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U.S.-Flagged Superyachts Exceeding 300 Gross Tons Now a Reality

“For at least a half century, ridiculous regulations prohibited American citizens from displaying their patriotism by flying an American flag on their yacht,” says Tilman J. Fertitta, the owner of the Westport Boardwalk and a longtime yachtsman. Those regulations have now changed. Thanks to an amendment passed with bipartisan support, private U.S.-flagged superyachts exceeding 300 gross Continue reading

PHOTO: Aaron Kittredge/Pexels Goes to Washington for American Boating Congress

Congressional representatives are increasingly learning about the economic impact that megayacht owners and the industry have. It’s in large part due to the work of the U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA), the trade organization representing the large-yacht industry on American soil. Next week, as part of the annual American Boating Congress (ABC), the USSA will Continue reading

The Superyacht Summit Celebrates 5 Years

Most yachting-industry conferences are just that, industry conferences. The Superyacht Summit, however, is different. While it educates yachting executives on a variety of topics, it also updates captains and owners’ reps. In fact, it’s the only conference regularly featuring legislative updates and initiatives that impact your lifestyle. Next March, the Superyacht Summit, hosted by the Continue reading