LJ Fiduciary recruits James Porter as Director of Business Development

LJ Fiduciary recruits James Porter as Director of Business Development

Trust, corporate and fiduciary specialist, LJ Fiduciary has recruited James Porter as Director of Business Development. Porter has over two decades experience in the financial services sector to bring to his new role. Robert Burton, partner, head of Trust &

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Florida maritime attorney suspended

Florida maritime attorney suspended

The Florida yachting community has been shaken by the news that Danielle Butler, Luxury Law Group former managing partner, has been suspended by the Florida Supreme Court (effective Friday, June 18th). The Fort Lauderdale-based maritime attorney pleaded no contest in

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Wave riding superyacht-style

Wave riding superyacht-style

Surfing is about riding the wave. But any surfer will tell you that you never know when that wave will come and when it does, make the most of it. That said, the yachting industry is still riding high on the

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Flagship: Business booming stateside

Flagship: Business booming stateside

Staycation is a term we have all become more familiar with since March. In the US yachting world, the reality is no different. The market growth which began in September 2019 has continued, bar a slight stutter due to March’s

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Flagship: Diversity, how far have we come?

Flagship: Diversity, how far have we come?

Superyachting has, by its own admission, been slow to diversify its workforce. A typical yacht still features a predominantly Caucasian crew, with women working inside and men out on deck. However, over the past 10 years ripples of change have

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Flagship: Virtual Reality ‘A Tool For Growth’

Flagship: Virtual Reality ‘A Tool For Growth’

Virtual Reality, also known as VR, is revolutionising how many of us enjoy entertainment and has been used to train astronauts, surgeons and even superyacht crew. Now, in a post-Covid-19 reality, VR has the potential to further benefit the superyacht

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Flagship: New Superyacht Eco Association Index set to make its mark

Flagship: New Superyacht Eco Association Index set to make its mark

The imminent global threat of climate change brings a rising tide of natural disasters, dwindling resources and disappearing species that requires action from all industries to curb. Superyachting is no different. Marine traffic is responsible for 18% of global emissions

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New Zealand’s closed borders ‘creating financial loss

New Zealand’s closed borders ‘creating financial loss

New Zealand’s closed border policy to guard against Covid-19 is creating significant financial losses to its superyacht sector, warns Duthie Lidgard, MD Catalano Shipping Services NZ. While the country has been relatively successful in combatting the virus, there is an

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Closing borders to non-native crews ‘draconian’, says captain

Closing borders to non-native crews ‘draconian’, says captain

The shutting of Australian and New Zealand borders to all non-native yachts and crews is “draconian and unhelpful to say the least”, according to captain Iain Flockhart. He was reacting to the news that crews of hundreds of ocean-going yachts

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Superyachting is a place of opportunity – although Covid-19 presents significant challenges

Superyachting is a place of opportunity – although Covid-19 presents significant challenges

The superyachting sector “has always been a place of opportunity” according to Dominic Bulfin, the newly appointed senior associate at luxury asset law firm, Bargate Murray, while acknowledging the tremendous challenges faced by the COVID-19 outbreak. The biggest opportunities are

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