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Manager denies manslaughter charges in Cheeki Rafiki case

The director of the yacht management company for S/Y Cheeki Rafiki has pleaded not guilty to four charges of gross negligence manslaughter in the deaths of the …

Bradford turns 50 with new logo

Ft. Lauderdale-based Bradford Marine celebrates 50 years repairing boats in South Florida and the Bahamas this year, launching a new logo that does away with …

New Haulover center open

Westrec Marinas has completed the rebuild of its marine center near Haulover Inlet in North Miami Beach. The three-story dry stack storage facility can haul …

New marina, yard opens in Puerto Rico

A familiar name in shipyards has opened a new facility in Puerto Rico. John Spencer, a former superintendent at Merrill Stevens and then head of Spencer Boat …

FYBA gets the ‘F’ out

The Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA) has changed its name to the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA). “When we mapped out the FYBA …

Boats and brokers in the news

New to the sales fleet S/Y MitseaAh, the 155-foot (47.5m) yacht launched by Pendennis Shipyard in 2004, listed with Northrop & Johnson broker Kevin …

Finding new workers must start at the heart, not the head

Parents always want to give their kids a better life than they had. My dad worked with his hands and went on to start his own small business. My mom, after 10 …

Yachts give towns they visit much, directly and indirectly

There are a million factors that determine how much money yachts spend in any given community at any given moment: the time of the year, the time of the day, …

Best care of interior is basic, simple

By Lucy Chabot Reed The best way to care for the expensive woods, stones, fabrics and leathers on yachts is as basic as it gets: soap and water. But even that …

After rules, paperwork and insurance, Cuba awaits

By Lucy Chabot Reed Not only have U.S. regulations eased enough to allow recreational boating trips to Cuba, some of the ancillary business required to make it …

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Bridge repair to close New River navigation in February

Bridge repair to close New River navigation in February

UPDATE Dec. 6 A planned repair of the railroad bridge in downtown Ft. Lauderdale will close navigation to the city's major shipyards for …

Hiring yacht crew challenges captains

Hiring yacht crew challenges captains

Hiring crew is one of yachting's biggest challenges, according to some captains. They aim to pick the right candidates, but often …

There’s one more step after selling a boat: Take care of the crew

There’s one more step after selling a boat: Take care of the crew

The goal of most of the exhibitors at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is to sell boats. From the anecdotal stories I heard …

Government officers clarify policies for yachts in U.S. waters

The rules for yachts and crew in U.S. waters can all be found in written regulations, but there are often questions as to interpretation. …