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.
Gary Murphy and his son were selling the detritus of a busy service yard — worn-out outboards, used engine parts, dirty cowls, old seat cushions, the odd piece of hardware — at the Dania Marine Flea Market, a 5.5-acre garage sale for anyone looking to buy or unload junk, surplus inventory and all sorts of…more
Are drones a fad or are they the future? Unmanned aircraft systems are here to stay, Bob Gonsalves told a meeting of boating writers after they had oohed and aahed at a drone flying around the room at the Miami International Boat Show in February.
FORT LAUDERDALE — The Marine Industries Association of South Florida scheduled its second Marine Industry Day for noon to 6 p.m. on June 20 at Esplanade Park along downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk on the New River.
MIAMI — The verdict is in: “We’re back. The recreational boating industry is back,” NMMA president Thom Dammrich said at the marine industry breakfast to open the Miami International Boat Show. Based on industry metrics and national economic indicators, he projects a run of good times for the next three years. “We can expect three…more
While much of the Northeast was digging out after repeated snowstorms, visitors at the Feb. 12-16 Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach enjoyed a glorious winter weekend in South Florida and the warm vibes and trendy ambience of South Beach.
MIAMI — With Bertram and Baglietto banners hanging in the background and Italian and American flags at his side, Italian industrialist Beniamino Gavio said Thursday that he’s still deciding how to revive Bertram Yachts, an iconic sportfishing brand, but one thing is certain: “You can trust that I will treat Bertram with great, great, great…more