Gayle Force is big by some boat owners’ standards, but she is small compared to many of the yachts that have ventured to Antarctica. Her 96-foot (29.24-meter) size had nothing to do with her ability to travel there, though. Her owners’ determination, her captain’s confidence, and their faith in proven construction and engineering teams made
PHOTO: YouTube The charter yacht that appeared in season two of the reality show Below Deck Mediterranean has a return engagement. This June, the superyacht Sirocco will appear on American television screens again, in season four. The first season of Below Deck Mediterranean aired stateside in 2016. Sirocco starred in season two, the following year.
UPDATE, APRIL 5, 2019: The ECPY held yet another meeting with French customs authorities yesterday. The yachting trade organization therefore has additional clarifications regarding the tariff. 1. U.S.-built, commercially registered yachts imported before June 22, 2018 do not have to pay the 25-percent tariff if they return this year under the Returned Goods Relief program.
U.S.-built yachts planning to charter in the Med this summer will be hit with a steep retaliatory tariff. While the tax decision dates back nearly a year, captains, yacht managers, shipyards, and more report its enforcement going into effect now. As much as some details seem clear, however, others are not. Therefore, the European Commission
Editor’s note: Due to reader requests, we’re increasing our cruising coverage, with a series titled 3 Days Cruising. In each feature, we’ll whet your appetite for different regions, further giving you insider information. In this first installment, we focus on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, through the eyes of the staff at Marina d’Arechi in Salerno. If
Julie P. Nicholson, who co-founded Nicholson Yacht Charters, the oldest established yacht-charter firm, died on February 27 in Maine. She was 90 years old. To say that she was decades ahead of her time is an understatement. Born Julie Pyle in 1928, she grew up in Connecticut. She attended and graduated from Smith College in