Wendy Schmidt, Ocean Advocate & SeaKeeper

When it comes to the yachting lifestyle and ocean conservation, Wendy Schmidt believes the two are entwined. She also believes humanity and the oceans are entwined. In fact, Schmidt calls the ocean “our life-support system,” since we are “profoundly dependent on healthy soils, air, and oceans.” The International SeaKeepers Society has named her its SeaKeeper Continue reading


Avaletta Takes Superyacht-Specific Accounting Approach

Small-business owners and yacht captains can commiserate over one thing. Administrative paperwork, particularly bookkeeping, consumes a lot of time. An accounting firm specializing in the superyacht market, Avaletta, says it can save your captain and management team significant time. More significant, it guarantees you’ll save at least 20 percent annually. Avaletta employs an entirely online, Continue reading


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Wilson Fittipaldi Jr. Wanted for Arrest in Yacht Case

Wilson Fittipaldi Jr., the Brazilian race car driver turned yacht builder, faces arrest the next time he comes to the United States. It stems from a lawsuit over an unfinished megayacht constructed by his now-defunct Fittipaldi Yachts. A U.S. District judge in Miami issued the warrant in March. This follows the same judge holding Fittipaldi Continue reading