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Bradford to buy Pipewelder property

Fort Lauderdale Yacht Harbor, owner of Bradford Marine, has announced an agreement with Pipewelders Inc. to buy Billfish Marina and all affiliated companies, …

Dive deep for great shipwreck shots

Story and photos by Kevin Davidson How many of you have gone wreck diving and tried to take a few pictures, only to be amazed at how much silt and sediment is …

Top Shelf: Thai immersion yields tasty results

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Living life large, like Paul Gauguin, I have based myself in the Bing Lee 3 love shack on the tropical island of Koh Samui. …

Triton networks with The Yacht Group

More than 225 yacht captains, crew and industry professionals gathered on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale for Triton Networking with The Yacht Group on the …

Engineer’s Angle: Engine room checks not just for engineers

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Yachts are lovely examples of craftsmanship and luxury. They are also, frankly, slow. Thus, a trip that would take but a …

From the Bridge: Yacht captains cautious to comment on bad behavior

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox A yacht engineer wrote in to The Triton that he had been watching boats speed through the harbor in St. Barts. He wanted so badly …

Master convicted for delayed report of engine failure

The master of tanker Asphalt Spirit was fined 3,000 Australian dollars after failing to immediately report a main engine breakdown that left the vessel adrift …

Longtime Derecktor parts manager Richard ‘Dickie’ Doolin dies

By Dorie Cox Richard Doolin, known as Dickie, the former parts manager at Derecktor Dania, died on Jan. 29. He had been a familiar face at the yard during his …

Rules of the Road: Trackers play crucial role in emergencies

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers During a recent accident investigation, a vessel was lost at sea in poor weather conditions. Thankfully, no one was …

M/Y Elixir taps yacht crew for Australia bushfire aid

The Australian bushfires sparked the crew of M/Y Elixir, a 180-foot (55m) Amels, to host a Sausage Sizzle fundraiser while docked in Antigua in late January. …

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Captain builds tender for users’ comfort

Captain builds tender for users’ comfort

Story and photos by Tom Serio He’s a big guy, with a big voice, and with big miles under his keel. Now he has big goals. Capt. …

Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller As is the case with owners of yachts, I have found it difficult to describe an average captain of a …

Ocean plastic removal program gets grant

Ocean plastic removal program gets grant

Photos by Lockhart Maclean Fort Lauderdale-based Mission Resolve Foundation has gifted Ocean Voyages Institute $25,000 as a challenge …

MarineMax acquires NJ

MarineMax acquires NJ

Clearwater, Florida-based MarineMax has acquired Fort Lauderdale-based brokerage firm Northrop & Johnson, a 71-year-old company that …

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