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South Florida News: Rybovich Veteran Joins Nautical Structures

Nautical Structures

Rybovich Veteran Joins Nautical Structures David Miller is the new kid on the block at Nautical Structures, Inc. (NSI), a Largo, Florida-based marine manufacturer specializing in tender-handling and boarding equipment such as transom lifts, gangplanks, passerelles, accommodation stairs and shell doors. …

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A Sea-Going Ghost of Christmas Past

Fatty In a Hatty

It was the late 1950s.  We were in the tiny fishing village of Carrabelle, Florida, rafted alongside some fishing boats. Our iron-fastened 40-year-old schooner Elizabeth blended right in with her rusty, rough-hewn topsides. My mom was counting our pennies to …

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Carbon Craft: Luxury Yacht Tenders

Photo courtesy of Carbon Craft

Bringing a new product to market begins with an aha moment, followed by the realization of a great design once only seen in the mind’s eye. From there, it is carried forward by an individual with the passion for and …

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Deep Blue Marine Products

Photo by Glenn Hayes

There are times when we find a gadget which makes our day on the water better – the kind of product that makes you think to yourself “why didn’t I think of this?” These gadgets aren’t usually technically advanced and …

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Celebrate the Fourth of July – On The Water!

Murrells Inlet Fourth of July Boat Parade. Courtesy Murrells Inlet 2020

Just add water to make any Independence Day celebration even more special. Boat parades, star-spangled races and fireworks over the water are just a few choices. Here are suggestions of ways throughout the southeast to enjoy the Fourth of July. …

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Gause Built Boats

A Gause Built 26. Photo courtesy of Gause Built / Mandalay Solutions

Just off the Anclote River in Tarpon Springs, Florida, there is a boat builder producing unique and specialized craft, the result of generations of fishing and on-water family time. Gause Built Boats has become a respected name in a class …

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St. Petersburg to Havana Race

Photo Credit: Southern Yacht Club Archives

Until the fall of Cuba to Castro and his revolutionary forces in 1958, sailors actively raced schooners in the 284 NM St. Petersburg to Havana Race, which from 1930 to 1958 was considered a highly prestigious event and eventually became …

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SUPer Ways to Paddleboard the Southeast

Credit: Chris McQuiston

A sure sign of spring along the southeast coast is a resurgence in Stand Up Paddleboarding events from Florida north to Virginia. Here are four SUPer events not to miss.   April 10-12: Shark Bite Challenge (Dunedin, Fla.) Over 350 paddlers …

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MarineMax to Host Free Seminar on Fishing the Flats

Fishing the Flat

  MarineMax announced today that their Panama City Beach store will be hosting a “Fishing the Flats” seminar. The seminar explains the proper techniques and methods to successfully fish the backwaters and nearby sounds around Panama City Beach. The event …

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