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FYBA: “Let Foreign-Flagged Yachts Sell to U.S. Residents in U.S. Waters”

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA) is one of the world’s largest organizations representing those helping yacht owners buy and sell their boats. Among other things, FYBA lobbies on behalf of the yachting industry on hot-button issues. One of the latest is the longstanding U.S. law preventing foreign-flagged yachts to be sold to […]

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Nordhavn 76 Owner Taking Aid to Cabo San Lucas

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Though it has faded from the headlines, the destructive impact of Hurricane Odile on Cabo San Lucas remains. Electricity is restored in some areas, but not all. And, many people will be homeless for some time. Doug Jackson, the owner of the Nordhavn 76 christened Tortuga (above), knows the area well, berthing his yacht eight […]

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OneOcean Ventures: Rybovich, Marina Port Vell, and MB92 Partnership

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Collaboration is a big buzzword in today’s economy. Three megayacht-industry companies are embracing the idea in the form of OneOcean Ventures. The goal is to provide yacht owners and non-owners alike with facilities and services that high-end clientele expect. It’s further focused on attracting more of the people who can afford the megayacht lifestyle yet […]

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Robbie Doyle, Doyle Sailmakers: Megayacht News Leadership Series

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After earning his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in applied physics, with a focus on fluid flow, Robbie Doyle joined Ted Hood’s renowned sail-making operation. Doyle, who had been making sails since he was 15, thrived under the master sail-maker for a decade. When Hood sold the company in 1982, Doyle started Doyle Sailmakers in […]

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YachtAid Global Providing Hurricane Odile Assistance

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What Hurricane Odile destroyed in Mexico, YachtAid Global’ s striving to help replace. The non-profit aid organization already has one megayacht en route to the region to produce potable water. YachtAid Global is seeking more yachts, plus donations of much-needed supplies. Hurricane Odile made a direct hit on Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on September 14. […]

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