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Michael Jordan’s Incredible Catch 23 Yacht

Michael Jordan’s Incredible Catch 23 Yacht

In 2019, Michael Jordan purchased Catch 23, an 80-foot Viking sportfish luxury fishing boat featuring some amazing details. Our marine diesel specialists are in awe over this beauty, so we endeavored to find out some of the most interesting facts about the Catch 23 yacht and all it has to offer.

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When Is Off-Season in Yachting?

When Is Off-Season in Yachting?

During the yachting season in the Caribbean or Mediterranean, yachts, their crews, and their owners are busy cruising the waters. Charter yachts are even busier with a steady schedule of guests coming in an out. As a result, the only time you can get major repairs or overhauls done is during the off-season months. It is good to know when off-season in yachting is to better schedule yard periods and major maintenance projects without disrupting your winter and summer season itinerary.

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New Russian ‘La Datcha’ Yacht Launched & Available for Charter

New Russian ‘La Datcha’ Yacht Launched & Available for Charter

First announced in 2015, the highly anticipated SeaXplorer expedition yacht La Datcha was finally unveiled in the beginning of July. The stunning superyacht won’t be delivered to her Russian billionaire yacht owner, banking mogul Oleg Tinkov, until the end of the summer. However, Damen Yachting officially launched the luxury vessel and will be displaying the La Datcha yacht in its private viewing event in the Netherlands, scheduled for September.

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How Is COVID-19 Affecting The Yachting Industry?

How Is COVID-19 Affecting The Yachting Industry?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the global economy and industries across the board. The yachting industry is no different. With travel restrictions in the Caribbean and Mediterranean putting a pause on the season, COVID-19 has had major effects on the industry and those working in it. A few industry professionals and leading influencers have talked about the changes they see happening in the industry due to the global health crisis as well as growing yachting industry concerns.

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European Countries Open for Tourism and Reopening Dates

European Countries Open for Tourism and Reopening Dates

Europe was hit hard by the coronavirus, with Italy being the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic at one point. Hundreds of thousands of cases and thousands of deaths. After the tireless work of healthcare workers, government officials, and citizens following social distancing guidelines, many of these countries are ready to reopen to international tourists.

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When Will Caribbean Islands Open for Travel? Important Dates to Know

When Will Caribbean Islands Open for Travel? Important Dates to Know

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, islands across the Caribbean restricted travel and closed their borders to tourism. It wasn’t just the cruise ships either, private vessels were also prevented from entering ports. This swift action helped keep the number of cases in these island nations low.

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Social Distancing When Boating During COVID-19

Social Distancing When Boating During COVID-19

With many Americans stuck at home during quarantine, many are craving for safe ways to escape the confines of their houses. For those lucky enough to own a boat, that vessel can represent a sort of freedom. Nothing cures cabin fever better than going out on the water in your boat!

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What To Do With Your Yacht During The COVID-19 Pandemic

What To Do With Your Yacht During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The yachting world was gearing up for an incredibly busy year in 2020, but then the coronavirus outbreak reached American shores. 1 States all over the country went on lockdown including Florida which declared a public health emergency in March.2 The island nations of the Caribbean took drastic measures to protect their citizens by closing their borders, leaving many yacht owners stuck in U.S. waters.

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New Yacht Technology That Will Be Popular in 2020

New Yacht Technology That Will Be Popular in 2020

The year is coming to an end and all the year’s major international boat shows have come and gone. All that is left behind is the new yacht technology and innovations introduced at those industry events. From yachts to superyachts, you can expect these yacht tech innovations popping up in more and more vessels as we enter 2020. Here’s a look at the technological innovations yacht owners will be demanding in the new year.

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Boat Slip vs Boat Dock: Which Is Right for Your Boat?

Boat Slip vs Boat Dock: Which Is Right for Your Boat?

For the uninitiated, “boat slip” and “boat dock” may mean the same thing. While both slips and docks are places where a boat is tied to land, they share a few key differences. When you pull a yacht into a marina, you have the choice between a boat slip or boat dock. Depending on your vessel and docking needs, one option may be better for you than the other. Before you decide, know the differences between a boat slip versus a dock.

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Are Sustainable Yachts The Next Big Thing?

Are Sustainable Yachts The Next Big Thing?

With environmental activist Greta Thunberg sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness1 and bushfires in Australia endangering the koala population,2 global warming continues to be a hot button topic. With climate change looming large in the public consciousness, all industries are increasingly embracing sustainability and alternative power sources including the yachting industry.

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Yacht Gift Buying Guide for 2019

Yacht Gift Buying Guide for 2019

The holiday season is almost here, which means it’s time to get those gifts together. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we know that yachters, boaters, fishing experts, captains, and everyone in between can use the best nautical themed gifts for the holidays. We’ve put together our yacht gift buying guide that includes top gifts for boat lovers, gifts for yacht owners, and any other boating or yachting lover in your life.

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