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Flagship: A charterer for all seasons

Flagship: A charterer for all seasons

This summer’s charter season really did require a charterer for all seasons – much like the 1966 movie A Man For All Seasons. Charterers needed to be versatile, flexible and ready to cope with any contingency whilst delivering service appropriate to every

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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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Gibraltar: ‘Safe harbour for a pandemic’

Gibraltar: ‘Safe harbour for a pandemic’

Gibraltar offers “a useful solution” for superyacht owner and managers, writes Selwyn Figueras. As the frustration of crew members aboard cruise liners drifting off American shores, escalates into scenes of protest on decks designed as idyllic backdrops to family holidays

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Inmarsat offers 50% voice call discounts to help yacht sector during Covid-19

Inmarsat offers 50% voice call discounts to help yacht sector during Covid-19

Inmarsat is supporting the yachting sector during the Covid-19 crisis by offering 50% discount on voice-calling services.  Satellite communications company Inmarsat is offering a 50% discount on voice-calling services, 24 hours a day, until the end of June to support

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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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View From The Bridge: Coronavirus and watching the anchor chain

View From The Bridge: Coronavirus and watching the anchor chain

credit: Ralf Roletschek – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2   I was very lucky to get off the island of Mallorca last Sunday (March 15), as the national lockdown that was scheduled for 08:00 Monday morning was brought forward

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Coronavirus causes global superyacht show cancellations

Coronavirus causes global superyacht show cancellations

Superyachting conferences and shows worldwide are being cancelled and postponed to protect public health due to the global coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, pandemic. Of the six international yacht and boat shows due to take place in March and April,

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