruising

As the nations of the world began to close down this spring, many captains and charter managers began looking for alternative cruising grounds closer to home. In the U.S., one spot that got some early attention was the Canadian...

Progress at Walker’s stalled, but not the vision

Progress at Walker’s stalled, but not the vision

Some things even a global pandemic can’t stop. Slow down, sure, but not stop. And when you combine the money of a multi-millionaire with the heart of a kid, joy is just bound to be the result. In...


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Hidden Gems: Potomac

Hidden Gems: Potomac

Cruising up the majestic Potomac River – the second largest tributary of the Chesapeake Bay – is a breathtaking rite of passage for any boater. In 1608 John Smith…

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Hidden Gems: Cambridge

Hidden Gems: Cambridge

What boaters find when they arrive in Cambridge, is a wonderfully boatable, friendly and walkable city. What often surprises, and always delights them, is…

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Bahamas tweaks arrival procedures, adds fee

Bahamas tweaks arrival procedures, adds fee

Editor's Note: Scroll down for more COVID-related news. Beginning tomorrow, the new entry requirements for visitors and residents of the Bahamas include: A COVID-19 PCR test within 5 days of travelA Bahamas Health Travel Visa, which can...

FLIBS20: Marinas began upgrades long before COVID

FLIBS20: Marinas began upgrades long before COVID

Anyone who physically arrived at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year was in for a big surprise.  Most of the five marinas (six, if we count the two ends of Pier 66) that normally touch the show as...

Yacht Haven Grande tops global marinas again

Yacht Haven Grande tops global marinas again

IGY Marinas’s Yacht Haven Grande marina in St. Thomas has been named International Superyacht Marina of the Year for the third time in the past five years. The award is given by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), the England...

BWA partners to offer services in Scandinavia

BWA partners to offer services in Scandinavia

Yachting agency BWA Yachting has expanded its operations into Northern Europe by partnering with a company that has offices in Norway and Denmark. Shipping and logistics company SDK Group will enable BWA to perform its myriad agency services such as...

Bahamas officials make yachting a priority

Bahamas officials make yachting a priority

By Lucy Chabot Reed Yachts and the yachting community -- the only piece of the tourism sector still active in the Bahamas -- are the island nation’s top priority, several high-level Bahamian officials declared In a webinar yesterday. “The yachting...

New River train bridge closures scheduled

New River train bridge closures scheduled

UPDATED The railroad bridge over the New River in Fort Lauderdale will be in the down position for several hours each day for the next month for repairs. According to the FEC, owners of the train tracks and bridge, the...

Northern Europe offers memorable cruising grounds

Northern Europe offers memorable cruising grounds

By Rebecca Whitlocke In recent years, countries in Scandinavia, the Baltic and the fringe of the Arctic have become more popular with yacht owners, charter companies and crew. While these coastlines may be less famous than their Mediterranean or Caribbean...

New charts out for Panama Canal

New charts out for Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority and the UK Hydrographic Office have released five new editions of its charts to the British Admiralty Catalog. These nautical charts comply with Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations for professional, commercial and recreational use...

Winter work on Erie Canal stopped

Winter work on Erie Canal stopped

The New York State Canal System may not be ready to open on May 15. The Canal Corporation’s parent agency, New York Power Authority (NYPA), ordered a work stoppage in March that has left eight canal locks dry with...

Bahamas releases COVID-related yacht protocols

Bahamas releases COVID-related yacht protocols

The government of The Bahamas has released official COVID-19-related protocols for all boats in the waters of The Bahamas. The protocols apply to “all boats, yachts, private craft, and recreational craft ('boats') including boats for hire for such...