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Superyacht Insurance Group Turns 15

  She started selling insurance with no marketing budget, $10 worth of business cards and a door-to-door approach back in 2002. Today, Maria Karlsson, president and broker, not only celebrates the 15th anniversary of her successful company, the Fort Lauderdale, …

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Sailorman Moves Five Blocks South

Image courtesy of Sailorman

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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Waterway Cleanup Nets 40 Tons of Trash

Waterway Cleanup

It wasn’t rubies that marked the celebration of the 40th Anniversary Broward County Waterway Cleanup. Instead, it was 40 tons of rubbish! Nearly 2,000 volunteers, ranging in age from 7 to 91, collected this mass of trash, including shopping carts, …

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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: 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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South Florida News: Brig Boats Enter U.S. Market

South Florida News: Brig Boats Enter the U.S. Market

Brig Boats Enter U.S. market in Fort Lauderdale DANIA BEACH – Brig Boats has officially entered the U.S. market and announced the grand opening of its founding dealership in the country. In December, Sirocco Marine Fort Lauderdale opened the doors to …

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