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Sailorman Moves Five Blocks South

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Sailorman, the landmark marine equipment store formerly on State Road 84 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has moved five blocks south to a new location at 3000 South Andrews Avenue. “When my father was ready to retire, he decided to sell …

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Buying a Yacht in Fort Lauderdale Just Got Easier

Courtesy of Lauderdale Marine Center

Want to purchase up-market liquor, tobacco and perfumes duty-free in South Florida? No problem. Just head to stores which do just this at locations like the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Want to buy a foreign-flagged yacht in this city nicknamed …

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Fraser Yachts Celebrates 70th Anniversary

  What started from one man’s passion for sailing and selling is now a leading global superyacht brokerage. Fraser Yachts, founded by namesake David Fraser in Newport Beach, California, in 1947, celebrates not only its Platinum anniversary this year, but …

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Walter Duke + Partners Celebrates 40 Years

Walter Duke and Partners

Fort Lauderdale was still a seasonal town with little development back in 1975 when Bob Clobus, fresh out of the U.S. Army Finance Corp in Vietnam, founded the commercial real estate valuation firm that is now Walter Duke + Partners. …

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FLIBS Economic Benefit More Than Numbers

FLIBS

The bigger story is that the five days of show feeds the 360 other days of the year in terms of marine jobs and businesses. The 2016 Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), the world’s largest boat show in …

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New Location for 104th Anniversary of Zeidel & Company

Zeidel & Company

What started as a small family business tailoring uniforms for the captains of elegant wooden yachts owned by turn-of-the-century tycoons and Hollywood movie moguls, has grown into a multi-generation company offering a full line of nautical apparel. This year, Zeidel …

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South Florida News: Free ISS Membership For Yacht Crews

Yacht Crews: One-Year ISS Membership – Free Yacht crews can now obtain one-year free membership in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based International Superyacht Society (ISS) thanks to support by the Wright Maritime Group (WMG). This offer is for yacht crew who have …

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South Florida News: Marine Industry Day

Marine Industry Day

Marine Industry Day Set for June 18 Educational games, a pirate show, propeller races, water taxi rides and boat displays, plus live music and food trucks, are just a few of the activities scheduled for the Marine Industries Association of …

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South Florida News: 30 More Years for MIASF – FLIBS

new FLIBS agreement © 2015 Forest Johnson

MIASF and Show Management Announce FLIBS Agreement FORT LAUDERDALE – The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and Show Management have signed a 30-year agreement to produce the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “Our marine industry has become a prominent …

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Hauling Out Catamarans in South Florida

Hauling out Catamarans in South Florida

After spending almost a quarter century under sail, cruising catamarans are my favorite boats. As a professional captain, I have crossed oceans and seas on monohulls, catamarans and trimarans of all sizes, but it is always aboard a cat I …

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