South Florida

Supplies, money pour in for Hurricane Dorian relief at Bradford barbecue

Story by Dorie Cox; Photos by Tom Serio A busy flow of cars and trucks dropped off donations at Bradford Marine last night during a barbecue event to aid the…

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Hurricane Dorian’s slow crawl halts communication with Bahamas

By Dorie Cox UPDATE Sept. 3 Communication with employees in the Bahamas has declined during slow-moving Hurricane Dorian, according to Michael Kelly, president and CEO at Bradford Marine. Staff in…

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Better berths ahead: South Florida marinas, yards growing

By Dorie Cox Larger, deeper, fancier – that’s the goal as marinas and shipyards in South Florida spend billions on dredging, new docks and treadmills for clubhouse gyms, just in…

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Crew’s Mess: Bacon-wrapped BBQ Onion Bombs

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Ahh, summer. The smell of fresh-cut grass and two-cycle lawn mowers. The distant crack of a baseball bat. An ice cream truck approaching, with…

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Transmission specialist ADR opens in South Florida

Tampa, Florida-based ADR Power Systems has established a satellite branch in South Florida.  Will Odling, most recently Technical Superintendent Supervisor with Fraser, will lead the South Florida team from its…

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Yacht service tech program to train next generation

Florida’s first registered yacht service technician apprenticeship is underway and seeks an instructor for the program to prepare future generations for work in the yachting sector. The Marine Industries Association…

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Rybovich foreign trade zone a “continual boat show’

By Dorie Cox Yachts at Rybovich have found several ways to take advantage of the yard’s new U.S. Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in West Palm Beach, Florida. The status was…

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Roscioli gives this reporter a second chance to make a first impression

In mid April, we received a press release to let us know that South Florida shipyard founder Bob Roscioli was about to get an award. My first reaction was: Big…

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Junior Achievement’s Sea the World unveils for next generations

With an eye to inspiring future generations, members of the marine industry businesses in South Florida have built “Sea the World,” a storefront that will be visited by more than…

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Friends remember Capt. Joshua Wattula of M/Y ForaPlay

By Dorie Cox Capt. Joshua Wattula had recently accomplished one of his goals: to be master of a yacht. He had recently been hired as captain on M/Y ForaPlay, a…

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