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MPT to offer evening course for captain’s license

Maritime Professional Training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is offering a two-week evening course to earn a captain’s license. Course 104N is U.S. Coast …

Judge orders Equanimity owner to forfeit yacht to US

Malayasian financier Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, was ordered on Tuesday (May 15) to turn over his $250 million yacht, M/Y Equanimity, to U.S. …

Maine shipyard to expand facility

Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, has secured financing to begin construction of a new facility adjacent to its existing yard on the Belfast waterfront. …

Grand Banks buys boatyard in Florida

Singapore-based Grand Banks Yachts has recently bought Stuart Yard, in Stuart, Florida. The 12,000-square-foot facility, to be named Stuart Yacht Basin, …

New Nightfinder combines infrared searchlight, strobe and camera

The Carlisle & Finch Co., an Ohio-based marine searchlight manufacturer, has introduced a new lighting device using LED infrared night vision technology. …

LYBRA launches first superyacht show

About 1,200 yacht brokers and buyers attended the first edition of the Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA) Superyacht Show on May 2-5 at OneOcean Port Vell …

Van der Valk takes order for third Explorer

Dutch shipyard Van der Valk has sold a third yacht in its Explorer line to a repeat client. Designed by Guido de Groot, the Explorer is a long-range motor …

Triton spotted in Taiwan

Capt. Bill Wolf carried his Triton halfway around the globe to the Taiwan International Boat Show at Horizon City Marina in March. Although he maintains his …

New detection system targets threat of drones

U.K.-based marine security firm Martek Marine has launched a drone detection and defeat system that enables megayachts to detect and identify commercial drones …

Feadship launches 243-foot Sherpa

M/Y Sherpa, previously Feadship 815, has been launched via the slipway at Feadship’s yard in Kaag, Netherlands, to facilitate work that could not be done …

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Secure at Sea: Yachts tempt thieves, especially in South Florida

Secure at Sea: Yachts tempt thieves, especially in South Florida

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem “I can’t believe that happened!” That’s usually the response you get when you hear about the …

Multi-yacht owner Paul Allen dies

Multi-yacht owner Paul Allen dies

Co-founder of Microsoft and large yacht owner Paul Allen died yesterday from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was well-known …

New plans emerge for old Summerfield yard

New plans emerge for old Summerfield yard

By Dorie Cox The Hix Snedeker Companies of Daphne, Alabama, is scheduled to meet with Fort Lauderdale city officials in November to …

Yacht industry gathers for Triton Expo

Yacht industry gathers for Triton Expo

More than 800 captains, crew and industry professionals attended the Triton Expo in October at ISSGMT in Fort Lauderdale. Fifty businesses …