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Time out for tall ships

Time out for tall ships

Who in their right mind gets up in the middle of the night to climb into the rigging and work with the sails, or stands out on the open bridge for hours in the rain — while not getting a dime for doing it? “I do, and many others!” says one chief officer. It’s a perfect break from the pressures of yachting.

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Setting a course for the ‘Inland Seas’

Setting a course for the ‘Inland Seas’

A superyacht journey down the St. Lawrence Seaway offers beautiful scenery with clear, clean waters and endless possibilities for exploration and adventure. Welcome to the Great Lakes!

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Crew Insurance: Are you confident you’re covered?

Crew Insurance: Are you confident you’re covered?

Many things can break on board a yacht, including the crew. So when a crew member falls down a hatch, contracts malaria, or runs over a snorkeler with the tender, it’s important to know how liability insurance coverage works. Yet, as with many things yacht-related, it can be confusing.

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Underwriters at the helm

Underwriters at the helm

When yacht owners shop around for insurance, they are faced with very high premiums and loss deductibles from underwriters who limit cruising grounds based on their risk assessment. In some cases, yacht insurance premiums have risen by at least 43 percent from 2021 to 2022.

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The forever sought-after rotation

The forever sought-after rotation

Three words: Charter Rotation Position! These three words bring joy to the ears of many in search of their next vessel. Charter yachts provide the ability to earn extra cash, while rotations provide the extra freedom of time. Everyone wants it — but first, there are a few concerns to take into account.

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Pollution insurance required in U.S. waters

Pollution insurance required in U.S. waters

Operating yachts in U.S. waters requires compliance with a number of laws, regulations, and codes. Many of these requirements are met through various means, including vessel design, insurance, specific contractors, approved manuals, and safe operations. Applicability of these obligations...

Crew Finances: Navigating the obstacles

Crew Finances: Navigating the obstacles

A wandering life is a wonderful thing … except when it comes to taxes, residencies, and mortgages! With a little help from specialists, navigating the financial hurdles of a life on the move doesn’t have to be difficult.

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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...

The Tech Edge

The Tech Edge

Up-to-date navigation charts and hi-res data offer well-connected anglers an advantage. It is no secret that fishermen are, well, secretive — and superstitious. So it should come as no surprise they will go to great lengths to...

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

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

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 one incident that puts a damper on the towing relationship.

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Fresh Catch 101

Fresh Catch 101

So, your guest just caught a fish and proudly hands it to you. Now what? Here’s a primer for deckhands on how to best prep fish for a happy chef.

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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...

Fish on! Got a World Record?

Fish on! Got a World Record?

‘Smallfry’ or pro, anyone can hold a fish record. And yacht crew, owners, and guests are perfect candidates to take such honors, according to Zack Bellapigna of the International Game Fish Association.

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Fish Tales: Crew share stories of their fishing adventures

Fish Tales: Crew share stories of their fishing adventures

In the summer of 2020, deep into lockdown restriction, the boss decided he wanted to go offshore oil-rig fishing for tuna. And as we all know in the yachting world, what the boss wants, the boss gets!

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From the Bridge: Hook, line and sinker

From the Bridge: Hook, line and sinker

Triton met with captains via Zoom recently for a “From the Bridge” roundtable on what it’s like to run a sportfish boat. The consensus? Sportfish life is far less formal and much more interactive — and much more fun, the true aficionados say.

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Keeper of ‘All Time Records’

Keeper of ‘All Time Records’

One of the oldest fishing clubs in the nation captures the history of anglers and of natural resources. Founded in 1934, the West Palm Beach Fishing Club is among the oldest and most successful sport fishing clubs anywhere. Many fishing...


Other News

From Ship to Shore! How to Prepare for Life After Yachting

The Crew Coach is offering a webinar on exit strategies for crew who are ready for a post-yachting career or who plan to start their own businesses.

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Emissions From Viking Line’s Vessels Have Decreased by a Third In 15 Years

Over the past 15 years, Viking Line has succeeded in reducing carbon dioxide emissions from its vessels by nearly a...

Parts & Power Ltd. a sponsor of the 2022 USVI Charter Yacht Show

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Parts & Power Ltd. is an official sponsor of the 2022 USVI Charter Yacht...

TESS electrical announces buyback, new division for marina services

TESS LLC, a South Florida-based Marine Electrical company, is excited to announce that General Manager and minority shareholder, Paul...

MIT scientists turn seawater to drinking water with the push of a button

MIT researchers have recently developed a portable desalination unit that weighs less than 10 kilograms, requires less power to operate...