Fort Lauderdale

Andrew Doole sets a course for success

exhibitors and vendors out of the U.S., the president of Informa’s U.S. Boat Show division has high hopes for this year’s show.

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Phil Purcell is the man at the helm

While he jests that he might have chosen truck driving or log-house building as alternative livelihoods, Purcell’s career in the yachting industry spans more than 30 years.

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‘Ask the Flag’ panel offers insight, answers questions

Ongoing concerns with hours of work and rest, cyber security and more keep the yachting industry wondering how to best comply. Captains and crew had a chance to get answers from Cayman Islands and Marshall Islands registries experts at “Ask the Flag,” a roundtable discussion sponsored by the U.S. Superyacht Association.

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Meet Terri Kennedy of Informa

Behind the Scenes: Terri Kennedy, Informa’s director of registration and admission Meet Terri Kennedy, 60, who holds the title of director of registration and admissions at Informa, the international events…

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Steel-towed boats swing into action

Triton co-publisher Kevin Quirk joins the Steel Towing team as they guide the big yachts into their berths for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

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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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Disrupted supply chain means shortages, delays, higher costs

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From engine parts to flowers, the goods that keep the yacht industry afloat are short on supply and long in coming — ripple effects from the production shutdowns and shipping delays due to COVID-19.

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Dock & Dine: Enjoy waterside dining without fighting the traffic

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The greater Fort Lauderdale area is full of restaurants that offer dockage, most on a first-come, first-served basis. Here’s some of our favorites.

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New owners + new crew + high turnover is perfect formula for sheer frustration

First-time American owners, met with a shortage of experienced crew, have had a crash course in the high crew-turnover roller coaster ride that is the bane of the industry.

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Supply shortage calls for creativity in the engine room

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Nimble engineers know there is more than one way to skin a cat. Despite some setbacks, the world is slowly emerging from the depths of the COVID pandemic. Nations are…

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