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Why Yachties Have Never Had it So Good

In light of The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC), Captain Rod Hatch takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane, reminding us all that yacht crew have never had it so good. But would he change the early days for the softer times that came with bigger vessels, easier conditions, more security, more risk-averseness, less adventure?

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Of Interest

Dongfeng Make Race History for China

Dongfeng Race Team claimed a key landmark in the 41-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race on Tuesday when they emphatically won Leg 3 in their home port of Sanya to take the overall lead with six stages to go.

Interview

Q&A: Mike Horsley

Mike Horsley is the Classic Yacht specialist at Edmiston & Company and has been a leading yacht broker in the classic yacht sector for over twenty years.

Yacht Design

Feadship Launches World's First Hybrid Superyacht

Feadship has launched the 83.50-metre (273’11”) Savannah, the first superyacht to feature an eco-friendly blend of single diesel engine, three gensets, batteries, propeller, azimuting thruster and a streamlined hull shape.

Destinations

The Gili Islands: Discover the 'Maldives of Indonesia'

An archipelago of 13 islands off the coast of Lombok, the Gili islands are within a two hour fast boat ride from Bali and will astound you with its pristine beauty. Largely uninhabited, these islands can offer you a cruising ground of pristine coral reefs, turquoise water and white sandy deserted tr...

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