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Portland Pudgy Successor to the Tinker Tramp

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

It was as we were engaged in the updating of our very first book that we came across the Portland Pudgy. The Grab Bag Book was written by us 20 Years ago and has sold well over that time.  Now it needs more than just a refresh and we are busy rewriting it so that it […]

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Bucket Loads of Promise as J Class Fleet Races Again

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

As the perennially popular Saint Barth’s Bucket superyacht regatta returns to the tiny French island in the Caribbean, so the J Class fleet resumes for the first time since 2019.   Naturally because the J Class has its roots in the oldest sporting race in the world, The America’s Cup, the fleet will take centre stage.   Two J Class yachts are coming […]

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Superyacht Captain by Brendan O’Shannassy

Sunday, March 13th, 2022

Why, as a former superyacht Captain, would I not want to read a book with the title Superyacht Captain?  Especially when it is written by Brendan O’Shannassy one of the industry’s most qualified and well respected professionals. The name Brendan O’Shannassy stands at the top of the tree among other great names who have commanded some […]

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Written in July 2014 – Still Fresh Today

Saturday, March 12th, 2022

The following feature was written by us for a National Newspaper that we then wrote for.  Entitled From Russia Without Love it made interesting reading eight years ago and remains as fresh today as it did then.  So we have to ask: Has the world learned nothing? From Russia Without Love As the Ukraine crisis is seen […]

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Dominica’s Favourite Anchorage Unveils Spa

Friday, March 11th, 2022

One of Dominica’s safest anchorages for superyachts is in front of the Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort. Located on the water in Roseau, Dominica’s capital, it is the Caribbean’s first All-Inclusive, Island-Included resort. The country’s only downtown hotel, Fort Young affords guests, and those landing ashore there, an unmatched proximity to the “Nature Island’s” […]

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Annual Report Reveals Crew Recruitment Expansion

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

Superyacht crew recruiting specialists YPI Crew have released their annual Crew Report for 2021. The report gives an overview of key figures in the yacht crew recruitment market. It highlights strong growth seen in the yacht crew recruitment sector, over the last year including a 45% increase in job requests.   In 2021 the company played […]

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Russian Sanctions! What Sanctions?

Saturday, February 26th, 2022

Despite the imposition of sanctions on rich Russian individuals, the country’s billionaire elite are freely roaming the seas in their superyachts with impunity untroubled by what is going on around them. The world’s fleet of superyachts (yachts over 24 metres) is said by superyachttimes.com to number 8,747.  Russia’s ultra-rich are among the biggest owners of superyachts. Superyachtfan.com the online […]

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Refit and Repair Facility for Porto Montenegro

Monday, February 14th, 2022

In the on off world of commercial contracts Porto Montenegro has unveiled a new Refit and Repair joint venture with Drydocks World of Dubai. In November 2018 Damen shipyards contracted with the Government of Montenegro to transform the former Bijela Shipyard located at the Kotor Bay in Montenegro into superyacht repair and refit facility.  Nothing much […]

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Superyacht Carrier Transforms into Superyacht

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Once a semi submersible, cargo carrying, merchant ship, the superyacht carrier, Super Servant 3 has herself now been converted into a superyacht.  Built over 40 years ago and launched in 1982 by Oshima Shipbuilding in Japan the semi-submersible vessel has been transformed in to a 146 metre expedition yacht at a shipyard in Turkey. The Karmarine Shipyard […]

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Bombed Bridge Gets Amazon Treatment

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

It was bombed by the Nazis during World War II and was subsequently rebuilt but now the historic Koningshavenbrug bridge over the Nieuwe Maas river in Rotterdam, and known to locals as De Hef, is to be dismantled again. This time it is happening to allow a 127 metre, 3 masted superyacht built to pass. In a […]

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