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Damen's Game Changer shakes up London Superyacht Scene

Posted July 4, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
A rare sight on the Thames, DAMEN’s new 70-metre GAME CHANGER (227 ft) has spent three days in London to promote the Yacht Support range of vessels. Visitors enjoyed a full array of tenders, toys and a submersible, but GAME CHANGER also prompted many serious discussions about safe helicopter operations. “GAME CHANGER made a big impression on the owners, captains, brokers and designers who joined us on board, particularly with its helicopter capability and all-weather protected hangar,” comments AMELS Commercial Director Rose Damen, who is also responsible for DAMEN’s yachting portfolio. “When it comes to superyacht helipad design and operation, ...
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Ballistic Tenders

Posted June 29, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
BALLISTIC PROTECTION - in Superyacht Tenders   By - Josh Richardson       Whilst rumours abound about certain superyachts having bulletproof glass and ballistic protection I am not sure there are many superyacht tenders you can think of which have this, which seems strange as surely tender transfers would be the time during which guests are most vulnerable and an easier target?   We believe that at Superyacht Tenders and Toys we are project managing some of the world’s first fully enclosed custom limousine tenders with ballistic protection. In speaking to all of the premium custom builders suitable for ...
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A Water Safari

Posted April 18, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
A Waterborne Safari Cruising the Southern African Coast
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Aquamarina at Rivergate Marina

Posted April 18, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
RIVERGATE EXPERTISE, SERVICE& LOCATION APPEAL TO AQUAMARINA     The shimmering pearlescent blue-hulled, 47-metre MY Aquamarina made a jaw-dropping entrance as it cruised via the Gold Coast Seaway up the Brisbane River to Rivergate Marina & Shipyard for scheduled maintenance.   The ISA-built luxury superyacht was constructed in Italy in 2006 in steel and aluminium to Lloyds International Class Rules and is MCA and RINA compliant.   Speaking about his choice of Rivergate for repair, refit and maintenance, Captain Alistair Purves said “We have been bringing MY Aquamarinato Rivergate Marina & Shipyard Brisbane for annual maintenance for over five years, primarily ...
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Italian yachting service specialist launches Luise Yachting Adriatic

Posted March 28, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Italian yachting service specialist launches Luise Yachting Adriatic Luise Group in Italy has announced the opening of new offices throughout the Adriatic Sea. The new locations will operate under the brand name Luise Yachting Adriatic. Headquartered in Naples, Luise Group is a registered yacht and ship agents with a range of services in its portfolio offering services to yachts owners and captains in Italy and the French Riviera. Luise Yachting Adriatic is headed up by managing partner Edward Pegan. Based in Venice, Luise Yachting Adriatic will offer services along the entire Italian Adriatic, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania. The emphasis will be ...
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An Exquisite Summer Wine: très Chardonnay de Rosé

Posted March 28, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
An Exquisite Summer Wine: très Chardonnay de Rosé By Igor Sill, March 27, 2017   Spending the summer months sipping Rosé wines in one of the most beautiful and famous villages of France, St. Tropez, brings back some truly incredible memories.  The sparkling aquamarine stretch of coastline between Provence, St. Tropez and Bandol is home to some of the finest Rosé wines and the perfect accompaniment to a Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur afternoon.    Each year, a group of us friends make the annual trek to Dick Eddy’s Annual Rosé Wine Tasting gathering at his lovely Mediterranean villa centered in St. Tropez.  Every year, ...
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Balk Shipyard - The First AntiRoll Installation facility in Europe

Posted March 28, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Balk Shipyard – The first AntiRoll installation facility in Europe   A steady partnership in perfect balance A tradition of shipbuilding that spans more than two centuries, the 7th generation now at the helm and Purveyor to the Court of the Netherlands. There are few shipyards that are able to present such a record. Balk Shipyard can. And this is testimony to their tradition in innovation and respect for their roots. A heritage which has driven them to continuously anticipate the requirements of the times and develop effective and agile business strategies. As a result, Balk Shipyard can now call ...
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White Fleet of Modern Times

Posted Nov. 23, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
White Fleet of Modern Times   Cruising on pleasure boats goes back a long way on the large lakes of Central Europe. There has been a so-called White Fleet in Switzerland for more than 175 years. But the Lake Lucerne Navigation Company (SGV) always moves with the times. The latest generation of passenger boats has the countenance of a superyacht and is designed by the Bremenhaven company, judel/vrolijk & co – design GmbH from the DEUTSCHE YACHTEN, Superyacht Germany working group. Following on from the trailblazer “MS Saphir”, the SGV now has its flagship under construction.   The 63.50-metre-long jewel ...
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THE NORTH EASTERN ADRIATIC Marinas, Shipyards & More

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
THE NORTH EASTERN ADRIATIC   Marinas, Shipyards & More   By Anne Spyropoulos   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   New destinations further afield and outside of traditional winter refit centers are seeing a revival of sorts as the number and size of yachts worldwide are growing causing shipyard space to be at a premium.  This climate is forcing yacht owners, captains and managers to re-evaluate previously undervalued locations for winter layup. With over 25 yachts (30m+) in the Trieste area and over 130 yachts in Croatia this past winter, never before has the area ...
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THE POWER OF YACHTING TO DO GOOD Let’s keep It Rolling

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
THE POWER OF YACHTING TO DO GOOD Let’s keep It Rolling By Norma Trease   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   Wealth, power, technology, creation, influence, communication, art, voyaging, construction, are only a few of the many words which describe the potential of the yachting community to impact the world. As seen in leading publications, novels, in film and on television, yachting is viewed as the ultimate refuge of the ultra-rich, with a reputation and image that is definitely negative, with whiffs of corruption, and abuse of power. For those of us who work in ...
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SHIP SHAPE AND FIT FOR PURPOSE The Superyacht Gym

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
SHIP SHAPE AND FIT FOR PURPOSE The Superyacht Gym By Edward Thomas   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   There has never been a time in the history of yacht building when onboard gyms and wellness facilities have proven to be so popular.   An increasing number of are dedicating more of their precious time to looking after themselves as they keep their businesses financially sound. In the past many would see exercise as a somewhat abstract investment of time for a long-term reward- quite incoherent with how they would run the rest of their ...
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SUPERFOODS for SUPERYACHTS The Food Of The Kings

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:23 p.m.
SUPERFOODS for SUPERYACHTS   The Food Of The Kings   By AngelikA Furstler    (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   For thousands of years ancient civilisations have been using "the foods of the kings" and taking advantage of their outstanding effects on health and wellbeing. Pharaons in Egypt, Chinese Emporers, the Mayas, Aztecs, Incas and many more have harnessed the power of the most valuable foods on the planet - 'superfoods'. Superfoods were sought by kings of ancient civilizations with olive oil being used to anoint kings, chia seeds were used as an energy source ...
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The RORC Caribbean 600 Race - 2016

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
70 YACHTS - 11 ISLANDS & A SPECTACULAR MOON The RORC Caribbean 600 Race - 2016   By  John Burnie   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)     The RORC Caribbean 600 Race is held annually in February and the 2016 edition marked the 8th running of the event. Starting in Antigua, the race course follows a meandering route around 11 islands in the Leeward Island Chain - taking in St Bart’s and Tintamare to the North and Guadeloupe and Les Saintes to the South. Racing 600 miles in such proximity to so many islands ...
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LADY AT THE TOP PIPPA NICHOLAS Interview by Colin Squire

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
LADY AT THE TOP   PIPPA NICHOLAS   Interview by Colin Squire   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   Pippa, I and Kim, Pips Life Partner, have met up in a beautiful boutique hotel lovingly crafted from an old manor house with a Tudor and Victorian history. Oaksmere, sits in 17 acres near to my office in Bungay and was renovated in the 1970's, by a Yacht Captain would you believe. A perfect place to meet up and discuss Pippas earlier life as Phil and her recent gender transformation.   Where were you born Pip? ...
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PETER (The Painter) ALLAN - 20th November 1943 - 3rd November 2015

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
PETER (The Painter) ALLAN -   20th November 1943 - 3rd November 2015   By Colin Squire   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)     Peter  was born a Cockney and grew up in the East End of London and left school on his 15th birthday. As anybody who knew Peter well would expect there had been a few problems at his school with sticking to the rules and as he mentioned to me when I was interviewing him back in 2004, 'I didn’t fit into school well' and so he felt it best that ...
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Lutz Pouplier, 1954-2015 By Tim Thomas

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:14 p.m.
Lutz Pouplier, 1954-2015   By Tim Thomas   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)     Lutz Pouplier may not be the most familiar name to those who did not know him, and as an engineer he wasn’t a great one for shouting about his achievements. Yet in a Superyacht career spanning more than 30 years, his brilliance was clearly recognised by the ones who counted – so much so that his last position was as Lead Technical Superintendent of the 180 metre Azzam, a role that he took up in 2013 shortly before the yacht’s ...
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The 2016 Monaco Yacht Show Connecting people.

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
The 2016 Monaco Yacht Show Connecting people.   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   With a record number of visitors and exhibitors at last year’s edition, this September’s 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, being our greatest offering yet, again promises to stand as the world’s No. 1 Superyacht hub.   The 34,500 high profile businessmen, potential clients or yacht owners that attended the 2015 edition will again be expected to walk the docks of Monaco’s port Hercules, of which the new reconfiguration on the southern side set last year will not change. The Quai Antoine 1er ...
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The 'White Isle' Rediscovered And The New 'Port Ibiza Town'

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
The 'White Isle' Rediscovered   And The New 'Port Ibiza Town'   By Steve White   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)     Your grandfather went to Sardinia, your father went to St Tropez and you go to Ibiza!    This simple catchphrase sums up the ascendancy of Ibiza as the 'go to' spot for the super rich and their friends over the past five years.    Ibiza, known for many years as the 'kiss me quick' package holiday centre for Northern European sun worshippers, has now become 'ultra glam' and the new playground of ...
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HYBRID MARINE TECHNOLOGY FOR SUPERYACHTS AND TENDERS By John Haynes

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
  HYBRID MARINE TECHNOLOGY  (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   FOR SUPERYACHTS AND TENDERS   By John Haynes   In 2016 two significant developments are going to make many owners, operators and builders of superyachts consider hybrid marine power. Firstly the new emissions laws in ports and secondly there is now an incentive for high technology manufacturers to invest in developing highly efficient batteries.   For the marine industry to move forward it needs to utilise expertise from aviation and other sectors to drive this innovation and support relevant safety standards. Automotive manufacturers in Europe, ...
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HAZARDOUS OCCURRENCES ON SUPERYACHTS It’s Never Too Late To Learn

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
HAZARDOUS OCCURRENCES ON SUPERYACHTS  (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   It’s Never Too Late To Learn   By Captain John Rose MNM, ExC   In a world where the working environment encourages a Just Culture for safety i.e.where people are not punished for actions, omissions or decisions taken by them which are commensurate with their experience and training, but where gross negligence, wilful violations and destructive acts are not tolerated, the silence from those working in the Superyacht industry is extraordinary! The question to ask is why is this section of the maritime industry lagging behind? Is ...
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GENDER EQUALITY – MIND THE GAP By Anna Percival

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
GENDER EQUALITY –  MIND THE GAP   By Anna Percival   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   In my last article, written at the beginning of my maternity leave, I focused on the impending arrival of my twins, and how women on yachts have little choice when it comes to having a family and a yachting career simultaneously. Since the arrival of our boy/girl twins in July, I’ve become even more aware of the gender gap in our society. We don’t dress the twins in the stereotypical blue and pink, in fact we chose to ...
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HIGH TODAY – GONE TOMORROW SAY NO TO DRUGS By Ed Hill

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
HIGH TODAY – GONE TOMORROW   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   SAY NO TO DRUGS   By Ed Hill     To many, the image of the superyacht industry is one of excessive opulence.  A number of recently publicised newspaper articles have exposed the lavish nature of some of the parties being held on board some yachts with revelations of drug taking and prostitution capturing the headlines.    The link with drug abuse and yachts has never exactly been too far away.  Some will associate this link with owners and guests.  However, we cannot ignore ...
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DRONES AND SUPERYACHTS The Facts By Simon Finlayson

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
DRONES AND SUPERYACHTS   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   The Facts   By Simon Finlayson                                           The regulations, safety concerns and solutions for safe integration of UAV systems and Superyacht Operations   An action packed film of the crew out wake boarding, the perfect shot of the charter guests on the jet-skis, a live view of the bay around the corner to check for space, aerial imagery of the top mark at a regatta, all amazing and exciting opportunities for using UAV technology to aid Superyacht operations and to enhance the guest experience.   With ...
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Cruising & Diving - The Magnificent Maldives By Linda Cartlidge

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 2 p.m.
Cruising & Diving - The Magnificent Maldives By Linda Cartlidge   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   One of the best and most fascinating destinations in the world for a yachting dive trip, the magnificent Maldives, is growing in popularity year after year. Interspersed amidst an amazing variety of marine life, clear cool waters (26-290C) and stunning barrier reef dive and snorkeling spots are magical luxury resort islands with gorgeous unparalleled anchorages. The Maldives Archipelago consists of 26 atolls of entirely natural formation that make up the chain of low lying islands and only a ...
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CONCIERGE IS HERE TO STAY And Local Knowledge Will Win The Day By Rosemary P

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
CONCIERGE IS HERE TO STAY    (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   And Local Knowledge Will Win The Day   By Rosemary Pavlatou   Concierge services seem to be a favourite catch-phrase and not just in yachting, for many and varied kinds of services. What people mean and what they offer with the term concierge is different from place to place and establishment to establishment. The term first came into general use describing in-house services in good hotels, which arranged on demand services and assisted guests providing local knowledge and local contacts which facilitated the guest's ...
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MICHAEL KURTZ Professional Snapper

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
MICHAEL KURTZ  (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   Professional Snapper   Colin Squire regularly joins us for big sailing events on our chase boat in Palma or St Tropez, to take photos together and we recently discussed the honour of myself, and my work, being featured in the “The Professional Snapper” section of his “Yachting Matters” magazine.   However, my history in photography, or my “snapper job”, as he calls it is very different to the top photographers that have already been published in his magazine. I know most of the top 20 yacht photographers ...
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CLAIRE MATCHES PROFESSIONAL SNAPPER

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
CLAIRE MATCHES   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   PROFESSIONAL SNAPPER     'Why don’t you bring your cameras?' This single question asked by the owner of a boat I used to crew on in local regattas that marked a real turning point in my career. But we’ll come to this a little later..   My first boating experience was when I was just six months old, travelling with my mother from Africa (where my parents lived) to England on a post boat. A trip which turned out being the first of many and perhaps also ...
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The Superyacht Challenge Antigua - 28th - 31st January 2016 Pure Fun Afloat & A

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
  The Superyacht Challenge Antigua - 28th - 31st January 2016 Pure Fun Afloat & Ashore By Louay Habib   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   The sixth edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua attracted eleven magnificent ocean-going yachts from 80 to 151ft. The impressive fleet took part in three days of competitive racing along the stunning south coast of Antigua, complimented by laid-back social events, The Superyacht Challenge Antigua is a wonderful celebration of sailing and parties, dedicated to pure fun afloat and ashore, where all participants enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, free from commercial ...
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The Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2015 54 shows - 54 successes By Colin squire

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
The Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2015  (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   54 shows - 54 successes By Colin squire   Between December 4-10th many of the world’s finest charter yachts, sent by their owners to the Caribbean for the 2015 winter season, gathered on the docks around the Falmouth and English Harbours to await visits from many hundreds of attending Brokers and Vendors. These true professionals make their annual pilgrimage to Antigua to view yachts and network amongst the palm trees and historic buildings, some that date back as far as 1725 when English ...
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THE FUTURE OF MARINAS IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE The Proposal By Norma Trease

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
THE FUTURE OF MARINAS IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE The Proposal   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30)   By Norma Trease   The long-anticipated plans for the future of marinas in the South of France have been published – who will win this complicated and lucrative bid to help these ageing facilities re-gain their glory days and dominance of years past?   The harbours of Antibes/Juan-Les-Pins are steeped in history and yachting lore. From the days when Phoenicians, Greeks and Roman sailors stalked these scenic shores, to the creation of the world’s first Superyacht marinas by ...
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THE AMALFI COAST And A Gastronomic Delight By Francesco Luise

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
THE AMALFI COAST   And A Gastronomic Delight   By Francesco Luise   Cruising the Amalfi coast is a ritual that has been undertaken by uncountable numbers of seafarers over the centuries, many as a part of their everyday working life but in more recent years by pleasure seekers as they relax and enjoy their Italian summer Superyacht break. But what has the coast to offer other than those unbeatable mountainous views. A short look at the history books tells us that Amalfi has always had its links to the sea that it nestles alongside, is one of four historic ...
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An Extreme Icelandic Voyage - to prove a point! And certainly no 'Walk in the P

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
An Extreme Icelandic Voyage - to prove a point! And certainly no 'Walk in the Park' By Colin Squire   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 30) Notwithstanding the warm hospitality and intriguing delicacies that I had enjoyed and relished only one-and-a-half years ago when I first visited Iceland on a trip that took me to the ultra-modern Rafnar ship-building facility in Reykjavík in order to test the first of the new Rafnar RIBs, another invite came as quite a surprise. That first visit was to experience for myself the unique performance of the "OK Hull" technology, ...
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AN ILLUMINATING TALE 25 Years of Underwater Lights (Ltd.) By Peter Urquhart

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
AN ILLUMINATING TALE  (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   25 Years of Underwater Lights (Ltd.)   By Peter Urquhart   Does it benefit answering the telephone? Twenty five years ago it did as it was a request to design an underwater light that could be installed into the transom of a 50m yacht. The editor of this classy magazine Colin Squire wondered if I would write an article on the evolution of underwater water lights. He still has, and always reminds me, that he has one of those original lights hidden somewhere in his attic. ...
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ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES The Authentic Caribbean By Heather Grant

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   The Authentic Caribbean   By Heather Grant     St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is a small island nation in the Lesser Antilles set in the Eastern Caribbean.  It is located in the southern part of the Windward Islands, south of St. Lucia and north of Grenada.  Barbados is about 90 miles east.  This 389 km2 territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands stretching south from ...
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MINI SUBMARINES Exploring The Depths In Style By Cpt. Peter Anderson

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
MINI SUBMARINES  (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   Exploring The Depths In Style   By Cpt. Peter Anderson     A little over 34 years ago on a miserable wet and windy night in Faslane Scotland, I joined my first Royal Navy submarine, just 24hrs before a state of war was announced over the disputed sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.  To my horror, very soon after, we were dispatched in our dark and claustrophobic steel tube reeking of sweat and diesel, to undertake a passage of several weeks toward the South Atlantic.  Little did I ...
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THE ST. BARTHS BUCKET 17-20TH March 2016 By Barby MacGowan

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
  THE ST. BARTHS BUCKET 17-20TH March 2016  By Barby MacGowan   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   For 22 years, the St. Barths Bucket Regatta has been making a statement in the French West Indies with its extraordinary collection of the extreme sailing yachts that migrate annually to the tiny island of Saint-Barthélemy in order to participate in pursuit racing like no other. This year, 38 teams (topping last year’s 35) competed while the event’s four stewards – Perini Navi, Royal Huisman, Rybovich, and Vitters Shipyard – ensured the shore side  festivities were well ...
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What is the Professional Yachting Association?

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
What is the Professional Yachting Association?  (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   The PYA exists to represent and support professional yacht crew and has members from nearly 50 countries around the world. It is a not for profit association that looks after the interests of crew, and offers accurate, unbiased advice and support on certification, training, welfare, and regulation.    The PYA is the ONLY organisation committed to helping professional yacht crew in this way.   What is the PYA doing for crew?                 CERTIFICATION: When trying to obtain a certificate of competency, the biggest ...
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Food and wine pairing tips to impress your guests by Louise Sydbeck, Master of

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Food and wine pairing tips to impress your guests  (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   by Louise Sydbeck, Master of Wine, Riviera Wine   Food and wine pairing is probably one of the most enjoyable and fun aspects of wine training and although most wines works with most foods there are definitely some good rules to know about in order to impress your owner or charter guests. Be it a lunch on the beach or an exclusive dinner on the aft deck, these guidelines will assist you in finding dazzling combinations and keep the guests ...
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GUEST Training Awareness Day

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:23 p.m.
GUEST Training Awareness Day   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   On the 14th May 2016, the PYA hosted two interactive GUEST training sessions for interior crew at the Royal Beach Hotel in Antibes. The drive behind these sessions was to showcase some of the skills that crew can expect to master as part of the GUEST program. Born out of a demand from the Superyacht Industry, the GUEST program developed and established bespoke training specifications for interior crew.  As the front line for owners and guests, it is fundamental that Interior crew have the level ...
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GUEST AWARENESS WORKSHOP ONBOARD MY MOONLIGHT II IN NICE SPONSORED BY BURGESS

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
GUEST AWARENESS WORKSHOP ONBOARD MY MOONLIGHT II IN NICE  (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31) SPONSORED BY BURGESS   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   In Nice, on the 24th of June 2016, the Professional Yachting  Association GUEST program held another successful ‘Awareness Day’ onboard the Burgess managed 91m Motor Yacht Moonlight. Attended by over 20 charter brokers from a range of top brokerage houses including Burgess, YCO, Northrop and Johnson, YPI and Worth Avenue Yachts, the day was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all.   Created with the ...
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LIFEGUARDING SKILLS – HOW IMPORTANT ARE THEY?

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
LIFEGUARDING SKILLS – HOW IMPORTANT ARE THEY?  (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31) Attending to superyacht owners and guest requests, as well as surprising them with small and important details, are all in a days work for the multi-skilled yacht crew of today. Strong customer service, boat handling, navigation, food safety and understanding weather conditions are only some of the skills and qualifications yachting professionals are required to have and to master. This does not leave much time for anything else in regards to training and experience. But what else could there be in an industry ...
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The PYA and the Training Providers: Dispelling the myths By Joey Meen, Director

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:16 p.m.
The PYA and the Training Providers: Dispelling the myths   By Joey Meen, Director of Training and Certification for the PYA   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31) Here at the PYA it recently came to our attention that a few crew (members & non-members) have concerns regarding what the PYA have been up to!!! The PYA have been accused of not only being responsible for the increased number of required training courses, but also criticized for having Training Providers on Council; we currently have three. I believe these two issues are related, and I want ...
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The Superyacht Cadets Shaping the Future By Sam Watson

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:14 p.m.
The Superyacht Cadets Shaping the Future   By Sam Watson   Usually when something exciting happens in yachting it concerns size, speed or technology. This time it’s about people, Italian people to be precise. The superyacht powerhouse of Viareggio in Tuscany has come together, with government support, to deliver a new initiative for the training and mentoring of cadets. It’s the first program of its kind and, for all the right reasons, it’s going to shake things up.     Italian shipbuilding and design are renowned for being world class, but it may surprise you to know that a colossal ...
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Pendennis The Metamorphosis of a Shipyard

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
  Pendennis   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31) The Metamorphosis of a Shipyard By Christine Winans As the third largest natural harbour in the world, Falmouth in Cornwall was always fated to become an important nautical hub. The south west of England, and Falmouth in particular, has a maritime heritage that forms the very foundation of the town. Although historically it was initially the more sheltered Penryn that was the main port, as the Royal Mail Packet Ships became based out of Falmouth between 1688 and 1850 the town boomed becoming central to the delivery of ...
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The Palma Superyacht Cup – 22-25th June Rule Rules Rule! By John Burnie

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
The Palma Superyacht Cup – 22-25th June Rule Rules Rule!   By John Burnie   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   On 22nd – 25th June the 20th Edition of the Palma Superyacht Cup took place in brilliant sunshine and blue water, racing taking place as usual in the Bay of Palma. Under the steady guidance of Kate Branagh and her hard working team the Palma Superyacht Cup has quickly evolved to become one of the best superyacht events to participate in - it is today quite definitely on a par with all the top bucket ...
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PALMA PIONEER PLANS PACIFIC PASSAGE In a 8.28m daysailer!

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:08 p.m.
PALMA PIONEER PLANS PACIFIC PASSAGE In a 8.28m daysailer!   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31) Why does a yachtsman cross an ocean with a daysailer slightly longer than 8m? Because nobody has before! After Superyacht Captain Philipp Heisig gained his place in the history books by successfully crossing the Atlantic in an H-boat in 2001, he now intends to break another record by heading across the Pacific. In December 2016, Heisig will put to sea in an H-boat from Antigua. With a few stops at Caribbean islands, boat and crew will arrive in the Pacific ...
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MYBA Genoa Charter Show 2016 The End of an Era

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
MYBA Genoa Charter Show 2016  (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   The End of an Era   By Norma Trease   Ciao Italia, it’s been a great ride, enjoying the MYBA charter show with you for almost three decades, but as the song says, “time to … say goodbye…”   For 28 years the MYBA Charter Show has been hosted in Italy, first in San Remo and for the past 17 years in the ancient port city of Genoa. To many, the announcement that this venerable show is moving to Barcelona in 2017 came as ...
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PHUKET- THE SUPERYACHT GATEWAY TO MYANMAR

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
PHUKET-   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31) THE SUPERYACHT GATEWAY TO MYANMAR By Linda Cartlidge   Superyacht cruising is opening up beyond the usual hubs and marinas of the Mediterranean or Caribbean as facilities are being developed and upgraded around the world. An example of growing superyacht interest and visits made possible through upscale marinas and knowledgeable yachting support is Phuket Island in Thailand. Dubbed the ‘Monaco of South East Asia’ and acknowledged as the ‘Superyacht Hub of South East Asia’, Phuket Island has many cruising options in the Andaman Sea to nearby secluded bays while ...
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MONACO YACHT SHOW 2016

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Monaco Yacht Show 2016, 28th September - 1st October   Superyacht Reflections     (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)      From 28 September to 1 October 2016 the Monaco Yacht Show will open its doors to its 26th edition and the 34,000 participants who will arrive from around the world to celebrate the best that Superyachts have on offer in a beautiful, brilliant and iconic venue, the Principality of Monaco.   Private yacht owners, future buyers of yachts and decision-makers from leading companies in the yachting and luxury sectors will tread the blue walkways ...
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MIKE BREWER YACHT AGENT AND LEGEND

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
  Man at the Top  (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   MIKE BREWER   Interviewed by Colin Squire   Mike Brewer, often referred to as a legend within our industry by those that know him, has travelled to my home town of Bungay to let me delve into his life history. He talks about his early setbacks in life, how he overcame these and then began a very rough and tough career at sea, a vocation that eventually took him to Greece and then on to become one of the worlds most knowledgeable and respected ...
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MOTOR YACHT VANISH

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
MOTOR YACHT VANISH   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31) Vanish, like every Feadship reflects the wishes and requirements of her owners to an exceptional degree. With helipads on both the sun deck aft and bow area, Vanish will serve as a springboard to a world of adventures. In addition to the owners’ inspired brief, Vanish also incorporates the ideas of Eidsgaard Design, giving her the most functional and aesthetically pleasing solutions possible in every respect. Her powerful exterior profile is softened by harmonious lines and the use of varnished teak, including cap rails with a diameter ...
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SAIL YACHT SEA EAGLE

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
SEA EAGLE (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   Sea Eagle is a powerful 43m sloop, beautifully designed and engineered to meet her Taiwanese owner’s plans to cruise the world and participate in the occasional superyacht regatta along the way.  With her dark blue hull and “Chevy white” superstructure, the yacht is as stylish as she is performance oriented. A high-aspect carbon fibre mast towers some 57m above the water and carries upwind over 1,000 sq/m of standing sail whilst a fixed keel drawing 4.5m and a displacement of just on 200 tons ensures a thrilling ride ...
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MOTOR YACHT GALACTICA SUPER NOVA

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
GALACTICA SUPER NOVA   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   At 70m Galactica Super Nova is Heesen Yacht's largest build to date.  It's slender aluminium hull was engineered by Hessen's in-house collaboration with the renowned Dutch naval architects van Oossanen, who devised the revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) technology.  An extremely thorough pre-design phase, developed during more than 35 years of yacht building experience, resulted in a very efficient construction process that allowed the full-custom vessel to be built and delivered in 41 months.  Galactica Super Nova combines speed, space and style, with an ...
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MOTOR YACHT ATLANTE

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
    ATLANTE    (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   Atlante is the result of excellent work by the CRN Technical Office who oversaw the exterior profile design, in partnership with Studio Nuvolari Lenard Design. The Interior Design was by Studio Gilles & Boissier.  Her strong stylistic identity draws inspiration from the style elements typical of military ships.     The Owner specifically requested a yacht with a strong masculine touch and his strong influence recurs throughout the boat with innovative polished steel handrails with a trapezoidal profile reminiscent of a diamond.  Metal elements in ...
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MOTOR YACHT DILBAR

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
DILBAR   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   The 156m Dilbar is the largest motor yacht in the world by gross tonnage (15,917t) and the 4th largest by length. She is without doubt one of the most complex and challenging yachts to have ever put to sea, both in terms of dimensions and technology.  Dilbar has areas within her interior, comprising nearly 41,000 square feet of living space, that have ever been seen on a yacht before, she also has two helipads and very generous deck areas.   Building Dilbar was a great challenge and one ...
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SUPERYACHT EVENTS 2016 - 2017

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
  EVENTS 2016 – 17             ALWAYS CHECK DATES ONLINE BEFORE COMMITMENT     CANNES YACHT & BOAT SHOW SEPTEMBER 6 - 11 2016 www.salonnautiquecannes.com   SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW SEPTEMBER 16 –25 2016 www.southamptonboatshow.com   LES VOILES DE ST. TROPEZ SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 2 2016 www.lesvoilesdesaint-tropez.fr   THE MONACO YACHT SHOW SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 1 2016 www.monacoyachtshow.com   AYSS – MONACONET - RASCASSE SEPTEMBER 29  2016  (invite only) www.ayss.org   THE FUTURE FOR YACHT CHARTERING OCTOBER 11 2016 (PORT VELL) www.quaynote.com   THE PINMAR GOLF TOURNAMENT OCTOBER 20 - 22 2016   FORT LAUDERDALE INT. BOATSHOW NOVEMBER ...
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YACHTING AND BREXIT

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
EDITORS NOTE   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   As we have always said, yacht Owners vote with their feet and that has been borne out over the past months like never before as politics and terrorism go head to head with yachting. In the recent past, as I am sure you remember, we had the Regional Tax on yachts visiting Sardinia, yacht Owners kept away, the tax was rescinded and they returned. Similar exoduses have taken place in Croatia, mainland Italy, France and Spain, over the years, taxes were either introduced, causing an exodus ...
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YACHT SECURITY

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 12:20 p.m.
 YACHT SECURITY   UPGRADES AND MAINTENANCE   By Dean La-Vey   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   Security on major yachts is something many people simply take for granted.  It is assumed for example that ‘some’ sort of security system is employed to keep owners, crew, guests and the vessel itself safe from potential threats either real or perceived.  In fact many levels of security on yachts are inadequate and the systems on-board poorly maintained.  What was ‘state of the art’ security technology when the yacht was launched; becomes totally obsolete within two years unless properly ...
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ON BOARD YACHT COMMUNICATIONS

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 12:17 p.m.
ON BOARD COMMUNICATIONS   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   Are You Receiving What You Paid For?   By Pippa Nicholas   Communications in the marine industry have come a long way since the Flags and Semaphore  of Nelson’s day and years of being away with no connection to home. During my first days at sea in the early 70’s we were allowed 30 characters in a telegram home to Mum as our “privilage” on a 3-4 month trip deep sea.  Today’s maritime crew’s, yachting and commercial, get many more communication benefits as a part of ...
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I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   Nine Remarkable Experiences   By Anne Spyropoulos   Long gone are the days of a random wander around town, a quick flip through Fodor’s, or a surf through Trip Advisor to put together ideas for a day of activities. Connecting to the local people, experiencing the natural beauty, understanding the heritage and participating in local traditions are paramount today for yacht owners and guests coming into port. Experiential tourism doesn’t begin to describe the creative, tailor made experiences that the superyacht industry ...
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THE COOLEST TRIP IN THE WORLD

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
  THE COOLEST TRIP IN THE WORLD   (This complete editorial can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com Edition 31)   Fidelis Heads South   By Guy Frazer   Sailing the Magellan straights West to East, navigation instructions are simple, keep right and clear of the Argentine coast.  SY Fidelis (British registered) sailed past Ushuaia, side stepping this strategic port for Antarctic exploration.  The recent ruckus created by Jeremy Clarkson while driving a Falkland Island number plated car filming the (now defunct) popular UK Top Gear TV program was fresh in our minds, not to mention the 1982 sinking of the HMS Sheffield ...
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FIGHTING FIRES

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
FIGHTING FIRES – ARE YOU FIT TO REFRESH?   By Anna Percival-Harris     (This complete article can be found at: www.yachtingmatters.com edition 31)   In late 2013, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency issued Marine Information Note 469. What lay within its thirteen pages was an enigma to many people, along with a foggily distant implementation date of 1st January 2017. Fast forward to Summer 2016 – panic has set in, few have completely digested what is required of them, MIN 469 has been replaced by MSN 1865, and there are now just six months until D-Day. Allow me to ...
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CRUISING BRAZIL

Posted Nov. 12, 2016, 11:52 a.m.
THE ISLANDS OF BRAZIL Hidden Gems By Adam Tarleton   Seldom explored by foreign yachts the Brazilian coast has some exquisite and unspoilt cruising grounds to offer. Visitors might also consider trying the very different regional food and specialities. Present regulations allow a foreign flag vessel three months in Brazilian waters before leaving. This can be extended depending on the Nationality of the Captain. It should be noted that some nationalities require visas to visit Brazil and these are not granted on arrival but must be obtained before the vessel arrives. The required document is a tourist visa. The national ...
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Sevenstar Yacht Transport name as Supporting Partner of Oyster World Rally

Posted Nov. 4, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Sevenstar Yacht Transport joins the Oyseter World Rally as its official Yacht Transport Supporting Partner, providing the participants in the rally with the transport of their yacht where needed.
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Refit or Rebuild?

Posted March 18, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
A Major 16 month conversion project is approaching completion at the Amico & Co Shipyard in Genoa, Itlay.  The Motoryacht, formally known as Delma, has been extended from 85m to 91.5m and is about to enter the commissioning and certificaiton phase after completely rebuilding and/or refitting all areas of the vessel.   It is the largest and most extensive refit project undertaken by Amico & Co to date and one of the largest projects of its kind ever attempted, requiring a dedicated team of 9 in -house project managers and technical superintendents working in close collaboration with the owner's representative ...
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Sevenstar Yacht Transport and Hanse US extended their exclusivity contract for t

Posted March 2, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (March 2, 2016)  Sevenstar Yacht Transport and Hanse US extended their exclusivity contract for the transportation of all Hanse US yachts to North America. Sevenstar Yacht Transport will continue to ship all the representing brands for Hanse US. Ranging from Hanse (cruising yachts) to MOODY (elegant deck salon or classically designed cruisers), DEHLER (sporty cruiser-racers), SEALINE (sporty motor-yachts) and FJORD (elegant motor tenders).   Sevenstar Yacht Transport will provide the door-to-door service including trucking, skippering, export custom clearance, shipping as well as all the common liner options. Several Sevenstar offices in Europe and in the United States are ...
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Astilleros De Mallorca announces a partnership with BWA Yachting

Posted Feb. 23, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Astilleros de Mallorca, the Mediterranean Premier Shipyard for Refit and Repair of Superyachts is happy to confirm that BWA Yachting has opened a new office inside their facilities. The intent of the agreement between Astilleros de Mallorca and BWA Yachting is to offer the best possible global assistance to their clients needs. BWA Yachting provides a broad range of services from fully integrated global packages through to handling single port calls and last minute specialist concierge requests. They also provide advanced itinerary planning and implementation of every aspect of a yacht's trip. In the past years, BWA Yachting has had an increasing ...
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Andrea Francolini. Professional Snapper

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 12:08 p.m.
Having shot boats for over 16 years in Europe and heavily in Australia, the question I am asked the most is, ‘What is the hardest part of your job?’ I still wonder why people don’t take me seriously when I tell them “keeping my cameras dry” It may seem as a simple answer but for anyone who has taken a camera out in the rain, or let alone on a boat when the sea is rough, they will know what I mean. Then you don’t want to get sea sick, you have to be able to stand on a boat ...
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Registration for the Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2015 is now open

Posted June 2, 2015, 3:06 p.m.
Registration for the Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2015 is now open
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Double Load for DYT Yacht Transport_$350 Million Worth of Superyachts Headed for

Posted June 1, 2015, 2:31 p.m.
PORT EVERGLADES, FLA. (May 29, 2015) – In a rare occurrence last week, DYT Yacht Transport’s two semi-submersible ships pulled into Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) simultaneously to load $350 million worth of yachts bound for the Mediterranean Sea. With busy sailing schedules to worldwide destinations, it is unusual for the 556-foot M/V Super Servant 4 and the 686-foot M/V Yacht Express to be seen in close proximity to each other, much less in the same port doubling up on the fascinating process by which they float private luxury yachts into their cargo bays. “Fort Lauderdale has been the western ...
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Hanse U.S. chooses Sevenstar Yacht Transport as Exclusive Partner

Posted Feb. 16, 2015, 1:46 p.m.
Sevenstar Yacht Transport and Hanse U.S. are longtime partners in the shipping or yachts all over the world. Hanse U.S. and Sevenstar Yacht Transport signed an exclusivity contract for the transportation of all Hanse U.S. Yachts to North and South America.
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Marine Industry Booms as Waterfront Developments Peak

Posted Feb. 16, 2015, 1:42 p.m.
Marine industry booms as waterfront developments peak Wayne Shepherd from Mourjan Marinas says a pragmatic approach is the key to meeting marina development market demands Regional Berthing rates show 3-5 per cent average increase February16, 2015 – Dubai, UAE: As the marine industry moves into another phase of growth in the Middle East, Wayne Shepherd, General Manager of the Dubai-based Mourjan Marinas, has called on ownersto take a “pragmatic and phased approach” to marina development. “In recent years, we’ve observed an increased interest in waterfront developments across the Middle East, which is encouraging for the continuing growth of the marine ...
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Superyacht Refit Group Welcomes New Member

Posted Feb. 12, 2015, 3:08 p.m.
We are pleased to announce that Huisfit (Royal Huisman) has joined the ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group. The International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ (ICOMIA) Superyacht Refit Group represents quality refit, repair and maintenance yards. Working towards maintaining and improving global superyacht quality, the Refit Group follows professional working standards and specified environmental practices. HUISFIT Superyacht refit, repair and renewal, re-defined by Royal Huisman. Royal Huisman is principally known as a builder of fine custom yachts, but the same standards of expertise and craftsmanship are equally accessible for superyacht refits through the Huisfit programme. Whether modern or classic, sail or motor, ...
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Icomia Superyacht Refit Group Welcomes New Member

Posted Feb. 12, 2015, 3:05 p.m.
ICOMIA SUPERYACHT REFIT GROUP WELCOMES NEW MEMBER We are pleased to announce that Huisfit (Royal Huisman) has joined the ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group. The International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ (ICOMIA) Superyacht Refit Group represents quality refit, repair and maintenance yards. Working towards maintaining and improving global superyacht quality, the Refit Group follows professional working standards and specified environmental practices. HUISFIT Superyacht refit, repair and renewal, re-defined by Royal Huisman. Royal Huisman is principally known as a builder of fine custom yachts, but the same standards of expertise and craftsmanship are equally accessible for superyacht refits through the Huisfit programme. ...
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Booming Barcelona

Posted Feb. 5, 2015, 2 p.m.
BOOMING BARCELONA - A Superyacht ‘City’ Refit by Norma Trease, Yachting Matters Edition26 Spring/Summer 2014 Barcelona, one of the world’s most vibrant and intoxicating cities, has in recent years become an increasingly relevant and popular yachting destination. Already home to some of the best known Superyacht businesses around and with more making their homes here as they utilise the excellent support from municipal officials, Barcelona and the nearby Balearic Islands are poised to take advantage of their prime locations to host even more of the largest and most beautiful yachts afloat. It’s a story of vision and rejuvenation that has ...
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Porto Montenegro and 3RD HOME affiliation

Posted Feb. 3, 2015, 3:46 p.m.
29 Jan 2015 Porto Montenegro and 3RD HOME affiliation Porto Montenegro is pleased to announce a new partnership with 3RD HOME, the premier private reciprocal travel club for luxury second homeowners. This exclusive club enables members to travel to luxury vacation destinations throughout the world by exchanging time in their holiday residence for time in a different luxury property within the 3RD HOME network. With this affiliation, owners of Porto Montenegro will be able to take advantage of a range of vacation opportunities through 3RD HOME and choose from destinations like Paris, Napa, London, Cabo and Italy just to name ...
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Seal Superyachts announces Superyacht Association Partnership in Indonesia

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 1:25 p.m.
18thSeptember 2014 – Media Release Phuket, Thailand. LEAD TITLE Seal Superyachts announces Superyacht Associate Partnership in Indonesia MAIN TITLE Seal Superyachts strengthens ties with The Lighthouse Consultancy in order to provide first-class Superyacht support & logistics in Indonesia. Seal Superyachts are delighted to announce theirassociate partnership with The Lighthouse Consultancy providing Superyacht support and logistics across the Indonesian Archipelago. The Lighthouse Consultancy is a dedicated Superyacht support agency in Indonesia, providing 360° support for superyachts exploring the Indonesian archipelago. With a growing number of the world's best motor and sailing yachts being added to their clientele each year, Lighthouse Consultancy ...
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Kahlenberg Introduces New M-512 Sound and Light Control

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 12:01 p.m.
October 3, 2014 The new M-512 Sound and Light Control significantly improves safety by producing automatic sound and light signals for navigation as required by USCG, IMO and SOLAS, with a more user friendly and more compact control panel. Producing automated restricted visibility (fog) codes, maneuvering codes, and general emergency alarm codes per IMO and SOLAS requirements, the M-512 controls up to two horns, and/or two morse signal lights. It can also be configured for use with external alarm systems and sound surveillance systems to suit the needs of almost any arrangement of modern ship systems. At-Will and Automatic Control ...
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Porto Montenegro win Tyha Superyacht Marina of the Year Award 2015

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 11:54 a.m.
Port Montenegro has been awarded the Yacht Harbour Association's (TYHA) Superyacht Marina of the Year Award 2015. Tony Browne, Porto Montenegro's Marina Director, received the award onsite at the London Boat Show at a ceremony hosted by TYHA in partnership with GYW insurance and the British Marine Foundation (BMF) on Thursday 15th January.
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The Superyacht Cup Palma - 18th – 21st June 2014 More than J(ust) Class

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 11:40 a.m.
The Superyacht Cup Palma - 18th – 21st June 2014 More than J(ust) Class Photography by Colin Squire (Yachting Matters edition 27) Ranging in size from the 24m Heartbeat, to the 51 m schooner Borkumriff IV, the main fleet of 21 yachts sailed three races over Thursday, Friday and Saturday which included coastal courses of between 19 to 30 miles. The five J’s raced over four days. Class 1 winner last year, Highland Breeze, the 34m Swan, was back to (unsuccessfully) defend the title, as is Heartbeat who was awarded the overall trophy in 2013 at her third SYC attempt, ...
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Skip Novak - Man at the Top

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 11:36 a.m.
SKIP NOVAK - MAN AT THE TOP - Yachting Matters Edition 27 Skip and I met in a beautiful hotel on the banks of the Thames, a lucky opportunity brought Skip via London as he headed back to Cape Town after an ‘International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators’ (IAATO) meeting in the USA. Because of Skips interests and love of Antarctica he has over the years played a key role in the development of tourism in the region and advised on the protection of its fragile environment. We talk about Skips early life and how he grew up to become ...
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Easy Pickings - Theft on Board

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
‘Easy Pickings’ – Theft On-Board - By Dean La-Vey Yachting Matters Edition 27 In 2012, the owner of a 90m motor yacht anchored off Ibiza was driving himself mad looking for one of his three £80,000 wristwatches. It had been with the other two in an impressive looking watch winder cabinet in the owner’s suite, bit alas no longer present. Could he have left it somewhere? Eventually the Captain was tasked with finding the watch however a thorough search by the crew failed to find it. In actual fact the watch had been stolen. The watch was never recovered and ...
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Etiquette and Tradition - A Cruise Down Memory Lane

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 11:25 a.m.
ETIQUETTE AND TRADITION- A Cruise Down Memory Lane By Jimmy Floyd (Yachting Matters Edition 27) It’s always great to catch up with an old friends and I recently had the chance to do just that. We touched base about life, our children and as always the Yachting Industry. Colin (the Publisher) asked how business was here in Fort Lauderdale, especially here at Bradford Marine. My reply to him sparked an interesting conversation that prompted the creation of this article. At Bradford Marine, last summer(2013) was a busy one; the same could be said for other yards in the area. This ...
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St Barths Bucket - A Bucket of Fun and a Playground

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 11:05 a.m.
A Bucket Of Fun- And A Playground By Hank Halsted Photography by Tim Wright (Yachting Matters Edition 27 Autumn/Winter) On Thursday, 27 March the waterfront in Gustavia was a hive of activity as 38 of the world’s most exceptional superyachts settled in from all parts of the Caribbean, making final preparations for the 19th sailing of the St. Barths Bucket. With over 800 top sailors from all parts of the Globe and big wind on tap, all pieces were in place for another spectacular Supersail event. This year’s fleet included eight new builds with two modern classics from Royal Huisman, ...
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The Canary Islands - A Seafarers (or Bunkering) Paradise

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 11 a.m.
THE CANARY ISLANDS – A Seafarers (or Bunkering) Paradise By: Domingo Fuentes The Canary Islands, also known as the Canaries, are a Spanish ruled archipelago and as such they are a part of the E.U. This beautiful Group of islands, perfectly situated for the trans Atlantic sailor, are to be found just off the northwest coast of mainland Africa, a mere 62 miles to the west of the southern border of Morocco. At the beginning of the 11th century the first adventurous European explorers and sailors began to arrive, at what was believed to be the edge of the world, ...
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Spectacular Dive Sites - Indonesia

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 10:51 a.m.
Edition 27 Yachting Matters Autumn/Winter Indonesia is an archipelago of 17,000 Islands spanning both sides of the equator and located in the 'Coral Triangle' in the middle of the ‘Ring of Fire’... how can this place not be home to the best diving on the planet? Of course it is! A fascinating destination for superyachts in search of unique and gorgeous locations, her islands are blessed with what many consider to be the world’s most spectacular scuba and snorkeling dive spots. Pristine white sand beaches, untouched rainforests and remote villages are woven around extraordinary dive locations which present a wide ...
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De-stress at Sea - Think Yoga Onboard

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 10:40 a.m.
Destress At Sea- Think Yoga On Board By Noona Ayres (Yachting Matters Edition 27 Autumn/Winter As the demands on our time in everyday life escalate leaving little time for R & R, with the ever-present smart phone, constant email connection, social media updates and the general fast pace at which we live, often there’s no getting away from it. One of the biggest challenges we face in today’s non-stop world is actually slowing down and benefiting from the advantages that brings. We have a habit of wearing a hectic schedule like a badge of honour in a culture where ‘more’ ...
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Ballast Water Treatment and Oceans of Problems

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 10:19 a.m.
BALLAST WATER TREATMENT – And Oceans of Problems (Yachting Matters, Edition 27 Autumn/Winter) By Justin Salisbury, managing director, Cathelco It is only a matter of time before the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) introduces regulations concerning the discharge of ballast water. No one disputes that the transfer of invasive species from one ocean to another is a major problem. You only have to look at the zebra mussel infestation in the Great Lakes and the Mississippi to appreciate the consequences and the costs involved in repairing the damage. But how does this affect the owners of luxury yachts and what action, ...
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Security Training - Is the Investment Worth It?

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 12:47 p.m.
Security Training - Is The Investment Worth It? Yachting Matters Edition 27 Autumn/Winter Most yachts and yachting organisations look at physical security and security training as a financial burden and a drain on valuable time. Physical security is one of the most overlooked elements of a yacht’s overall management because of the issues that it encompasses, and the fact that the threats, practices and protection systems available are different for practically every type of vessel. It is a misconception that security and training can be very expensive for a limited gain, but the savvy will look at the prospective and ...
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The Eastern Peloponnese

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 12:41 p.m.
THE EASTERN PELOPONNESE- The Land Of The Spartans By Rosemary Pavlatou yachting Matters Edition 27 Autumn/Winter After 35 years in of living Greece it takes quite a lot to make me stop in my tracks but a recent visit to the Eastern Peleponnese did just that. It was breathtaking. At the very north east of the Peleponese is the always impressive Corinth Canal. I always marvel at the construction of this steep-sided, 6.4 km excavation, several attempts over centuries to carve this canal between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf succeeded with its opening in 1893, but at ...
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MYBA CHARTER SHOW 2014 - Just Right

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 12:37 p.m.
MYBA Charter Show Genoa 2014 - Just Right By Norma Trease (Yachting Matters - Edition 27, Autumn/Winter) More than a quarter of a century on, the MYBA Charter Show has finally come of age. From a relatively casual start with several very pleasant years in San Remo, the MYBA Show has only grown from strength to strength since landing in Genoa 15 years ago. Meticulously planned by MYBA, and perfectly managed by organizing partners Pesto Sea Group, this is the ‘show of shows’ in the Med, and kicks off the charter season for yachts, brokers, suppliers and crew alike. In ...
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Viva Moll Vell

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 12:31 p.m.
PIER 46 IS DEAD- Viva Moll Vell By Oscar Siches I always liked mythology, the simple logic of creating gods and beings to justify the unexplainable that in turn developed the cultural behaviour of ancient nations. In the marina world reference to Poseidon, Eolus and mermaids is immediate and in many of my marina projects the image of the Colossus of Rhodes hangs between the harbour mouth and my imagination, but for the Moll Vell project my choice was definitely Phoenix. Our company consisted of three partners. In 2001 we took over the running of the Pantalan del Mediterraneo marina ...
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Don't Get Brushed Aside - Paintwork Acceptance Criteria

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 12:25 p.m.
Don’t Get Brushed Aside- Paintwork Acceptance Criteria… By Paul Bournas As a paint consultancy expert I am continually surprised by the number of both new-build and refit projects that my company encounters that have no pre-agreed paintwork acceptance criteria stipulated before the work begins. In such cases conflict becomes almost inevitable. The absence of an acceptance criteria document leaves the door open to subjective disputes between the vessel’s owner (or its captain/management company) and the shipyard/contractor when the time comes to accept or reject newly painted surfaces. In a worst-case scenario this can lead to a situation in which the ...
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Tenders for Polar Regions

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 12:21 p.m.
In the polar regions the main uses for a yacht tender will be for landing on or exploring around ice, observing remote wildlife and for transport to other activities such as mountaineering, hiking, camping and scuba diving. Needless to say the chosen tender needs to conduct these tasks in a safe and efficient manner quite often in high seas and winds and up against rock and ice, where no failure in the tender’s performance is acceptable. The tender therefore needs to be multipurpose and not only transport guests but also run ground tackle and assist the mother ship for whatever ...
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Gilles Martin-Raget - Professional Snapper - Yachting Matters Ed 27

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 12:09 p.m.
GILLES MARTIN-RAGET -PROFESSIONAL SNAPPER One hand for the man, one hand for the photo. Yachting Matters Edition 27 Sometimes photography represents an unwarranted onslaught on the senses, as it did through the roads of the slightly sleepy old town of Arles on the River Rhône, between the regions of Camargue and Provence, where I was fortunate enough to be born and where I grew up. It may have happened on a warm summer’s evening, which I spent in the courtyard of the archbishop’s palace, staring wide-eyed at the projections of the Rencontres Photographiques Internationales (the annual international photographic exhibition). Maybe ...
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Marina Di Loano

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 12:03 p.m.
Marina di Loano Launch their new Superyacht Area Marina di Loano unveiled on 16 April 2014 a new Superyacht Berthing Area, built with cutting edge technology and dedicated to recreational vessels measuring from 55 to 77m. Thanks to a new mooring plan, Marina di Loano now boasts more than 800 berths for vessels of between 6 and 25m, plus 32 berths dedicated to yachts with a length of up to 77m, seven of these berths are in the new Superyacht Area. The opening of the new Superyacht Area has consolidated Marina di Loano’s leadership position in the world of European ...
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Diving Indonesia - Spectacular Dive Sites

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, noon
Indonesia is an archipelago of 17,000 Islands spanning both sides of the equator and located in the 'Coral Triangle' in the middle of the ‘Ring of Fire’... how can this place not be home to the best diving on the planet? Of course it is! A fascinating destination for superyachts in search of unique and gorgeous locations, her islands are blessed with what many consider to be the world’s most spectacular scuba and snorkeling dive spots. Pristine white sand beaches, untouched rainforests and remote villages are woven around extraordinary dive locations which present a wide diversity for all levels of ...
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Therapeutic Tranquility and Onboard Aquariums

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 11:54 a.m.
THERAPEUTIC TRANQUILITY- And Onboard Aquariums By Theo Woodham Smith Aquariums are certainly having a moment. ‘The bespoke aquarium is a 21st century expression of ultimate interior luxury, ’ says Roland Horne, co-director of the British company, Aquarium Architecture, who count high profile ‘names’ the world over amongst their clientele. A glossy list: UAE Royal Family, sports stars Thierry Henry, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Hart, Wayne Rooney, actor Gillian Anderson, developers Candy & Candy, Finchatton, Berkeley Homes, architects Foster and Rogers, former Mayor of NYC Michael Bloomberg, global brands Estee Lauder, Facebook, Toyota. Jeremy Clark and Roland Horne, are specialists in bespoke ...
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Cruising The Emirates - A Developing Story

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 11:50 a.m.
Cruising the Emirates - Developing Story - Yachting Matters Edition 27 Over the years the UAE and its respective semi-rivaling powerhouses of Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been in the marine and international press for a variety of reasons. Whether it be ‘almost’ hosting the 33rdAmerica’s Cup or tales of construction worker woes, to successfully fulfilling the last edition of the Louis Vuitton Cup, hosting the Volvo Ocean Race and RC44 worlds, Class One powerboating, Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, the world’s tallest building, the richest horse race, and many more headline-grabbing events, for such a small geographical area the ...
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D-Marin Group and the Growth of the Marinas sector

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 11:45 a.m.
The D-Marin Group and The Growth of the Marinas Sector - Yachting Matters Edition 27
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Cruising Norway

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 11:41 a.m.
National Georgraphic Traveler Magazine has called Norway the world's most iconic destination and it is easy to see why.
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Events Round Up

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 11:20 a.m.
A round up of Superyacht Events
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Wobbly Club Race

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 9:50 a.m.
Just under a month to go till the 2015 Wobbly Club Race! The Wobbly Club ‘T’ Shirt is now a much valued fashion symbol and worn with pride. The event offers teams made up of crew and local businesses an afternoon of fun and games with a happy smattering of competitiveness! This year the Sea Creatures Theme has been creating great excitement amongst the Superyacht Crew; costumes are being discussed and designs drawn up. The annual event attracts Superyacht crew based in Antigua at the beginning of February to gather teams of four to tackle the challenge of the B ...
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Sevenstar Yacht Transports Appoints Simon Manley as Leeward Islands Rep

Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 12:16 p.m.
Sevenstar Yacht Transport Appoints Simon Manley as Leeward Islands Representative AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – With the demand for yacht transport rapidly expanding in the Caribbean, Sevenstar Yacht Transport is proud to announce and welcome its new Caribbean Leeward Islands representative Simon Manley. Simon will be based in St. Martin. Amongst others the leeward islands consist of the British and US Virgin Islands and the French West Indies. Sevenstar is the leader in the industry of yacht transport, and specialises in lift-on/lift-off (LO/LO) yacht transport services offered by a fleet of over 120 ships wholly owned and operated by Amsterdam-based parent ...
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HELICOPTERS A PRACTICAL VIEWPOINT

Posted Jan. 1, 2015, 4:40 p.m.
HELICOPTERS - A PRACTICAL VIEWPOINT Cpt. Robert Hubble The year on year increase in the waterline length of Superyachts has afforded designers, clients and builders the opportunity to build ever more imaginative and challenging vessels. Thus enabling the provision of ever more exotic tenders of which the helicopter is no longer a rarity, especially in explorer yachts and support vessels. Commensurate with the growth of embarked aviation has been a gradual shift in emphasis towards the helicopter being viewed as much an integrated part of the Superyacht as a Gymnasium, Jacuzzi or the fire suppressant system. This change in emphasis ...
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AGENCY FEES IN ITALY

Posted Jan. 1, 2015, 4:35 p.m.
AGENCY FEES IN ITALY – What You Should Expect To Pay By Edward Pegan There has been much said and written about the use of yacht agents in the last couple of years, with much of the emphasis on the Mediterranean. Many of the same questions and arguments appear: Why use agents? Are agents obligatory? Are agents necessary? How are fees and charges regulated? Many of the answers depend on geography and local laws, but in most cases are fairly simple and straightforward. First, it is important to define what exactly a professional yacht agent is. In most places, Italy ...
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AGENCY FEES IN ITALY

Posted Jan. 1, 2015, 4:29 p.m.
AGENCY FEES IN ITALY – What You Should Expect To Pay By Edward Pegan There has been much said and written about the use of yacht agents in the last couple of years, with much of the emphasis on the Mediterranean. Many of the same questions and arguments appear: Why use agents? Are agents obligatory? Are agents necessary? How are fees and charges regulated? Many of the answers depend on geography and local laws, but in most cases are fairly simple and straightforward. First, it is important to define what exactly a professional yacht agent is. In most places, Italy ...
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BRADFORD MARINE FORT LAUDERDALE

Posted Jan. 1, 2015, 4:24 p.m.
YACHT REPAIR FACILITIES NAME OF FACILITY: Bradford Marine Fort Lauderdale CONTACT ADDRESS: 3051 West State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 TELEPHONE: +1 954-791-3800 EMAIL: [email protected] LENGTH OF YACHTS CATERED TO MIN: 30 MAX: 180 IN HOUSE FACILITIES: Propellers, Mechanical, Welding, Painting, Carpentry, Fibreglass, Hydraulic DRYDOCK - Max size of vessel: 300 ton SYNCROLIFT - Max Length of vessel: 155ft. HARD STANDING AREA: 1,000 linear feet COVERED SHEDS: 11,000 linear feet undercover TENTING AVAILABLE: Yes DAYWORKERS ALLOWED: Yes PROJECT OFFICE AVAILABLE: Yes BRADFORD MARINE: Servicing mega yachts at home and offshore Bradford Marine has long been synonymous in the boating ...
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FLAG ETIQUETT

Posted Jan. 1, 2015, 4:19 p.m.
Flag Etiquette FLAGS – DO YOUR CREW MAKE THE GRADE By Cpt. Peter Mullins Sadly the times have passed where national ensigns were worn with pride and handled as such. In the old days when yachts were smaller owners invariable wore the ensign of their nationality and more often than in the case of British registered yachts the owners yacht club burgee aloft and the corresponding ensign either plain or defaced from the ensign staff on the taff rail. Sadly today the Red Ensign has become a flag of inconvenience. I say this because it now appears that for many ...
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DYT Yacht Transport join urgent mission to Save the Oceans

Posted Dec. 15, 2014, 10:51 a.m.
Joining an urgent mission to save the Oceans DYT Yacht Transport Partners with Ocearch
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WISP

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 4 p.m.
Commissioned in the Spring of 2014 the 48m (156ft) Hoek /Rhoades Young Designed classic sloop WISP built by Royal Huisman left Holland for her maiden voyage to the fijords of Norway before entering the Western Mediterranean for the remaining Summer
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MYBA CHARTER SHOW

Posted Aug. 4, 2014, 11:42 a.m.
MYBA CHARTER SHOW
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Top Gloss, in time, in budget, two refit projects on 86m and 62m megayachts

Posted May 28, 2014, 12:33 p.m.
Two megayachts, 86 and 62mt LOA, delivered at Amico Facilities in Genoa
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Catamaran on its way to Abu Dhabi

Posted May 27, 2014, 10:56 a.m.
Windcat 101 is now on it's way to Oman. The catamaran was loaded this weekend in Antwerp onto the "Rickmers Chittagong". Global Boat Shipping (GBS) arranges the transport of the 115 ton vessel to The Persian Gulf
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Record Performance for Sevenstar Yacht Transport

Posted May 23, 2014, 11:39 a.m.
The second quarter has rocketed off with massive demand for Sevenstar Yacht Transport’s services, proving its leading market position. Sevenstar made more than 70 port calls in April worldwide and 200 yachts were shipped to the Mediterranean in just one month alone! May is traditionally a busy month for Sevenstar as yacht owners prepare for their summer holidays. But this year the number of yachts surged to an unprecedented number leaving no inch of deck space unused, even on Sevenstar’s vast fleet of carriers. Yachts were loaded or discharged in a port somewhere around the globe more than twice a ...
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Sevenstar Yacht Transport appoints new agent for China and Hong Kong

Posted May 6, 2014, 12:24 p.m.
In light of the growing demand for (super) yacht transportation in Asia, Sevenstar Yacht Transport, is pleased to welcome Rene Ho as agent to Sevenstar for China and Hong Kong. Mr. Ho is an established industry professional in the region working with Martello Yachting (Asia) Ltd. a company already operating offices in both Beijing and Hong Kong. “This deal makes a great addition to Sevenstar’s current Asian agents in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia”, says Jan-Maarten Boissevain, sales director for the Far and Middle East for Sevenstar Yacht Transport.
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HISWA HOLLAND YACHTING GROUP SPONSOR OF WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS

Posted April 3, 2014, 3:56 p.m.
HISWA Holland Yachting Group will turn the spotlight on the Dutch Superyacht industry during the World Superyacht Awards in Amsterdam. The group has entered a creative partnership with Boat International, the organisers of this prestigious event, which will take place in the Netherlands for the first time this year. The World Super yacht Awards are to the international superyacht industry what the Oscars are to Hollywood. Jeroen Sirag, Export Director at HISWA Holland Yachting Group, is pleased that the association will participate in this high-status event as a contributing sponsor. “Our contribution ties in seamlessly with the Dutch venue and ...
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New Appointments at Atlas Paint Consultant

Posted April 2, 2014, 12:09 p.m.
Atlas paint consultants is proud to announce that John McCormack (51) and Slaven Culjak (43) have joined our dedicated team of experts.
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Multiplex Sun Awning System - the most professional way of providing shade

Posted March 28, 2014, 1:45 p.m.
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Port Tarraco Certifies its process quality and environmental management systems

Posted March 27, 2014, 3:51 p.m.
Port Tarraco certifies its process quality and environmental management systems. After 9 months of meticulous work, involving every department in the marina, this March, Port Tarraco received certified approval of its quality management system, in accordance with standards ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004, awarded by the certifying body Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.
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ART AND SUPERYACHT INDUSTRY A PERFECT MATCH

Posted March 24, 2014, 2:39 p.m.
HISWA Holland Yachting Group has taken part in the world’s most prestigious art and antique fair, TEFAF Maastricht. The event also saw the official start of the new branding campaign: ‘Think Yachts, Think Holland’. TEFAF opened on Friday 14 March to record interest and strong sales in all sections. This followed on from the most successful private viewing session in the exhibition’s history, which alone attracted over 10,000 private and institutional collectors from more than 56 countries, all eager to find new treasures to add to their collections. In total TEFAF Maastricht welcomed 74,000 visitors in eleven days. Some of ...
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Princess Motor Yacht Sales Transports eight brand new yachts

Posted March 11, 2014, 10:57 a.m.
Sevenstar Yacht Transport and Princess Motor Yacht Sales have been longtime partners when it comes to the shipment of luxury Princess Yachts from Southampton to clients all over the world. No less than eight brand new Princess yachts were loaded on the Erasmusgracht, one of Sevenstar Yacht Transport's modern vessels. The Princess motor yachts range from 56 tyo 88 foot and are bound for Turkey, Spain and Croatia.
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Titans of Boat Shipping Partner to Serve the World

Posted March 5, 2014, 11:52 a.m.
Titans of Boat Shipping Partner to Serve the World
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Lusail Marina and Almouj Marina secure International Clean Marina accreditation

Posted March 4, 2014, 1:59 p.m.
- Mourjan Marinas-operated destinations excel in audit scoring - Judged on commitment to environmental management systems for pollution reduction March 04 2014 – Dubai, UAE: Two of Mourjan Marinas most impressive facilities under operation – Lusail Marina in Doha, Qatar and Almouj Marina in Muscat, Oman – have been awarded a regional-first marine industry international achievement award with the International Clean Marina accreditation. The two prestigious facilities celebrated their newly awarded International Clean Marina accreditation with a flag handover ceremony on 3rd of March 2014 at Almouj Marina, Muscat, Oman. Lusail Marina and Almouj Marina were both visited by a ...
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PERSBERICHT - SUPERYACHT INDUSTRY AT TEFAF

Posted Feb. 11, 2014, 10:12 a.m.
HISWA Holland Yachting Group will take part as sponsor in the most important international art fair TEFAF Maastricht (The European Fine Art Fair). Participation at TEFAF will also be the official start of the new Holland branding campaign: ‘Think Yachts, Think Holland’. According to Jeroen Sirag, Export Director of HISWA Holland Yachting Group, the sponsorship of TEFAF is a conscious strategic decision. "The Netherlands has an outstanding reputation for a long history of building yachts. Craftsmanship, quality, innovation and partnership are the key elements of HISWA Holland Yachting Group’s new Holland Campaign, which will be launched at the Fair. Elements ...
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The Vanguard IR510 – a new handheld Thermal Imager from Guide

Posted Jan. 30, 2014, 3:40 p.m.
30th January 2013, Denmead. Eurotask, a Tier 1 distributor for Guide, has announced the addition of its new Vanguard IR510 Range of Handheld Thermal Imagers. With the option of either a 160 x 120 or a 384 x 288 maintenance free detector, and either a 15mm or 19mm lens, the Vanguard incorporates the latest LCOS 320 x 240 display ensuring the user a very high quality image. This combined with the 50Hz refresh rate, a 3 colour pallet, video output and up to 10 hours continuous battery life from its internal, rechargeable Li-on battery makes the Vanguard a really feature ...
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Sevenstar Yacht Transport adds activities of Dockwise Yacht Transport

Posted Oct. 22, 2013, 2:44 p.m.
Sevenstar Yacht Transport is proud to announce it has grown its business by adding the activities of Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT). DYT represents a valuable addition to Sevenstar’s services in the demanding market of yacht transportation. Over the last decades DYT provided excellent service to a very loyal customer base. We are happy to have DYT on board and to benefit from its qualified staff and high end yacht transport expertise to meet our clients’ needs”, says Richard Klabbers managing director of Sevenstar Yacht Transport (SYT). The sale includes two semi-submersible vessels that allow ‘float on, float off’ (super) yacht ...
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New Customised online portal

Posted Oct. 2, 2013, 1:16 p.m.
SuperYacht Spares offers clients additional and enhanced service with new customised online portal This summer, SuperYacht Spares launched their new online portal providing clients with a unique real-time solution to access and track the status of all orders and deliveries with the company.
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The Black Edition Jet Ski - the World's fastest ski

Posted Sept. 19, 2013, 3:37 p.m.
Superyacht Tenders and Toys are pleased to release the most powerful Jet-ski currently available to the superyacht industry. This is appropriately named the ‘Black Edition 360’ and is manufactured by 158 Performance in the UK. Just 100 of these special edition Jet-skis are being manufactured giving owners the opportunity to own something unique, and above all fast! Capable of 80mp/h with the addition of an excellent handling hull this supercharged ski is claims to be the fastest all round ski which is commercially available. 0-80mph is possible in just 3 seconds!
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Sevenstar Yacht Transport UK appoints Ian Holtedahl-Finlay

Posted Sept. 10, 2013, 11:34 a.m.
Sevenstar Yacht Transport UK appointed Ian Holtedahl-Finlay as part of sales team Worldwide yacht transport leader Sevenstar Yacht Transport has appointed Ian Holtedahl-Finlay as part of their UK sales team as from the 5th of September 2013. Ian has worked within the yachting industry in various roles and is an extremely experienced and dedicated sales representative. “With Ian aboard we are able to further expand the liner services offered by Sevenstar Yacht Transport,” says Mike Herrebrugh, director of Sevenstar Yacht Transport UK. “We have set up the liner services a year and a half ago and we are now noticing ...
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The Water Blob - Available for Superyachts

Posted Aug. 6, 2013, 2:53 p.m.
Superyacht Tenders and Toys are pleased to offer yachts this seasons must have new yacht toy, the Water Blob. This toy is a large inflatable rectangular tube which is filled with air and when inflated people jump from the yacht down onto one end of it (marked with an X) and someone sitting on the opposite end gets fired into the air and into the water. People can be fired 20 or 30 feet in the air, so impact vests and helmets are recommended. The Blob is manufactured in Europe and comes with full TUV approval and a 1-year no ...
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Sevenstar Yacht Transport announces new sailings from the Med to the Carribean.

Posted July 12, 2013, 3:31 p.m.
Sevenstar Yacht Transport announces new sailings from the Med to the Carribean. As MV Schippersgracht is currently moving the last of this season’s yachts to the Med, Sevenstar Yacht Transport can announce new upcoming sailings returning to the Caribbean after the summer season in October and November this year.
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Sevenstar - The Show must go on

Posted July 5, 2013, 10:53 a.m.
Fremantle - Tuesday 2nd July, 2013 Sevenstar Yacht Transport successfully loaded 4 motor yachts on to its vessel MV Achtergracht in Fremantle, representing two of Australia’s most prestigious yacht brands.
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Master Yachts Celebrates the launch of Project Niki & unveiling of M.Y.Solandge

Posted June 25, 2013, 11:25 a.m.
Celebrations were alive at the Lürssen Shipyard in Rendsburg this morning as all those involved with Project Niki saw the anticipated launch and unveiling of M.Y. Solandge. The 62nd largest yacht in the world, boasting 85.10m, M.Y. Solandge represents yet another exciting example of a stylish collaboration within the industry. Richard Masters, the Owner’s representative and CEO of Master Yachts said “It was a pleasure to work with Lürssen, exterior designer Espen Oeino Design, Rodriguez Interiors and Dolker&Voges in a creative and solution orientated environment. Always striving to give the Owner his dream, with her striking exterior lines and her ...
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PORT TARRACO RAMPS UP TO BE FIRST MEDITERRANEAN MARINA WITH 6.6 KV ONSHORE POWE

Posted June 14, 2013, 9:49 a.m.
Port Tarraco, one of the Mediterranean’s only marinas with nine meter draft, making it ideal for deep water berthing of superyachts and megayachts, is upgrading its onshore power system to 6.6 kV. This latest standard in onshore power provides 6,600 volts, which is the system used by new giga yachts. This is backed up with Port Tarraco’s existing 1250 amps at 400 volts onshore power, making Port Tarraco now one of the only Mediterranean ports able to offer commercial and merchant marine standard power systems, which are becoming more commonly used on super and mega yachts.
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Sevenstar Yacht Transport full steam ahead on US West Coast and Far East Service

Posted June 14, 2013, 9:46 a.m.
Sevenstar Yacht Transport has previously announced 4 successful sailings from Palm Beach, FL to Golfito, C.R., Manzanillo, MX, Ensenada, MX and Victoria, B.C. Due to the popularity of these routes we are pleased to announce two new upcoming sailings. Loading in Palm Beach, FL: June 20-30, 2013 Ports of call on route: • Palm Beach, Florida, USA • Golfito, Costa Rica • La Paz, Mexico • Ensenada, Mexico • Victoria, Canada • Yokohama, Japan Loading in Victoria, BC: August 25 – September 15 Ports of call on route: • Victoria, Canada • Ensenada, Mexico • Manzanillo, Mexico • Golfito, Costa ...
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Sevenstar Yacht Transport appoints Wiebke Bokelmann as part of Sales Team

Posted June 3, 2013, 9:33 a.m.
Worldwide yacht transport leader Sevenstar Yacht Transport has appointed Wiebke Bokelmann as part of their Amsterdam head office sales team as from June 1st 2013. Bokelmann, who used to work for Global Boat Shipping GmbH& Co, is extremely experienced in the yacht transport business and brings with her a wealth of knowledge. “We have been patiently building our yacht transport business on a global basis and in light of the recent developments within the company we felt the need to expand by appointing Wiebke Bokelmann. Wiebke fits perfectly into the Sevenstar Yacht Transport team as she is not only knowledgeable ...
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Summer Events in Newport Rhode Island, USA

Posted May 28, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
Newport is considered the gem of the New England coastline with the Narragansett Bay offering steady and predictable winds, little current, 150 square miles of sailing delight with cozy anchorages and state-of-the-art Marinas. The wind builds every afternoon up to about 15 knots, and then dies down for a placid evening. With miles of beautiful beaches, majestic mansions, historic landmarks, music festival and shoreside events, along with a bustling waterfront offering eclectic eateries and unique boutiques & galleries, Newport has a something to offer everyone
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Summer Events in Newport Rhode Island, USA

Posted May 28, 2013, 3:29 p.m.
Newport is considered the gem of the New England coastline with the Narragansett Bay offering steady and predictable winds, little current, 150 square miles of sailing delight with cozy anchorages and state-of-the-art Marinas. The wind builds every afternoon up to about 15 knots, and then dies down for a placid evening. With miles of beautiful beaches, majestic mansions, historic landmarks, music festival and shoreside events, along with a bustling waterfront offering eclectic eateries and unique boutiques & galleries, Newport has a something to offer everyone.
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PORT TARRACO RAMPS UP TO BE FIRST MEDITERRANEAN MARINA WITH 6.6 KV ONSHORE POWE

Posted May 20, 2013, 11:56 a.m.
Port Tarraco, one of the Mediterranean’s only marinas with nine meter draft, making it ideal for deep water berthing of superyachts and megayachts, is upgrading its onshore power system to 6.6 kV. This latest standard in onshore power provides 6,600 volts, which is the system used by new giga yachts. This is backed up with Port Tarraco’s existing 1250 amps at 400 volts onshore power, making Port Tarraco now one of the only Mediterranean ports able to offer commercial and merchant marine standard power systems, which are becoming more commonly used on super and mega yachts.
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New Marine Automation Business MYM Systems Launched, Providing Turnkey Alarm Mon

Posted April 25, 2013, 11:14 a.m.
New Marine Automation Business MYM Systems Launched, Providing Turnkey Alarm Monitoring and Control Systems for the White Boat New-build and Re-fit Market. Boynton Beach, FL – April 10, 2013 – Peter Milton, the former VP of Servowatch, will head MYM Systems Inc.of Boynton Beach, Florida. Between he and Daniel Ryder-Smith, also from Servowatch, MYM Systems boasts nearly 40 years of marine alarm monitoring and control systems (AMS) experience. MYM Systems Inc. is part of the Mobius Group whose key business – Mobius Design Group – has been providing entertainment, security and lighting systems aboard Superyachts for more than a decade. ...
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Considerable interest in latest 46 Metre design concept from Dixon Yacht Design

Posted April 25, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
No embargo - Considerable interest in latest 46 Metre design concept from Dixon Yacht Design Dixon Yacht Design has released more details of a concept 46 metre performance deck saloon yacht first shown to the public at the Monaco Yacht Show. The design represents how the team at Dixon Yacht Design see the future of performance cruisers in this size range; modern, sporty and comfortable. It addresses the issues that have to be faced when putting together the design of a modern performance sailing yacht, balancing new technologies with a customer’s desire for a yacht which is extremely comfortable for ...
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Royal Huisman press release St. Barths Bucket 2013

Posted April 4, 2013, 12:11 p.m.
Royal Huisman press release St. Barths Bucket 2013
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Sevenstar Yacht Transport, the global leader in yacht transport, strengthens the

Posted April 4, 2013, 12:10 p.m.
Sevenstar Yacht Transport, the global leader in yacht transport, strengthens their commitment in the West Coast, North American market’.
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Yachting VAT Note - Moore Stephens

Posted Feb. 15, 2013, 9:38 a.m.
Fuelling up tax-free in the Med is proving to be a dicey affair. Our latest Yachting VAT Note (attached) examines the question of tax-free fuel for superyachts in context.
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FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® and MICROCLEAR® GENERAL INFORMATION

Posted Feb. 6, 2013, 12:18 p.m.
FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® and MICROCLEAR® GENERAL INFORMATION Bent glass is well-known especially for the car industry, but this is for mass production. Individual bent glass made to customs design is difficult to manufacture. With FORMGLAS SPEZIAL® we have developed a bent glass meeting the highest requirement in optic nearly without any distortion (depending on the bending radius and the glass thickness) and with minor tolerances made to customs design. Special tools for bending have been developed to cut cost in production. To achieve a fantastic optic we only use chemical toughened laminated safety glass. The glass is available in the tints ...
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Why FORMGLAS SPECIAL?

Posted Feb. 6, 2013, 12:14 p.m.
Why is Formglas so special
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Posted Feb. 5, 2013, 3:43 p.m.
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PATTERSON BOATWORKS PRESENTS THE LUCENT 44

Posted Feb. 1, 2013, 11:57 a.m.
Patterson Boatworks, the Cumbria based builder of innovative yachts and tenders, is introducing the Lucent 44.This striking new 14‐metre superyacht tender and leisure platform by Van Geest Design has the very latest in hybrid propulsion, capable of delivering a range of 200 nm at a cruising speed of 20 knots.
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PATTERSON BOATWORKS PRESENTS THE LUCENT 44

Posted Feb. 1, 2013, 11:52 a.m.
Patterson Boatworks, the Cumbria based builder of innovative yachts and tenders, is introducing the Lucent 44.This striking new 14‐metre superyacht tender and leisure platform by Van Geest Design has the very latest in hybrid propulsion, capable of delivering a range of 200 nm at a cruising speed of 20 knots.
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AYSS Newsletter

Posted Jan. 25, 2013, 12:43 p.m.
AYSS January Newsletter
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Antigua Charter Yacht Show - January Update

Posted Jan. 25, 2013, 9:56 a.m.
Antigua Charter Yacht Show January update
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Marc Paris Photographer - please click photograph

Posted Jan. 22, 2013, 2:03 p.m.
Marc's life story as appeared in Edition 20 of Yachting Matters, please click the image to read his story and see some of his photos
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RYBOVICH REFITS GARLINGTON SPORTFISH

Posted Jan. 15, 2013, 2:59 p.m.
When a busy executive decided to purchase a large sport fish yacht, he was unable to find the perfect fit. Instead, he decided to purchase a ten year old Garlington 78 and turned to Rybovich to make it his dream. He wanted a state of the art sport fishing yacht equally comfortable for fishing tournaments and carrying his family through the Caribbean. And he wanted it quickly. By working with Rybovich the yacht was virtually recreated and delivered in under four months. During this time, “Jaruco,” a Garlington designed McMullen and Wing built yacht with LOA of slightly over 80 ...
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The Wobbly Club Race - Friday 8th February

Posted Jan. 9, 2013, 10:24 a.m.
On Friday 8th February ( one month away) The Wobbly Club Race is going to head back onto the High Seas of Falmouth Harbour! This event has two purposes, one to have some educational fun on a Friday afternoon and secondly to have some more fun raising money for ABSAR. Last year we raised a staggering EC12,000 - thanks to all that joined in the "Mermaid Race". This year we would like to raise even more.The theme for 2013 is Swashbuckling Pirates, so get those hats, frilly shirts, hooks and eye patches out of the costume box and polish off ...
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EUROTASK APPOINTED DISTRIBUTOR FOR GUIDE HANDHELD THERMAL IMAGING MONOCULAR

Posted Jan. 7, 2013, 12:13 p.m.
Eurotask announced they have signed an agreement to distribute the Guide range of handheld Thermal Imaging monocular products to the marine market. The product line fits very well alongside the OceanView range of thermal imaging camera systems and the SM-3DB Digital Night Vision binoculars already successfully distributed by Eurotask throughout Europe. “The Guide IR518 series gives mariners the opportunity to experience the benefit of using thermal technology in a marine environment,” said Mark Luffingham at Eurotask, adding. “The quality of both the product and the image it produces is superb, and with a 2 year factory warranty, at less than ...
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AYSS Press Release 2.1.13

Posted Jan. 3, 2013, 1:26 p.m.
The Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS) is delighted to announce the acceptance of Asia Yacht Services Limited, Hong Kong SAR, China as a Full Member. AYSS looks forward to a long and exciting association with Asia Yacht Services Limited. www.asiayachtservices.com Asia Yacht Services Limited is based in Hong Kong and provides comprehensive shore support services to resident and visiting Superyachts. Apart from port formalities, immigration, supplies, fuel and lubricants, facilities are available for minor and major refit work. Berthing in the Gold Coast Marina is available for yachts up to 70 M (max 5M draft). In cooperation with our ...
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Sevenstar Yacht Transport expands service with sailings to Porto Montenegro

Posted Dec. 13, 2012, 2:18 p.m.
Sevenstar Yacht Transport expands service with sailings to Porto Montenegro. As from spring 2013, Sevenstar Yacht Transport will expand its service with regular sailings to Porto Montenegro – a leading luxury yacht homeport and marina village in the Bay of Kotor, pouring in the Adriatic Sea. Sevenstar already calls into the Mediterranean ports of Palma and Genoa regularly. The company expects the majority of the yachts to be transported to Porto Montenegro will come from the Caribbean and the USA. Montenegro is one of the world’s fastest growing yachting destinations with some of the most spectacular coastline in the Mediterranean. ...
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Sevenstar Goes Brazil

Posted Dec. 4, 2012, 11:39 a.m.
Sevenstar goes Brazil Sevenstar Yacht Transport recently started a monthly service from Antwerp to Brazil and a bi-monthly service from Palm Beach to Brasil and Argentina. At this moment two vessels with Sevenstar Yacht Transport yachts on deck are on their way to Brazil. Spliethoff’s MV Diamantgracht is currently at sea with a 90 ft Jongert, loaded in Antwerp, on board. The yacht will be discharged in Suape, Brazil. MV Industrial Dart was loaded in Palm Beach and has seven yachts on board, including a 100 ft Azimut and another 100 ft yacht; a Horizon. The vessel is on its ...
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YOUR NEW “ONE STOP SUPERYACHT SHOP” FINALLY OPENED IN VIAREGGIO

Posted Oct. 31, 2012, 12:22 p.m.
Your new "one stop superyacht shop" in Viareggio
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Precious Cargo of Luxury Yachts Returns to South Florida

Posted Oct. 19, 2012, 10:34 a.m.
FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA. (October 15, 2012) – Every October at Port Everglades, one of the most active cargo ports in the United States, Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) reminds the world that its semi-submersible ships are among the most extraordinary in the world, and the cargo they carry is as precious as any delivered around the globe by the thousands of ships that pass through there. This year, not one but two Dockwise ships, the 686-foot (209-meter) Yacht Express and the smaller 555.93-foot (169.49-meter) Super Servant 4, will follow in succession to the South Florida destination, having loaded in Genoa, Italy, ...
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Precious Cargo of Luxury Yachts Returns to South Florida

Posted Oct. 19, 2012, 10:33 a.m.
FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA. (October 15, 2012) – Every October at Port Everglades, one of the most active cargo ports in the United States, Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) reminds the world that its semi-submersible ships are among the most extraordinary in the world, and the cargo they carry is as precious as any delivered around the globe by the thousands of ships that pass through there. This year, not one but two Dockwise ships, the 686-foot (209-meter) Yacht Express and the smaller 555.93-foot (169.49-meter) Super Servant 4, will follow in succession to the South Florida destination, having loaded in Genoa, Italy, ...
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SOS Press Release Viareggio, October 11th, 2012

Posted Oct. 17, 2012, 11:59 a.m.
SOS Yachting, based in Milan, Italy, was founded by two prominent members of the yachting industry with decades of experience working in marine agency services and charter management, both in Italy and further afield. SOS Yachting’s President, Fulvio Luise, Director of the Luise Group and President of Federagenti in Italy, is joined by Vice President Stefano Tositti, President and CEO of JLT Yacht Agency and BWA Yachting along with Alessandro Mazzoni as Director. The company and its fiscal services were presented in Genoa in order to provide charter brokers, captains and industry professionals with up-to-date information on recent changes to ...
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BORNEO JOURNEYING THROUGH EDEN

Posted Oct. 16, 2012, 2:55 p.m.
BORNEO JOURNEYING THROUGH EDEN by Linda Cartlidge. BORNEO EVOKES DARK AND FOREBODING IMAGESin the mind of a traveller at just the very mention of her name. Dense primal rainforests, ancient forgotten species, remote jungle tribes and mysterious isolated beaches and islands – it all sounds beyond reach and reality. But it does all exist and, with the help of some established local knowledge can become accessible, resulting in a cruising adventure that will turn even the most jaded travellers into wide-eyed Borneo aficionados!
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Superyacht Friend in Malaysia - Captain Nick Coombes”

Posted Oct. 15, 2012, 10:20 a.m.
The captain heading up Asia Pacific Superyachts Malaysia By Linda Cartlidge October 15, 2012--Superyacht owners and captains dreaming of a fantastic yachting journey in magnificent Malaysia have a friend in place with highly experienced sea captain, Nick Coombes, heading up Asia Pacific Superyachts Malaysia. Nick talked about his road to becoming a sea captain beginning early in life: “I started small and learned to windsurf as a young boy. The next step was renting Hobie Cats from a beach in Florida USA, then slowly moving up to larger and larger vessels.” Years passed as Nick Coombes, now a skipper, worked ...
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Astilleros De Mallorca Newsletter

Posted Oct. 15, 2012, 10:11 a.m.
The World´s Most Advanced Multi Touch Navigation Interface
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Astilleros De Mallorca Newsletter

Posted Oct. 15, 2012, 10:07 a.m.
The World´s Most Advanced Multi Touch Navigation Interface Estay Electronics was the first company in Europe to install the Navnet TZ Touch platform in a classic sailing yacht. The yacht, a valued customer, requested the installment of this innovative system during one of its frequent stops at Astilleros de Mallorca. Although Furuno had presented its award winning technology in the USA, it was not yet available in Europe. In order to meet with the delivery daterequired by the yacht in this instance,the new system had to be supplieddirectly from Japan. The assistance of the Furuno Spaintechnicians during the “premier” installation, ...
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Astilleros De Mallorca Newsletter

Posted Oct. 15, 2012, 10:02 a.m.
The World´s Most Advanced Multi Touch Navigation Interface Estay Electronics was the first company in Europe to install the Navnet TZ Touch platform in a classic sailing yacht. The yacht, a valued customer, requested the installment of this innovative system during one of its frequent stops at Astilleros de Mallorca. Although Furuno had presented its award winning technology in the USA, it was not yet available in Europe In order to meet with the delivery date required by the yacht in this instance, the new system had to be supplied directly from Japan. The assistance of the Furuno Spain technicians ...
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Independent Support

Posted Oct. 12, 2012, 3:02 p.m.
We see ourselves as link between the superyacht and all the services a superyacht might require, like shipyards, agencies, suppliers, technician etc. and we work completely independently and represent the vessel. We organize absolutely everything a superyacht might require for a minimal fee.We mainly cater for yachts below 500 GT which are not required to be managed by a management company. There are many captains out there who are perfectly able to run and manage the yacht without employing a management company and there are many owners who like to save the monthly costs for such a service. At BYS ...
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Independent Support

Posted Oct. 12, 2012, 3 p.m.
Captain Heinz Krodel explains that dedicated and expert yacht support and advice need not cost a fortune. We see ourselves as link between the superyacht and all the services a superyacht might require, like shipyards, agencies, suppliers, technician etc. and we work completely independently and represent the vessel. We organize absolutely everything a superyacht might require for a minimal fee.We mainly cater for yachts below 500 GT which are not required to be managed by a management company. There are many captains out there who are perfectly able to run and manage the yacht without employing a management company and ...
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GLOBAL YACHTING GROUP - PRESS RELEASE

Posted Oct. 9, 2012, 11:25 a.m.
The shareholders of Pinmar and Rolling Stock have formed a new multi strategy company for the superyacht industry called Global Yachting Group. The creation of the Global Yachting Group will strengthen and support these two highly regarded companies and their subsidiaries, which will continue to trade independently, with the exception of scaffolding and supply. The remaining group companies will retain their individual status, boards, management and brands to ensure they continue to offer their clients the continuity and personal service to which they are accustomed. Rolling Stock Chandlery and Pinmar Supply will merge and trade under the name of Pinmar ...
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The Refit Guide from ICOMIA

Posted Sept. 17, 2012, 10:15 p.m.
A Client’s Guide to Good Refit Governance See the attached PDF
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Breaking News for Waste Disposal onboard Superyachts

Posted Aug. 21, 2012, 12:01 p.m.
Breaking news for waste disposal onboard superyachts In order to solve the continuous problem of waste disposal onboard, we have made a cooperative agreement with Nicoverken Marine Services to supply the Vacompact vacuum pack waste compactors to the superyacht industry. This state of the art system has proven to be very efficient in hospitals all over the world for the last 15 years. The units vacuum the waste (volume reduction of 50%) and add a disinfectant aerosol in order to kill any bacteria in the waste after which the waste bags are sealed. The result is a odor and bacteria ...
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Beauty Line Swiss Perfection now available through SuperYacht Spares

Posted Aug. 21, 2012, 11:59 a.m.
Beauty Line Swiss Perfection now available through SuperYacht Spares No owner’s suite or guest cabin is complete without a top quality beauty line. Surprise the owner of the yacht, his guests or charter clients with the personal care products from a leading cosmetics company. We are proud to inform you that in addition to luxury beauty lines from Jo Malone, Aqua di Parma, Ex Voto, Lancaster, Bvlgari, and Truefitt & Hill, SuperYacht Spares has added the Cellular Cosmetic Line, Swiss Perfection with Cellular Active IRISA ®, to their range. This offers a complete and personalized range of top quality Cellular ...
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COPA DEL REY POLOS AVAILABLE IN OUR CHANDLERY SHOPS

Posted July 13, 2012, 2:34 p.m.
COPA DEL REY POLOS AVAILABLE IN OUR CHANDLERY SHOPS We now have the official Copa del Rey 2012 GaastraPolos in stock. 69.95€ each! Hurry while stocks last. They are available in our chandlery shops in Club de Mar and STP shipyard. Stop by or call today to reserve yours! +34 971 700 031www.rollingstock.es
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COPA DEL REY POLOS AVAILABLE IN OUR CHANDLERY SHOPS

Posted July 13, 2012, 2:33 p.m.
COPA DEL REY POLOS AVAILABLE IN OUR CHANDLERY SHOPS We now have the official Copa del Rey 2012 GaastraPolos in stock. 69.95€ each! Hurry while stocks last. They are available in our chandlery shops in Club de Mar and STP shipyard. Stop by or call today to reserve yours! +34 971 700 031www.rollingstock.es
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EUROTASK ADD NEW DIGITAL NIGHT VISION BINOCULARS TO THE RANGE

Posted July 11, 2012, 10:14 a.m.
Posted July 10, 2012, 3:36 p.m. Denmead UK 9th July 2012 Eurotask have announced the introduction of the latest SM-3DB Pro, SM-3DB Pro Plus and SM-3DB Elit Digital Night Vision binoculars. The new models have built-in DVR options and new camera technology capable of performance equivalent to a Gen2+ light intensification device. Already used by many maritime security companies and some of the most prestigious yachts in the world, the SM series is the perfect choice for detection, surveillance, security and navigation assistance day or night. The rugged SM unit is constructed in aluminium, built to IP67 and is powered ...
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EUROTASK ADD NEW DIGITAL NIGHT VISION BINOCULARS TO THE RANGE

Posted July 10, 2012, 3:36 p.m.
Denmead UK 9th July 2012 Eurotask have announced the introduction of the latest SM-3DB Pro, SM-3DB Pro Plus and SM-3DB Elit Digital Night Vision binoculars. The new models have built-in DVR options and new camera technology capable of performance equivalent to a Gen2+ light intensification device. Already used by many maritime security companies and some of the most prestigious yachts in the world, the SM series is the perfect choice for detection, surveillance, security and navigation assistance day or night. The rugged SM unit is constructed in aluminium, built to IP67 and is powered by 4x AA rechargeable batteries. The ...
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Extraordinary Explorations in the Maldives Archipelago

Posted July 5, 2012, 2:40 p.m.
The Maldives, one of the best and most fascinating travel destinations in the world, is fast emerging as a world favourite for a superyacht cruising journey. Arriving at the Maldives Archipelago superyachts will encounter groups of 26 atolls in entirely natural formation, with only a small number inhabited, making up the chain of islands waiting to be discovered. The flat islands are formed from coral layers, the highest point rarely being more than 6’ above sea level. Located in the Indian Ocean 670 km south-west of Sri Lanka and covering an area of 300 km, they are protected from monsoon ...
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Worlds most exclusive yacht toys now available for rent

Posted June 26, 2012, 12:50 p.m.
Worlds most exclusive yacht toys now available for rent with Superyacht Tenders & Toys Superyacht Tenders and Toys, the leading independent consultancy specialising in all yacht tender and toy needs, is pleased to announce that they are now offering a range of high value luxury yacht toys to rent. Items include the Jetlev-Flyer, Submarines, Seabob, Jet-ski and more. All items come with full training and in the case of submarines a pilot, support crew and even a support vessel if required. Company founder Josh Richardson comments ‘this growth is due to owners and managers requests with a number of clients ...
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Worlds most exclusive yacht toys now available for rent with Superyacht Tenders

Posted June 26, 2012, 10:35 a.m.
Worlds most exclusive yacht toys now available for rent with Superyacht Tenders & Toys Superyacht Tenders and Toys, the leading independent consultancy specialising in all yacht tender and toy needs, is pleased to announce that they are now offering a range of high value luxury yacht toys to rent. Items include the Jetlev-Flyer, Submarines, Seabob, Jet-ski and more. All items come with full training and in the case of submarines a pilot, support crew and even a support vessel if required. Company founder Josh Richardson comments ‘this growth is due to owners and managers requests with a number of clients ...
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AYSS - Agents Profile - Asia Pacific Superyachts - Indonesia

Posted June 12, 2012, 2:23 p.m.
Captain Jimmy Blee and Richard Lofthouse run Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia. Jimmy has spent the last 18 years as a renowned boat builder, vessels operations manager and is a legendary Superyacht Guide in Indonesia. Jimmy originally came from Australia on Queensland's east coast where he ran charter boats out of the famed Whitsunday Islands. The then Captain Jimmy left in 1989 to travel to Thailand with the aim of helping his long time friend, Bill O'Leary, set up Amancruises at the luxury resort of Amanpuri in Phuket, Thailand. This was the start of a path of rich maritime exploration, covering ...
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Gloriana’s alternative propulsion – Bruntons Autoprops.

Posted June 11, 2012, 12:49 p.m.
Gloriana’s alternative propulsion – Bruntons Autoprops. Whenever the Queen’s row barge Gloriana is seen with Her Majesty on board it is expected that a team of rowers will provide the motive power; however it’s not her only form of propulsion. For some considerable time the naval architects and engineers at Bruntons Propellers have been keeping a secret; without her rowers Gloriana is propelled by a pair of Bruntons Autoprop propellers. The reason for choosing Autoprops is not hard to understand. Firstly, when Gloriana is powered by her rowers they want the vessel to produce as little drag as possible. Using ...
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YACHTIFILE - PROVEN AND GUARANTEED DISTRIBUTION TO SUPERYACHTS

Posted June 1, 2012, 3:26 p.m.
YachtFile is the proven and guaranteed way of Delivering Brochures, DVDs,Newsletters and Books Getting your latest brochures, CDs or newsletters into the hands of yacht captains, owners and crew has never been easy. Each Superyacht is, in effect, a fl oating business with a large budget but unlike say hotels they are constantly on the move, changing ownership, crew and address. We succeed in delivering your promotional material to literally thousands of these vessels, wherever we can find them. We also use our exclusive mailing list of Captains and Yachts to mail out a small proportion of the packs to ...
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GALLEY GADGETS - WHEN SMOKING ONBOARD IS ALLOWED BY LINDA WILSON HEAD CHEF

Posted May 30, 2012, 2:26 p.m.
I RECENTLY ATTENDED HOTEL OLYMPIA, ONE OF THE UK’S largest hotel and restaurant trade shows, to take a glimpse at what was going on in the outside catering world. After 10 years in the yachting industry, one frequently finds the need for a little inspiration and a wave of fresh ideas. I certainly got what I was looking for; the place was an appliance wonderland filled with gadgets that could do just about anything. It was great to discover new products, interact with their sales reps and imagine the endless possibilities that could take place in the galley. I was ...
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AYSS INTERNATIONAL - MAY 2012 NEWSLETTER

Posted May 30, 2012, 2:23 p.m.
CLIPPER RACE 2011-12 STOPOVER AT PANAMA Associated Yacht Services is proud to have been the chosen agent for the Clipper Race for many years. On the Clipper Race 2011-12 Associated Yacht Services attended all ten boats that arrived at Flamenco Marina on the Pacific side of the Canal. They assisted in the transit Northbound to Shelter Bay Marina located on the Atlantic side where the boats stayed until all competitors had arrived and some minor repairs were conducted to one of the boats. They sailed early on the 14th May on the eleventh stage of the race, bound for New ...
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AYSS INTERNATIONAL - MAY 2012 NEWSLETTER

Posted May 30, 2012, 2:22 p.m.
CLIPPER RACE 2011-12 STOPOVER AT PANAMA Associated Yacht Services is proud to have been the chosen agent for the Clipper Race for many years. On the Clipper Race 2011-12 Associated Yacht Services attended all ten boats that arrived at Flamenco Marina on the Pacific side of the Canal. They assisted in the transit Northbound to Shelter Bay Marina located on the Atlantic side where the boats stayed until all competitors had arrived and some minor repairs were conducted to one of the boats. They sailed early on the 14th May on the eleventh stage of the race, bound for New ...
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AYSS INTERNATIONAL - MAY 2012 NEWSLETTER

Posted May 30, 2012, 2:20 p.m.
CLIPPER RACE 2011-12 STOPOVER AT PANAMA Associated Yacht Services is proud to have been the chosen agent for the Clipper Race for many years. On the Clipper Race 2011-12 Associated Yacht Services attended all ten boats that arrived at Flamenco Marina on the Pacific side of the Canal. They assisted in the transit Northbound to Shelter Bay Marina located on the Atlantic side where the boats stayed until all competitors had arrived and some minor repairs were conducted to one of the boats. They sailed early on the 14th May on the eleventh stage of the race, bound for New ...
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Amico & Co presents it's new crew area

Posted May 23, 2012, 11:15 a.m.
Amico & Co presents its new Shipyard Crew Area Company headquarters boast now a new crew area located in the shipyard on Amico & Co office floor, town side, where people may enjoy a nice ancient town view. This area is designed and built with a view to providing further comfort for the various and numerous crew members temporarily accommodated at the yard from the medium to long term. The area is open 7/7 days, 24 hour per day and the shipyard crew have free access through their crew badges The crew area is equipped with: • Free internet wi-fi ...
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Amico & Co presents its new Shipyard Crew Area

Posted May 23, 2012, 11:11 a.m.
Amico & Co presents its new Shipyard Crew Area Company headquarters boast now a new crew area located in the shipyard on Amico & Co office floor, town side, where people may enjoy a nice ancient town view. This area is designed and built with a view to providing further comfort for the various and numerous crew members temporarily accommodated at the yard from the medium to long term. The area is open 7/7 days, 24 hour per day and the shipyard crew have free access through their crew badges The crew area is equipped with: • Free internet wi-fi ...
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Amico & Co presents its new Shipyard Crew Area

Posted May 23, 2012, 11:11 a.m.
Amico & Co presents its new Shipyard Crew Area Company headquarters boast now a new crew area located in the shipyard on Amico & Co office floor, town side, where people may enjoy a nice ancient town view. This area is designed and built with a view to providing further comfort for the various and numerous crew members temporarily accommodated at the yard from the medium to long term. The area is open 7/7 days, 24 hour per day and the shipyard crew have free access through their crew badges The crew area is equipped with: • Free internet wi-fi ...
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YACHTFILE DELIVERY REPORT SPR. 2012

Posted May 14, 2012, 2:24 p.m.
• YachtFile delivery trip report • Superyachtweb.com • Next delivery • Superyacht Soiree Antigua The delivery list for the Spring YachtFile and Yachting Matters magazine is available please contact [email protected] if you would like to see a copy. In all there are 1920 yacht names featured. There are still 22 packs in Barcelona awaiting delivery. Packs were also placed on yachts with no name visible and given to captains requesting an extra pack for the owner or a colleague. Each of the yachts hand delivered a pack were also given a minimum of two magazines, one Yachting Matters and the ...
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GALLEY GADGETS - WHEN SMOKING ONBOARD IS ALLOWED BY LINDA WILSON HEAD CHEF

Posted May 10, 2012, 2:33 p.m.
I RECENTLY ATTENDED HOTEL OLYMPIA, ONE OF THE UK’S largest hotel and restaurant trade shows, to take a glimpse at what was going on in the outside catering world. After 10 years in the yachting industry, one frequently finds the need for a little inspiration and a wave of fresh ideas. I certainly got what I was looking for; the place was an appliance wonderland filled with gadgets that could do just about anything. It was great to discover new products, interact with their sales reps and imagine the endless possibilities that could take place in the galley. I was ...
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HAITI THE SEA-LEGS ARMADA - ONE YEAR ON - BY ANTHONY JUST

Posted May 10, 2012, 2:26 p.m.
LANDFALL HAITI – THREE HOURS OUT FROM THE comforts of the pristine and trimmed Ocean World Marina, near Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, with its attendant golf-carts, casino and show-girl extravaganzas, we skirted the bay in which lie the ruins of the second settlement that Columbus founded in the New World, at La Isabela, during his second voyage in 1494. Leaving that remnant of spanish armada history behind us, we passed the Haitian border at Monti Cristi, sailing westward inshore of the infamous pirate lair Ile Tortuga and laying Cap du Mole at sun-up, before turning south east and coasting the ...
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Superyacht Tenders and Toys - Choice not Compromise

Posted April 19, 2012, 10:53 a.m.
Superyacht Tenders and Toys, the leading independent consultancy specialising in all yacht tender and toy needs, use their unique expertise to offer clients a personal and bespoke service handing all aspects of the purchase, support and ownership of yacht tenders and toys. Areas of expertise include the design of custom tenders to suit owner and vessel requirements, selection of shipyards and project management and reporting. The company also provides yacht toys such as the Seabob, Jetsurf, Aquaglide inflatables, slides, Hovpod and submarines. Managing Director Josh Richardson comments "we offer choice not compromise for yacht owners. Tenders and toys should stand ...
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Tailored yacht toys to co-ordinate with your superyacht

Posted April 19, 2012, 10:49 a.m.
Tailored yacht toys to co-ordinate with your superyacht Superyacht Tenders and Toys, the leading company for the purchase of tenders and toys, has teamed up with luxury goods customisers, Venom Design, to create a set of ultra-modified jet-skis for a client with a large motor yacht. Three top-of-therange Seadoo RXT 260 jet-skis capable of 70 mph are being completely restyled to match the look of the 60m motor yacht, including teak decking, Fendi duvet cushions and a custom paint job. At Superyacht Tenders and Toys, modifications can be ordered on new toys or retrofitted to those stored on board. Crocodile, ...
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CARLO BORLENGHI – PROFESSIONAL SNAPPER

Posted April 13, 2012, 10:55 a.m.
CARLO BORLENGHI – PROFESSIONAL SNAPPER By Colin Squire I met Carlo for the first time at the Les Voiles de St Tropez regatta in 2010 where he was the official Rolex photographer, in fact he is an official photographer for a great many national and international Rolex nautical events, an accolade second to none just in itself. I rather cheekily asked if I could go along with him in his personal rib. ‘Be on the dock at 10.15, don’t be late’ came the reply accompanied by that trademark smile. When I arrived he was there, waiting for me with his ...
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HEADING FOR THE LONDON OLYMPICS – A few things to do along the way.

Posted April 13, 2012, 10:53 a.m.
HEADING FOR THE LONDON OLYMPICS – A few things to do along the way. The Olympics, as I am sure you are aware, are happening in London this summer. There are, or were, many berths made available on the Thames in and around London for Superyachts and packages are available that will enable you to get the best tickets to the best events. It is rumoured that many yachts will be heading that way, but before you set off it is worth noting that there are other interesting events being held around the UK that lead up to the Olympics. ...
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Don Patton - A Fearless Yachtsman

Posted April 13, 2012, 10:51 a.m.
MAN AT THE TOP Don Patton - A Fearless Yachtsman By Norma Trease In a career spanning the globe, with over six decades of ‘messing about on boats’ large and small, yacht surveyor Don Patton has exerted an influence on this industry matched by few - admired by most, and feared by many. Norma Trease tells the tale of the man behind the legend. In a business full of larger-than-life characters, there are still some yachting figures who loom above the rest of us, somehow able to buildsterling reputations based on years of hard work, exerting international influence, generating countless ...
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STRAINSTALL MARINE SUPPLY LOAD MONITORING SOLUTION TO SUPERYACHT “HANUMAN”

Posted April 5, 2012, 9:42 a.m.
March 2012 PRESS RELEASE STRAINSTALL MARINE SUPPLY LOAD MONITORING SOLUTION TO SUPERYACHT “HANUMAN” Strainstall Marine, the UK based load cell manufacturer, has recently supplied a load measurement pin to the 42m (138ft) superyacht ‘Hanuman’. The luxury sloop sail yacht is a modern recreation of the Super-J Class yacht, Endeavour II, built in 1937. The supply of a load measuring pin to Hanuman continues Strainstall’s success in supplying load measurement solutions to the sailing industry. With the capacity and size of yachts and super yachts increasing in recent years, the need to measure and monitor forces has become ever more pivotal ...
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Sevenstar Yacht Transport loads Sea plane in Palm Beach

Posted March 28, 2012, 3:12 p.m.
03-26-2012 Sevenstar Yacht Transport loads Sea plane in Palm Beach A rare 30 passenger Sea plane landed at the Port of Palm Beach early Sunday morning and was successfully loaded onto the MV Suomigracht by Sevenstar Yacht Transport with destination Australia. The Proven G-111, is only one of three ever built. The plane was built in California, flew to North County Airport in West Palm Beach and then made it's way to the Lake Worth Inlet to be loaded onto the ship for transport. The G-111 is an amphibious workhorse. According to a pamphlet from the maker of the aircraft, ...
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Astilleros de Mallorca expands its activity in STP

Posted March 23, 2012, 3:24 p.m.
Astilleros de Mallorca expands its activity in STP with a second new workshop at the Global Building to provide a larger mechanical and technical support. ASTILLEROS DE MALLORCA has specialized in the refit and repair of yachts for more than 25 years. The new office and workshop in the Global Building has been fully equipped with new machinery such as a lathe, milling machine, hydraulic press, welding bench, hydraulic test bench etc. As a result, the Project Managers can provide their clients with a more rapid response inside the yard. The office, located next to the 700 T travel-lift in ...
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SCUBA DIVING AND CAVEMEN

Posted March 23, 2012, 9:27 a.m.
SCUBA DIVING AND CAVEMEN By Dean Marshall The sport of SCUBA diving was born during the 1940s. As with many inventions this came from a need during war time. However never has such an invention opened the door to so much adventure. During this article I would like to take the reader from our humble beginnings to where we are now and a view of the future. As most know the two Frenchmen given credit for the birth of our sport are Emile Gagnan and Jacques Cousteau. However historically the birth of the first SCUBA regulator can be traced back ...
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Yacht Communications – To Infinity and Beyond…..

Posted March 23, 2012, 9:25 a.m.
Yacht Communications – To Infinity and Beyond….. By Roger Horner Almost all communication technologies are likely to benefit from improvements and enhancements this year, although there are no revolutionary new technologies on the horizon. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as it means that the latest technology in which we have invested should get more reliable and more user-friendly. Not very exciting, you may say but there is a treat in store for everyone of every age, for every yacht at every stage. Communications – your voice and data links ashore Access to good and reliable communications and specifically ...
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DIVING MATTERS :- Have you got the bottle!

Posted March 23, 2012, 9:21 a.m.
DIVING MATTERS :- Have you got the bottle! The first in a series by Michael Weiss The irony of Earth’s last great frontier is its accessibility. It would stand to reason that exploring uncharted territories and discovering previously unidentified species would be reserved for scientists, scholars and occasionally the most fortunate civilians. In the case of our planet’s oceans, however, this could not be farther from the truth. In fact, many of the world’s most fascinating bodies of water are accessible to everyone. Considering that water covers nearly 70 percent of Earth’s surface and is home to the tallest mountains, ...
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Relieving the pressure

Posted March 23, 2012, 9:16 a.m.
Last summer I was approached by the editor to write a piece on choosing a mattress suitable for a yacht. Through our conversations, it transpired that Colin himself suffered badly from a back problem, which he challenged me to alleviate with a better mattress. There was no doubt in my mind that what he needed was a Reacta Foam mattress for maximum pressure relief. To be honest he seemed quite far from total conviction, but seeing as he was equally distant from bearable comfort, he had little choice but to give it a go. We sent Colin his new mattress, ...
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You Can Spray That Again –– The Paint Inspector

Posted March 22, 2012, 3:56 p.m.
You Can Spray That Again –– The Paint Inspector Marten Heetebrij is one of the best known independent paint inspectors in Europe, we asked him what his profession entails? His clientele cover a wide spectrum, including yacht construction and refit yards, yacht managers, paint companies, paint system manufacturer’s, insurance companies, the judiciary and sometimes a combination of these parties. Marten began his education and training on the shop floor and became an expert in painting, filling and sanding. He was the general manager of a medium-sized yacht painting company for many years until five years ago when he took a ...
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Managing Your State – Onboard Behaviour

Posted March 22, 2012, 3:55 p.m.
Managing Your State – Onboard Behaviour BY Deborah Peters Several years ago as I stood in line at the store of my cell phone provider to resolve an issue that couldn’t be handled over the air, I was witness to a classic case of adult rage. The gentleman (I’ll give him that) stood at the counter, red in the face, yelling and screaming to the attendant. Clearly making no headway, his color went white at the sheer lack of oxygen, all the while elevating his outburst. I could empathize, after all, I had held several marathon conversations with customer service, ...
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LENSES - The long distance stunner!

Posted March 22, 2012, 3:53 p.m.
LENSES - The long distance stunner! The popularity of photography over the past 15 years has increased at lightning speed, helped no doubt by the introduction of digital cameras. The Olympics, World Cups, Wimbledon and America's Cup just to name a few events are seeing an increasing number of photographers snapping away in the hope of capturing that perfect image. The television cameraman often ‘zooms’ in on the photographers around the stadium were we can see the best, biggest and most expensive lenses available being put to good use. Whether you are an amateur, sports, nature or paparazzi photographer the ...
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A BLAST FROM THE PAST – Khalenberg Horns

Posted March 22, 2012, 3:51 p.m.
A BLAST FROM THE PAST – Khalenberg Horns By Erick Khalenberg While visiting the 2005 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show I met Erick on his company stand. During our conversation we spoke about the history behind, what I had always thought to be, the best and most beautifully produced air horns in the world. The story I heard was fascinating, so fascinating that I asked if he would write the history of Khalenburg for YM. It took him almost two years to deliver the goods. Now when you hear the ‘melodius’ blast from a set of Khalenberg’s you will know just ...
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PROFESSIONAL SNAPPERS – ED HOLT

Posted March 22, 2012, 3:40 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL SNAPPERS – ED HOLT Yachting Matters showcases the world’s top professional marine photographers and a selection of their favourite shots. It was purely accidental that Ed Holt became involved with yacht photography and this is how it began. After leaving art school and setting up as a fashion photographer with his own studio in London he was asked in 1976 if he would like to help with the delivery of a 34ft yacht which would take him across the Bay of Biscay. It was Easter, he had the time, it sounded like fun and even though he set off ...
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INTRUDER ABOARD! Intruder Detection Options For Superyachts

Posted March 22, 2012, 3:38 p.m.
INTRUDER ABOARD! Intruder Detection Options For Superyachts By Dean La Vey Not too long ago, this author had an appointment with the captain of a 70m Superyacht moored in Monaco Harbour. Having had no response on the ‘call box’ I simply walked aboard hoping to see a member of the crew. Seeing no crew, I waved at the c.c.t.v cameras on the aft deck. I then walked up to the crew door and again waved at the cameras, however there was still no sign of any crew. This yacht has a very sophisticated access control system; however the door was ...
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A GREEK CRUISE –A Dodecanese Delight

Posted March 22, 2012, 3:32 p.m.
A GREEK CRUISE –A Dodecanese Delight By Rosemary Pavlatou As I have done for the past few years, I decided, with a few friends, to take a week away from the daily grind of work and this year we decided to stay close to home and enjoy a boat trip in our local Dodecanese, the twelve islands that make up the chain governed by Rhodes. The trip was to begin in Samos, from where we would join our yacht and begin the trip back home. Samos seemed at first sight to be pretty but not of any great interest. Even ...
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Fuel’s Incredible Journey – A Cracking Tale

Posted March 22, 2012, 3:31 p.m.
Fuel’s Incredible Journey – A Cracking Tale By Alison Stodolnic and Liz Travers The fuel you put into your vessels tanks for the journey ahead has already been through quite a journey of its own. The diesel you use is organic and has evolved from prehistoric plants and animals as they have been slowly compressed far beneath the surface of the earth. The first oil well was drilled in Western Pennsylvania by Edwin Drake in 1859 and was 69 feet deep and produced only 15 barrels a day. The area quickly boomed, as did the uses found for this black ...
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WHISKEY IS FOR DRINKING – Eventually!

Posted March 22, 2012, 3:28 p.m.
WHISKEY IS FOR DRINKING – Eventually! By Dominic Roskrow Have you got some cash to invest and are not sure where to put it? Then consider putting it into whisky. Dominic Roskrow, author of ‘The World’s Best Whiskies’ explains why whisky is the best bet if you want to make money It was the summer of 2006 and we were wandering through a whisky warehouse at the Dalmore Distillery which sits next to the Cromarty Firth in the North East of Scotland. My companion is David Robertson who is responsible for the rarest malts within Whyte & Mackay, the company ...
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SARDINIAN DONKEYS – And Superyachts!

Posted March 22, 2012, 3:27 p.m.
SARDINIAN DONKEYS – And Superyachts! By Colin Squire Donkeys you may ask? What do donkeys and yachts have to do with each other? Well firstly these are not just any old donkeys, these are rare Sardinian racing donkeys. Smart donkeys, not stupid asses like those to be found in other parts of Europe giving children beach rides, or those that spend their lives as companions to somebody’s ageing pet horse or as beasts of burden. No, these donkeys are fast and fearless and have been bred for racing over many generations by the inhabitants of the small villages that abound ...
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A Tax Attack – Confusion abounds!

Posted March 22, 2012, 3:26 p.m.
A Tax Attack – Confusion abounds! By Declan O’Sullivan The EU Commission has found the French Exemption illegal and told the French government to change it. Is the end finally in sight for Spanish Matriculation Tax? Italian leases under challenge. Association between Flag /registration and VAT status confusion. Commercial yachts and VAT exemption. Dutch Commercial yachts and VAT exemption. FRENCH EXEMPTION Since 1993 the authorities on the French Mediterranean coast have exempted commercial yachts from VAT. This exemption is not in line with the EU VAT directive and was only effective locally. Despite this, it was availed of by many ...
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SEEING IN THE DARK – Now Lets Be Clear

Posted March 22, 2012, 3:24 p.m.
SEEING IN THE DARK – Now Lets Be Clear By Dean La-Vey Let’s be clear from the start – all Superyachts should have a night vision capability. At no time is a yacht more vulnerable than at night. Most robberies and attacks on yachts have occurred after dark and the reason is fairly simple. Those who can see in the dark will catch the other party ‘off guard’. It’s the reason most modern military battles are fought at night and those with superior night vision prevail. In a marine environment, night vision is an important weapon in the battle against ...
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MARINE COMMUNICATIONS - From Morse (…) to satellite

Posted March 22, 2012, 3:23 p.m.
MARINE COMMUNICATIONS - From Morse (…) to satellite By Henk Middelkoop & Annet Boers No other sector reflects the technological revolution in the field of communication as well as the shipping industry. Since the Morse Code was invented in 1838 maritime communications have come a long way and to think that you can today communicate from the middle of the ocean by mobile phone, internet and email, technology that had not even been dreamt of all of those years ago, is quite remarkable. It was in 1835 that Samuel Morse was the first to send signals over a wire from ...
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MAN AT THE TOP - CPT ED KASTELEIN

Posted March 22, 2012, 3:22 p.m.
MAN AT THE TOP CPT. ED KASTELEIN Interview by Colin Squire Having arrived in La Seyne sur Mer, close by the city of Toulon, in early February it was not hard to spot the three masts of the newly launched Schooner Atlantic as they towered above the buildings surrounding the old port. The yacht sits alongside a private quay, opposite several modern power yachts, yachts that one, in our modern age, would hardly take a second glance towards. But this beautiful Atlantic, a superb replica of a yacht that first sailed over a century ago and only a few months ...
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Citadels- Safe Rooms or death traps?

Posted March 22, 2012, 2:11 p.m.
Citadels- Safe Rooms or death traps? By Keith Simpson MBE Somali Pirates have continued to hit the news with their latest outrage being the hijacking of the Danish sail yacht ‘Ing’ with a family of five and two additional crewmembers on board. The children aged 12, 14 and 16 have been on a two year circumnavigation of the world with their parents. Details surrounding the incident have only just come to light, but the yacht was hijacked 275nm NE of Socotra just two days after the tragic killing of four Americans onboard S.Y. Quest whilst cruising the world distributing bibles ...
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YACHT LAW & THE OWNER - The Maritime Labour Convention 2006

Posted March 22, 2012, 12:49 p.m.
The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 By Pawel Wysocki & Laetitia Malan Introduction The International Labour Organisation Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (“the Convention”) will have far-reaching implications for the superyacht industry if and when it comes into force. The Convention establishes comprehensive minimum requirements for almost all aspects of the working environment of crew members. It sets out crew members’ rights to a decent work environment and seeks to create conditions of fair competition for yacht owners. When in force, it is intended to be globally applicable, readily updateable, easily understandable and uniformly enforced. Overview The Convention consolidates no less than ...
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BROKERAGE & CHARTER – A New Approach

Posted March 22, 2012, 12:47 p.m.
BROKERAGE & CHARTER – A New Approach Interview by Colin Squire Stephen White, in association with two other highly experienced yacht Captain’s, Stephen warren and Stephen Hilton, has recently launched a new company, with new, or some would say old ideas, that will hopefully give Owners a viable alternative to the mainstream brokerage industry while also helping to give the Captain & crew back control of various aspects of running their yachts. I have asked him to discuss his ideas and his vision of the future. Firstly Steve how did you begin in the industry? It was April 1987 when ...
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Handcrafted Custom Carpets – Luxury Underfoot

Posted March 22, 2012, 12:43 p.m.
Handcrafted Custom Carpets – Luxury Underfoot By Judith Nasatir You could say that luxury begins with a knot, with the sublime hand hitching of artisan tradition to precision technology. That’s certainly true of the history of yacht design. It’s also true of many unique and painstakingly handcrafted products and materials—and particularly the custom couture carpets—that increasingly adorn today’s floating mansions. The weaving arts and the cult of invention are moored in China, where the production of fine carpets and of seafaring ships have flourished from the time of the Song Dynasty. While the artisan-centric industry of carpet weaving peaked in ...
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Have corkscrew – will travel!

Posted March 22, 2012, 12:40 p.m.
Have corkscrew – will travel! I know, I know – we get to drink wine all day as part of our job, but someone has to do it – and we (mostly) spit it out! Having enjoyed working with Michael Brocklehurst, albeit briefly, before he sold VSF (Vins Sans Frontieres), I have learned to appreciate & value the incredible and demanding niche “cocktail” that is wine & yachts. Inspired, myself and husband Nigel have embarked on a rollercoaster of a new business, which amongst other things, offers specialised and bespoke wine training to yacht crew. Recognising and understanding that sometimes ...
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High as a Kite - The Latest Hit For Adrenaline Junkies

Posted March 22, 2012, 12:39 p.m.
High as a Kite By Rosemary Pavlatou Kite surfing entered my consciousness one spring day as I drove along the coast road in Rhodes and a kite, complete with surfer but without board, landed in front of my car. It was an arresting way to get attention but it worked. It was from then I began to take notice of the kites on the water as I came and went and the increasing numbers that appear from time to time. Fairly soon it became clear that kite surfing was the adrenaline junkies new extreme water-sport. A natural progression from windsurfing ...
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WHEN THE LAST TEAK TREE FALLS IN BURMA...

Posted March 22, 2012, 12:31 p.m.
Editors Note. The story that follows this small introduction has interesting roots going back two years. On a visit to the Royal Huisman facility in Holland I found myself in deep conversation with Michael Koppstein, the subject – decks. Unfortunately he let slip that he had an artificial teak deck on test. I have cleaned, repaired, bleached and walked on more decks in my life, I would guess than most, this includes my fair share of artificial decks. ‘I have never seen a good one’ ‘but you have never seen this one’ came the reply. And by all accounts I ...
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THE TRUMPY STORY

Posted March 22, 2012, 12:25 p.m.
THE TRUMPY STORY By Lisa Larsen A new generation of Trumpy Yachts is under way, launching the revival of an iconic name in American yacht building. Since 1909 when John Trumpy Sr. designed his first boat, Trumpy Yachts have been extolled for their craftsmanship and beauty. Throughout the twentieth century internationally famous industrialists, politicians and financiers availed themselves of Trumpy salons and staterooms for business and pleasure. But in 1974, with delivery of contract no. 450, production of the celebrated craft ceased. Yet despite the absence of new builds, Trumpy enthusiasts continued to preserve the internationally famous brand, or longed ...
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MAN AT THE TOP - RON HOLLAND

Posted March 22, 2012, 12:22 p.m.
MAN AT THE TOP - RON HOLLAND Interview by Colin Squire Having just returned to Ron’s studio in Kinsale after a superb lunch, befittingly at the The Royal Cork Yacht Club, established in 1720 and the world’s oldest, we are going to talk about his life and how he became the designer of many of today’s most beautiful, and in some cases extreme, sailing vessels and his adventures along the way. When were you born? In January 1947 which co-incidentally is Anniversary Day in Auckland. Anniversary Day is acknowledged in New Zealand by the largest regatta to be held in ...
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LED lighting – An illuminating topic

Posted March 22, 2012, 11:45 a.m.
LED lighting – An illuminating topic By Peter Urquhart Years ago the king of lamp market was the incandescent light. Then along came the low voltage halogen, the fluorescent tube, compact fluorescent, the discharge and now the LED lamps. All looking to steal the market. At Underwater Lights Limited we have spent countless hours of R+D in monitoring lighting properties and their resulting effects in the water. All have their advantages and disadvantages but they do have one thing in common.. They use electricity and produce light. However, we must understand a little more about their common attributes to establish ...
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MALTA – Winter Homeport - Port of Call - Superyacht Destination!

Posted March 22, 2012, 11:42 a.m.
MALTA – Winter Homeport - Port of Call - Superyacht Destination! By Wilfred Sultana The most popular tourist destination in the world, said to attract something like one third of the world’s international tourists, is the Mediterranean region – cherishing an exclusive combination of pleasant climate, beautiful coastline, rich history and diverse culture. The same sentiments and preferences are acknowledged when the ‘Middle Sea’, one of the many alternative names given to the Mediterranean Sea throughout human history, is discussed and considered by ‘super’ tourists on they cruise onboard their luxury yachts. Twenty-two neighbouring destinations lie in 969,000 square miles ...
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THE COSTA SMERALDA – An Interview With Renzo Persico

Posted March 22, 2012, 11:37 a.m.
THE COSTA SMERALDA – An Interview With Renzo Persico Photography by Colin Squire President of the Consortum Costa Smeralda, Renzo Persico is responsible for the present and the future development of this important Mediterranean cruising ground. Y.M. - The Costa Smeralda has, in recent years, become one of the world’s most important and respected Superyacht destinations. How does the Consortium Costa Smeralda intend to preserve the areas status and continue to compete against other destinations that are, in their own right, trying to emulate your success. R.P. – The island of Sardinia will continue to ensure that it considers the ...
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HAITI - A YACHTING ARMADA BEARING LIMBS

Posted March 22, 2012, 11:34 a.m.
HAITI - A YACHTING ARMADA BEARING LIMBS By Anthony Just With ships, yachts, and vessels of all varieties plying the world's oceans since time immemorial, there has been a continuous spread of trade and commerce, knowledge and learning, culture and understanding, across our globe. Unfortunately, this often went hand-in-hand with destruction, oppression, and exploitation, bringing to self-sufficient, evolving nations and communities an abrupt halt to natural development, with the spread of misguided ideologies, disease, and ultimate devastation. Armadas of ships sailed forth from great nations with the noblest of intentions, but history shows us the results of these voyages which ...
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Porto Montenegro - Turning a dream into reality

Posted March 22, 2012, 11:29 a.m.
Porto Montenegro - Turning a dream into reality Located in the heart of Europe’s “southernmost fjord” is Porto Montenegro, a development spearheaded by Canadian gold-mining entrepreneur Peter Munk in partnership with a consortium of international entrepreneurs (and yacht owners) that includes Lord Jacob Rothschild, Nathaniel Rothschild, Bernard Arnault, Oleg Deripaska and Sandor Demjan. Now entering its second year of operation, the project is transforming a defunct naval dockyard in Tivat into a state-of-the-art marina and residential community. The vision for the development is grand indeed: to rival Antibes, Monaco and Porto Cervo as a premier port for luxury yachts. “This ...
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WHO’S LISTENING? - Counter-Surveillance on Superyachts

Posted March 22, 2012, 11:25 a.m.
WHO’S LISTENING? Counter-Surveillance on Superyachts TSCM (Technical Surveillance Countermeasures) is the practice of searching for and detecting illicit electronic eavesdropping devices. It is a highly skilled profession requiring not just experience, but a comprehensive array of electronic search equipment. To some, TSCM (generally know as ‘bug sweeps) resides in the realm of spy movies or large corporations. It is however extremely prevalent within the world of the superyacht and more so over the last two years. The Risks: Owners of superyachts are about as high net worth as you can get, with powerful friends and influential associates. Their guests can ...
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WEATHER MATTERS - THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON

Posted March 22, 2012, 11:23 a.m.
WEATHER MATTERS - THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON By Adam Bakke As the Northern Hemisphere winter is ending and it becomes time for the cruising and sailing season to begin you may be making plans to transit through the Arabian Sea. If so make sure you plan for the start of the Monsoon season. The Indian Ocean Summer Monsoon is the most persistent and severe weather phenomenon in the world. The term "monsoon" originated from the Arabic word "mausin", which means season. It originally applied to the wind regimes of the Arabian Sea where winter winds blow from the northeast (Winter Monsoon) ...
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YOU’RE SACKED! - Or Are You?

Posted March 22, 2012, 11:21 a.m.
YOU’RE SACKED! - Or Are You? By Captain John Percival MRIN MNI Personnel management is one of the skills that is not taught within any of the modules for OOW, Master, Chief Engineer or in any other formal certificate of competence within yachting. For me, as an ex-Personnel Officer, the title of this article is a cry that, I believe occurs in the SuperYacht Industry regularly. Sometimes sacking a crew member is justified but quite often, even if the sacking is justified, the appropriate process has not been followed. Before I hear the yells and screams saying, “you don’t understand ...
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PUERTO TARRACO –FOR THOSE IN THE KNOW!

Posted March 22, 2012, 11:20 a.m.
PUERTO TARRACO –FOR THOSE IN THE KNOW! by Kevin Connor Commanding a strategic location in the northwest Med between the Balearics and the Riviera, the Spanish city of Tarragona has always stood out as a reference point for those in the know. The Romans first spotted its potential and christened it Tarraco, Julius Caesar set up home here, culture thrived across the hinterland and the port became a major trading hub. Fast forward several centuries and Tarragona had gained international fame as a sheltered but deep natural port which welcomed savvy seafarers from afar. Fast forward again to this fledgling ...
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Man At The Top – Cpt. Richard Morris

Posted March 22, 2012, 10:42 a.m.
Man At The Top – Cpt. Richard Morris By Adam Connolly Richard was born in Melbourne, Australia in June 1966 to Geoff and Eva Morris, both immigrants to the country. Seafaring is a family tradition in Richard’s family, one that began with tragedy almost 100 years ago. Richard’s paternal great grandfather Arthur Morris and his brother signed on as engineers aboard the ill-fated Titanic on her maiden voyage. They were in the engine room and stood no chance whatsoever of survival on that awful night. Richard’s grandfather Frank was eight years old at the time. The family were devastated and ...
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MAN AT THE TOP – TIM HEYWOOD

Posted March 22, 2012, 10:16 a.m.
MAN AT THE TOP – TIM HEYWOOD Interview by Colin Squire I recently had the opportunity to visit Tim Heywood and his partner Vanessa at their studio and home in Rutland to conduct this interview. They moved to Rutland from the busy hustle of London to enjoy the beautiful countryside just over three years ago. Their historic home has views over wooded valleys complimented by England’s largest man made reservoir. Tim is famed for being amongst a very small handful of designers worldwide that have the talent to design the worlds largest and most impressive luxury yachts. His designs have ...
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OLIVES AND OLIVE OIL - Centuries Of Rich Pickings

Posted March 22, 2012, 9:58 a.m.
OLIVES AND OLIVE OIL - Centuries Of Rich Pickings By Rosemary Pavlatou A silvery olive grove on a rocky limestone hillside tumbling down to a shimmering blue sea is an abiding image of Greece - ancient and modern Homer spoke of "liquid gold." Lawrence Durrell writing in Prospero’s Cell referred to “a taste older than meat, older than wine”. The domesticated olive tree, Olea europaea, with the fruits and oil derived from it, has been celebrated in life, literature and paintings down the ages, and its branches with their evergreen silvery leaves long revered as a symbol of peace. The ...
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CLOSE PROTECTION SECURITY - A Necessity Or Accessory

Posted March 22, 2012, 9:52 a.m.
CLOSE PROTECTION SECURITY - A Necessity Or Accessory By KEITH SIMPSON MBE The world of Superyachts is associated with wealth, glitz and glamour. The majority of large Superyacht owners are successful business men and women who do not court media attention however, the sheer size of their yacht arouses attention when entering a port, or anchors off a coastline. Many celebrities either own yachts or charter yachts to escape the media attention. Even whilst onboard yachts the paparazzi will stalk to get exclusive pictures to fuel the appetite of their fans in the countless magazines featuring gossip columns. Superyachts visit ...
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CRUISING BELIZE – Privacy, Discretion & Solitude

Posted March 22, 2012, 9:50 a.m.
CRUISING BELIZE – Privacy, Discretion & Solitude By Carolyn Turton While most yachts choose to cruise the smaller islands of the Caribbean such as Antigua and St. Barts for the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, Belize will be sure to surprise and surpass all expectations. Belize, located in the Western Caribbean on the southern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, is one of the only Central American countries directly accessible by Yachts from the Caribbean. Belize is home to the longest living reef in the western hemisphere and the second longest in the world and some of the most ...
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Vive le Bucket! – A Racing Phenomenon

Posted March 21, 2012, 4:04 p.m.
Vive le Bucket! – A Racing Phenomenon By Norma Trease In twenty-five years of Bucket Regattas, this large-yacht racing phenomenon has come to represent the best of the yachting world, showcasing beauty afloat, creating exciting new technology, and offering an entire yachting community a reason to celebrate and congregate together in a spirit of camaraderie and competition. Is it possible that twenty-five years have passed since the concept of large-yacht racing was dreamed up on the foggy island of Nantucket? Those many years ago, five intrepid yacht owners who only wanted to sail against each other, went on to create ...
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SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING - Surviving In An Online World

Posted March 21, 2012, 4:03 p.m.
Social Media Marketing – Surviving In An Online World By Rebecca Scarrott With our digital world becoming more interconnected than ever before, more businesses in the superyacht industry could effectively harness the power of social media than are doing so now. The company I work for, Global Services Ltd, recently launched its YouTube channel, which neatly interconnects with its Facebook page and Twitter account. When I started marketing in the marine industry ten years ago, these channels didn’t exist and yet today I consider them an integral part of any marketing strategy. Indeed in the words of social media guru ...
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KOS – PROFESSIONAL SNAPPER

Posted March 21, 2012, 4 p.m.
KOS – PROFESSIONAL SNAPPER By Francesca Fearon Despite her diminutive stature, Kos Evans has built a fearless reputation as one of the world’s most courageous marine photographers, having regularly swung from the dizzying heights of the yacht mast to capture a perfect photograph. A few years ago Kos Evans was the official photographer at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo in Sardinia. To get one of her signature underwater shots of the world’s largest racing yachts she dived six metres below the surface and held onto the tether of one of the buoys used as a racing mark ...
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A TAX ATTACK - Who needs a Big Brother?

Posted March 21, 2012, 3:56 p.m.
A TAX ATTACK - Who needs a Big Brother? - By Declan O’Sullivan The relationship between the Isle of Man and its “Big Brother”, the UK, has always been an odd one. Whilst nominally declaring its “Independence” and evidencing the same by making its own laws through the oldest continuous parliament in the world, called “Tynwald” the reality of the relationship for the Isle of Man, is far from that notion of Independence. The relationship is in reality Big Brother – little brother. The Isle of Man, whilst not part of the EU has free access to trade in the ...
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SEEING IN THE DARK - Now Lets Be Clear

Posted March 21, 2012, 3:37 p.m.
SEEING IN THE DARK – Now Lets Be Clear By Dean La-Vey Let’s be clear from the start – all Superyachts should have a night vision capability. At no time is a yacht more vulnerable than at night. Most robberies and attacks on yachts have occurred after dark and the reason is fairly simple. Those who can see in the dark will catch the other party ‘off guard’. It’s the reason most modern military battles are fought at night and those with superior night vision prevail. In a marine environment, night vision is an important weapon in the battle against ...
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Weather Matters - Transiting in the Southwest Pacific

Posted March 21, 2012, 3:34 p.m.
WEATHER MATTERS - TRANSITING IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA By Adam Bakke The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean and is bordered by Singapore and the Malacca Straits to the South and the Taiwan Strait to the north. The South China Sea provides yachts with access to the following countries and popular destinations: China, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Over the last few years, this area of the world has seen a tremendous increase in yacht traffic, luxury yacht clubs and yacht shows. Hong ...
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THE BLACK SEA – Go East Young Man!

Posted March 21, 2012, 3:31 p.m.
THE BLACK SEA – Go East Young Man! By Anne Spyropoulos The Black Sea is virtually uncharted territory for the cruising superyacht... could this just be the new frontier? Only a few areas of the world are now mostly unknown to professional yachtsmen, who by nature enjoy venturing into unexplored areas to search out a new anchorage, pristine cove, sandy white beach or historical town that could be untouched by the hand of mass tourism that could give those aboard his command, and himself, the ultimate travellers high. The Black Sea is bordered by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus and ...
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TESTING TIMES – A Stitch In Time Saves Nine

Posted March 21, 2012, 3:26 p.m.
TESTING TIMES – A Stitch In Time Saves Nine By Giedo Loeff With the ever increasing demand for larger, unique, multi-utility, environmentally-friendly and more comfortable yachts, the yachting industry has continuously replied with incredible developments. During past decades this industry has grown to become one of the front-runners in maritime development, both in new hull and in system concepts. MARIN has, during this time collaborated extensively in the development of yachting’s most innovative and ever-more demanding projects. Looking ahead, their ambition is to extend their role as a knowledge institute and in doing so further assist owners, designers and yards ...
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YACHT FINANCE -Taking Control

Posted March 21, 2012, 3:25 p.m.
YACHT FINANCING - Taking Control By Remco Immink The Fifa 2010 World Championships are now almost over and as I’m writing this I can reflect on a Dutch defender sprinting towards the ball. It brings to mind Johan Cruyff, the legendary Dutch footballer and one of his famous sayings: “When you see a player sprinting, he has left it too late”. In The Netherlands, apart from being the greatest player we ever had, Cruyff is famous for his one-liners that usually hover between brilliant insight and simple logic. The fun about these statements is that they are so general and ...
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New Social Security Regulations for Seafarers

Posted March 21, 2012, 3:19 p.m.
New Social Security Regulations for Seafarers As we read in the press and hear on a daily basis of the reports of yacht boardings, arrests and investigations by customs and the fiscal police across the EU, our minds automatically draw to one subject, VAT and tax. There are however, other areas that require careful consideration, social security contributions being one of them. With so much tightening up of the rules, the clamping down on abusive tax practices, the new place of supply rules, pressure to be EU flagged to charter in the EU and more stringent policies regarding commercial charter ...
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A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY - Tahiti and Her Islands

Posted March 21, 2012, 3:14 p.m.
A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY - Tahiti and Her Islands By Christelle Holler We have been living in this country for 10 years and it is always magical going sailing to discover new islands from among the 118 scattered around a territory that is as large as Western Europe. Polynesia is a fabulous place for nature lovers, both on land and under the water. We provide a service as live aboard dive guides on mega yachts, here is one of our stories… Ia orana e Maeva i Tahiti The cruise was scheduled in September for a couple of weeks aboard the ...
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A TAXING TIME

Posted March 21, 2012, 3:11 p.m.
A TAXING TIME – The Perils of Yacht Ownership in the EU By Alex McBarnet and Adrian Jones “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” (Benjamin Franklin) Yachts are often referred to as very expensive toys but even those used purely for private/pleasure purposes are almost always owned by bodies corporate (limited companies, partnerships, etc). There are three principle reasons for this: legal liability, operational management and fiscal efficiency. Yachts can generate potentially huge legal liabilities that may exceed or not be covered by insurance. The responsibility for these liabilities lies with the ...
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ALASKA - The Coolest Place On Earth!

Posted March 21, 2012, 3:09 p.m.
ALASKA – The Coolest Place On Earth! By Rex A. Westergard An iceberg bobs along with the tide, its gorgeous striations of blues and hints of purple, pink and white pick up the light of the morning sun. A mother seal struggles to give birth to a seal pup on a level outcropping just a few feet from the waters edge. A roar breaks the silence of the bay as huge chunks of ice and rock calve from the Sawyer Glacier into the icy waters of Tracy Arm. Southeast Alaska, also known as the Panhandle, or simply "Southeast", encompasses the ...
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MAN AT TOP - CPT Andrew Schofield

Posted March 21, 2012, 3:05 p.m.
MAN AT THE TOP CPT. ANDREW SCHOFIELD Interview by Norma Trease For a career which began accidentally, Andrew Schofield’s meteoric rise in yachting has been nothing short of astounding. From a charter trimaran in the Caribbean, to building one of the most celebrated superyachts, White Rose of Drachs, and as a captain of yachts to captain of industry and beyond, Captain Andrew shares his history and vision for the yachting industry with Norma Trease We’re here on a beautiful summer’s day, sitting up high overlooking the bustling port of Antibes and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea on the French Riviera. Yes, ...
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MALLORCA - Really....?

Posted March 21, 2012, 3:02 p.m.
MALLORCA - Really…? By Anthony Just Whilst enjoying the hedonistic pleasures sailing around Ibiza Island and Formentera in the mid-Eighties, as Captain aboard a private yacht based in Ibiza, many was the time when curiosity lured me to investigate ferry-times to the Grand Isle across the water. Disdainful and pitying looks from friends, colleagues, and barmen - the "cognoscenti" - resulted in my never boarding that ferry and discovering that distasteful, package-tour, lager-lout infested nest of all things "not cool"….Mallorca. And oh-how-wrong they all were. It was only in the late Nineties when fate, and the guidance of some real ...
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THE GREEK ISLANDS - Far From The Madding Crowd

Posted March 21, 2012, 2:59 p.m.
THE GREEK ISLANDS – Far From The Madding Crowd By Rosemary Pavlatou Approaching Kastellorizon for the first time, be it by sea or by air, offers a glimpse not just of a town but a perfect Greek fishing village where all of the buildings are beautifully painted and ranged neatly around an almost enclosed natural harbour. The regularly spaced houses are kept under the close scrutiny of a government department which dictates that the style of the island is kept as close as possible to its origins. When walking the quayside you will meet almost every inhabitant at one time ...
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THE ASIA SUPERYACHT CONFERENCE – Walking The Talk

Posted March 21, 2012, 2:57 p.m.
THE ASIA SUPERYACHT CONFERENCE – Walking The Talk By Simon Turner A few months ago I was aboard a 50 metre superyacht in Singapore that was close to completing her second circumnavigation of the world. Speaking to her Captain and owners it was clear that they had an endless stream of wonderful experiences that could not have been achieved in any other way than aboard a superyacht. Their favourite country? Without question it was Indonesia. Pirates? No. Bureaucracy? Yes. Incredible scenery, waters and experiences? Certainly. This is a fairly typical story of big superyachts that visit the Asia-Pacific region. Good ...
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SICILY - A Journey Through History

Posted March 21, 2012, 2:54 p.m.
SICILY – A Journey Through History By: Francesco Bani Located in the centre of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea is the island of Sicily, to many an authentic marvel of nature. The dense rich countryside along with its archaeological and architectural history contributes to making this island a one-of-a-kind destination. With over a thousand kilometres of coastline bordering sparkling blue seas, the major sites of interest are close to the coastline and are easily accessible from nearby ports and marinas facilitating the opportunity for crew and guests to experience one while discovering the beautiful hinterlands of the other. Beginning in the ...
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INTRUDER ABOARD! Intruder Detection Options For Superyachts

Posted March 21, 2012, 2:46 p.m.
INTRUDER ABOARD! Intruder Detection Options For Superyachts By Dean La Vey Not too long ago, this author had an appointment with the captain of a 70m Superyacht moored in Monaco Harbour. Having had no response on the ‘call box’ I simply walked aboard hoping to see a member of the crew. Seeing no crew, I waved at the c.c.t.v cameras on the aft deck. I then walked up to the crew door and again waved at the cameras, however there was still no sign of any crew. This yacht has a very sophisticated access control system; however the door was ...
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Are You Prepared? - The Burning Question

Posted March 21, 2012, 2:42 p.m.
ARE YOU PREPARED – The Burning Question By Captain John Percival MRIN MNI On11th May 2010 at 0820 I arrived at our training centre in Hoylake (United Kingdom) to open up and prepare for the six classes that we were to teach that day. As I rounded the corner from where I’d parked my car I saw that the upstairs windows were wide open and I thought “the cleaner is in late this morning”. As I approached the building I realised that all the security shutters were closed. After crossing the road I could faintly hear one of our alarms ...
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To Be or Not To Be Armed - That Is The Question

Posted March 21, 2012, 2:38 p.m.
To Be or Not to Be “Armed” That is the Question? By Keith Simpson MBE There are many arguments for and against the carriage of firearms on yachts and the topic has been debated for years. Weapons on board small cruising yachts are normally kept for protection against criminals/pirates in a self-defense situation when confronted at night, as this is normally when the majority of attacks take place, whilst at anchor away from Marinas with security guards and CCTV. The act of self-defense may save your life, but this act will normally be in breach of the law where you ...
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Screw Propulsion - A Victorian Revolution

Posted March 21, 2012, 2:24 p.m.
SCREW PROPULSION – A Victorian Revolution By Chris Kidd Screw propulsion! Depending on where you put the emphasis on those two words it could be a question, or invective. In this case it is a question. It is a question that I had not even given a moments thought to before I was asked to write this article, even though I have been around boats for the past 30 years. In all that time I had never asked myself why the technical term for the form of propulsion that uses a propeller is screw propulsion. Having asked a few other ...
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Weather Matters - Transiting in the Southwest Pacific

Posted March 21, 2012, 2:18 p.m.
WEATHER MATTERS - TRANSITING IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC By Adam Bakke The South Pacific Ocean can be a challenging place for yachts to navigate through at almost any time of year. In addition to the many islands, reefs, and shallow waters, Captains must also be aware of the many threats to navigation from the weather. Summer brings tropical threats to the region, while fall, winter, and spring can bring strong trades and high swells from sometimes severe Southern Hemisphere storms. These storms rotate around Antarctica unimpeded by land. Let’s focus our discussion to one of the more popular cruising locations ...
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The State Of Greece - Riots, Migration & Hope

Posted Feb. 25, 2012, 12:14 p.m.
The State Of Greece – Riots, Migration & Hope By Rosemary Pavlatou Everywhere I travel people ask me the same thing, "What is really happening in Greece at the moment?" Most of what is going on in Greece is actually very similar to what is going on in most of the western world, people trying to get on with their lives as well as they possibly can in the circumstances. Due to the countries financial circumstances, which have been well documented, there have been a great many redundancies which have resulted in a great deal of personal distress. The government ...
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Somali Pirates - Is The Tide Turning

Posted Feb. 25, 2012, 11 a.m.
Somali Pirates - Is the tide turning By Keith Simpson MBE Last year prime minister David Cameron announced that UK registered ships would be allowed to protect themselves using more force against pirates off the coast of Somalia and the wider Indian Ocean. On the 23rd February the UK also held an International conference in London to discuss ways of combating the menace of Somali piracy and other wider Somali political issues. BBC’s Andrew Marr asked David Cameron whether he was comfortable giving private security operatives the right to ‘shoot to kill’ his reply, ‘We have to make choices’. He ...
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CLOSE PROTECTION SECURITY

Posted Feb. 25, 2012, 10:54 a.m.
CLOSE PROTECTION SECURITY - A Necessity Or Accessory By KEITH SIMPSON MBE The world of Superyachts is associated with wealth, glitz and glamour. The majority of large Superyacht owners are successful business men and women who do not court media attention however, the sheer size of their yacht arouses attention when entering a port, or anchors off a coastline. Many celebrities either own yachts or charter yachts to escape the media attention. Even whilst onboard yachts the paparazzi will stalk to get exclusive pictures to fuel the appetite of their fans in the countless magazines featuring gossip columns. Superyachts visit ...
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Rules For Super Yacht Owners – Or May We Humbly Suggest...

Posted Dec. 2, 2011, 10:01 a.m.
I was asked recently if there were any organisations that had published a set of rules for superyacht Owners in order that they could better understand how ‘they’ should operate their vessel, and also the regulations that they should be aware of. In fact there isn’t a set of rules available, although their yacht employs a professional Captain who should be able to provide guidance if asked. Having spoken to our erstwhile publisher he agreed that maybe we ought to produce a short article setting out at least some rules for Owners. What follows is only a guide and will ...
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Social Security - New Regulations for Seafarers

Posted Dec. 2, 2011, 9:57 a.m.
By Bruce Maltwood As we read in the press and hear on a daily basis of the reports of yacht boardings, arrests and investigations by customs and the fiscal police across the EU, our minds automatically draw to one subject, VAT and tax. There are however, other areas that require careful consideration, social security contributions being one of them. With so much tightening up of the rules, the clamping down on abusive tax practices, the new place of supply rules, pressure to be EU flagged to charter in the EU and more stringent policies regarding commercial charter operation, there seems ...
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A Taxing Time – The Perils of Yacht Ownership in the EU

Posted Dec. 2, 2011, 9:54 a.m.
By Alex McBarnet and Adrian Jones “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” (Benjamin Franklin) Yachts are often referred to as very expensive toys but even those used purely for private/pleasure purposes are almost always owned by bodies corporate (limited companies, partnerships, etc). There are three principle reasons for this: legal liability, operational management and fiscal efficiency. Yachts can generate potentially huge legal liabilities that may exceed or not be covered by insurance. The responsibility for these liabilities lies with the owner and any and all other assets of the owner may be ...
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