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Superyacht Sales and Charter moves

Superyacht Sales and Charter has relocated its office to 1515 S.W. 20th St. in Fort Lauderdale. The company’s email address, as well as its telephone and fax …

Hall of Fame, kids celebrate National Marina Day

About 90 people celebrated National Marina Day at Hall of Fame Marina in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. Organized by Marina Manager Scott Salomon, the afternoon …

Port St. Pete upgrades facilities

A recently completed $5 million wharf renovation in St. Petersburg has resulted in improvements to Port St. Pete, the only superyacht marina on Florida’s …

Yacht hop raises $205,000 for children’s medical care

The third annual Waterway Soirée, which took place dockside at Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale on May 20, raised $205,000, including a $40,000 match from The …

Father tells court of losing son at sea in Cheeki Rafiki incident

The father of one of the four S/Y Cheeki Rafiki crew who died when the yacht capsized in the Atlantic in 2014 described in court the harrowing experience of …

LMC named foreign trade zone

Lauderdale Marine Center was granted the nation’s first marine Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) designation at its facilities in Fort Lauderdale on June 7. …

M/Y Dilbar named yacht of the year

The 512-foot (156m) M/Y Dilbar, the largest yacht ever built in terms of gross tonnage, won the top award at this year’s World Superyacht Awards in Florence, …

FarSounder appoints global sales director

Michael Mathewson has joined Rhode Island-based FarSounder as director of global sales. He will oversee growth in the international marketplace for FarSounder …

New Dutch-built explorer for sale

Netherlands-based Van der Valk Shipyard has listed its newest 82-foot (25m) long-range explorer yacht for sale. This full-displacement aluminum motoryacht has …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Passion, Australis sell; Rockstar, Gladiator listed

Yachts sold M/Y Passion, a 173-foot (53m) Swedeship delivered in 1986 and rebuilt in 2003, sold by Northrop & Johnson brokers Kevin Merrigan and Wes …

Editor’s Picks

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 …