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Eleven TOP Yacht Shipyards

Courtesy of Colonna Yachts

The Atlantic southeast coastline and the Gulf coast of the United States have noted steadily increasing growth in megayacht traffic over the last decade. Established businesses and new facilities have risen to meet the maintenance and repair challenges of these …

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Christmas Boat Parade Calendar through the Southeast

The Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce presents “A Coastal Christmas,” a month long celebration including land and sea parades, food, singing and of course, Santa. Photos courtesy of Clayton Wallace and the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce

Waterways across our region come alive during the holiday season as communities hold their annual Christmas lighted boat parades. For many communities, what may have begun as a simple floating parade with some twinkling lights outlining the vessel has turned …

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Youth Summer Sailing Programs in the Southeast

Whether your child wants to learn to sail, enhance skills, just learn to kayak or even windsurf, there is a Youth Summer Sailing Program right in your backyard. Some of them include: Virginia:  Hampton Yacht Club. One week basic Explorer sessions, …

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Southeast Boating News for November

RIVIERA NAMES SOVEREIGN AS DEALER Riviera, Australia’s largest luxury boat builder, expanded its American dealer network with the appointment of Sovereign Marine Group in Florida. “My own personal experiences in running and using the Riviera boats that I have owned …

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St Barts Yachts Celebrates 25 Years in Style

St Barts Yachts' Chuck Laughlin is still smiling after 25 years as a Beneteau dealer. Photo by Priscilla Parker

Some 25 years ago, Chuck Laughlin was building a marina in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Beneteau Yachts, a French sailboat manufacturer, was building a factory in Marion, S.C. “Hmm…,” thought Chuck, “I could fill the marina with their boats …

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Shipyards See Superyacht Purse Strings Loosen

Construction is in progress on Blank Check, Jarrett Bay Boatworks’ largest new build to date at 77’. Photo courtesy of Jarrett Bay Boatworks

Shipyards along the East Coast have felt the sting of the down economy since 2008, but many report signs of an upswing in business. While new construction of superyachts remains slow domestically, the market for refits and maintenance has seen …

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