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Diane M. Byrne

Contributing Boating Editor

Diane Byrne is a longtime yachting journalist, specializing in the megayacht market; she has covered the industry since 1993. She is the founder and editor of MegayachtNews.com, a daily-updated website devoted to luxury yachts, which has been referenced by Reuters, CBS MarketWatch, Forbes.com, and others. Byrne regularly contributes yachting articles to Robb Report that cover the spectrum from small speedboats to private yachts rivaling the sizes of cruise ships. She is also a proud member of several key organizations, including the United States Superyacht Association, the International Superyacht Society, the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, and the Association for Women in Communications, the latter of which has presented her with a prestigious award for best feature writing.

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