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Chasing the Caribbean sun in St. Thomas, USVI

By Carol M. Bareuther, RD When locals living in the hills above Charlotte Amalie harbor look out and see the 452-foot, Lürssen-built M/Y Rising Sun is back on the docks…

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British Columbia shipyard poised to become superyacht hub

With an influx of superyachts cruising North America’s West Coast, Point Hope Maritime in Victoria, British Columbia, aims to become a major center for yacht maintenance and repairs.

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New lift coming together at Derecktor Fort Pierce

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It’s happening, and it’s going to be big. That’s the sense one can get as they see the buildout of the new Derecktor Fort Pierce shipyard. With the lengthy permitting…

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Spanish yard now a bonded custom area

Customs authorities in Spain have given approval to MB92 Barcelona, a superyacht refit and repair shipyard, to be a bonded store (DAP). Clients of the yard will now be able…

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A few questions for Pendennis MD Toby Allies

A question-and-answer conversation between Larry Rumbol and Toby Allies, joint managing director of Pendennis Shipyard. Q. Toby, do you think Pendennis Shipyard occupies a niche sector that has been at…

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FLIBS20: Viking 54 named Best of Show

Viking Yachts’ Viking 54 Convertible was named Best of Show at the 61st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show yesterday. Making her world debut, the vessel has a 154-square-foot cockpit,…

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Quantum to open service center at MB92

Fort Lauderdale-based Quantum Marine Stabilizers, a designer and manufacturer of stabilizer systems, plans to open a service center in Barcelona at the MB92 shipyard. This will be the second European…

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Sirocco hires new manager

Fort Lauderdale-based Sirocco Marine has hired a new manager for its Fort Lauderdale dealership. Luke Svanberg will oversee operations at the 72,000-square-foot facility, which is the largest dedicated inflatable boat…

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METS cancelled

The Marine Equipment Trade Show, popularly known as METS, which was scheduled for Nov. 17-19 in the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands, has been cancelled. “Due to the consequences of…

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Secure at Sea: Solid plan can mitigate cyber-security issues

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem Cyber security for the global maritime industry continues to be a concern that most seem to be ignoring. Over the past few weeks, I have…

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