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Yachts Make Mega Economic Impact in South Florida

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale is known as the ‘Yachting Capital of the World’. A new study by Thomas J. Murray & Associates and released by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Release confirms that …

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YPI’s Crew Salary Report Makes Valuable Reading

Crewed yachting represents a diverse industry, from the size of the yachts, to ports visited and owners and guest’s whims. As such, there’s not a one-size-fits-all list of what crewmembers should or expect to make salary-wise. However, YPI CREW Salary …

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Carenantilles Shipyard excels

A mighty lift

  Carenantilles Shipyard in Martinique made history in May when they hauled out a 400 ton yacht with their lift, the heaviest yacht to be hauled by lift in the Caribbean to date. The 150ft yacht Pipe Dreams needed emergency …

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Northrop & Johnson open new office in Monaco

Northrop & Johnson now have offices in Monaco

  Northrop & Johnson Monaco will provide sales, purchase, new construction, charter retail and charter management services to clients in Monaco and the surrounding areas. Northrop & Johnson Managing Director Europe Michael Payne will head up the team in the …

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2017 BVI Charter Yacht Show Culinary Contest

Tyler Dawson’s winning Main dish

The hurricanes of September may have diminished the charter yacht fleet for the 2017 BVI Charter Yacht Show and Culinary Contest, but the quality of the food was better than ever! Nanny Cay Marina and Hotel came through with flying colors, …

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Must Know about Stabilizer Technology For Luxury Yachts

Fin Stabilizer. Photo: Naiad Dynamics 

The first motoryacht I served aboard as captain was the penultimate build for John Trumpy & Sons. Its 72-foot double-planked mahogany on oak framed hull had the latest in early 1970s technology, including stabilizers. A Cessna aircraft gyroscope linked with …

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Rambler 88 wins RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy

Rambler 88 storms to victory in the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600. Photo: RORC/Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

George David’s American Maxi Rambler 88 blasted around the course to win the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, scoring the best corrected time under IRC. Rambler 88 reveled in the heavy airs race, setting a new monohull race record and …

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Refit Your Old Yacht or Buy a New One?

Everyone wants the latest and greatest whether it’s on land or sea. This is one reason yacht sales are on the upswing. Consider that the number of superyachts reported either on order or under construction has increased since 2013 to …

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Powerboat Manager and Sailboat Manager

Despite the proliferation of electronics on board today’s average boat, owners know that manual alternatives are needed should systems fail. Log books are a time-tested means of keeping essential information in a central location. Bernard Engraving offers the comprehensive Power …

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IGY Marinas Promote Three to Lead Operations in Key Regions

Isle de Sol Marina dredging project

Island Global Yachting Marinas have promoted three company team members. Brian Deher has been promoted to regional director: marina operations and planning, Caribbean and Latin America; Gili Wojnowich has been named regional director: marina operations and planning, United States, Bahamas …

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Superyacht Insurance Group Turns 15

  She started selling insurance with no marketing budget, $10 worth of business cards and a door-to-door approach back in 2002. Today, Maria Karlsson, president and broker, not only celebrates the 15th anniversary of her successful company, the Fort Lauderdale, …

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Buying a Yacht in Fort Lauderdale Just Got Easier

Courtesy of Lauderdale Marine Center

Want to purchase up-market liquor, tobacco and perfumes duty-free in South Florida? No problem. Just head to stores which do just this at locations like the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Want to buy a foreign-flagged yacht in this city nicknamed …

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