Chapman Ducote’s core business — credit card processing — is pretty straight-laced, but the president and CEO of Merchant Services Ltd. in Miami Beach also has a wilder side: LeMans race-car driver, partner in a boatbuilding business and a role with wife Kristin in five episodes of the Kardashian sisters’ reality TV series “Kourtney and…more
The 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is rolling out some features that will brand the show as a world-class event, treat showgoers to VIP amenities and offer fun and entertainment to exhibitors and their guests.
FORT LAUDERDALE — During a presentation to the Marine Industries Association of South Florida on Wednesday, Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III told exhibitors that the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show would go on with minimal disruption at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center during a proposed billion-dollar redevelopment of the 39-acre property over seven or eight years.
The Oct. 16 issue of the South Florida Business Journal will spotlight Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties’ marine industry in the publication’s first-ever ranking of the industry’s top performers.
The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach is expected to draw more and bigger boats in 2016 with the addition of a second venue — a brand-new superyacht marina on Watson Island — and a planned expansion north along its Collins Avenue site.
Andrew Grego recalls a meeting with an injured soldier at Walter Reed Military Medical Center that steeled his resolve to press on with Blue Water Warriors, a Fort Lauderdale non-profit that gets wounded veterans out on the water.
The Coast Guard has required the Florida East Coast Railway to place a full-time tender on its drawbridge over Fort Lauderdale’s New River and plans to require tenders at the railroad’s bridges over the St. Lucie River in Stuart and the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter to ease boat-traffic tie-ups on the South Florida rivers when…more
Silicon Valley’s reputation is built on technology. Detroit, though it has lost some of its mojo, has been renowned for its cars. And South Florida? Its future lies in branding itself as an “international marine hub,” says Phil Purcell, executive director of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida.
Andrew Grego recalls the meeting with the injured soldier at Walter Reed Military Medical Center that steeled his resolve to press on with Blue Water Warriors, a Fort Lauderdale non-profit that gets wounded veterans out on the water.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Good news for boaters who pass under the railroad drawbridge over Fort Lauderdale’s New River: The Florida East Coast Railway bridge now has a full-time tender who can communicate with boaters via VHF channels 9 and 16, and by telephone at 305-889-5572.