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New Marine Technology Program at Warner University

  The marine industry is in dire need of well qualified technicians. A new Marine Technology program offered by the Orlando, Florida-based Institute of Marine Technology in partnership with Warner University is poised to fill this need by preparing individuals …

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U.S. Senate Passage of Outdoor REC Act Positive for Florida

Outdoor REC Act

Sportfishing industry jobs and recreational fishing’s economic impact will now be accounted for as part of the U.S.’s gross domestic product, akin to other industries such as automobiles and pharmaceuticals, thanks to President Barak Obama’s signing the Outdoor Recreation Jobs …

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NV Charts Releases Updated Chart Sets for 2016/17

NV Charts announces the release of their newly updated chart sets for Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean for 2016/17 in paper and digital format. In addition to being updated, the new NV.Atlas format brings a modern, handy design to …

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South Florida News : Maverick Boat Group Owners’ Events

Maverick Boat Group

First-Ever and Perennial Events Hosted by the Maverick Boat Group Over 90 participants enjoyed their first annual Cobia Owners Rendezvous in July, organized by Cobia Boats of Maverick Boat Group, headquartered in Ft. Pierce, Florida. The event, hosted at the Blue …

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South Florida News: Rybovich Veteran Joins Nautical Structures

Nautical Structures

Rybovich Veteran Joins Nautical Structures David Miller is the new kid on the block at Nautical Structures, Inc. (NSI), a Largo, Florida-based marine manufacturer specializing in tender-handling and boarding equipment such as transom lifts, gangplanks, passerelles, accommodation stairs and shell doors. …

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South Florida News : Miami-Dade Styrofoam Ban

Miami-Dade Styrofoam Ban

“Birds, filter-feeding organisms, and fish often mistake foam particles for food and many sea birds are found dying of starvation with their bellies full of plastic particles. This ban represents a commitment to cleaning up our waterways and preserving the …

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Alternative Anchorage Options in South Florida

South Florida anchorage options : Photo by Terry Boram

The 2016 Florida legislative session hit South Florida hard with anchoring restrictions in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. As of July 1, 2016, boaters can no longer anchor overnight in Middle River, Sunset Lake or between Rivo Alto Island and Di …

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Florida Bay in Dire Need of Freshwater

Florida Bay die off: A fish kill in Florida Bay includes dead toadfish, mullet, pinfish and redfish. Photo by Pete Frezza with Florida Keys Audubon

Dying and dead floating seagrass and fish kills from low dissolved oxygen in Florida Bay are a main topic of conversation in the Florida Keys. According to the Everglades Foundation, lack of freshwater flow has killed 50,000 acres of sea …

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South Florida News: Anchoring Restrictions Pass

Anchoring Restrictions Pass

Anchoring Restrictions Pass in South Florida Florida Governor Scott signed into law House Bill 1051 Anchoring Limitation Areas which will restrict anchoring at five locations in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The law will go into effect July 1, 2016. Boating organizations …

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South Florida News: Industry Mourns Bob Dougherty

Industry Mourns Bob Dougherty

Industry Mourns Pioneer Bob Dougherty Bob Dougherty, a marine industry pioneer and legend, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on March 23, 2016 – he was 85. Nicknamed “Mr. Unsinkable,” he refined his craft of boat design …

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Food Yacht Takes To The Seas

Food Yacht: Chef Lindemann, owner of Food Yacht, preparing lunch. Photo courtesy of Food Yacht

“People have been trying on and off the concept of selling food afloat in this area. It’s a tough business. You need to put a lot of skills together – mechanic, electrician, business person, sailor and chef.” There’s nothing better …

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Sunset Key Cottages: Key West Luxury Getaway

Key West Luxury Getaway:Photo courtesy of Sunset Key Cottages Resort

The Florida Keys is a worthy destination for any boater, having plenty to offer those seeking adventure, relaxation or both. A boating mecca, the Keys provide anchorages, marinas and boater friendly hotels that offer dockage and a respite from an …

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