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View from the bridge: Chase boat vs a larger yacht

View from the bridge: Chase boat vs a larger yacht

Support vessels, such as Joy Rider, offer significant benefits to superyacht owners: captain Iain Flockhart. As the encouraging trend for more large yachts to get away from the same old cruising grounds and to cruise further afield seems to  gather

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View from the bridge: Superyachts encouraged to cruise northern ‘less-travelled road’

View from the bridge: Superyachts encouraged to cruise northern ‘less-travelled road’

Superyachts may be tempted to join their smaller sisters cruising the Cool Route northern waters. There has been what I consider to be a welcome trend over the past two or three years, for yachts to stretch their wings a

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A View From The Bridge: How qualified is your captain?

A View From The Bridge: How qualified is your captain?

As a yacht owner in the 50m to 90m range you could be forgiven for believing that any captain hired to take command of your pride and joy has an MCA Certificate of Competence (CoC) for Master < 500 or

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A View From The Bridge: Explorer Yachts

A View From The Bridge: Explorer Yachts

Iain Flockhart is a highly experienced superyacht captain with over 250,000 Nm in the role of professional captain since 1996. Many vessels these days are called “explorer” or “expedition” yachts. But do they all measure up to our perceptions of how

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