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Operating your watercraft on autopilot seems enticing. As your yacht captains itself, you are freed up to pay closer attention to maintaining a clear lookout on the water ahead along with your navigation and communication equipment. However, with the convenience of having an autopilot system, there is some potential for relying on and placing too much confidence in autopilot technology. Continue reading
A growing number of shipyards and marinas are asking boat owners or their agents to sign broad liability waivers that restrict the ability of the yacht’s owner’s (or their insurance company) to recover damages if something goes wrong. Unless they’re … Continue reading
Whether your boat is registered for personal or commercial use, regardless of size, or country of registration, those cruising in international waters need to comply with on-board employment practices and requirements, as per the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC). Continue reading
Understanding the main causes of boating accidents and maintaining boating safety awareness is crucial in helping to avoid accidents. Continue reading
Fine art, motorcycles, cars and other valuables can be carried and enjoyed on a yacht, as long as precautions are taken against their possible damage or theft, and insurance considerations are evaluated in case the worst occurs.
A growing number of shipyards and marinas are asking boat owners or their agents to sign broad liability waivers that restrict the ability of the yacht’s owner’s (or their insurance company) to recover damages if something goes wrong. Unless they’re careful about what they sign, yacht owners may mistakenly waive important liability protections when they bring yachts for repairs, refits or renovations. Continue reading
Preparing a boat for winter storage is critical in cold-weather areas. Otherwise, water, ice and mold damage can produce expensive repairs that may not be covered by insurance.
This recent boating tragedy is a reminder that accidents often happen when safety basics are ignored or forgotten. Continue reading