Homeowner-boater tensions flare anew as state considers returning regulatory authority to cities
A Commerce, Okla.-based company asked for tax abatement and other financial incentives to move onto the Bertram Yacht property on Merritt Island, Fla., and build 60- to 90-foot Ocean Alexander yachts using vacuum-infusion technology.
A New Orleans federal court judge found BP grossly negligent and chiefly responsible for the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill at its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico — the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
VERO BEACH, Fla. — Uniformity. That’s what many of the 60-odd cruisers who attended a workshop Wednesday night on possible changes to Florida’s anchorage law wanted.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting two workshops this week on proposals to change the state’s anchoring law and give some authority to counties and municipalities to regulate anchoring on their waters.
Responding to one of the worst accidents in memory on Biscayne Bay on the Fourth of July, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced a crackdown on drunken boaters during the Labor Day weekend on and around the bay.
FORT LAUDERDALE — The Marine Industry Association of South Florida’s Marine Industry Day was a major success, drawing 2,000 people to Fort Lauderdale’s Esplanade Park in June and setting the stage for an even bigger and better event next year, MIASF executive director Phil Purcell said after a meeting Thursday to evaluate the industry’s first…more
Florida’s Miami-to-Orlando high-speed passenger train hasn’t left the station and marina owner Bill Biggs would like to derail it before it builds up a head of steam.
An independent review of the search for Niña, lost more than a year ago on the Tasman Sea with its seven crewmembers, found that the New Zealand rescue authority did all it should have done — and more — to try to find the 84-foot schooner.
South Florida’s marine industry is well-positioned to supply the materials, expertise and trained workers to handle the wave of repairs, refits, repowering and interior remodeling anticipated during the next seven to 10 years on the thousands of yachts over 80 feet built from 1998 to 2010, said Phil Purcell, executive director of the Marine Industries…more