Miami Vice Megayacht Owner Admits Guilt in Guest Death

Seven months after a paying passenger aboard his megayacht died, the owner of Miami Vice pleaded guilty to a federal charge. This comes about three months after the unlicensed individual he hired to run the yacht pleaded guilty to the same. Laurent Marc-Antoine Jean Maubert-Cayla is a part owner of Miami Vice, a 91-footer (28-meter). Continue reading

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Monte Carlo Yachts Chief Carla Demaria Terminated, Promises Fight

Beneteau S.A., the parent company of Monte Carlo Yachts, has removed Carla Demaria as the head of the Italian shipyard. Demaria is challenging the termination. Demaria is second from the right in the photo above. Over the weekend, Beneteau issued a statement confirming it removed Demaria’s executive powers, effective November 10. The statement adds that Continue reading

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Dave Christensen, Founder of Christensen Shipyards: 1931-2018

Few people launch new businesses nearly halfway through their lives. Dave Christensen did that at age 50, establishing Christensen Shipyards. The founder of one of America’s best-known megayacht builders died last week at age 87 in Washington State, after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Unlike many in yachting, Christensen wasn’t born into a maritime family. Continue reading