New Zealand Granting Superyacht-Specific PEC

Good news for those of you with New Zealand on your cruising itineraries. Your captain can now apply for a Pilotage Exemption Certificate (PEC) for Fiordland. Previously, superyachts interested in this South Island region, named for its stunning fjords, were required to have a full-time pilot onboard. The requirement was dictated by the Southland Regional Continue reading

Destination Guide: Miami

ALL PHOTOS: Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau In the city where the heat is on, beautiful beaches meet with beautiful bodies. A vibrant Latin American culture combines with business and architecture to create a lively yachting center. While it’s short hop to the Bahamas, Caribbean, and South America, Miami is a destination in itself. Continue reading

Queen South Offering Spain Charters for 30+ Guests

Most charter megayachts are limited to carrying 12 passengers, regardless of LOA, due to regulations. That may lead you to believe you have to compromise if you want to throw a big party: stay at the dock, book multiple boats, or pare down the guest list. Well, you’re not out of luck, at least in Continue reading