South Florida

Yachts invited to join flotilla for, with first responders

Yachts and boats are invited to join in a flotilla in South Florida on July 11 to honor the first responders in the COVID-19 pandemic. The vessels will carry nurses,…

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FLIBS19: Show’s economic impact jumps 50 percent

The 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, held Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2019, generated $1.3 billion in economic impact in the state of Florida, more than 50% more than the…

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Stew Cues: Use this uncertain time to shore up ourselves

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Like everyone else these days, yacht owners, captains and crew worldwide are trying to find a way to make sense of what is going on…

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Yachts at UMC can be shown for sale in new FTZ

By Lucy Chabot Reed Universal Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale has received authorization from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to function as a foreign trade zone (FTZ) for yachts listed…

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Derecktor promotes DeFreitas to GM

South Florida shipyard veteran Cliff DeFreitas as been named general manager of Derecktor Dania. He takes the duties of the position off the plate of company Chief Operating Officer Ken…

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Former yard exec joins Worth Avenue Yachts

Paul Engle, a former yacht captain and longtime president of Bradford Marine shipyard in Fort Lauderdale, has joined Worth Avenue Yachts as a sales broker. Engle cruised the world at…

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Crew’s Mess: Wonderful Green Sauce

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler This month’s recipe was to be a nice Pasta Fagiolini dish but I was stymied by the fact that the Winn-Dixie I was shopping…

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Manager offers voyage planning tips not to forget

The yacht managers at Dayboard Maritime of South Florida offered some tips for captains and vessel operators preparing to move as some countries appear poised to begin loosening travel restrictions.…

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South Florida excluded from state reopening plan

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced yesterday that while most of the state will begin reopening Monday, South Florida will remain under lockdown. Outside of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties,…

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Former crew feed crew, give back

By Lucy Chabot Reed Two former yacht crew who started a catering business in South Florida years ago have shifted their focus during the pandemic as events have been cancelled…

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