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Goodbye domes, hello more data

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Matt Gerken of e3 Systems said his job is to make observations about captains and crew when he visits yachts while his colleagues are analyzing technology systems onboard. “I’m looking…

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Yacht crew dress the part for opening day at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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Dressed and on deck, crew took a brief break to pose on opening day of the 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. PHOTOS by TOM SERIO Click to see…

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Yacht crews’ remote help is recognized worldwide

The crews from M/Y Dragonfly and M/Y Umbra were honored Wednesday night with the International Superyacht Society’s Distinguished Crew Award for their efforts to help people devastated by Cyclone Pam…

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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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Study shows Dania Cutoff Canal dredging generated six times more impact than originally thought

An economic impact study of yachting business along the Dania Cutoff Canal shows that the $6 million dredging project that wrapped up in 2013 has produced up to six times…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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