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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 …

More signals clog AIS navigation screens onboard

It is 6:20 in the morning as Capt. Claude Strickland unties the 100-foot private yacht he runs to leave Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale. There is only one …

From docks and water, onsite fire crew hot to keep boat shows safe

Original post ran March 18, 2016 Boat shows present a complex concentration of potentially flammable yachts in tight quarters surrounded by hundreds of …

It’s black and light: Carbon fiber boat exposed at Palm Beach show

Custom-built layers of carbon fiber are left exposed for a clear look into the craftsmanship of Carbon Marine’s new boat. Although parts of the topside …

Behind the scenes: Derecktor

Three best friends who have worked collectively for almost a century at Derecktor Shipyard in Dania Beach, Florida chatted with The Triton during their lunch …

Monaco-based chat app founder visits Yachts Miami Beach in person

Monaco-based YachtNeeds co-founder Tony Stout was receiving so many downloads of his latest app YachtChat from crew based in Florida, he decided to book a …

New YachtChat app aims to connect crew with jobs and each other

If there is an orange outline around the crew member’s avatar, they’re for hire. That’s how the app YachtChat works. The crew job finder and connector …

Future of vessel power starts at 100 percent with hybrid technology

During last month’s Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo, Derecktor Shipyards announced that after building a 65-foot research catamaran, the company had …

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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 Shipyard owners, towing and repair companies, and other marine businesses will go before a judge later this month to stop …

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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