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Battling kidney disease, Amy Beavers finds life at MPT

Originally published October 3, 2011 By Dorie Cox Amy Beavers is surrounded by most of the things that are important to her when she’s at work at Maritime Professional Training…

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Two yachts fined tens of thousands for red fuel

By Lucy Chabot Reed Two megayachts have been boarded and fined thousands of dollars by German customs officers in Kiel for having red-tinted fuel in their tanks. The first yacht…

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Encountering pirates changes you

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M/Y Linda Lou, a 60m Lurssen, needed to depart West Palm Beach to travel to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. As Capt. Michael Schueler prepared for the trip halfway…

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Getting boating in Cuba back to the past

Foretelling the future of recreational yachting in Cuba through its past, the commodore of Marina Hemingway in Havana, José Miguel Diaz Escrich, spoke to about 100 people at the Eden…

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Setting the table for a career on land

Yacht crew have specialized skills that they can transfer to careers on land. So to offer more job options to crew, American Yacht Institute in Ft. Lauderdale has teamed with…

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From blown engine to major refit: Introducing the M/Y Serque

By Carlos Miller During his 20 years working in the yacht business, project manager Greg Cox has overseen more than 50 projects, mostly repainting and refitting boats. Not one of…

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Rest of Florida, Caribbean not so lucky

While Ft. Lauderdale was spared much damage from hurricanes so far this year, other parts of Florida and the Caribbean were not so lucky. Marinas along Florida’s Treasure Coast in…

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Captains allege unfair dockage rates in hurricanes

Ft. Lauderdale dodged four bullets in six weeks as a barrage of hurricanes aimed at Florida missed the yachting capital in late August and September. Megayachts and boatyards up the…

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