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Chefs cook up some community spirit at FLIBS

Chefs cook up some community spirit at FLIBS

Local culinary leaders and yacht chefs gathered for a World Kitchen Chef’s Roundtable at Bahia Mar to foster connections and collaboration.

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Hub connects bright minds in pursuit of a better planet

Hub connects bright minds in pursuit of a better planet

The Marine Research Hub Summit highlighted some innovative projects aimed at greener energy and cleaner seas.

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Andrew Doole sets a course for success

Andrew Doole sets a course for success

exhibitors and vendors out of the U.S., the president of Informa’s U.S. Boat Show division has high hopes for this year’s show.

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Costa Rica clears way for foreign-flagged yachts to charter

Costa Rica clears way for foreign-flagged yachts to charter

Foreign-flagged charter yachts over 24 meters can now legally charter in Costa Rica’s waters simply by obtaining a renewable yearly license, providing proper documentation, and paying a modest 2.50f the charter fee.

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Phil Purcell is the man at the helm

Phil Purcell is the man at the helm

While he jests that he might have chosen truck driving or log-house building as alternative livelihoods, Purcell’s career in the yachting industry spans more than 30 years.

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‘Ask the Flag’ panel offers insight, answers questions

‘Ask the Flag’ panel offers insight, answers questions

Ongoing concerns with hours of work and rest, cyber security and more keep the yachting industry wondering how to best comply. Captains and crew had a chance to get answers from Cayman Islands and Marshall Islands registries experts at “Ask the Flag,” a roundtable discussion sponsored by the U.S. Superyacht Association.

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Meet Terri Kennedy of Informa

Meet Terri Kennedy of Informa

Behind the Scenes: Terri Kennedy, Informa’s director of registration and admission Meet Terri Kennedy, 60, who holds the title of director of registration and admissions at Informa, the international events company that manages the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show...

Steel-towed boats swing into action

Steel-towed boats swing into action

Triton co-publisher Kevin Quirk joins the Steel Towing team as they guide the big yachts into their berths for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

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Could boatyard buyouts mean changes ahead for contractors and captains?

Could boatyard buyouts mean changes ahead for contractors and captains?

Soaring boats sales and a boom in waterfront housing have made savvy investors see the value in preexisting boatyards as limited commodities uniquely poised to service and house all those big, beautiful boats.

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Crew take a spin on some of the hottest new yacht toys to hit the market

Crew take a spin on some of the hottest new yacht toys to hit the market

Their task: to evaluate the fun factor, ease of use, teachability, handling, and storage capability of each product in order to help buyers assemble an enviable, expertly curated, deluxe, super-easy toy chest.

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Two brothers have teamed up to create a community for yacht crew

Two brothers have teamed up to create a community for yacht crew

The social media app MOCEAN is a safe place for online connections and in-person meetups, including fun activities with a purpose, like SUP waterway and beach cleanups in Fort Lauderdale.

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Keeping guests safe and happy these days calls for creative COVID strategies

Keeping guests safe and happy these days calls for creative COVID strategies

As gangways reopen to larger gatherings and yachts adapt globally to what events look like in a post-COVID world, crew find themselves adding another hat to their wardrobes: the COVID risk assessment team.

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Disrupted supply chain means shortages, delays, higher costs

Disrupted supply chain means shortages, delays, higher costs

From engine parts to flowers, the goods that keep the yacht industry afloat are short on supply and long in coming — ripple effects from the production shutdowns and shipping delays due to COVID-19.

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Chefs up their game when short supplies mean empty shelves at food stores

Chefs up their game when short supplies mean empty shelves at food stores

Whether scrambling for scarce provisions or conjuring up some immunity-boosting magic, these pro yacht chefs tackled pandemic challenges with true aplomb.

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How do you know when you are ready to be a chief stew?

How do you know when you are ready to be a chief stew?

You may think you know the ropes, but there is more to consider. Do you have experience on the boat? Are you mentally prepared for the responsibility and stress? Do you have a leadership strategy?

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For a perfectly tailored charter, first tailor the preference sheet to the yacht

For a perfectly tailored charter, first tailor the preference sheet to the yacht

Have your charter broker send you a copy of what they send out to clients. Do this not only to please your guests, but also to keep from disappointing them. Those are two entirely different things.

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Yacht charts a path to promising future for former foster kids

Yacht charts a path to promising future for former foster kids

A 100-day voyage of 5,000 nautical miles on S/Y Wisdom, a 100-foot cruising ketch built in 1989, aims to provide life skills and a head start to youth who have been left to fend for themselves after aging out of the foster care system.

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Industry Updates

Shut down and stranded: Pandemic realities for those who work at sea

Delays, cancellations, restrictions, closures, quarantines, and last-minute changes have become the norm in the past 18 months. For crew, the fallout has been immense.

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Maritime regulations no guarantee against local pandemic restrictions

On almost a daily basis, new rules are implemented or existing rules are modified with little to no notice, creating chaos for crew and endless problems for itinerary planning, owner’s use, and charters.

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It takes creativity to keep a yacht running when supply falls far short of demand

With economists and supply chain experts predicting one to three years before supply catches up with demand, engineers and service techs have had to become nimbler and more creative.

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Online training for aspiring crew

Ocean International Training Academy (O.I.T.A) is an online school founded by Hannah Ferrier and Anastasia Surmava, former...

Tips to stay as healthy as possible when traveling to and from the yacht

Don’t forget, because of Covid-19, countries are changing their entry requirements more frequently. This means travelers should always check often for changes in international travel requirements.

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