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The Big Blue: A Family’s Megayacht Adventures

ALL PHOTOS: COURTESY THE MAYER FAMILY The 138-foot (42-meter) expedition yacht The Big Blue has been taking her owners on the adventure of a lifetime for the past year. The Mayers—dad Tony, mom Delisa, and their three children—have been cruising all over the South Pacific. It’s the fulfillment of a long-time dream of theirs, and […]

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Nordhavn 76 Owner Taking Aid to Cabo San Lucas

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Though it has faded from the headlines, the destructive impact of Hurricane Odile on Cabo San Lucas remains. Electricity is restored in some areas, but not all. And, many people will be homeless for some time. Doug Jackson, the owner of the Nordhavn 76 christened Tortuga (above), knows the area well, berthing his yacht eight […]

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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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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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Motoryacht Como Splashes at Feadship for Neville Crichton

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Neville Crichton is well-known in superyacht circles. And now he’s joined the Feadship circle of superyacht owners. The 151’6” (46.22-meter) Como launched this week for the New Zealand native. “Having built many yachts in New Zealand, my choice of Feadship came after a careful and extensive examination of its expertise and facilities,” Crichton says. “Once […]

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