David Fraser, who started Fraser Yachts in the 1940s and grew it into a global powerhouse in megayacht sales and charter, died on January 6. He was 99 years old. Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Fraser developed a love of the water early on in life. In fact, as a young boy, he built a
How would you like to cruise Australia, New Zealand (above), or Tahiti? What about countries like Japan, or seeing the sophistication of Hong Kong? A series of three webinars over the next three weeks is your ticket to adventure. Mark your calendar for the APSA Grand Tour 2021, from the Asia Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA).
In the search for globetrotting adventures, some owners still wish to save construction time through a conversion. If you’re one of them, the Ocean Xplorer 71 may suit your ambitions. The team behind the conversion proposal say she’ll support heli-skiing trips, exploring polar regions, and further travels. The 233-foot (71-meter) project is based on a
On the heels of the sale of Rybovich, another high-profile South Florida shipyard is in new hands. OneWater Marine has acquired Roscioli Yachting Center. A recreational-boating retailer, OneWater Marine purchased both the shipyard as well as the rights to the in-water slips. Bob Roscioli, who died last year, established Roscioli Yachting Center in 1968. It
Privately owned for decades, the Rybovich marinas and service yards in Florida are now part of Safe Harbor Marinas. The company owns and operates the largest number of marinas worldwide. With facilities in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach, Rybovich has obstruction-free deep-water access from the Atlantic Ocean. It’s capable of accommodating megayachts to 328
Yacht charter saw significant activity in 2020 due to the desire to safely distance. Increased charter inquiries continue to come in to brokers worldwide. As much as the yachts and yacht crews are taking precautions, however, you should know several things before you go. For advice on yacht charter during the pandemic, we spoke with