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Sea Tabby – Still Beautiful at 77

Of more than four hundred elegant Trumpy yachts built between the early 20th century and 1973, less than 25% are still afloat. Sadly, many of those remaining are in rapidly deteriorating condition. But Sea Tabby, the 62-foot “houseboat” style Mathis ...

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Plenty of new products at the Miami International Boat Show. Photo by Glenn Hayes

Miami International Boat Show Preview

February in Miami is a good time to romance your valentine while enjoying all the sun, glitz and style the city has to offer. It is also the best time to see all that is new at the 2015 Progressive ...

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Photo by Captain Warren East

Begin & End Your Itinerary in Florida

Having spent the winter in Florida this year, I have become witness to the boat culture that exists along the entire coast, with a particular focus around Miami and Fort Lauderdale. While there, I had the opportunity to get out ...

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Zayak Sea Sled

Yacht Toy Fun For All Ages

This month’s Miami International Boat Show and Yacht and Brokerage Show are renowned as launch pads for new powerboats and yachts, with boat aficionados coming from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the latest boats to grace the ...

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Photo by Troy Gilbert

A New Cruising Destination

As boating season starts to heat up in the South, cruisers are pulling out charts and planning for that next great destination to chalk up on their calendars. Often overlooked are the sailing regattas held throughout the Southeast and Gulf ...

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National park archeologists survey the newly exposed wreck of the HMS Fowey. Photo courtesy of the National Parks Service

Colonial Shipwrecks in Biscayne National Park

I surface dive into the sun dappled water; my swim fins propel me below to a span of only ten feet. In the vertical stabs of sunlight the vague shape of a ship’s hull materializes against the sugar white sand: ...

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These sails were received by fishermen in Ile-a-Vache (Cow Island), 2012. Photo contributed by Sails For Sustenance

Sails for Sustenance: Old Sails Find New Use

Situated in the Caribbean on the island of Hispaniola, and bordered by the Dominican Republic, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. It has endured natural disasters, unstable governments, poor living conditions and human tragedy. “Fishing is one ...

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Riaan and Vasti crossing the finish line. Photo courtesy of Riaan Manser

Even the Gulf Stream Was No Match for Rowers

 “I am scared. Don’t know what to expect from the Gulf Stream, especially in a row boat! The best thing for my nerves is to get into the boat and just row. Giant seas or not. It still feels unreal, ...

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Mapping the Erl King. All photos courtesy of National Park Service

Dive Shipwrecks Along Maritime Heritage Trail

New Year’s Eve, 1965, a gleaming Brigantine schooner sailed on a brisk north wind toward the lights of Miami. Mandalay, elegant in her mahogany, brass and ivory trim, rose and fell above the waves while 23 well-heeled vacationers strolled her ...

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Photos courtesy of Riaan Manser

There’s an Ocean Between Saying and Doing

Riaan Manser vividly remembers the exact moment his life changed forever. After another long week managing clinics for a medical company in South Africa, he went for a run in a particularly beautiful wooded park, stopping at a rock to ...

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A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species when captured as unintentional bycatch in commercial longline fishing operations found large differences in survival rates across the 12 species, with bigeye thresher, dusky, and scalloped hammerhead being the most vulnerable. Image courtesy of Frank Gibson - Sharktagging.com

Vulnerability of Sharks in Commercial Fishing

New Study Reveals Vulnerability of Sharks as Collateral Damage in Commercial Fishing UM Rosenstiel School and Abess Center-led study provides new information for shark conservation efforts MIAMI –A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species ...

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Courtesy of Obsession Charters

How to Choose Sports Fishing Charters

Some fishermen target specific species. For others, it’s all about the destination. They might look in their own back yards to catch a boxful of fish for the grill, or reel in the catch of a lifetime while on vacation. ...

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Southeast Youth Summer Camp Programs 2014

Most organizations offer weeklong sessions with special courses running two weeks or longer. Times vary from half day to full day schedules. All campers must be able to pass a swim test. A USCG approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is ...

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U.S. Virgin Island Team. From left: Coach John Foster, Tony Sanpere, David Flaherty and Bob Blackwell

We Made It to the ISAF World Cup

The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were represented at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami, Florida, bringing together the world’s top Olympic and Paralympic class competitors. Nine countries competed in the three Paralympic class events: 2.4mR (one ...

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Team Wildlife back at the docks with a stud mahi mahi to display. By Jeff Dennis

2014 Southeast US Blue Marlin Tournament Calendar

In most cases, the bait and the pelagic species of gamefish that consume them begin to stir in May and stay active all summer long. Participation in billfishing tournaments is a great way to get recreational anglers involved in the ...

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Photo by Rafael Lima

Florida Kayak Trail Beckons Paddlers

Your kayak slows over turquoise water only a few inches deep. Something shimmers ahead – a heat mirage? It looks like houses in crayon colors: yellow, green, red and blue, somehow hovering weightlessly over the bay. Squinting now – no, ...

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Miami Beach Convention Center. Photo by Terry Boram

Miami Boat Show Full of New Products

Imagine twenty football fields of carpeted floor space covering two floors of a convention center. Now throw in two separate in-the-water venues with miles of docks. That is the sheer size of the Miami International Boat Show in February. I ...

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NEWS: Blue Haven Marina Opens in Turks & Caicos

Blue Haven Opens in Turks & Caicos If you’re the type who enjoys world-class diving, deep-sea fishing, bone fishing, kite boarding, eco-kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or just cruising amid crystalline waters and uninhabited cays, look no further than Blue Haven ...

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The Bayliner 642 Overnighter

Bayliner® Debuts Element XL and 642 At Miami Boat Show

Bayliner Boats is proud to announce the North American debut of two industry-transforming models: the Element XL, the next revolution in Bayliner’s innovative Element lineup, and the 642, the perfect “Big Water Day Boat.” Both boats will be featured at ...

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NMMA Postpones Superyacht Lifestyle Miami Event to 2015

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announces the postponement of Superyacht Lifestyle Miami (SLM) to February 2015. “In consideration of the strong interest from potential exhibitors, sponsors, our members and the superyacht industry, we are postponing our Superyacht Lifestyle ...

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