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Latitude Adjustment

In the days and weeks before a boat show, I often dread what’s coming. It means long days on the docks and long evenings in the office creating our …

Latitude Adjustment: Marathon bombings hit close to home

It’s happened again. I get the same feeling when there’s a disaster. I first felt it on Sept. 11, but it’s happened several times since: the …

Dania Cut to add megayacht slips

Dania Cut Superyacht Yard in Ft. Lauderdale has signed an agreement with the property owner at Broward Shipyard to take over some of its slips, meaning that …

Above-average Atlantic hurricane season expected

A team of weather forecasters at Colorado State University predict there will be four major hurricanes in the Atlantic basin this year, an above-average season …

Attracting Super Bowl to cost 21 million

Bringing the 50th Super Bowl to South Florida in 2016 is expected to cost as much as $21 million, according to a Miami Herald investigation. The game — …

Owner behavior can make captains’ job hard

  Running a megayacht takes finesse. There’s a fine line between the owner’s enjoyment of what is hopefully a hobby and the business of …

Star Sapphire doesn’t disappoint

Sometimes, a yacht’s name is pretty clear, honoring a wife or children, or perhaps how the owner’s wealth was acquired.   Sometimes, the name …

Yacht Path seeks bankruptcy protection

The freezing of Yacht Path’s corporate accounts on Feb. 12 started a series of events that ended March 20 when Yacht Path filed for protection from …

Yachts arrested when transport company can’t pay its bills

Since mid-February, the owners of at least 30 private pleasure boats and megayachts have had to pay again the cost of shipping their vessels after the yacht …

Oldest yachts shine at Palm Beach show

Surrounded by big white boats at the Palm Beach International Boat Show sit a few unusual vessels, partly because of their hulls, mostly because of their age. …

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New plans emerge for old Summerfield yard

New plans emerge for old Summerfield yard

By Dorie Cox The Hix Snedeker Companies of Daphne, Alabama, is scheduled to meet with Fort Lauderdale city officials in November to …

Yacht industry gathers for Triton Expo

Yacht industry gathers for Triton Expo

More than 800 captains, crew and industry professionals attended the Triton Expo in October at ISSGMT in Fort Lauderdale. Fifty businesses …

No rent, cable, electric bills equals savings by the boatload

No rent, cable, electric bills equals savings by the boatload

I am a former yachtie who still has saltwater running through his veins. As many of you know, it’s been a few years since I worked on …

From the Bridge: Training, equipment, realistic expectations ease towing trouble

From the Bridge: Training, equipment, realistic expectations ease towing trouble

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox When photos began circulating recently of a deckhand being pulled into the water behind a yacht underway, …

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