Business

Former cook/stew wins MIASF Golden Anchor award

By Lucy Chabot Reed Former yacht crew member Patience Cohn won the Golden Anchor Award for 2020, the most prestigious award given by the 60-year-old Fort Lauderdale-based Marine Industries Association…

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Acrew launches Superyacht Business Awards

Yacht crew events company Acrew has launched the Superyacht Business Awards to acknowledge the best superyacht businesses in the world, based on captain and crew experiences from last season.  Nominations…

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South Florida marine apprenticeship program hires instructor

Jonathan Lowell, founder of Iguana Marine, has been hired as the instructor for the first yacht service technician apprenticeship program in Florida. The two-year program, which will be administered online…

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Crew Awards get new location, new sponsor

The 2020 Crew Awards will relocate from Nice to Barcelona this October with a new title sponsor, MaritimeMT, a training institute based in Malta. This is the third year for…

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LMC tenants pull together to help first responders

A handful of businesses inside Lauderdale Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale have teamed together to donate money, donate meals, and make face masks and gowns for hospital employees around Broward…

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Former crew feed crew, give back

By Lucy Chabot Reed Two former yacht crew who started a catering business in South Florida years ago have shifted their focus during the pandemic as events have been cancelled…

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Yanmar offers free online maintenance service

Japan-based diesel engine manufacturer Yanmar will offer its auxiliary diesel engine management service Shipsweb for free through March 31, 2021. Shipsweb is a technology platform to provide customers who manage…

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METSTRADE trade show gets new director

Niels Klarenbeek has been appointed new director of METSTRADE, a trade show for equipment, materials and systems for the international leisure marine industry. He succeeds Irene Dros and begins his…

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Uniform company stays busy making face masks

By Lucy Chabot Reed South Florida uniform company Zeidel & Co. has begun making and donating face masks to a local hospital. “They aren’t surgical masks, but they fill the…

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GMT alters logo to support social distancing

Global Marine Travel, a Fort Lauderdale-based travel management company for the maritime community, has temporarily redesigned its logo with a “social distancing” theme to reflect the company’s full support of…

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