PHOTO: photo Tatiana Bashinskaya

International Superyacht Society Student Membership Drive

For more than 20 years, the International Superyacht Society (ISS) has served as the global business-to-business organization for the yachting industry. Among other things, it fosters relationships among and provides educational opportunities for businesspeople in this market. It’s striving to attract the next generation of yachting-industry members, too, by offering a free one-year ISS student Continue reading


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


David Tomlinson of Flamingo Bay: “It Feels Good to Help”

Editor’s note: Capt. David Tomlinson is the newest recipient of the Fabien Cousteau Blue Award from the International Superyacht Society (ISS). The award recognizes stewards of marine ecosystems, be they individuals or organizations.  Tomlinson owned and ran the 125-foot Flamingo Bay for more than three decades. Part yacht, part research vessel, Flamingo Bay assisted in Continue reading