Coral Restoration Efforts Sprout Optimism in Mote Scientists

Vaughan points to lab-raised massive corals

A scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3) discovered how a coral growing process called micro-fragmentation could accelerate reef restoration; now, Mote is using it on 28 different coral species. Dr. David Vaughan, executive …

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Yamaha Supercharges Its Yamaha Marine University

Yamaha Outboard Motors on display at the Miami Boat Show

There’s A-plus news for dealers and customers alike thanks to the Yamaha Marine Group supercharging its trademarked Yamaha Marine University. The Kennesaw, Georgia-headquartered company is putting more resources behind its educational effort this year, which will include a much-anticipated apprenticeship …

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Keep It Clean! Seaweed Wrap Recipes

Our food supply has changed dramatically over the last few years. Many of us now know the benefits of ‘Eating Clean’, having more energy and staying well! To get ‘clean’ it is important to read labels. Be aware that many …

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Suntex and RCI Group Team on Miami Beach Marina

  South Florida is one of the premier yachting destinations in the U.S. Two major marine-oriented companies aim to keep it this way. In January, Suntex Marina Investors, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with a portfolio of 46 marinas nationwide, announced …

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Sailors Helped out Huge Post Hurricanes! Thanks!

On the ground in Anguilla

Several rainbows formed in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which delivered devastating blows to the northern Caribbean in September 2017. These brilliant arcs of hope were embodied in a number of relief organizations. Six months after the one-two …

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Selecting Coconut Rum: Does Cost Matter?

  What is going on in the world of rum? The number of flavored rums is rivaling that of flavored vodkas. Coconut rum is the most prevalent flavor on the shelves. Even small batch rum producers have their own take …

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Awesome Sounds with New Infinity Bluetooth Controller

With the new, affordably-priced Infinity by Harman INF-BC4 Pre-Amp Bluetooth Controller from Prospec Electronics, anyone with an enabled BT device can stream their favorite music. This stand-alone audio solution solely focuses on the most popular mode of audio, Bluetooth. The …

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Key West: Home to Three Rum Distilleries

Who would’ve have thought a four-mile island needed three rum distilleries? The people who wanted to operate distilleries in Key West, that’s who. They, also, apparently decided 9,000 island residents per distillery was about right to make the economics work, …

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Low-Cost Marine Internet Access For Everyone

With the WebWatch™ Internet hotspot from Shakespeare®, there’s no need for expensive satellite antennas and data plans. Ideal for coastal and inland boaters, the award-winning, all-in-one Wi-Fi hotspot and high-definition television (HDTV) antenna is changing how people stay connected while …

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Saint Barth New Year’s Eve Regatta

Lloyd Thornberg (with trophy) and crew celebrating their win in the 23rd annual New Year’s Eve Regatta aboard the Gunboat 66 Phaedo. Photography Rosemond Gréaux

Winner in 2011 and 2015, Lloyd Thornberg once again took top honors in the Saint Barth New Year’s Eve Regatta, a parade of sailboats around the island on December 31 each year. Two hours before the staggered starts, strong rains …

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2017 BVI Charter Yacht Show Culinary Contest

Tyler Dawson’s winning Main dish

The hurricanes of September may have diminished the charter yacht fleet for the 2017 BVI Charter Yacht Show and Culinary Contest, but the quality of the food was better than ever! Nanny Cay Marina and Hotel came through with flying colors, …

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Be My Caribbean Love

Dolphin View Gardens reflects the free spirit of owners Tony and Martha Watkins Gilkes. Behind the white picket fence there is a forest of palms, with large wrought iron arches covered in yellow Mandeville and other exotic vines; orchids are …

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Unexplored Turks & Caicos

Grand Turk - Museum

Last issue we started exploring the Turks & Caicos. We looked at the islands around the Caicos Bank and finished in South Caicos about to sail 20-25 miles across some deep water to the Turks Islands, which got its name …

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