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Going Green to Save the Blue Makes a Difference

If you could save $9,000 on your yacht’s annual expenses, you’d do it, right? Banning plastic bottles aboard and instead relying on your yacht’s watermakers can make it happen. It did for one megayacht owner, in fact, who participates in the Going Green to Save the Blue campaign. It’s an initiative targeting charter-yacht owners, crews, Continue reading

Washington State Now More Megayacht-Friendly

Washington has become the latest state to modify its pilotage act, benefitting megayachts. Effective this summer, far fewer yachts will need a pilot onboard when entering the Puget Sound and Grays Harbor regions. Previously, the law required small passenger vessels exceeding 500 gross tons to have a pilot onboard. Furthermore, yachts exceeding 750 gross tons Continue reading

Fresh From Refit, Akiko Chartering Down Under

Translated from the Maori language, Akiko means “at a distance from home.” The owners of the 112-foot (34-meter) explorer yacht bearing that name want her to be your home afar from home, too. They’re offering her for charter in Australia for the rest of the year, followed by other South Pacific regions. Akiko wrapped up Continue reading