The Marine Industries Association of South Florida presented Kristina Hebert with its 2009 Golden Anchor Award during its annual meeting and awards reception last weekend. The award recognizes an individual for lifetime achievement and extraordinary accomplishment benefiting the marine industry. Hebert is vice president of her family’s business, Ward’s Marine Electric, and past president of…more
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, held annually in the fall, is the largest in-water boat show in the world. It covers six locations and more than 3 million square feet of space. The boats and other vessels on display include runabouts, sportfishers, high-performance boats, center consoles, cabin and express cruisers, sailing yachts, motoryachts, catamarans, trawlers and extraordinary superyachts.
Educational seminar proposals are being sought for the crew seminars and captain’s briefing at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which takes place Oct. 29 through Nov. 2. The seminars are designed to provide insights and information about topics relevant to superyacht captains and crew that will help them in their personal and professional…more
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida elected its officers and directors for the 2009-2010 term. The officers are John Stephens, Lewis Marine Supply, president; Mark Hanke, Merritt’s Boat & Engine Works, vice president and Jim Renfrow, Fairline Florida, secretary/treasurer. Past president is J.J. McConnell, Gilman Yachts of Fort Lauderdale. The directors of the board…more
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida raised more than $7,000 from its 13th annual Plywood Regatta, held April 25-26 at the Dania Beach City Marina. Money raised goes toward the Plywood Regatta Scholarship Fund and marine industry education programs in South Florida. Nearly 300 students on 36 teams of middle school, high school and…more
Gillen Diesel & Marine Services of Dania, Fla., has expanded into a second facility at the Lauderdale Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale to better service the megayacht market. The company says the new location will allow it to haul boats up to 300 tons. “We had been looking for another facility that would allow us…more
One-day passes are now available to the International Marina & Boatyard Conference, scheduled for Jan. 25-28 in Fort Lauderdale. The one-day pass includes the exhibit hall and seminar program for $225 or the exhibit hall only for $100. Tickets to IMBC — produced by the Association of Marina Industries and the American Boat Builders &…more
Wellington Yacht Partners of Portsmouth, R.I., opened a new office in Fort Lauderdale and appointed three new brokers to the sales team there. Bruce Szamier joins Wellington with more than 22 years of experience as a yacht broker in Fort Lauderdale. Mike Sharpe brings 30-plus years of experience in the yachting industry, including brokerage, new…more
Burger Yacht Sales is relocating its Fort Lauderdale office to 1515 S.E. 17th Street, Suite A-129. The move from the Quay Center will take place the week of Nov. 10. Burger’s staff in Fort Lauderdale can be reached at (954) 463-1400.
While the small-boat market rides the cyclical waves of the U.S. economy and struggles with high fuel prices, megayacht sales are booming. The 2008 Global Order Book, a compilation of big-boat projects in progress, shows 916 new vessels of more than 80 feet under construction, a 17.9 percent increase from 2007. Experts don’t expect that…more
Producers of the 49th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show recently announced two new participating sponsors: Atlass Insurance Group and Intellian Technology. “We are extremely pleased to be sponsoring the new Exhibitor and VIP dock situated in the midst of the megayachts just off the Hall Of Fame Marina,” said Frank Atlass, chairman and CEO…more