ILLUSTRATION: Tagxedo Editor Chairing Social Media Panel

Diane M. Byrne, editor of, is an often-sought speaker on a variety of topics pertaining to the yachting industry. On October 31, she’ll moderate the International Superyacht Society’s (ISS) annual membership meeting presentation. Specifically, it’s a social media panel discussion. The subject: “Social Media Marketing: Turning Likes Into Leads.” Held at the B Ocean Continue reading

PHOTO: photo Tatiana Bashinskaya

International Superyacht Society Student Membership Drive

For more than 20 years, the International Superyacht Society (ISS) has served as the global business-to-business organization for the yachting industry. Among other things, it fosters relationships among and provides educational opportunities for businesspeople in this market. It’s striving to attract the next generation of yachting-industry members, too, by offering a free one-year ISS student Continue reading

PHOTO: courtesy International Superyacht Society

Jane Buffington, Yachting Industry Icon: 1926-2016

Jane Buffington (center, above), a pioneer in the yachting industry, particularly among women, died on November 29 from heart congestion complications. She was 90 years old. Born in Annapolis, Buffington enjoyed boating early on. Her family kept a 40-foot Elco at their home, along a creek in Annapolis. Her own first boating purchase years later Continue reading