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

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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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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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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Superyacht Veterinary Service for Cruising Pets

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Do you float with Fido or have a kitty aboard your ketch? If so, you’ll want to tap the expertise of Siobhan Brade, founder of Superyacht Veterinary Service. Brade recently established the company to cater to megayacht owners and charter guests who cruise with their pets. A registered veterinarian, Brade has prior experience with yachts. […]

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

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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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