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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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Miami boat shows announce partnership

The National Marine Manufacturers Association, owners of the Miami International Boat Show, has partnered with Informa Markets, co-owner of the Miami Yacht Show, to produce what they are calling a…

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Safe Harbor acquires Rybovich

Dallas-based Safe Harbor Marinas has acquired Rybovich, shipyard and marina company with two locations in Palm Beach County in South Florida. Safe Harbor also operates Old Port Cove in North…

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Ending weird 2020 in the Exumas

At the beginning of this pandemic, I went into panic mode and pondered what my options were, seeing as I expected this to totally stall our industry. I could not…

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Triton Survey: Yachts sticking closer to South Florida this winter

In this winter like few others, more yachts are planning to remain in Florida and the Bahamas than head to the Caribbean, according to a recent Triton survey. What are…

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FLIBS20: With no events, NMS still seeks to raise money

Fort Lauderdale-based National Marine Suppliers, hosts of several of the largest boat show-related events in the yachting industry, cancelled their events this year, but still seek to raise money for…

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USSA continues mission of speaking for large yacht sector in US

By Kitty McGowan The year was 2006, in the epicenter of the superyacht industry in the United States — Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There was a lack of a unified voice…

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FLIBS20 opens to small crowds, open spaces

The 61st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opened today under sunny skies, wider face docks and spacious tents.  The show was mostly contained around Bahia Mar Yachting Center and…

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What the FLIBS? How and why Fort Lauderdale chose to buck the ‘cancel culture’

People across the global yachting industry were aghast when local government officials in Fort Lauderdale gave the owners and organizers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show the green light…

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Triton hosts first open virtual networking

By Lucy Chabot Reed About 40 people joined us for our first Triton Virtual Networking event last week, calling our new platform “a brilliant use of time and resources” to…

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