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Golden Touch II Charter Stopped by Coast Guard in Miami

The owner and charter operator for the megayacht Golden Touch II may have to pay nearly $41,500 in fines. The U.S. Coast Guard halted a charter aboard in Miami over the weekend after finding several violations. According to the Coast Guard, crew from its Coast Guard Station Miami unit boarded Golden Touch II on Sunday. Continue reading

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U.S.-Flagged Superyachts Exceeding 300 Gross Tons Now a Reality

“For at least a half century, ridiculous regulations prohibited American citizens from displaying their patriotism by flying an American flag on their yacht,” says Tilman J. Fertitta, the owner of the Westport Boardwalk and a longtime yachtsman. Those regulations have now changed. Thanks to an amendment passed with bipartisan support, private U.S.-flagged superyachts exceeding 300 gross Continue reading

White Rabbit, World’s Largest Trimaran, Feted Pre-Launch

Though she doesn’t officially launch until next month, White Rabbit was the honoree during a big celebration at Echo Yachts. The owners and the shipyard wanted to show select special guests how the four years of planning and construction are culminating in Australia’s largest superyacht, and the world’s largest trimaran. Her volume alone is significant, approaching Continue reading