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U.S. seizes Russian-owned superyacht Amadea

U.S. seizes Russian-owned superyacht Amadea

The U.S. has taken control of the Russian-owned M/Y Amadea, a 350-foot German-built yacht launched in 2016 that had been in Fiji since mid-April, awaiting judgment in an appeal filed by the yacht’s...

Pelagic permits

Pelagic permits

Permits and catch reports can be processed online by NOAA Fisheries. NOAA Fisheries, also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service, is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce. It has five regional...

Tow me tender, tow me sweet, never let me go

Tow me tender, tow me sweet, never let me go

The risk of loss puts a damper on the yacht–tender relationship. Elvis Presley knew it: No one wants the pain of loss. Especially the loss of the yacht’s tender while under tow. Although rare, lost boats are just...

Getting the tow where it needs to go

Getting the tow where it needs to go

Power load, weather conditions, and size of the mothership are only a few of the factors that must be considered. Drag a large tender behind a 164-foot (50m) motor yacht and it is hardly noticed, but pulling it behind...

Fresh Catch 101

Fresh Catch 101

Here’s a primer for deckhands on how to best prep fish for a happy chef. So, your guest just caught a fish and proudly hands it to you. Now what? Guests on boats of all sizes enjoy fishing, but...

Project 406 will be the largest sportfishing yacht in the world

Project 406 will be the largest sportfishing yacht in the world

Expected to be delivered in 2023 Royal Huisman is marking a milestone in sport fishing with Project 406: The 171-foot (52m) newbuild will be next in line to claim the title of largest sportfishing yacht in the world. According...

Naked Warrior Project Hosts Charity Fishing Tournament

Naked Warrior Project Hosts Charity Fishing Tournament

A fishing tournament is a great way to spend a day at sea. Pair that with a good cause and you have the Fourth Annual Naked Warrior Project Fishing Tournament on May 21 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Hosted by Naked...

Refit Pitfalls: Stay on budget and on time

Refit Pitfalls: Stay on budget and on time

Cost, time, and scope of work — change one, change them all ...

Time to Dump Paper Charts?

Time to Dump Paper Charts?

Costs, bridge setup, itinerary, corrections and crew training are just a few of the factors to consider.

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Yacht Chef Tackles Epic Challenge for a Cause

Yacht Chef Tackles Epic Challenge for a Cause

When it comes to helping others, Chef Helgi Olafson is willing to go the distance — 2,850 miles, to be exact.

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Wi-Fi at Warp Speed

Wi-Fi at Warp Speed

Starlink ups the ante on satellite connectivity at sea. No discussion about the future of yachting is complete without addressing the increasingly critical need for reliable, high-speed broadband service at sea. As technology evolves and the virtual world grows...

New Regulations for 2022

New Regulations for 2022

Among other changes this year, seafarers are to be designated “key workers,” which means priority for vaccinations and exemption from repeatedly having to prove vaccination status when crossing multiple borders.

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Emerging Hot Spots

Emerging Hot Spots

A new breed of adventure-seeking yacht owners will push future top yacht destinations beyond the old familiar places. Here are a few of the emerging favorites.

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Greener Cleaner

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Ciguatera Warning

The charter guest is thrilled with her catch and insists that the yacht chef prepare fish tacos. But, not so...