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Industry News and Events

Upcoming events and good news! We have some of the latest from all over the yachting industry.

New Captain for MY Vicky

Ocean Independence says Brendan P. O’Brien has taken command of MY Vicky. O’Brien brings with him charter experience from yachts, like Audacia and Lady Jenn. MY Vicky is available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas.


For more information, visit or contact Marco Vandoni at 33 0 0969 5096 or

Educational Captain’s Breakfast from Unlimited Marine Services

Whether you’re already looking around for your yachts next technology upgrade or not, if you’re going to be in South Florida at the end of the month you may want to attend Unlimited Marine Service’s exclusive Educational Breakfast. Over breakfast you will witness demonstrations of two different products: T-SAT and G.U.E.S.T. T-SAT, powered by Crestron, provides integrated control for video sources and much more including lights, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and window shades and blinds. G.U.E.S.T. is perfectly geared toward guest use and can display useful information such as activities, help guests make personal requests or even let the captain and crew alert passengers to incoming phone calls or messages. Will Knapp of Crestron Electronics will also be on hand to provide an overview of his company’s latest advances.

The event takes place from 8:30am to 10:30am, Thursday, February 28th at The Captain’s Lounge, Lauderdale Marine Center, 2001 SW20th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315.

For more information visit or to RSVP call 954-525-8674 or email

AYS 2013

The Antibes Yacht Show is already on the horizon, but this year even organizers come bearing gifts: free Wi-Fi for both show exhibitors and visitors. Global Marine Communications will handle this daunting challenge. In addition to the Wi-Fi provided by Global Marine, the Antibes show has partnered with companies such as Porsche, Champagne De Castelnau, Henry de Bellegarde and more. Yachts International will be sponsoring the event’s VIP Lounge.


The Antibes Yacht Show, held in Port Vauban, runs from April 18 to 21.

For more information, including a full list of exhibitors, visit