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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 the scheduled closure of …

Coast Guard authorizes Ft. Lauderdale New River waterway to close for 12 days in February

Click for Jan. 12, 2017 update. By Dorie Cox The U.S. Coast Guard has authorized the closure of the New River to navigation west of downtown Ft. Lauderdale …

Bridge repair to close New River navigation in February

By Dorie Cox A planned repair of the railroad bridge in downtown Ft. Lauderdale will close navigation to the city’s major shipyards for 12 days in …

No cruising license, no problem

By Capt. Debora Radtke There is a misconception among many captains, crew and yacht owners that a foreign-flagged vessel cannot cruise in the United States …

Business ‘steady as she goes’ under new owners at LMC

Management and tenants at Lauderdale Marine Center in Ft. Lauderdale report a smooth transition after the July 1 purchase by The Carlyle Group, a global asset …

Carlyle to buy Lauderdale Marine Center; tenants hope for business as usual

Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC) is under contract to be sold to Carlyle U.S. Real Estate Group in a deal expected to close on July 1, according to a source …

Former yacht crew come full circle with Ft. Lauderdale food trucks

Ft. Lauderdale has added three food trucks to the riverside near the Andrews Avenue bridge, and all are run by former yacht crew. The trucks — Expresso …

Arc of electricity leaves yacht dead in water

To hear the captain tell it, his last trip up the New River in Ft. Lauderdale was interesting, puzzling, comical even. But he’s lucky to be alive. We …

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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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