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FLIBS19: Classic game gets yachtie spin

Story and photos by Dorie Cox Chief Stew Paulina Costa is careful with her money, but fairly risk-tolerant. She likes to buy houses and hotels for each of her properties…

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New management at four MarineMax stores in New England

Clearwater, Florida-based boat retailer MarineMax has announced new management at four of its stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Blake Phillips has been promoted to general manager and will also…

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Monaco19: Problem solved, business born

Story and photos by Dorie Cox Yacht captains and crew get good at what they do. And over time, some of their systems, knowledge and skills germinate and sprout. A…

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Manager starts placement program

By Lucy Chabot Reed Fort Lauderdale-based yacht management company Reardon Yacht Consulting has launched a pilot program to offer crew placement for a flat rate of $1,000, excluding captains. The…

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Taking the Helm: Manage your own emotional reaction before managing others’

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais  I was recently working with two day-workers who were putting bottom paint on the hull. One of the day-workers was taking her time…

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Motoryacht Loon’s crew works unique ‘charter’ after Hurricane Dorian

Story and photos by Dorie Cox “It was just like charter,” said Capt. Paul Clarke of M/Y Loon. “But instead of champagne, we were running water to the beach.” But…

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Deeper water to allow for larger yachts at Fort Lauderdale marina

Photos and story by Dorie Cox Scoop by scoop, an excavator on a floating barge dug from the Intracoastal Waterway bed at Sunrise Harbor Marina in Fort Lauderdale in late…

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U.S. designates new marine highway projects

Marine Highway Routes are navigable waterways that provide better options for moving freight and passengers, and a recent move by MARAD, the Maritime Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation,…

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Benetti delivers three

Benetti has delivered three Class category yachts from its Viareggio shipyard: M/Y Big Five, a Mediterraneo 116; M/Y Aslan, the seventh Delfino 95 unit, BD107; and BS011, the eleventh Classic…

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Large yacht focus for Las Olas Marina development in Fort Lauderdale

By Dorie Cox Dockage and upland buildings will look very different at Las Olas Marina in Fort Lauderdale in the future. After three years of back and forth on plans…

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