Elena Patriarca Joins MegayachtNews.com

Elena Patriarca, a well-known marine-industry professional, has joined MegayachtNews.com in the newly created position of European and International Sales Manager. Elena will manage relationships with non-U.S. megayacht builders, designers, and other industry firms targeting the American market. This will ensure the ongoing strategic expansion of both MegayachtNews.com and its variety of marketing services, which have Continue reading

VF Yachts: Project Management Firm From Fraser Yachts

Fraser Yachts has long offered yacht management among its services. It’s now created a new management company, VF Yachts, to more tightly target some superyacht owners. While VF Yachts is concentrating on megayachts measuring 131 feet (40 meters) and larger, it’s particularly focusing on the 197- to 459-foot (60- to 140-meter) range. Full details are Continue reading

IYT Combats Counterfeit Marine Certificates

Crew-placement agencies, yacht-management companies, and more are increasingly encountering counterfeit marine certificates. Some of these are of such good quality that they’ve fooled a number of reputable yachting-industry professionals. Until, that is, a check of the school listed on the certificate reveals it doesn’t exist. International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT) has a solution that it Continue reading