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Below-average hurricane season still predicted

Colorado State University hurricane researchers continue to predict a below-average Atlantic hurricane season, saying the two primary reasons for this are the tropical Atlantic remaining much colder than normal and…

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Professional Yachting Association can join ISS membership

Full members of the Professional Yachting Association are now eligible for free membership in the International Superyacht Society in a new partnership between the two organizations. The partnership will focus…

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Expect changes at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has some changes in store, including a redesigned and repositioned entrance, according to the show’s organizers.   Those who attend the 2018…

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Charter yacht owner charged in death

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Charter yacht owner Laurent Marc-Antoine Jean Maubert-Cayla was arrested in August in relation to the death of a guest on board his yacht, M/Y Miami Vice, in April. As part-owner…

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Large yachts can now carry US flag

Americans who own yachts larger than 300 GT can now flag them in the U.S., thanks to an amendment included on a bill signed Aug. 13 by U.S. President Donald…

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Fort Lauderdale charter, Water Taxi captain killed by train

Capt. John Burgess of Fort Lauderdale was found dead after being hit by a train in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 11. He had a boat charter business and was…

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Damen lays keel on largest SeaXplorer

Work on Damen’s SeaXplorer 77 expedition yacht progresses, after a keel laying ceremony this summer at Damen Shipyards Galati on the banks of the Danube, where the owner welded the…

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Boats and brokers in the news: Lady Sara goes to auction

M/Y Lady Sara, a 187-foot Trinity Motor Yacht, will be auctioned for sale by the U.S. Marshal on Sept. 6 in Fort Lauderdale at 12:00 p.m. Jason Dunbar, vice president…

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South Florida Yacht Support hires Fullwood

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Deryck Fullwood has joined South Florida Yacht Support (SFYS) in Fort Lauderdale as manager to assist operations, project management and ISM/ISPS and MLC compliance services. Fullwood brings more than 10…

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Road bridge collapse kills dozens in Genoa

At least 20 people are dead and more are injured after a bridge collapsed near the port city of Genoa, Italy this morning. About 260 feet of the Morandi Bridge…

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