Florida boater-safety bill goes to governor

Inspired by a desire to spare parents the pain of losing their children in boating accidents, a bill that would give boaters a registration discount if they carry an EPIRB or personal locator beacon aboard cleared the Florida legislature.

Florida anchoring restrictions bill goes to governor

The Florida Senate voted 36-2 Monday to adopt a House-initiated bill that would limit anchoring at five locations in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The House approved the measure by a vote of 105-12 on Friday.

Florida legislature votes down Gulf Coast anchoring restriction

The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday voted down an amendment that would have added a location on the Gulf Coast where anchoring would be restricted under a proposed bill creating exemptions to a 2009 state law that prohibits localities from keeping liveaboards or cruising boats from anchoring in their waters.

MIAMI 2016: MMA event addresses impact of digital media

MIAMI — A glut of information. A proliferation of media platforms — print, digital, video. New social media — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. How is all this changing the way writers, editors and publicists do their jobs successfully?

MIAMI 2016: NMMA hands out Innovation Awards

MIAMI — The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International announced the winners of the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, which were presented during the annual industry breakfast.

IMBC 2016: Marina owners urged to prepare for higher tides

FORT LAUDERDALE — “Today’s extreme tides are tomorrow’s daily tides,” Pam Rubinoff warned at a seminar Thursday at the International Marina & Boatyard Conference on ways to reduce the effects of storms and sea-level rise on waterfronts.

NMMA updates plans for Miami show

The National Marine Manufacturers Association provided additional information on Tuesday about the logistics of the Feb. 11-15 Miami International Boat Show at its new site on Virginia Key.

Hurricane Ike in 2008 left a pile of heavily damaged fiberglass boats at Pleasure Island Marina in Port Arthur, Texas.

The dead-boat disposal crunch

When Texan Pat Zagar moved his boat salvage business three years ago, he had to find a way to dispose of the 200 hulls stored on his property. “I’m in the boat recycling business, and I could not find a place that would take the fiberglass,” says Zagar, 57, of Houston, who dismantles boats for…more

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