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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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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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South Florida News: Lauderdale Marine Center Renovations

Lauderdale Marine Center begins Renovations Lauderdale Marine Center will begin renovations in February. The $4 million renovation will expand the boatyard capacity to accommodate six additional yachts as large as 150 feet, including multi-phase, multi-voltage power capabilities of as much as …

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Eleven TOP Yacht Shipyards

Courtesy of Colonna Yachts

The Atlantic southeast coastline and the Gulf coast of the United States have noted steadily increasing growth in megayacht traffic over the last decade. Established businesses and new facilities have risen to meet the maintenance and repair challenges of these …

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Shipyards See Superyacht Purse Strings Loosen

Construction is in progress on Blank Check, Jarrett Bay Boatworks’ largest new build to date at 77’. Photo courtesy of Jarrett Bay Boatworks

Shipyards along the East Coast have felt the sting of the down economy since 2008, but many report signs of an upswing in business. While new construction of superyachts remains slow domestically, the market for refits and maintenance has seen …

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