Send Your Crew to Caribbean CrewFest

Let’s face it; the holidays are insanely busy for all of us. And that includes your crew, especially if your yacht chartered or otherwise entertained guests for Christmas and New Year’s. Give them a break, while encouraging career development, by sending them to Caribbean CrewFest. Caribbean CrewFest is a multi-day event mixing mixing merriment with Continue reading


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Tom Collins, Longtime Charter Broker, Dies

Tom Collins, a longtime charter broker who earned as much respect from fellow industry members as he did his clients, died on December 26. He was 66 years old. Raised in Newburyport, Massachusetts, Collins attended the University of Massachusetts, getting a degree in political science. But politics wasn’t his ultimate calling. He started his yachting Continue reading


Chris Gongriep, Rainbow Owner & Holland Jachtbouw Founder, Dies

Chris Gongriep, whose love of sailing led to not just owning, but building superyachts, died today in his native Netherlands. He was 70 years old. Gongriep was perhaps best-known in business as the founder of G&S Vastgoed, a successful real-estate firm in Amsterdam. It develops commercial and residential buildings, plus office space. It developed much Continue reading