Miami

Miami-Dade orders new Metal Shark fire boats

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department has ordered new fire boats from Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark to replace older models currently in operation. The county has chosen the “50 Defiant X”…

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USCG extends deadline for mariner credentials

By Dorie Cox Still facing a backlog of renewals after the partial government shutdown in December and January, the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center (NMC) has issued an extension…

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MarineMax Vacations expands to Bahamas

MarineMax Vacations, of the British Virgin Islands, now offers power catamaran charters in the Bahamas, with operations based at Abaco Beach Resort. Amenities at the resort’s marina include pools with…

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PBIBS19: Did you hear that? Quiet comes as generators go from Palm Beach show

By Dorie Cox Engr. Carlos Arias observed a change on his way to work on M/Y Kipany, a 116-foot Intermarine, during the Palm Beach International Boat Show last week. “I…

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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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More to background checks and crew history than at first glance

By Joe Johnson The main reason to do background checks is to avoid hiring or going into business with people who may be untrustworthy and harbor ulterior motives. On TV…

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NJ welcomes Whit Kirtland

Veteran yacht broker Whit Kirtland has joined Northrop & Johnson as a sales broker in its Fort Lauderdale office. Kirtland is a third-generation maritime professional, with more than 36 years…

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RMK’s Miami yard adds electronics division

RMK Merrill-Stevens has announced plans to add an electronic systems division at its Miami shipyard, and has hired electronic systems integrator David Gratton to oversee the new division. Gratton comes…

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MIAMI19: Flowers, fish and fast, chief stew’s equation for boat show tabletop

By Dorie Cox The yacht’s flowers were supposed to match the fish. “We have two fish that have been here longer than me,” said Chief Stew Judy Le Riche Dicks…

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Triton Spotted in Miami

Several crew from M/Y Kismet, a 223-foot Lurssen, take a break from duties to have a laugh and pose for a photo with their Tritons during the Miami Yacht Show…

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