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Triton Survey: Captains prefer control, offer tips for successful refits

As the inaugural Refit International Exhibition & Conference prepares to kick off in late January, we thought yacht captains might have something to say about the process, so we asked.…

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Commodore: Cuba needs to prepare for megayachts

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If megayachts gearing up to visit Cuba want to travel in luxury, they should plan to bring it with them, said Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich, commodore of the Hemingway International…

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Brokerage show to remain in Miami Beach with new name

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Several changes are in the works for two annual boat shows that take place February 11-15 in South Florida. One has been renamed, the other is preparing a new location.…

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Yacht boats and brokers in the news for November

Boats and Brokers news for November Recently sold M/Y Golden Compass, a 150-foot (45.7m) Picchiotti, by Philip Bell of Northrop & Johnson M/Y Galatea, a 131-foot (40m) Heesen launched in…

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Charter yacht fleet changing as owners make choices

A few developments in the charter market recently have triggered concerns and conversations about its future, chiefly an apparent trend of yacht owners to remove their vessels from commercial registration…

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42m yacht runs aground in Bahamas this morning

M/Y Unforgettable, a 42m Royal Denship, hit the rocks leaving the harbor at Albany Marina on New Providence Island in the Bahamas this morning. “The yacht ran aground leaving Albany…

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Goodbye domes, hello more data

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Matt Gerken of e3 Systems said his job is to make observations about captains and crew when he visits yachts while his colleagues are analyzing technology systems onboard. “I’m looking…

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Yacht crews’ remote help is recognized worldwide

The crews from M/Y Dragonfly and M/Y Umbra were honored Wednesday night with the International Superyacht Society’s Distinguished Crew Award for their efforts to help people devastated by Cyclone Pam…

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Space, rest make a case for yacht input into MLC

Two years since the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 took full effect, the impact hasn’t been as hard or as expensive as many had feared. “When it all first started, everyone…

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Fraser Yachts names yacht captains, crews of the year

Fraser Yachts’ Charter Captain of the Year for 2015 is Capt. Rob Shelnut of M/Y Lady Sara. The brokerage firm also honored two yachts in its charter fleet. Capt. Paul…

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