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2011 American Superyacht Forum – Reality and More

Every year I attend the American Superyacht Forum and most years I attend the Global Superyacht Forum; both hosted by The Yacht Report Group.  Every year I hear how wonderful everything is…or will be…while this clearly troubled industry fails to respond in any substantive way other than to claim “If you build them they will

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Some Perspective on Commissions: My Article in The Yacht Report

Reflecting on my post of yesterday concerning the conflict between Regent Seven Seas Cruises doing what I unquestionably think is the right thing by effectively eliminating Non-Commissionable Fees (NCF’s) and its clearly expressed motivation for doing so (paying off travel agents so they shift business to Regent not based upon the quality of the product,

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2008 Global Superyacht Forum (Amsterdam)

Every year there is the preeminent gathering of the superyacht industry in Amsterdam:  The Global Superyacht Forum.  (http://www.superyachtevents.com/gsf )This event, with over 650 of the top members of the industry, is held in conjunction with METS, the world’s largest exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry. (http://www.metstrade.com/home.asp). I have the honor

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Yacht Brokerage and Legal Panel – American Superyacht Forum

As I previously wrote, I was on a panel in June at The Yacht Report’s American Superyacht Forum in Newport, Rhode Island. The panel discussion was on issues and concerns with yacht brokers.  The transcript of the panel discussion can be found here: http://www.synfo.com/Whitepapers/asf08/ASFDay2BrokerageForum.pdf For those of you that know me as a travel agent,

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