Regulation

  • Washington
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    House Democrats reach USMCA deal, Senate vows no vote until next year

    2019-12-11T14:22:00Z

    On the same day it introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the Democratic leadership of the US House of Representatives handed the president a campaign promise victory when it reached a deal with the White House on the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA); however, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell ...

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    Transfluid obtains DNV-GL Type Approval

    2019-12-09T09:32:00Z

    Transfluid Trasmissioni Industriali, an Italian power transmission manufacturer, says it has recently become the world’s first company to obtain two DNV-GL Type Approvals – one for its complete range of marine parallel hybrid modules and another for its LiFePO4 Battery Banks.

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    Green light for foreign SY charter in Australia

    2019-12-05T08:35:00Z

    New legislation was passed through the Australian Senate today that enables foreign superyachts to charter in Australian waters. The special recreational vessel legislation will allow superyachts use of a coastal trading temporary licence, allowing commercial charter activities.

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    South Carolina’s new tax policy impacts boaters

    2019-11-28T14:03:00Z

    Changes include annual boat registration fee

  • Superyacht Australia CEO David Good
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    New Bill brings Australian foreign-flag charter licence a step closer

    2019-11-27T11:39:00Z

    Superyacht Australia will be hoping that it will be a case of third time lucky with regards to securing a licence deal that will enable foreign-flagged superyachts to perform charters while in Australia. Over recent years two previous attempts have not made it through the smallest of margins.

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    USCG Illegal charter crackdown continues

    2019-11-19T10:08:00Z

    The United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) focus on illegal charter operations continues in full force with the latest unlawful operator nabbed in Key West, Florida, just off the community’s legendary Mallory Square. The operator faces fines on up to US$39,936.

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    Netherlands steps up Dutch flag marketing

    2019-11-15T06:00:00Z

    The Netherlands is stepping up marketing of its registry of sea-going vessels and superyachts to generate more work for the Dutch maritime sector. It has launched a website – www.nlflag.nl – with details on vessel registration and certification, manning requirements and Dutch shipping and tax policies.

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    Sunseeker yacht ‘arrested’ at Ft Lauderdale show; Builder issues statement

    2019-11-11T14:40:00Z

    US Marshalls boarded the 74ft yacht as FLIBS came to a close

  • Washington
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    US Senate spending bill includes boating industry priorities

    2019-11-08T15:59:00Z

    The United States Senate last week passed a package of appropriations bill that includes funding for some of the recreational boating industry’s top priorities. The move allows members of the Senate and House to meet in conference committee to negotiate a resolution to the differences in spending bills passed by ...

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    Transport Canada adopts ABYC marine safety standards

    2019-11-05T17:17:00Z

    Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) has published a policy on the acceptance of ABYC standards as an approved alternative method for small vessel compliance in Canada. The policy is effective as of October 30, 2019.

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    Asia-Pacific yachting moves forward on various fronts

    2019-11-04T15:15:00Z

    The Asia-Pacific yachting market has been increasingly marketing itself in a bid to attract more and more superyachts in the region. With the Olympics in Japan next year and the America’s Cup being held in Auckland in May 2021, these promotional initiatives are showing results. Other events are also helping ...

  • News

    International emissions regs could hurt large diesel yachts, jobs

    2019-11-01T15:46:00Z

    The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) emissions regulations scheduled to take effect in 2021 could force diesel-powered yacht producers to stop building their larger vessels, which could mean a loss of jobs without a delay in implementation, according to the leadership team at Viking Yachts.

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    ABYC announces dates for 2020 Standards Week

    2019-10-28T09:16:00Z

    The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced its 11th annual ABYC Standards Week will take place from January 6-10, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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    Owner of illegal Miami charter gets federal prison time

    2019-10-17T14:57:00Z

    Dallas Ladd will serve 30 days in federal prison as the result of an illegal charter operation he ran, despite US Coast Guard warnings to cease and desist. The 38-year-old Miami Beach, Florida resident is also prohibited from owning or even boarding a boat for three years after his release, ...

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    Greek fleet grows under National Strategic Reference Framework

    2019-10-16T06:00:00Z

    This summer saw the first wave of a fleet of generously subsidised yachts in Greece. This is the result of a highly controversial political choice by the previous government to include the yacht market in the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA) in times of economic crisis.

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    Port of San Diego drafts illegal charter ordinance

    2019-10-07T10:59:00Z

    Many major US cities are seeing an increase in illegal charter operations, and the Port of San Diego, California, is releasing a long-awaited draft ordinance that would give the port district oversight of charter vessel operations.

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    Cayman Coast Guard Commandant joins regulatory push

    2019-09-06T06:00:00Z

      The move toward commercial and recreational boating regulations for the Cayman Islands is gaining momentum with the nation’s Coast Guard Commandant joining the push and drafting regulations that would apply to commercial vessels operating in the islands with laws for private boaters to follow.

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    US boating accidents, deaths down in 2018

    2019-09-05T13:52:00Z

    The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has released safety statistics for 2018 that show a decline in both boating accidents and deaths from the previous year.

  • News

    Minnesota boat dealer pleads guilty to US$3.2m tax fraud

    2019-09-04T15:01:00Z

    A Minnesota marine dealer has entered a guilty plea in Washington County District Court to defrauding the state out of approximately US$3.2m in sales tax, penalties and interest.

  • Orion and Smugglers Marine
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    NZ builders return to amphibious boat market

    2019-09-04T11:56:00Z

    NZ boatbuilders Orion and Smuggler Marine have resumed production of their amphibious boats following a Court of Appeal decision last month that Sealegs had previously won in order to stop them from making amphibious vessels.