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Industry mourns South Florida boatbuilding pioneer
George M. Irvine Jr. died Nov. 13 of a heart attack at his home in Fort Lauderdale. He was 89.
Turnaround strategy shows Sunseeker making progress
The British builder is expanding U.S. sales with new dealers
FLIBS 2016 VIDEO: NMMA president urges minority outreach
FORT LAUDERDALE — The demographic projections tell the story, NMMA president Thom Dammrich said at a meeting Thursday of the Marine Marketers of America.
FLIBS 2016: MarineMax CEO says to tackle problems directly
FORT LAUDERDALE — A word to the wise: Run at customers’ problems, not away from them, and don’t try to shift blame, said Bill McGill, CEO and president of MarineMax.
FLIBS 2016: Miami show details 2017 transportation plans
FORT LAUDERDALE — The Progressive Miami International Boat Show faced “some challenges” in 2016 at its new venue at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin on Virginia Key.
FLIBS 2016: Sunseeker International reports sales growth
FORT LAUDERDALE — Sunseeker International, the UK’s largest boatbuilder, has turned the corner and is showing a 44 percent increase in orders.
FLIBS 2016: Mayor touts industry’s contribution to Fort Lauderdale
FORT LAUDERDALE — An extra-inning Chicago Cubs win in the World Series Wednesday night was followed by the opening of the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this morning.
Mystic Seaport honors Hall of Fame Johnstone brothers
On Oct. 21, Mystic Seaport presented the brothers with its America and the Sea Award. Nine days later, they and seven other luminaries were inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I.
Judges grant admiralty protection
A federal appeals court has ruled that an injury suffered on a recreational boat anchored in a shallow though navigable recreational bay falls under admiralty jurisdiction despite a 1972 Supreme Court decision that narrows admiralty’s purview a bit to weed out “absurd” cases that have little to do with maritime commerce.
Developer withdraws plan to redevelop Fort Lauderdale show site
FORT LAUDERDALE — The development company that holds the lease on the Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center withdrew its application to redevelop the property.
Appeals court expands admiralty law in diving accident
A federal appeals court ruled that an injury suffered on a recreational boat anchored in a shallow though navigable recreational bay falls under admiralty jurisdiction.
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.
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.
MIAMI 2016: MMA event addresses impact of digital media
MIAMI — How is a glut of information changing the way writers, editors and publicists do their jobs successfully?
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.
What’s an ill wind for some may be a zephyr for others
NOAA scientists think El Niño’s impact on boating will vary from region to region, but they can’t be sure about that.
Miami brokerage show has new name, but same location
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach has a new name. It is Yacht Miami Beach.
Westrec has a deal to run two marinas on Florida’s west coast
The management company also plans to open a drystack facility in Miami next spring.
Luxury destination under development on Miami island
Island Gardens/Deep Harbour combines hotels, housing and a superyacht marina.
FLIBS 2015: Parents of lost teen advocate EPIRB law
ACR is donating $10 for every EPIRB it sells through the end of the year to the AustinBlu Foundation.
FLIBS 2015: ACR Electronics alerts boaters to AIS requirement
There will be a big push at the last minute for AIS products and for technicians to install the Class A devices.
FLIBS 2015: Pininfarina unveils design for 279-foot yacht
The yacht has a beam of 15 meters and five decks and is laid out to provide spectacular sea views in all directions.
FLIBS 2015: Westrec Marinas plans new drystack in Miami
FORT LAUDERDALE — Westrec Marinas plans to open a 500-slip drystack for boats to 50 feet in Miami’s Haulover Park next spring.
FLIBS 2015: NMMA remains committed to new Miami site
FORT LAUDERDALE — The 2016 Miami International Boat Show will go on at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin from Feb. 11-15 as planned.
FLIBS 2015: ‘Biggest’ show opens under sunny skies
FORT LAUDERDALE — “This is going to be — and is — the biggest Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show ever,” Show Management president Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III said.