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An unexpected visitor to a yard not yet opened

By Tom Serio The ink had barely dried on Derecktor Shipyards’ agreement to develop industrial waterfront in Ft. Pierce into a megayacht refit shipyard when it had its first visitor.…

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Port 32 officially opens

By Dorie Cox A billboard on I-95 southbound has heralded the arrival of a new marina for nearly a year. Now the sign states Port 32 Fort Lauderdale is open…

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Feadship opens new yard

Feadship officially opened its purpose-built superyacht facility in the port of Amsterdam on May 16 in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima and some 2,500 members of the workforce.…

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Engineer’s Angle: The ABCs of PLCs; It’s not witchcraft

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson As yacht builders strive to differentiate themselves, the boats are becoming more complex. Increasingly, push-button computer interfaces are being installed to operate everything from starting…

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Nauti-Tech launches satellite Internet service

FMC GlobalSat 4G/LTSAT, available through US-based distributor Nauti-Tech, is a next-generation cellular/VSAT bundle that features the new Kymeta MTenna flat panel antenna, according to a press release from the company.…

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Derecktor inks deal for large yacht yard in Ft. Pierce

By Dorie Cox After five months of negotiations, Derecktor Shipyard signed a deal on April 16 to develop a 12-acre parcel of property in the port of Ft. Pierce into…

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Secure at Sea: Piracy skyrockets in Caribbean as Venezuela turmoil escalates

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem The country of Venezuela has been in a deteriorating security and economic situation for a number of years. Most mariners who understand the politics and geography…

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Agent’s Corner: Get the facts on Schengen visas

The Agent’s Corner: by Deb Radtke Each season brings a new round of inquiries from our clients. This year it seems to be visas, and Schengen visas in particular. The…

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U.S.-based seaplane picks up yacht passengers in Cuba

By Dorie Cox Private yacht guests in Cuba were picked up by a seaplane in what Cuban officials call the first seaplane landing in more than 60 years. Pacific Bound…

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Secure at Sea: Every vessel needs plan for stowaways

Secure @ Sea: By Corey Ranslem Four stowaways managed to get on board a cargo vessel sailing from Nigeria to the U.K. in December. When the vessel got close to…

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