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Nautical Ventures Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Nautical Ventures Celebrates 30th year

What started as a Hobie, kayak and sail dealer in 1987 is today a major marine superstore!  Now with three South Florida locations, Nautical Ventures celebrates its 30th year- the diamond anniversary. In December, the company enjoyed an early celebration after being …

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Creating New Traditions

Sunset December 24, 2013 from Sandy Key, Florida

My husband and I grew up in large families with great holiday traditions centered around lots of food, music and love. My family celebrated Christmas Eve at Gran and Pop’s with a formal turkey dinner while Clint’s family had Christmas …

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Sailors to Race to Cuba in a Cultural Exchange

Key West Cuba Race Week and Conch Republic Cup

The second annual Conch Republic Cup/Key West Cuba Race Week set for Jan. 22-to Feb. 3 is the only triangle race to Cuba, visiting two ports, Marina Gaviota in Varadero and Marina Hemingway in Havana, and includes the challenging return …

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Name & Date Change for Miami Boat Show Innovation Breakfast

Inventions and improvements are the heart of the marine industry. That’s why the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is re-branding its ‘All Industry Breakfast’ at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show to the ‘Innovation Breakfast’. The name change celebrates …

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Islamorada: Purple Islands

Photo by Frank Saccente

Like clockwork, I begin to question my sanity the day we begin to get ready for the trip. In addition to taking what we need to transplant our lives from New Jersey to the Florida Keys for 10 weeks each …

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Florida Anchoring: So Who Owns the Sunset?

Photo by Rick Caroselli

Quick, what do Ponce de Leon, Osceola, Harry Truman, Ernest Hemingway, and Jimmy Buffet all have in common? They traveled in, and anchored their boats on the waterways of Florida. From the time of the first European settlers 450 years …

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Antigua Bermuda Race Gathers Pace

Over 40 yachts have expressed their interest in the Antigua Bermuda Race. Organized by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week, the inaugural race coincides with the finish of the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week and the …

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NV Charts Releases Updated Chart Sets for 2016/17

NV Charts announces the release of their newly updated chart sets for Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean for 2016/17 in paper and digital format. In addition to being updated, the new NV.Atlas format brings a modern, handy design to …

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Volvo Penta Names New Dealer in Bermuda

Spar Yard, Bermuda

Volvo Penta of the Americas have appointed Spar Yard Marine Solutions as an authorized sales and service dealer in Bermuda. With a rich sailing legacy, the island of Bermuda will host the 35th annual Americas Cup and given its geographical …

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Green Sea Turtles Swimming in Unknown Territory

Bette Zirkelbach, manager of the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida Keys, disagreed with the federal downlisting of green sea turtles from an endangered species to “threatened” in May because of challenges facing green sea turtles. The primary challenge is the …

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Take a Holiday Cruise-cation

Catamaran Guru

Cool cruising destinations await for the holidays in South Florida’s back yard. From Palm Beach to Miami, the Florida Keys and neighboring Bahamas, there are great spots for everything from a weekend getaway to a Lighted Boat Parade to a …

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Saunders Yachtworks adds New Long Term Dry Storage

Saunders Yachtworks now offers long term dry storage

Saunders Yachtworks has added one more item to its portfolio of marine-related service: long-term dry storage. According to Saunders CEO John Fitzgerald, starting November 1, customers will be able to store their boats for an extended period of time in a …

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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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