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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 …

Megayacht marina and shipyard to open this year in Puerto Rico

Port Caribe San Juan, a megayacht marina and shipyard is scheduled to open in the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico by November according to John Spencer, COO and …

Field trip on the Miami River

Hurricane Cove Marina & Boatyard Manager John Michael Cornell and Miami River Marine Group Executive Director Mark Bailey took The Triton up and down parts …

Miami navigates yacht facility resurgence

When Ismael “Issy” Perera’s marine business on the New River in Ft. Lauderdale was asked to leave this summer to make room for condos, he could have …

In the heat of summer, even high dockage rates are reasonable

I was visiting with a captain onboard recently and we started talking about operating budgets. When he mentioned that his yacht paid $60,000 a month to sit at …

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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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