A long-running refit project intending to transform essentially every corner of an existing motoryacht has resulted in lawsuits. The refit of Anodyne was expected for completion in 2017. However, it remains unfinished, currently sitting in a South Florida shipyard. Allegations of unpaid labor, bribery, and more surround the initial lawsuit and a countersuit. The refit
For three decades, ASL GRP (Air Sea Land Group) has specialized in the armor, security, and defense industries. It is particularly experienced in providing ballistic marine protection, as well as ballistic vehicle protection. Therefore, it isn’t just another security firm expanding its operations into the megayacht market. While armor for megayachts may sound strange, since
Jan Henry, a well-respected charter broker whose career dated back to the 1980s, died suddenly at her home in Fort Lauderdale on New Year’s Day. She was 70 years old. Henry was born on July 5, 1949 as Jan McAndrew in Frankfurt, Germany. Her family, in which she was the only girl among seven children,
Examples of generosity on the part of superyacht crew, owners, and businesses abound. The recent efforts to help the Bahamian people following Hurricane Dorian and the longtime, ongoing efforts of the non-profit YachtAid Global are well known. While these efforts traditionally focus on somewhat remote communities, some areas in well-to-do regions need help, too. That
Every year, the International SeaKeepers Society honors those who honor the oceans. They include ocean-conservation advocates such as Prince Albert II, the biologist and author Dr. Sylvia Earle, superyacht owner Alexander Dreyfoos, as well as members of the famed Cousteau family, Jean-Michel and Fabien Cousteau. Next month, the non-profit presents its SeaKeeper of the Year
As of this writing, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg is three days into a journey across the Atlantic Ocean. She is en route from Plymouth, England to New York aboard the racing yacht Malizia II. Thunberg is the climate activist who has made global headlines. They started with her school strike outside Sweden’s parliament building last year.