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Space, rest make a case for yacht input into MLC

Two years since the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 took full effect, the impact hasn’t been as hard or as expensive as many had feared. “When it all first started, everyone…

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Fraser Yachts names yacht captains, crews of the year

Fraser Yachts’ Charter Captain of the Year for 2015 is Capt. Rob Shelnut of M/Y Lady Sara. The brokerage firm also honored two yachts in its charter fleet. Capt. Paul…

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In the heat of summer, even high dockage rates are reasonable

I was visiting with a captain onboard recently and we started talking about operating budgets. When he mentioned that his yacht paid $60,000 a month to sit at the dock…

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Business ‘steady as she goes’ under new owners at LMC

Management and tenants at Lauderdale Marine Center in Ft. Lauderdale report a smooth transition after the July 1 purchase by The Carlyle Group, a global asset manager based in Washington,…

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Carlyle to buy Lauderdale Marine Center; tenants hope for business as usual

Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC) is under contract to be sold to Carlyle U.S. Real Estate Group in a deal expected to close on July 1, according to a source close…

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Big yachts help little islands after Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

Former yacht crew Sam and Jess Bell witnessed the devastation of category 5 Cyclone Pam when it hit the Republic of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean on March 13.…

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Yacht owner keeps NASCAR driver’s spirit alive

Typically, when a yacht changes hands, the yacht gets renamed. Not so with M/Y Sunday Money, a custom 2001 100-foot Hatteras on display in the show this week. The current…

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MPT gathers for American Heart Association

Students, staff and supporters of Maritime Professional Training (MPT) sported their best red to help raise money for the American Heart Association’s South Florida chapter on Tuesday night in honor…

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Former yacht crew come full circle with Ft. Lauderdale food trucks

Ft. Lauderdale has added three food trucks to the riverside near the Andrews Avenue bridge, and all are run by former yacht crew. The trucks — Expresso Coffee’s second location,…

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Friendly, poor; Cuba’s contrasts stark to visiting yachts and crew

This month’s survey comes from the curious mind of a yacht captain wondering what his fellow yachties are planning to do about Cuba (if anything) and the possibility of U.S.…

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