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Fundraising ongoing for Boston-area boat owner

There are lots of funds being raised for the victims of the bombings last week at the Boston Marathon finish line, but a recent campaign is seeking help for an unusual victim — the owner of the boat that one of the suspects hid out in during a shootout with police. A campaign on Crowdtilt…more

Singapore show will expand into China

The success of this year’s Singapore Yacht Show, which opened Thursday and ended Sunday, has led to the signing of an agreement between Singapore Yacht Events and Nansha Marina to extend the show into China. Singapore Yacht Events managing director Andy Treadwell said in a statement that he was looking at potential collaborations with all…more

Silver recovered from shipwreck will go on display

Odyssey Marine Exploration, a pioneer in the fields of deep-ocean shipwreck and offshore mineral exploration, said the first public unveiling of silver recovered from the SS Gairsoppa shipwreck will be held when its multimedia traveling exhibit opens May 24 at Discovery Times Square in New York. The exhibit — named Shipwreck! — features hundreds of…more

Singapore Yacht Show starts today

Now in its third year, the annual Singapore Yacht Show opens today and runs through Sunday at the One 15 Marina Club in the island resort port of Sentosa. Dubbed “the region’s premier lifestyle event” by organizers, the show brings together a collection of luxury yachts, motor vehicles, fine art, property, fashion and nightlife. Nearly…more

SS United States rally set for Friday

A rally will be held Friday in New York City as part of an effort to save the SS United States. The 1,000-foot vessel is facing high maintenance costs, so the SS United States Conservancy is trying to raise awareness and money to give it additional time to repurpose the ship into a permanently moored…more

Companies form superyacht joint venture

Floating Life and Blu Jet Capital recently formed Yacht&Jet Life, a joint venture for the management, production, refitting, charter and brokerage of superyachts and business and private jets. The companies said the venture gives superyacht owners the possibility of flying and traveling in freedom. Floating Life allows its members to combine a typically relaxing cruise…more

Yachts International names new editor-in-chief

Veteran yachting journalist and editor Kenny Wooton joined Active Interest Media’s Yachts International as editor-in-chief. He will oversee the title’s editorial department and digital properties and will work to advance its position as the most successful luxury yacht publishing brand in the world. “Kenny is a proven leader and editorial visionary who will accelerate our…more

Asia Boating Awards honors international builders

The ninth BMW Asia Boating Awards 2013, organized by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating, was held March 29 at the Intercontinental Hotel Serenity Coast Resort in Sanya, China, and honored international builders at a gala dinner. “The Asia Boating Awards are unique in that they bring together international and Asian yacht builders, as well as…more

Company recruits chefs for superyachts

Gladstone Park Chefs is advertising the services of its Michelin Star “chefs-for-hire” via Yachtingpages.com. Gladstone Park Chefs, of London, began marketing to the superyachters when four superyacht owners approached managing director John Bowman-Baker looking for on-board chefs, Yachting Pages marketing executive Kerry O’Neill said in a statement. “He spotted a niche and jumped right in,”…more

Australian trade conference names speakers

The Marine 13 International Conference and Trade Exhibition, which will be held April 28-30 in Sydney, Australia, will feature 96 speakers from nine countries and 47 sessions. Darren Vaux, chairman of the Boating Industries Alliance Australia, said in a statement that the number and quality of speakers reflected the scale and importance of Marine 13…more

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