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Yacht industry postpones, cancels, waits during coronavirus

Email inboxes, social media, and online posts face a barrage of schedule changes due to the coronavirus pandemic. And the yachting industry is right onboard as events are postponed and…

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Waterway cleanup clears almost 25 tons of trash

About 1,200 volunteers participated in the 43rd Broward County Waterway Cleanup, the county’s largest and longest-running environmental event. Presented by the Florida Inland Navigation District (F.I.N.D.) and National Marine Suppliers,…

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Fort Lauderdale West Marine employee tests positive

A team member at the Fort Lauderdale West Marine tested positive for Covid-19, the coronavirus, on March 12, according to a company press release.  Located on the southwest corner of…

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Superyacht Australia’s inaugural soirée attracts yachts, guests

The inaugural Superyacht Australia Grand Soirée, held in partnership with Benetti Yachts on Feb. 22, included 14 vessels along Jones Bay Wharf, many of which participated in a yacht hop. …

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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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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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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

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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