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Where are the Largest Mega Yachts this Summer 2012 ? - June update

Where are the Largest Mega Yachts gone ? - October updateHere below is the position of the largest yachts during the Summer season in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Safety of passenger ships – Costa Concordia accident and Commission review of safety legislation

Safety of passenger ships – Costa Concordia accident and Commission review of safety legislationVice-President Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport has asked that the currently ongoing review of EU passenger ship safety legislation take fully into account any lessons to be learnt from the Costa Concordia tragedy.

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Italian yacht tax amendment by Pesto Group

italian flagDear captains, managers, brokers and industry associates,
The tax will not be applicable to yacht owners who are not Italian residents!
The 6th of December 2011 the newly appointed Italian government issued a legislative decree (No.201) proposing new tax revenues from luxury assets.

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Italy Aims to Tax Yachts in Bid to Correct Finance Deficient

italian flagAs part of its plans to overhaul the county’s plight the Italian Government is planning to introduce a significant Berthing Tax for yachts and superyachts.

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Bulldozing of the Famous Restaurant "La Voile Rouge" - Pampelonne Beach - Saint-Tropez

Bulldozing of the Famous Restaurant "La Voile Rouge" - Pampelonne Beach - Saint-TropezOn the 7th December 2011, the demolition of the restaurant "La Voile Rouge", a famous private beach club at Pampelonne (Ramatuelle), the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, France

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Where are the Largest Mega Yachts gone ? - October update
Where are the Largest Mega Yachts gone ? - October updateHere below is the position of the largest yachts after the Summer season in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Motor Yacht A for the first time docked at the IYCA Antibes
Motor Yacht A for the first time docked at the IYCA AntibesOn the 29th August 2011, early morning, the outstanding shape mega yacht A docked for the first time at the international yacht club in Antibes.

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The Two Last Launches of Lurssen by anchor off Antibes - Eclipse and Katara

The Two Last Launches of Lurssen by anchor off Antibes - Eclipse and KataraMonday 15th of August, the two last launches of Lurssen shipyard were by anchor off Antibes.
That was the first time that they were by anchor in the same area.

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Motor Yacht Katara in Antibes - 124 m - Lurssen - 2010
Motor Yacht Katara in Antibes - 124 m - Lurssen - 2010The high and massive "Katara" arrived in Antibes (IYCA) on the 22th June 2011.
It is like an extra wall at the end of the jetty.
There was a bit of activity on the dock around the yacht.
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Most of the Largest Mega Yachts are in the Med. this Summer 2011- August update

iyca_062011It looks like this Summer 2011 will be one of the busiest season for the largest mega yachts in the world.

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First time in Antibes for Hermitage - 68 m - Lurssen - 2011
First time in Antibes for Hermitage - 68 m - Lurssen - 2011 First time in Antibes at the IYCA for the brand new motor yacht Hermitage who docked only a couple days ago (12 June 2011) 
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The Internet Sailors Blog research by the Pirates was to establish ransom
Hijacked sailing yacht QuestThe fact that a pirate in a leadership role used the Internet to research the four Americans on board the yacht Quest, who were later killed by the boarding team of 14 pirates, sends an alarming message to cruising sailors who divulge a lot of information about themselves in cruising blogs.
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Crew Salary Guidelines (Dec 2010)

Deck Bridge salary rangeIt’s one of the most widely discussed topics in yachting. It can make or break a job offer and you can sometimes feel left in the dark about what is normal for a yacht’s size or someone’s experience.

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The 141 m Schooner Dream Symphony, Go ahead for the construction stage
dream symphonyDykstra & Partners Naval Architects has announced that after a major meeting held in Amsterdam, plans for the 141-metre Dream Symphony, which SYD first reported on in October last year, have been given the go-ahead to be taken to the construction stage.
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Yemen's $250 million loss from Somali pirates
 piracy SomaliIt's not only cruising sailors and international shipping that are affected by Somali pirates. Until around 2006
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Saddam Hussein's Yacht again for sale
ocean_breezeIraq's Ministry of transportation has the luxury yacht Ocean Breeze, once owned by former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein,
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China to build top-class superyacht port in Tianjin
tianjinChina plans to build a top-class yacht port in the northern city of Tianjin by the year-end, which will allow
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Motor yacht Force Blue seized
blueforcestoryDockwalk received the following from the Italian Ship and Yacht Brokers Association (ISYBA):  Flavio Briatore's £15m yacht seized in fraud probe after police chase along the Italian coast. (Summer 2010)
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