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Miami Marine Center sits in decay

THE TENNIS MATCH CONTINUES IN MIAMI The dispute over the Miami International Boat Show moving to the Miami Marine Stadium on Key Biscayne continued in October with a pivotal match point thwarted by a crushing overhead shot down the line …

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Tie-Breakers at St. Thomas International Regatta

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Some boats leapt into the lead while others strengthened their front-runner status on the third and final day of racing in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. The 62-boat fleet, …

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Spotlight on the Oceanis 38

Photo credit: Billy Black

Launched in 2013, the Oceanis 38 is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning sailboat built in the United States. Marion, South Carolina to be exact. Designed for single-handling, couples and family sailing enthusiasts, this Bénéteau 38-footer boasts a choice of three layouts. …

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Bénéteau Group acquires RecBoats

On June 23rd, 2014, the Bénéteau Group acquired RecBoats in the US. This company is specialized in designing, building and selling motorboats and owns the Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab brands. This acquisition is in line with the Group’s …

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Miami Boat Show Full of New Products

Miami Beach Convention Center. Photo by Terry Boram

Imagine twenty football fields of carpeted floor space covering two floors of a convention center. Now throw in two separate in-the-water venues with miles of docks. That is the sheer size of the Miami International Boat Show in February. I …

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In Focus: Jose ‘Yoyo’ Berrios

Winning coach Jose Berrios (center). Photo: Carlos G. Lee / Majaderos.com

Starting small and growing bigger. This is the secret to success that has led Club Nautico de San Juan’s (CNSJ) director of sailing and head coach Jose ‘Yoyo’ Berrios to put Puerto Rico on the map as a global sailing …

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South West International Boat Show Coming in MARCH

South West International Boat Show Logo

Show includes Free Seminars and The Sailing Village Presented by GEICO, the Southwest’s largest in-Water Boat Show returns to the South Shore Harbour Marina, Bay Area Houston, for the sixth year in March 2014 with over 400 boats in-water and …

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NEWS: Hinckley Adds Pod Drive Option

Hinckley Adds Pod Drive Option

Hinckley Adds Pod Drive Option “If it isn’t broke, fix it anyway” could be the rationale behind Hinckley’s decision to make Volvo’s popular IPS pod-drive system available on its 2014 Talaria 48 and Picnic Boat. For more than 20 years, …

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News: World’s largest Solar Boat visits St. Martin

MS Tûranor Planet Solar. Photo: PlanetSolar.org

World’s largest Solar Boat visits St. Martin MS Tûranor Planet Solar, the World’s largest solar-powered boat, paid a visit to St. Martin in May. The unusual craft beat her own record for a transatlantic crossing, taking 22 days, 12 hours …

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Resurgent Bonaire Sailing

Dolphin off the bow of Southern Caribbean Sailing’s Valk, coast of Bonaire

Bonaire is an island with a rich maritime past. For generations, its sailors left for jobs in the merchant marine, first on sailing schooners and then on conventional freighters. The Bonaire International Regatta came later and is now in its …

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Charleston Ramps Up for Race Week

Charleston Race Week, hosted and organized by the Charleston Ocean Racing Association, is rounding the buoys to rack up more new records April 18-21. Last year, 252 sailboats actually raced. As of the end of February, 250 boats – from …

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NEWS: Rybovich Gains Dry Dock

Rybovich shipyard in West Palm Beach, Fla., took delivery of a 3,000-ton floating dry dock in September.

Rybovich Gains Dry Dock Rybovich shipyard in West Palm Beach, Fla., took delivery of a 3,000-ton floating dry dock in September. Together with their existing 150- and 660-ton Travelifts, the floating dry dock gives the company a broad range of …

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The Moorings Expands to East Coast

The Mooring expands to East Coast

For the first time, customers of The Moorings can explore the U.S. East Coast by chartering boats from new bases in Annapolis, Md., and Miami, Fla. “Year on year, The Moorings continues to push boundaries, leading the way with the …

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The Power(ful) Side of Beneteau

Editor’s Note: Last issue we took a look at the history of Beneteau, their factory in South Carolina and their popular sailboats in French Style for American Fun – The Beneteau Story. This month, we look at their powerboat strategy. …

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