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Megayacht Crew Encouraged to Join ISS—for Free

Professional organizations exist to foster relationships, and let skilled people make a bigger impact on their industry. With that in mind, the International Superyacht Society (ISS) is offering a sponsor-driven one-year free membership for megayacht crew. The ISS has long focused on attracting businesses within the yachting industry, to support the broader industry itself. However, Continue reading

U.S. Flagging Rules May Finally Get Update

After two years of active lobbying by the U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA), U.S. flagging regulations are closer to getting their first update since they were written in 1920. There’s now Congressional support for the Coast Guard to develop rules for megayachts exceeding 300 gross tons, the current limit. No one knows exactly why the regulations Continue reading

RINA Environmental Footprint, Fire Survivability: New Class Notations

The classification society RINA has helped spotlight the importance of environmental sensitivity with its voluntary Green Plus status. It’s now expanding its sustainability focus with two additional class notations. Specifically, they are Environmental Footprint and Fire Survivability. RINA Environmental Footprint encompasses a yacht’s lifespan, so to speak. It involves practices undertaken in her construction and Continue reading