Megayacht News Radio: Dean C. Klevan, International SeaKeepers Society

Given that today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, I can think of no better or more appropriate post than one concerning the environment. I’ve featured the International SeaKeepers Society here on Megayacht News a few times before, discussing its efforts as a guardian of the ocean and its recent partnering with Yachts International […]

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Megayacht News Radio: Joe Artese

Joe Artese of Joseph Artese Design makes a confession in today’s podcast: He prefers sailing yachts over motoryachts. A sailor at heart, he can’t help himself. That’s not to say that he hasn’t enjoyed working on various motoryacht projects over the years, including the refit of Suri, the refit of Alucia, and the design of […]

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Megayacht News Radio: Bruce Johnson, Sparkman & Stephens

Plenty of people change careers. Imagine if Bruce Johnson hadn’t left the automotive field to pursue yacht design. He never would have become president and chef designer of Sparkman & Stephens, arguably the most famous naval architecture firm in the world. In fact, the company has designed more than 2,700 vessels, ranging from superyachts to […]

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Megayacht News Radio: U.S. Superyacht Association

Communication is the cornerstone of any successful business. It’s also the cornerstone of the U.S. Superyacht Association’s (USSA) efforts to brief captains on the latest rules and regulations affecting their and their crew’s ability to enter U.S. waters and enjoy their time here. Unfortunately, lack of communication on the local and even federal level when […]

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Megayacht News Radio: MHG Marine Benefits

Attention crewmembers and owners: “Ask questions.” That’s the biggest piece of advice that Mark Bononi, the director of the luxury-yacht division of MHG Marine Benefits, gives to crew and their employers when inquiring about health-insurance plans. Insurance is something many of us would prefer not to think about, but should. And in the marine world, […]

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