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Rivergate named Marina of the Year

Brisbane, Australia’s Rivergate Marina was named 2015 Commercial Marina of the Year in the category for marinas with up to 140 boats. Marinas were judged across 10 categories, including vision…

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BSE adds third facility

Australian ship repair company BSE Maritime Solutions has opened its third dockyard facility on the country’s east coast, this one in The Yard Brisbane marine precinct. The new facility will…

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Every boat is different

Allow me to say that it has been a pleasure reading the thoughts of an owner. [The Owner’s View column by Peter Herm launched in December and appears every month…

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Hudson museum adds dockage

The Hudson River Maritime Museum, about 90 miles north New York City in Kingston, has increased its dockage for large yachts cruising the Hudson Valley. It can now handle yachts…

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IGY takes over North Cove

Ft. Lauderdale-based IGY Marinas has been contracted to manage North Cove Marina in New York City. IGY expects to open North Cove to new vessels and customers and plans to…

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USCG launches app

The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a boating safety app that incorporates several safe boating practices in one place. Users can use the app to file a float plan and…

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Malta amends code

The Malta Transport Authority (MTA) has amended the Commercial Yacht Code of 2010 to remove the 3,000-ton boundary (as charter yachts get bigger in size) and include requirements about helicopter…

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Japan joins America’s Cup

SoftBank Team Japan will compete for the 35th America’s Cup after its challenge through the Kansai Yacht Club was accepted by the Golden Gate Yacht Club, represented by the defending…

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Woman jailed in Google exec death

The woman charged in the death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in November 2013 has pleaded guilty in a California court and was sentenced to six years in…

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Safety zone doubles around reef

Australia plans to more than double an area near the Great Barrier Reef that restricts shipping to protect the environmentally sensitive region, according to a story by Reuters news service.…

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