Navigating the Legal Waters of Yacht Repair

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

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Cyber Security on the Seas

With technology playing a larger role in the daily operation and navigation of ships of all sizes, owners and crews need to pay careful attention to the security of their information systems. Although statistics are hard to obtain, security researchers … Continue reading

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Protecting On-Board Valuables

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.

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Repair Rights and Wrongs

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

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Cruising With a Crew

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).

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Navigating the Off-Season

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.

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