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Nominations open for Acrew Crew Awards

Acrew is now taking nominations for outstanding crew who deserve industry-wide recognition of their professional excellence through Acrew’s Crew Awards. Nomination categories can be found at Acrew’s website. Simply click…

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Benetti launches 70m FB273

The Benetti shipyard in Livorno has launched FB273, a 229-foot (70m) custom yacht with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. The six-deck exterior was designed by Benetti, working in collaboration…

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Yanmar promotes Taro Kitamura to president

Japanese diesel engine manufacturer Yanmar has appointed Taro Kitamura as the new president of Yanmar Marine International. Kitamura will also lead Yanmar’s Recreational Marine Business Unit. As of April 1,…

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Pinmar replaces golf event with music festival

In the wake of the October grand finale of the Pinmar Golf tournament, an annual industry fundraiser held for 31 years, Pinmar has announced details for a new autumn event…

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Andrews Avenue Bridge openings restricted

A two-hour advance notification is now required to open the Andrews Avenue Bridge over the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale between 10:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. through late April…

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Latest in the brokerage fleet: Next Chapter sells; Christianne B listed

Yachts sold M/Y Next Chapter, a 131-foot (39.6m) Westport launched in 2016, sold by Northrop & Johnson brokers Wes Sanford and Kevin Merrigan, who represented the seller, and Westport Yacht…

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Dubai show postponed

The 28th annual Dubai International Boat Show, originally scheduled for next week, has been rescheduled for late November over travel concerns for exhibitors and guests over the COVID-19 virus. The…

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Recent yacht fires a warning: Know your insurance details

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By Dorie Cox No one wants to burn through a $20 million loss like the 102-foot M/Y Polar Bear in a San Diego shipyard in 2014. The yacht was in…

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MIBS20: Miami boat show opened with near-record crowds

The 2020 Miami International Boat Show in February drew 82,171 attendees, a 10% drop compared to 2019, which organizers attributed to rainy weather over the weekend.  Organizers noted that opening…

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Latest in the brokerage fleet: Okto sells; Protect 136 listed

Yachts sold M/Y Okto, a 219-foot (66.4m) ISA launched in 2014, sold by Camper & Nicholsons broker Alex Lees-Buckley.  S/Y Shamanna, a 115-foot (35m) Nautor Swan built in 2016, sold…

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