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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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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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Pioneer in yacht brokerage and Fraser Yachts, Jane Buffington dies

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By Dorie Cox Jane Buffington, formerly a partner with Fraser Yachts and one of the founders of the International Superyacht Society, died on Nov. 29 from heart congestion complications. She…

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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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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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Miami megayacht marina Deep Harbour officially opens

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The skyline of Miami and M/Y What a Country provided the backdrop for the official opening of Deep Harbour, the marina section of Island Garden on Watson Island this afternoon, Jan.…

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