Atlantic Refit Center Expanding Megayacht Service

Atlantic Refit Center has already welcomed some high-profile megayacht projects to its docks. Now the France-based facility will handle the lion’s share of refits in its region. It’s thanks to winning a competition conducted by the port of La Rochelle. The port wants the city to be considered the go-to refit region on … [Continue Reading]

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Destination Guide: Costa Rica

Costa Rica, translating to “rich coast,” has long been considered one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world. With a focus on sustainable development and eco-conscious tourism, the country is divided into 20 natural parks and eight biological reserves. Thousands of migratory species travel 20,000 miles annually to … [Continue Reading]

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Billy Smith, Trinity Yachts: Leadership Series

It makes sense that Billy Smith and John Dane, who raced sailboats together as kids, lead one of North America’s most highly regarded shipyards, Trinity Yachts. Smith’s family owned several successful marine businesses in New Orleans. His father was an avid sportfisherman and co-founder of the Louisiana Sportfishing Club. … [Continue Reading]

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ROCK.IT Splashes at Feadship

A few hundred people attended the launch of ROCK.IT late last week at Feadship. Of course, the owner was among those who watched the 197’10” (60.25-meter) ROCK.IT slip into the water. He had chartered Feadships previously, so the builder was a natural choice for his 35’4” (10.8-meter) beam megayacht. Henk de Vries, a … [Continue Reading]

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Presidential Yacht Sequoia Lawsuit Continues

One year after the acceptance of a default motion in the Sequoia lawsuit, the court case still remains active. In addition, the longest-serving Presidential yacht in American history has not exchanged hands. It’s the latest chapter in a nearly two-year, ugly battle over Sequoia, built in 1925 and cruised aboard by … [Continue Reading]

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