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Bluewater gets new digs

Bluewater Books & Charts has signed a lease to move its store from just off 17th Street in Ft. Lauderdale to the area behind Lester’s on State Road 84. The…

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NMEA picks product winners

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has named 11 products in nine categories as winners of the 2014 NMEA Product Awards. For the ninth straight year, Furuno USA was once…

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Green crew can find help through agencies; beware of U.S. legalities

I read the From the Bridge story [“Captains get new crew on dock, not agencies,” page A1, November issue] and agree with most of what was said, although where we…

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Antigua adds bartending test

Diageo and Shore Solutions have partnered to create the Diageo World Class Yachting Cocktail Competition at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show this month. Diageo has organized the World Class Cocktail…

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SeaKeepers honored

The International SeaKeepers Society was awarded the Fabien Cousteau Blue Award from the International Superyacht Society for its stewardship of marine ecosystems. “We work hard all year placing scientists as…

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Lifejackets fitted with smallest AIS man overboard system

UK-based International Safety Products (ISP) launched a series of new lifejackets fitted with the world’s smallest AIS man overboard systems. ISP partnered with electronic engineering and maritime communications specialist Ocean…

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Provo marina honored

The IGY-managed Blue Haven Marina in Turks & Caicos has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA). The Gold Anchor Award Scheme is a voluntary assessment…

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Newport center sold

Newport Harbor Corp. has sold the Newport Yachting Center in Rhode Island, saying it wants to concentrate on its core hospitality businesses. The decision was announced after the yachting center…

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Block Island energy plant gets OK

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has offered a right-of-way grant to Deepwater Wind Block Island Transmission System for the Block Island Transmission System (BITS). “This is a…

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Crichton takes top awards at Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival

Chief Eng. Jay Crichton of M/Y Blind Date took best overall and best original screenplay awards during the 7th annual Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival last night at Cinema…

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