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Fotilas wins brokers award at Superyacht Show

The 2019 Richard Earp Memorial Brokers Award was presented to Vassilis Fotilas on May 8 at the Superyacht Show in Barcelona. Fotilas has been a broker with Fraser Yachts Monaco…

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Crews, yachts help Waterway Soiree raise money for kids

The captains and crews from more than a dozen yachts at Bahia Mar Yachting Center turned on the charm and opened their yachts to guests Saturday night to raise $262,000…

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Miami-Dade orders new Metal Shark fire boats

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department has ordered new fire boats from Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark to replace older models currently in operation. The county has chosen the “50 Defiant X”…

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Volvo Penta appoints CEO of Humphree

Volvo Penta, which in 2016 became majority shareholder of Humphree, has appointed Hannes Norrgren as CEO of the Swedish marine technology provider. Norrgren is vice president of industrial sales and…

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4Ocean, Delivery Dudes partner to cut plastic utensils

Global marine conservation company 4Ocean has partnered with Delivery Dudes to reduce single-use plastic pollution by changing consumer habits. The South Florida-based restaurant delivery service with more than 50 locations…

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USCG extends deadline for mariner credentials

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By Dorie Cox Still facing a backlog of renewals after the partial government shutdown in December and January, the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center (NMC) has issued an extension…

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Tankoa launches hybrid

Tankoa Yachts recently launched its 165-foot (50m) S501 Hybrid (previously named S502 Elettra) at its Genoa shipyard. Sea trials will follow final fit out and dock trials, then the yacht…

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YPI Crew expands in Antibes

Yacht recruitment agency YPI Crew has opened a second office in Antibes. Its current office on Avenue de la Liberation has seen a 68% increase in job requests since it…

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Yacht fire contained at Cracker Boy in Riviera Beach

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By Dorie Cox UPDATE: Local news reports that a yacht fire that started this morning at Cracker Boy Boat Works in Riviera Beach, Florida is being contained. There were no…

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Benetti hosts themed dinner

Captains, sponsors and Benetti executives enjoyed a Hawaiian-themed dinner on the sand at the 19th Benetti Yachtmaster in Key Largo, Florida. Capt. Mark Gallaway and his wife, Katya, were honored…

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