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Port 32 open on New River in Fort Lauderdale

By Dorie Cox After breaking ground last summer, Port 32 Fort Lauderdale has opened for fueling and in-water slips for yachts up to 150 feet. Parent company, Port 32, of…

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Valencia yard to add 300-ton travel lift

Spanish refit and repair yard Varadero Valencia has added a 300-ton travel lift that will hoist yachts up to 147 feet (45m) with a 29-foot (9m) beam and maximum draft…

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Rules of the Road: Prevalence of remote surveys prompts guidelines

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Inspections and surveys on board a yacht are commonplace. These include visits by the flag administration, the classification society, insurance, and port…

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Hill Robinson opens Queensland office

Yacht management company Hill Robinson has opened its first office in the southern hemisphere on Australia’s Gold Coast. The new office is located in southeast Queensland at the Gold Coast…

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Derecktor inks deal for large yacht yard in Ft. Pierce

By Dorie Cox After five months of negotiations, Derecktor Shipyard signed a deal on April 16 to develop a 12-acre parcel of property in the port of Ft. Pierce into…

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MB92 La Ciotat extends use of dry dock to 2022

Refit and repair shipyard MB92 La Ciotat, formerly known as Compositeworks, in the South of France signed a contract March 27 with La Ciotat Shipyards to extend its exclusive usage…

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All Points Boats upgrades LMC facility

Fort Lauderdale-based All Points Boats has recently completed a $3 million expansion of its Lauderdale Marine Center facilities in an effort to increase its marine repair and refit services, as…

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Derecktor certified to install Viega pipe fitting products

Derecktor Florida, a megayacht refit and repair facility in Dania Beach, Florida, is now certified to install press connections and pipe runs using Viego ProPress and MegaPress fittings, valves and…

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Joystick drives need maintenance, too

By Lucy Chabot Reed Operational issues with electronic power steering (EPS) systems — also known as joystick systems — usually boil down to two things: poor regular maintenance and improper…

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Engineer’s Angle: Rapport in repair relies on client-tech respect

Engineer’s Angle: By JD Anson Hiring and dealing with contractors can be a nightmare, or a dream. After spending significant time on both sides of the rub rail, this axiom…

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