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Bob Hewes Boats Celebrates 90 Years

Bob Hewes Boats

The 90th anniversary celebration of Bob Hewes Boats is more than the story of a four-generation family business. Instead, it chronicles the history of the South Florida boating industry through the achievements of a North Miami, Florida-based enterprising dynasty that …

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Whitewater Boats

Whitewater Boats: Photo Courtesy of Whitewater Boats

Just off I-95 in North Miami a boat builder has been quietly building some of the most coveted center console fishing and diving boats for over three decades. Whitewater Boat Corporation has developed a reputation among fishermen, divers and charter …

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South Florida News: Miami Boat Show By the Numbers

Miami Boat Show By the Numbers

Miami Boat Show by the Numbers Miami — The 2016 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® celebrated its 75th anniversary at its new home at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, Presidents Day Weekend. With 100,279 attendees, up by …

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South Florida News: Miami Boat Show A Go

The Miami Boat Show is a Go as Planned MIAMI – On December 15, 2015, the Miami-Dade County Commission voted 8 – 1 to approve some of the final permitting necessary for the Miami International Boat Show in February at …

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South Florida Freediving

South Florida Freediving and Spearfishing.Photography Courtesy of Walker Blanco

  Imagine soaring effortlessly and silently through some of the most beautiful nature you have ever seen with incredible creatures all around you, all while the sunlight illuminates natural structures. Coming up for air you realize you’re not dreaming, rather …

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Columbus Day Regatta

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A regatta that commemorates a small boat cruise in 1492 is not only one of the longest continually held sporting events in South Florida, but one that has made its mark on the local sailing scene as has its namesake on …

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Wednesday Night Racing on Biscayne Bay

Photo by Terry Boram

The Flying Scot fleet has been sailing the waters of Biscayne Bay for over 20 years.  Many of the boats come out of the Coconut Grove Sailing Club which now keeps 15 Scots. Flying Scot Fleet Captain Bud Price said, …

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Public Locked Out of Biscayne National Park

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 5, 2015 – Today, the National Park Service announced its final General Management Plan (GMP) for Biscayne National Park. Despite commitments made by Biscayne National Park officials to work with stakeholders and the state of Florida to …

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Sea Tabby – Still Beautiful at 77

Photo by Steve Turrentine / Canopache Photos

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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Miami International Boat Show Preview

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

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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Begin & End Your Itinerary in Florida

Photo by Captain Warren East

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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Yacht Toy Fun For All Ages

Zayak Sea Sled

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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A New Cruising Destination

Photo by Troy Gilbert

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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Colonial Shipwrecks in Biscayne National Park

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

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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Sails for Sustenance: Old Sails Find New Use

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

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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