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Med shipyards reopen under strict new measures

Superyacht refit and repair company MB92 Group announced this morning that it has re-started activity at both of its shipyards in Barcelona and La Ciotat, France. Operations, which resumed Tuesday,…

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Rhode Island sets guidelines for recreational vessels

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has established the following guidelines for accessing and using private vessels in its state: Recreational boating is allowed for R.I. residents. Travel time…

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Captain urges all crew to follow COVID rules; virus spreads without knowing

By Lucy Chabot Reed The captain of a 130-foot Westport docked at a marina in South Florida called this week to express concern at what he has seen on the…

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IYC hires Matthew Stone as broker

Matthew Stone has joined IYC as a broker based out of the Fort Lauderdale office. A native of South Florida, Stone made the transition from yacht captain to yacht broker…

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Cleaning should be considered essential marine service

By Russ Erickson As shipyards and marinas across South Florida and globally make the tough decision on what constitutes essential vs. non-essential services, I would like to encourage the industry…

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Critical for all in yachting that work continues

By Tom Serio​ The coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a pandemic that is likely to be around for a long time. Its impacts are far reaching, impacting how, where and when…

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Joe V’s relocates

Joe V’s Yacht Refinishing has relocated into a new 5,000-square-foot Fort Lauderdale location. Growing from two staff in a 1,500-square-foot facility off Andrews Avenue, the company now employs more than…

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Monaco Marine shuts down shipyards

In response to concerns about the safety of employees, clients and crew during the COVID-19 pandemic – as well as the shutdown of subcontractors and suppliers, and directives from the…

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Refit Matters: New traditions evolve from refit challenges

Refit Matters: by Jon Wilson The great traditions of the maritime industry have flourished for good reason. Starting with the most fundamental one – the navigational rules of the road…

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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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