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Cruising Grounds: Patagonia yacht guide

By Carlos Miquel For non-seafaring people, Patagonia represents an outdoor clothing line or a distant piece of land with vast pampas and gauchos. For seafaring people, Patagonia is often identified…

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Crew contracts vital, no guarantee of rights

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By Dorie Cox At the start of a new job, many crew are asked to sign a contract that defines wages, scope of work, leave and more. For charter vessels,…

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Crew caught by surprise when B1/B2 visas denied

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By Dorie Cox A yacht stew settled into her seat on a flight back to the United States after a recent overseas holiday. She had been working with the yacht…

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Motoryacht Limitless, a 100-foot Hargrave, catches fire, sinks

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M/Y Limitless, a 100-foot Hargrave, caught fire and sank on March 6 while on charter in the British Virgin Islands. Capt. Marvin Wilson reported that he, his crew of four,…

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Bridge repair to close New River navigation in February

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By Dorie Cox A planned repair of the railroad bridge in downtown Ft. Lauderdale will close navigation to the city’s major shipyards for 12 days in February. Several yards are…

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Yacht crew, mariners donate food for 16th Yachts du Coeur in Cannes

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Update Sept. 18 About one ton of food was collected from yachts this morning during the annual Yachts du Coeur in Cannes. About 500 people attended, according to event organizer,…

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Five days of Ft. Lauderdale boat show bring in $857.3 million

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In five days, last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) generated $508.3 million in sales from show participants, according to a recent study. “That $508.3 million, those are direct…

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No cruising license, no problem

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By Capt. Debora Radtke There is a misconception among many captains, crew and yacht owners that a foreign-flagged vessel cannot cruise in the United States without a valid cruising license. They…

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MarineMax expands into luxury yacht management, crew placement, charter

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MarineMax announced on March 18 that they are expanding into yacht management, crew placement and charter of luxury megayachts. The nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer headquartered in Clearwater,…

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Waterway dredging underway in Palm Beach, more on schedule

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Every season Capts. Donald and Natalie Hannon navigate segments of the 1,100-mile Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Virginia to Florida. The combination of natural inland waterways and dredged channels allows yacht…

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