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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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How Private Is Your Cabin? A New U.S. Court of Appeals Decision

So you board the ship for your cruise, unpack your personal belongings, place your valuable items in the safe and then begin loading up on souvenirs and other purchases as you travel along.  You know security screens your bags (presumably for guns, knives and, at least on some cruise lines, liquor) and that your steward(ess) comes into

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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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American Superyacht Regatta 2008 Video

For any of you interested in a bit of silly at times, but also beautiful, video of the Regatta click on this link: http://www.synfo.com/SynfoTV/synfotvLargeScreen.asp?video=1196 As they say, Yachting: Steeped in Tradition. Soaked in Beer!

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Boat International USA 50 Largest US Owned Yachts – MSY Islander

Today I received the August 2008 edition of Boat International USA and it lists the 50 largest yachts with a United States owner. I, quite proudly, saw that the superyacht that I breathed, ate, slept and drank for almost five years of my life remains – after an incredible 18 years – on the list.

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Clipper Pacific Is An Old Friend – My Introduction to Cruising

I was reading Cruise News Daily (a favorite of mine) this evening and discovered that the Clipper Pacific is the old Royal Caribbean Song of Norway. She is the first cruise ship I was ever on. An old girlfriend of mine, Kelly S., worked for a design firm in Coconut Grove, Florida (while I was

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American Superyacht Forum – America’s Cup Regatta

As I had mentioned, two weeks ago I fulfilled a dream of sailing on the 12 metre yachts that are the America’s Cup. It was all in fun and we had a blast. Here are some photos: Sometimes you just have to love your job…no matter how hard the work is!

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Seatrade Cruise Shipping Conference

Today I received my quarterly Seatrade Cruise Review and I was pleasantly surprised when the Supplement had a photograph of me on a panel (State of the Superyacht Industry) as the lead in to announcing the 2008 Conference in video and transcript will be available online at http://www.cruiseshipping.net/ later this summer. When it goes online

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