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Disrupted supply chain means shortages, delays, higher costs

Disrupted supply chain means shortages, delays, higher costs

From engine parts to flowers, the goods that keep the yacht industry afloat are short on supply and long in coming — ripple effects from the production shutdowns and shipping delays due to COVID-19.

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Sophisticated new simulator elevates crew training in Southern California

Sophisticated new simulator elevates crew training in Southern California

The size and type of boat can be specified, and conditions such as a snowstorm or giant seas can be simulated with very realistic results — right down to the seasickness, if you’re extra focused.

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Practice safe CPR in the Age of COVID

Practice safe CPR in the Age of COVID

Someone has collapsed and needs CPR. But what about the risk of getting COVID-19? There’s no barrier mask in sight, and no time to find one. Here’s how to give the appropriate emergency response.

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Triton founders leave a legacy of hard work, heartfelt service

Triton founders leave a legacy of hard work, heartfelt service

The Triton’s former co-owner and founding editor Lucy Chabot Reed relates some of the triumphs and trials that made The Triton a trusted source of yachting news and networking for 17 years.

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Industry Briefs

Shut down and stranded: Pandemic realities for those who work at sea

Delays, cancellations, restrictions, closures, quarantines, and last-minute changes have become the norm in the past 18 months. For crew, the fallout has been immense.

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Maritime regulations no guarantee against local pandemic restrictions

On almost a daily basis, new rules are implemented or existing rules are modified with little to no notice, creating chaos for crew and endless problems for itinerary planning, owner’s use, and charters.

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Tips to stay as healthy as possible when traveling to and from the yacht

Don’t forget, because of Covid-19, countries are changing their entry requirements more frequently. This means travelers should always check often for changes in international travel requirements.

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Skip the fuel dock with new lineup of electric outboard motors

Green technology is where it’s at these days. A new lineup of fully electric outboard motors capable of delivering power without the pollution was recently debuted by Flux Marine at the 2021 Newport International Boat Show.

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British Columbia shipyard poised to become superyacht hub

With an influx of superyachts cruising North America’s West Coast, Point Hope Maritime in Victoria, British Columbia, aims to become a major center for yacht maintenance and repairs.

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Latest news in the fleet: Rhine sells; Asteri listed; La Pellegrina with CNI

Yachts sold M/Y Rhine, a 131-foot (40m) Sunseeker launched in 2012, by Northrop & Johnson brokers Jim Poulsen...