Joe Bartram, Co-Founder of Bartram & Brakenhoff, Dies

J. Burr “Joe” Bartram, Jr., who helped establish Bartram & Brakenhoff as a leading yacht-brokerage firm, died on December 24. He was 79 years old. Bartram (far left in the photo) was well-known as the co-founder of Bartram & Brakenhoff. He and the late Bruce Brakenhoff, Sr., who died in 2012, established the brokerage firm […]

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Dörries Maritime Services Expanding to USA


Dörries Maritime Services is extending its services across the Atlantic. The German firm plans to offer American megayacht owners and buyers its consultation and yacht-management assistance, plus new construction of megayachts like the one shown at its soon-to-open shipyard. You may recall that Dörries Maritime Services is closely tied to the 269-foot (82-meter) megayacht Graceful, […]

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Financial Planning for Megayacht Crew: Captain’s Family Office

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Many megayacht owners tap the expertise of certified financial planners and/or family offices to manage their wealth, handle tax issues, and more. Unfortunately, oftentimes their crew not only don’t know how to manage their finances properly, but in some cases are being preyed upon by unscrupulous “advisors” more interested in lining their own pockets. That’s […]

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Yacht Scuba Safety to Train Megayacht Crew Worldwide


Due to the growing number of megayacht crew and guests who enjoy scuba diving, a Balearics-based company specializing in tailor-made cruising and touring itineraries has created a dedicating division, Yacht Scuba Safety. Initiated by Ondine Escape, located in Mallorca, Spain, Yacht Scuba Safety is staffed by PADI-certified instructors. Yacht Scuba Safety’s director, Nick Stael von […]

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Dörries Maritime Services Planning Further Megayacht Projects


Germany-based Dörries Maritime Services, the consultation and yacht-management company involved with project Graceful at Blohm+Voss at present, has arranged for an unidentified shipyard in northern Germany to build additional megayachts, including a new range starting at 164 feet (50 meters). While Dörries Maritime Services does not name the facility (illustrated here), the company issued a […]

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