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YachtAid Global Providing Hurricane Odile Assistance

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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Claudia Potamkin, Global Oceans: Leadership Series

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Claudia Potamkin (at right in photo) is a lot of things: a yacht owner, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, an ocean advocate, a mother, and more. She doesn’t switch her proverbial hats according to the crowd she’s in, however. Rather, each aspect of Potamkin’s life dovetails with the others. A childhood spent canoeing with her father […]

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Billy Smith, Trinity Yachts: Leadership Series

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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. Smith divided his early summers between […]

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Buddy Darby, Christophe Harbour: Megayacht News Leadership Series

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Charles Pinckney “Buddy” Darby III is a superyacht owner with a super vision. He has a 154-foot (47-meter) Perini Navi, Andromeda la Dea. He’s further Christophe Harbour’s developer. Christophe Harbour, in St. Kitts, is a marina meant for megayachts. The first 24 berths will open in December, for yachts to 213 feet (65 meters). Ultimately, […]

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In Memoriam: Rikki Davis, Charter Broker

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Ryoko Davis Vurpillat, better known as Rikki Davis, the longtime charter broker, died on June 29. She had been battling chronic lung illness. Born in 1938 in Toronto, Davis first embarked on a career in medicine, having earned a degree in microbiology. She conducted medical research for many years at different companies within the United […]

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