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Ft. Lauderdale’s Grand Floridian owner, Matthew Talchik, dies

Matthew Paul Talchik, owner of Charter One Yachts, died Jan. 5 at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida.  He was 43. In 1997, Talchik founded the company which …

Yacht captain cautions buyers at the pump in Grenadines – Tobago Cays

I am currently down in the Grenadines/Tobago Cays on charter and working with our agent, Heather, from Erika’s Marine Services, and had a situation happen …

Crew Eye from Motoryacht Lady Lola

USCG, partner agencies establish security zones near Palm Beach

Navigation alert from U.S. Coast Guard. Following is press release issued Nov. 22.: Coast Guard, partner agencies to establish security zones near Palm Beach …

Pioneer in fiberglass boats, Pipewelders’ George Irvine dies

By Dorie Cox George M. Irvine Jr., a pioneer in fiberglass marine development and owner of several marine business, died Nov. 13 of a heart attack at his home …

Thanks to yacht crew who helped the Bahamas after Hurricane Matthew

I would like to give a huge “thank you” to the crew and owner of the 85-foot Azimut M/Y Sempre Grati for their participation in relief efforts for the …

Fraser names top captains, crew during Monaco Yacht Show

Capt. Graham Wilkinson of S/Y Prana was named Captain of the Year at the 16th annual Fraser Yachts Captains’ Dinner during the Monaco Yacht Show. The Best …

Larson launches beacon with motion sensor

Texas-based Larson Electronics, an industrial lighting company, has launched a low-voltage LED strobe beacon equipped with a momentary toggle switch and a …

Marine air conditioning systems line expands

Michigan-based Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America has expanded its line of self-contained marine air conditioning systems. The FCF Platinum Series …

Monitoring system launched

Coral Gables, Fla.,-based Yacht Group has launched a boat monitoring system called Yacht Protector, which uses wireless sensors to allow owners to track the …

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Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

By Dorie Cox Many shipyard owners, towing and repair companies, and other marine businesses are fighting to stop the scheduled closure …

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

From quarrels between cabin mates to squabbles over a task, yacht crew occasionally have an issue onboard. Apart from firing someone, The …

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

I have written much in these pages over the past year concerning the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention. And I am compelled to …

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

There are myriad reasons why owners choose to endure the significant cost of big-boat ownership. Some use their boats as a business tool, …

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