PHOTO: courtesy International Superyacht Society

Jane Buffington, Yachting Industry Icon: 1926-2016

Jane Buffington (center, above), a pioneer in the yachting industry, particularly among women, died on November 29 from heart congestion complications. She was 90 years old. Born in Annapolis, Buffington enjoyed boating early on. Her family kept a 40-foot Elco at their home, along a creek in Annapolis. Her own first boating purchase years later Continue reading

Bluewater Buys CU Yacht Charters, Crew Companies

Bluewater, which offers yacht charter, sales, and management, as well as crew training and placement, has a first-ever base in the United States. Located in Fort Lauderdale, the office results from Bluewater acquiring CU Yacht Charters, Crew Unlimited, and International Crew Training. Ami G. Ira, who owned both CU Yacht Charters and Crew Unlimited for Continue reading