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Contender Boats Continues Commitment to Florida

Since 1984, Contender Boats has been committed to building its semi-custom sportfishing boats at its Homestead, Florida location. In keeping with that long-standing tradition, the brand will continue that trend…

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Hidden Gems: Florida

Whether on land or on water, it’s all about location, location, location. No matter how spectacular a marina is, if it takes you too far off course, or is just…

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Gowrie Group Extends Health Insurance to Shore-based VIPCA Members

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Gowrie Group, a leading marine insurance agency that manages the comprehensive crew health insurance and yacht insurance programs offered to active members of the…

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Could boatyard buyouts mean changes ahead for contractors and captains?

Soaring boats sales and a boom in waterfront housing have made savvy investors see the value in preexisting boatyards as limited commodities uniquely poised to service and house all those big, beautiful boats.

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Maritime Regulations No Guarantee Against Local Pandemic Restrictions

On almost a daily basis, new rules are implemented or existing rules are modified with little to no notice, creating chaos for crew and endless problems for itinerary planning, owner’s use, and charters.

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Chasing the Caribbean sun in St. Thomas, USVI

By Carol M. Bareuther, RD When locals living in the hills above Charlotte Amalie harbor look out and see the 452-foot, Lürssen-built M/Y Rising Sun is back on the docks…

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Spanish yard now a bonded custom area

Customs authorities in Spain have given approval to MB92 Barcelona, a superyacht refit and repair shipyard, to be a bonded store (DAP). Clients of the yard will now be able…

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Yanmar opens in Dubai

Diesel engine manufacturer Yanmar has opened an office and warehouse in the United Arab Emirates, near Dubai Airport. The office will be operated by Yanmar subsidiary and Asia regional headquarters,…

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METS cancelled

The Marine Equipment Trade Show, popularly known as METS, which was scheduled for Nov. 17-19 in the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands, has been cancelled. “Due to the consequences of…

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Rules of the Road: Know what to do when hurricane approaches

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers As each of us slowly emerges from our pandemic quarantines, awaiting the arrival of the murder hornets, let us not forget the…

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