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Longtime captain joins Merle Wood

Capt. Brent Holleman has joined Merle Wood & Associates as a South Florida broker specializing in sales and charter of yachts from 40 feet to 150 feet. …

Foreign Trade Zone part of inaugural broker event

By Dorie Cox Yacht crew and brokers from nine brokerage houses were on the job for the first charter broker show at Lauderdale Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Excellence V sold; Solo listed

Yachts sold M/Y Excellence V (to be renamed Arience), a 199-foot (61m) Abeking and Rasmussen delivered in 2012, sold by joint central agents Merle Wood & …

Fotilas wins brokers award at Superyacht Show

The 2019 Richard Earp Memorial Brokers Award was presented to Vassilis Fotilas on May 8 at the Superyacht Show in Barcelona. Fotilas has been a broker with …

Tankoa launches hybrid

Tankoa Yachts recently launched its 165-foot (50m) S501 Hybrid (previously named S502 Elettra) at its Genoa shipyard. Sea trials will follow final fit out and …

Horizon Yachts launches twin RP110 yachts

Taiwan boatbuilder Horizon Yachts has launched twin Horizon RP110 superyachts, separated at “berth” and scheduled to be delivered to their respective …

Benetti delivers two

Benetti launched and delivered the seventh unit in its Fast 140 series on April 16 in Viareggio, then launched and delivered the seventh unit in its Fast 125 …

Worth Avenue opens Seattle office

Worth Avenue Yachts, a luxury yacht brokerage based in Palm Beach, has opened a new office in the Pacific Northwest. The office, which opens today, is located …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Important Business sold; Donna Marie listed

Yachts sold M/Y Important Business, an 86-foot (26m) Falcon built in 1999, sold by IYC brokers Richard Gray and Kevin Bonnie, who represented the seller, and …

Heesen launches 50m Masa

Heesen launched YN 18750 on April 5 at its shipyard in Oss. Formerly known as Project Aster, the yacht’s owner has named it Masa. At 164 feet (50m) and …

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Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller The hardest thing to teach new managers is that the essence of management is to convince or coerce …

Veteran captain joins Derecktor Fort Pierce

Veteran captain joins Derecktor Fort Pierce

UPDATED Capt. Glen Allen, who spent the past 13 years with Fleet Miami, has taken a position as sales manager with Derecktor Fort …

Detroit firm acquires Luke Brown

Detroit, Michigan-based KAM Yacht Sales has acquired Fort Lauderdale-based brokerage firm Luke Brown Yachts. Founded in 2006, KAM Yacht …

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