Editor’s Notebook

Yacht captains and crew keep the industry afloat

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Editor’s Notebook: by Dorie Cox At first glance, most of what the world sees of yachting is an impressive large boat. But inside and on deck are the yacht crew…

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Play with boats and yachts? Yes, and we’re lucky

Press releases tell us that the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest boat show on the planet. Global and American launches debut here. Manufacturers announce industry-changing products here.…

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USCG seeks input to change rules about New River railroad bridge

Update for Nov. 11 : The USCG had originally scheduled similar public comment meetings, but so many people wanted to give verbal comments that it had to cancel them and…

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Brokers, owner say reality show hasn’t hurt charter business

As the yachting reality television show “Below Deck” spun out of control in mid-September – and I finally gave up trying to find the benefit in it to our industry…

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Stained pillow, guest antics push me over the reality edge

I can’t watch “Below Deck” anymore. I figured it was part of my job to know what’s going on in the yachting industry and stay abreast of the conversation and…

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The more things change the more we look the same

The Triton turns 10 years old this month. Like most yacht crew, we’ve been a lot of places, a bunch of them over and over again, and had some memorable…

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It takes captains to enlighten about yachts

Like many yacht captains, Capt. Keith Moore of the 190-foot M/Y Lady Sheridan lives in Ft. Lauderdale. Whenever he can, he docks the yacht here. Last month, he told they…

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The outcome of the red-dyed fuel issue

Remember those yachts that were fined last summer in Kiel, Germany, for having red-dyed fuel in their tanks? I caught up with one of them recently and found out the…

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