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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


Vacation! Celebs Aboard Superyachts This Summer

Whether during the Christmas or summer holidays, you’re apt to find celebrities out on yachts. Some, for example, are well-known (and well-liked) regular charterers. Others, meanwhile, are special guests of the owners. The owners, too, are at times celebrities themselves. All three scenarios were on full display this summer in Italy, seemingly “the” place for Continue reading


Chartering Your Yacht, for First-Time Superyacht Owners

Editor’s note: Due to reader requests, and a special effort to educate first-time superyacht owners, MegayachtNews.com publishes “superyacht 101” stories from time to time. This latest article provides a brief overview of chartering your yacht. Specifically, it explains what you should understand in evaluating whether offering your yacht is right for you. The advice comes Continue reading