During a press conference, attendees acknowledged that the latest America’s Cup did much to enhance the sport of sailing and brought the event to a broad fan base. Lauding boss Larry Ellison, skipper James Spithill said the success of the event had “silenced the critics,” adding, “There’s no turning back.”
In This Issue
Our Fort Lauderdale issue is out now! Inside this issue, see what's coming at the world's largest boat show and get up close with some amazing new builds. We feature Heesen's Galactica Star, CRN's J'Ade and Royal Huisman's Kamaxitha. Also, step on board Monte Carlo's MCY86, the Johnson 79, Monte Fino's 85 ecHo and Outer Reef's 720. Our Making Waves section covers news from all over the industry and in this issue's Private Yacht Vacations section, see why the South Pacific is the next hot charter destination. Our Your Yacht Your Money section includes an article from contributor Danielle Butler on the recently implemented MLC 2006 and how those regulations will impact your yacht and we also peek into the life of yachtsman and yard owner Charlie Dana. As a special bonus, we're also featuring the photography of Onne van der Wal in a stunning photo essay covering some incredible Harbors of Refuge. Also, don't forget to stop by and see us on our Facebook page to keep up with the latest news from the global yachting community.
RacesAmerica’s Cup Skipper: ‘There’s no turning back’
Legal IssuesIn the Courts
Dutch paint company Dulux is being sued by the owner of superyacht A and, in New York, the family of a child who died when a boat sunk earlier this year is seeking punitive damages from numerous parties.
EventsLooking Forward to Fort Lauderdale
If you’re planning to attend the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year, we have some information on getting there and the annual International SeaKeepers Society’s Founders Dinner.
Industry NewsCoast Guard Balances Budget Crisis
The ongoing political stalemate in Washington has pushed the Coast Guard into its worst budget crisis in more than two decades, the service’s highest-ranking officer said earlier this year during his annual State of the Coast Guard address.
Your Yacht Your MoneyMaritime Labor Convention 2006 and Its Effects on Yachting
On August 20, 2013, the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) came into force. It will impact owners’ ability to commercially charter their yachts and will change the way we build yachts. Devised to protect the unprotected crew, the MLC adds another burdensome layer of governance on yachting.
Industry NewsNew Lines and Launches
Take a look at what’s coming from both Boston Whaler and the U.K.-based Fairline.