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Takes time to get it pitch perfect, a look at propeller repair

Salvador Mejia maneuvers a 600-pound yacht propeller onto a stand using a hydraulic lift. He hoists a 20-pound hammer over his head and strikes one of the …

Innovative products, companies honored at Miami International Boat Show

Seventeen companies and products were honored with Innovation Awards at the start of the Miami International Boat Show last week. The awards recognize …

Microorganisms in your fuel

As the use of biofuels increases, so, too, does the proliferation of bugs in fuel. While these microorganisms cannot live and proliferate in fossil fuel, they …

Blue Water Warriors offers resource for service members

It’s an odd scenario, this Kiwi captain and his American wife, using all their savings and monthly paychecks to build a boat for injured U.S. military …

Yacht repower like a heart transplant

When a megayacht needs a new engine, it is nothing like opening an automobile hood to install a new one. It’s a big job that often entails cutting a …

Optimize practice drills for safe yacht and crew

The recent sinking of a South Korean ferry prompted us to wonder how yacht crew prepare for emergencies. Most captains and flag states require fire-fighting, …

HF radar lets mariners see tidal currents

A new NOAA National Ocean Service website will provide mariners near real-time coastal ocean surface current observations and tidal current predictions in …

USCG tests virtual navigation aids

The U.S. Coast Guard is testing 25 electronic aids to navigation (eATON) to augment existing physical aids and mark unique and potentially hazardous navigation …

All options welcome to combat fires onboard

Fires on yachts are dangerous, costly and messy, and this keeps the firefighting industry innovating new technology. As an introduction to both high- and …

Chock gets patent

Ft. Lauderdale-based Yacht Repairs & Maintenance (YRM) has received patent approval for its tender/Jet ski chocks. Each chock is made from marine grade …

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Editor’s Picks

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

By Dorie Cox Capt. Ryan O’Meara loved the water, his yacht crew, and his work on M/Y Pipe Dream, a 112-foot Westport. He was in the …

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

A lifetime of experiences on land and at sea culminate as Capt. Grant Maughan summits Mount Everest in May. By Dorie Cox Capt. Grant …

‘Excellent’ waterways make for ‘great’ voyage into America’s Upper South

‘Excellent’ waterways make for ‘great’ voyage into America’s Upper South

By Lucy Chabot Reed The four-member crew of M/Y Sensation, a 112 Westport, took the vessel from Fort Lauderdale to Nashville, Tennessee, …

Renovation plans for Pier 66, The Sails take a step forward

Renovation plans for Pier 66, The Sails take a step forward

By a vote of 4-1, Fort Lauderdale city commissioners last night approved a development agreement with Tavistock Development Company, owners …

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