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Study shows Dania Cutoff Canal dredging generated six times more impact than originally thought

An economic impact study of yachting business along the Dania Cutoff Canal shows that the $6 million dredging project that wrapped up in 2013 has produced up to six times…

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Charter listing company moves to South Florida

Yachtico, a yacht vacation booking company, has relocated from Berlin to South Florida. The online yacht charter and rental company launched in 2011 and has 16,000 listings for sailboats, motor…

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Boats and brokers October news

Yachts recently sold Project Redwood, a 139m+ construction project, designed by Nuvolari & Lenard (the same team that created the 88m Lurssen M/Y Quattroelle), sold by Moran Yacht & Ship.…

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Cuba trip reaps chart rewards

In the coming months, Bluewater Books & Charts expects to have up-to-date nautical charts for Cuba and its surrounding reefs and islands. A three-day research trip to the Caribbean island…

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USSA offers travel insurance for members

Ft. Lauderdale-based U.S. Superyacht Association has partnered with MHG Insurance Brokers and Point Comfort Underwriters to provide its members an SET plan (Superyacht Executive Travel plan. Sold in blocks of…

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USVI power plants to clean up emissions

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has agreed to cut pollution from its facility on St. Thomas and St. John. In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,…

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Italian brands form nautical group

Italian nautical manufacturers representing 25 brands have created Nautica Italiana, which aims to create a strategy for developing the nautical industry in Italy and internationally. Top priorities of the Milan-based…

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UK refuses wind farm

The British government has refused a wind farm in the English Channel that would have included up to 194 wind turbines, according to news reports. Navitus Bay would have been…

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Leaks in new canal locks from insufficient steel

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has received a report from its contractor and said yesterday that leaks in one of the new locks are from insufficient steel reinforcement in the…

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Moorings add crew to 51-foot cat

Florida-based charter company The Moorings will debut crewed vacations aboard its 51-foot power catamaran in the British Virgin Islands in November. Crewed by Capt. Valentin Kitanoski and Chef Carolina Maria…

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