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MegayachtNews.com Editor Now USSA Vice Chair

MegayachtNews.com’s founder and editor, Diane M. Byrne, is the newly elected vice chair of the U.S. Superyacht Association, a.k.a. the USSA. As such, she remains a member of the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. The USSA is a non-profit trade organization that promotes and supports the American superyacht industry. It does so through advocacy, marketing, and education. Byrne Continue reading


“Should I Charter in the Caribbean With All the Devastation and Hurting People?”

Editor’s note: AJ Anderson is CEO of Wright Maritime Group, a large–yacht support and operations organization. Equally important, he’s a captain with 43 years’ experience, including running superyachts. He originally wrote the following article on LinkedIn. We are republishing it with his permission, in hopes that it will inspire others to do exactly what he Continue reading


Perini Navi Drops Picchiotti Brand

Establishing a brand identity is crucial to a business’ success. Even when a name has been around for centuries, though, confusion can arise. That’s among the reasons why Perini Navi decided to eliminate the Picchiotti brand. For now on, all yacht projects, power and sail, will carry the Perini Navi name. Perini Navi announced the Continue reading