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  • America's Cup legend, Jack Sutphen, dies

    Posted: 8th April 2013 | Written by: Bill Center – U-T San Diego

    The sailing legend, who was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame in 2005, died in San Diego at the age of 95.
  • Lürssen Launches World's Largest Yacht

    Posted: 5th April 2013 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The long-awaited, long-discussed Lürssen Yachts project that was expected to eclipse even the world's largest yachts finally did so Friday at the shipbuilder's yard in Bremen, Germany. M/Y Azzam did just that and more. It surpassed Roman Abramovich's M/Y Eclipse – what was, up to that point, the largest yacht in the world – by nearly 20 metres (or about 65 feet).
  • A preference for land over sea among China's elite

    Posted: 4th April 2013 | Written by: Wei Gu, The Wall Street Journal

    China may have become the world’s largest market for luxury goods, but when it comes to buying private boats, most of its wealthiest citizens have yet to dip their toes in the water. Only one out of every 318 high-net-worth individuals in mainland China owns a yacht, versus one out of every 25 in Hong Kong, according to the Italian Trade Commission.
  • 'Somali pirates' trick journalists

    Posted: 3rd April 2013 | Written by: Jamal Osman, 4 News

    As western journalists scrambled to find Somali pirates, a group of men claim to have made an industry in pretending to be pirates.
  • Tax advantages lure yachts to Croatia

    Posted: 3rd April 2013 | Written by: Croatian Times

    Yacht owners who are yet to pay the E.U.'s VAT on the purchase of their yachts have been looking into registering their vessels in Croatia.
  • First Cayman Islands registered yacht passes MLC compliance

    Posted: 2nd April 2013 | Written by: Belinda Liversedge, Superyachtnews.com

    A 65m Benetti yacht has become the first Cayman Islands registered yacht to achieve MLC compliance.
  • Caribbean Nations Seek Oil Amid Fear Over Spills

    Posted: 1st April 2013 | Written by: David McFadden, The Associated Press

    The turquoise waters that have long brought treasure seekers to the Caribbean are now drawing a new kind of explorer as countries across the region increasingly open their seas to oil exploration. From the Bahamas and Cuba down to Aruba and Suriname, international oil companies are lining up to locate potentially rich offshore deposits in the Caribbean.
  • WSA partners with MedAire for onboard medical training

    Posted: 28th March 2013 | Written by: MedAire

    Warsash Superyacht Academy (WSA) and MedAire, an International SOS company are proud to announce they have entered into a collaborative partnership for the benefit of superyacht crew and shore-side staff around the world. Developed by medical experts who understand remote medical care and applicable maritime regulations, MedAire’s MCA-compliant onboard medical training will be offered to students of the Warsash Superyacht Academy.
  • Italy India marine row: Foreign Minister Terzi quits

    Posted: 27th March 2013 | Written by: BBC News Europe

    Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi has resigned in protest of his government's decision to send two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen, to Delhi for trial.The case has sparked a major diplomatic row between India and Italy. "My reservations about sending the marines back to India were not listened to," Mr Terzi told Italian MPs. Prime Minister Mario Monti said he was "astonished" by the decision. He is due to speak in parliament on Wednesday.
  • Free Voice Calls On iPhone and iPad With Facebook Messenger

    Posted: 26th March 2013 | Written by: 3g.co.uk

    Facebook Messenger now supports free voice calling on Apple devices. Owners of Apple iOS devices can now make free voice calls to other Facebook users in the UK thanks to the release of a new version of the Facebook Messenger application. The latest version adds support for free voice-calling over WiFi and mobile data on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
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