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Hawaii deep sea canoe returns home after global voyage
All Hawaii
Polynesian replica voyaging canoes along with modern vessels accompanied the Hokulea to port on the Hawaii island of Oahu . The Hokulea and its sister ship, Hikianalia, covered a combined 60 ,000 nautical miles, over 150 ports, and 23 countries and territories, the Polynesian Voyaging Society web ...
 
Trump admin wants seismic surveys for drilling
All Florida
*Trump admin wants seismic surveys for drilling* *BY MATTHEW DALY Associated Press* WASHINGTON | The Trump administration is seeking permission to use seismic air guns to find oil and gas formations deep underneath the Atlantic Ocean floor, a reversal from the Obama administration that is outr ...
 
Report: 4 Florida counties make up part of fatal liver disease ‘cluster’
All Florida
*Report: 4 Florida counties make up part of fatal liver disease ‘cluster’* *BY TYLER TREADWAY Treasure Coast Newspapers* STUART | People living in areas with significant blue-green algae blooms, including the Treasure Coast, are more likely to die from nonalcoholic liver disease than those ...
 
Scott signs boating safety bill that reduces fees for vessels with locator beacons
All Florida
*Scott signs boating safety bill that reduces fees for vessels with locator beacons* TALLAHASSEE | Floridians who have locator beacons in their boats will pay reduced registration fees under a new law. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Tuesday that makes permanent reduced fees for boats equipp ...
 
Privilège Marine sold
France
Privilège Marine sold Major contract for Dutch builder Germany’s HanseYachts acquires French catamaran builder for undisclosed sum Germany’s HanseYachts today announced that its parent company, Aurelius, has acquired French catamaran builder Privilège Marine for an undisclosed sum. ...
 
Lionfish Challenge 2017 starts tomorrow on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day
All Florida
Remember: Lionfish Challenge 2017 starts tomorrow on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Attention all lionfish hunters: The 2017 Lionfish Challenge begins tomorrow, May 20, on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day. Remember to register online at MyFWC.com/Lionfish or sign up in person at the Lionfis ...
 
Stone crab season closes May 16
All Florida
May 10, 2017 Stone crab season closes May 16 The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last day of harvest on May 15. Stone crab season will reopen on Oct. 15. This five-month closure occurs each year during the peak spawning ...
 
Sanlorenzo launches third 460 Explorer
Global
*Sanlorenzo launches third 460 Explorer* Italian builder has sold five 460s since the model launch at Monaco in 2015 Sanlorenzo’s Superyacht Division, located in La Spezia, has launched the third superyacht in its 460 Explorer line: Ocean’s Four. Since its international debut at ...
 
Pursuit Boats plant expansion could increase production by 50%
Global
*Pursuit Boats plant expansion could increase production by 50%* Pursuit says new product introductions have generated need for more manufacturing space Pursuit Boats said it is expanding its facilities in Fort Pierce, Florida. The US$2.1m addition will allow the builder to increase pr ...
 
Beneteau appoints new sales director
Global
*Beneteau appoints new sales director* *yesterday, 11:38 AM* Luca Brancaleon to manage the brand’s international commercial strategy Bénéteau has announced the appointment of Luca Brancaleon as Sales Director as of 20 March 2017. He will manage the brand’s international commercial st ...
 
Supreme Court rejects last appeal for floating home in landmark case
South East ,Florida
*Supreme Court rejects last appeal for floating home in landmark case* BY CURT ANDERSON Associated Sress MIAMI | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Florida man’s latest appeal in a landmark case involving the seizure and destruction of his floating home. The justices denied witho ...
 
Organizers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS )new dates for the 58th
Global
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (April 10, 2017) - Organizers of the [Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show][1] (FLIBS) announced new dates for the 58th annual event: Wednesday, November 1 through Sunday, November 5, 2017. Historically, the show has opened on the first Thursday of November and closed th ...
 
32nd Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show Reports Record Results
South East ,Florida
*32nd Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show Reports Record Results* **Annual yachting lifestyle event featured more boats and drew bigger crowds than ever before** **WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.** (April 4, 2017) - The 32nd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, which ran March 23-26, wrappe ...
 
Georgia refit tax cap passes, awaits governor’s signature
Global
*Georgia refit tax cap passes, awaits governor’s signature* Marinas and Shipyards, News A bill to cap state sales taxes on yacht refits in Georgia passed the state’s General Assembly on Thursday. The bill was passed on the last day of the 2017 legislative session and awaits Gov. Natha ...
 
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Virgin Islands
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Waves of progress , Loggerhead Marinelife Center
South East ,Florida
**Capital campaign aims to make Loggerhead Marinelife Center global leader in conservation** BY AMY WOODS awoods@floridaweekly.com TOP: A rendering of L[oggerhead Marinelife Center.][1] Photo: A researcher counts the unhatched eggs from a sea turtle nest. The Loggerhead Marinel ...
 
Luise Group expands operations
Global
*Luise Group expands operations* **Italian yachting service specialist launches Luise Yachting Adriatic** Luise Group in Italy has announced the opening of new offices throughout the Adriatic Sea. The new locations will operate under the brand name Luise Yachting Adriatic. Headquartered ...
 
Marina insurer chooses Bellingham
Global
Marina insurer chooses Bellingham US firm Harbor Risk to offer additional credit to marinas with Bellingham-built docks [Bellingham Marine,][1] the US marina builder company, has announced that Harbor Risk is to offer up to 10% in additional credits to a marina’s dock rate where Bellingh ...
 
Chris-Craft signs 12 new dealers in US and Europe
Global
*Chris-Craft signs 12 new dealers in US and Europe* All companies are "stocking" dealers, meaning they will carry models in the dealerships Chris-Craft said it has signed 12 new dealers in the US and Europe. All dealers are “stocking” dealers, meaning they will carry models in ...
 
Officials crack down on abandoned boats in Marquesas Keys
Florida Keys
*Officials crack down on abandoned boats in Marquesas Keys* **KEY WEST |** Marine salvors have been racing to get 32 abandoned boats off the bottom in Marquesas Keys waters before birds arrive. A crew removed seven deteriorating vessels, many holding hazardous materials, oily residue, fuels ...
 
Waterway debris to be removed from river
North , Florida
Waterway debris to be removed from river The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has started removing debris related to **Hurricane Matthew from the St. Johns River.** Contractors began along the Julington Creek shoreline and will continue working south to remove and dispose of vegetat ...
 
Another successful Miami International Boat Show for Mercury Marine
Global
New Mercury video recaps highlights of the boat show Mercury Marine and Mercury Racing made a big splash at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show with nine product launches and an upgraded presence on the water. Consumers pointed to Mercury’s high horsepower outboards and reliability as two of ...
 
Palm Beach International Boat Show Offers Attractions for Guests of All Ages
Global
Palm Beach International Boat Show Offers Attractions for Guests of All Ages WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (March 13, 2017) - In addition to a wide selection of watercraft and marine accessories on display, the Palm Beach International Boat Show offers fun for the whole family, including live musical e ...
 
Record attendance at Danish boat / 2017 Fredericia Boat Show
Global
**the 2017 Fredericia Boat Show attracted 31.553, up 7% compared to the last edition held in 2015** Organisers of Denmark’s Fredericia Boat Show 2017 have reported that the event drew to a close with a record attendance of 31.553 visitors during the two weekends the show was opened. This footfa ...
 
‘Jolly’ green giant released off Keys
Florida Keys
‘Jolly’ green giant released off Keys **MARATHON** | A 330-pound green sea turtle nicknamed Jolly has been released off the Florida Keys after convalescing from a partial flipper amputation. Named after wildlife officers who helped rescue her last month, the adult female turtle was ret ...
 
WHERE ARE RIGHT WHALES ?
Global
*WHERE ARE RIGHT WHALES ?* » Surveyors have only spotted 3 calves this season By Lorraine Thompson Contributor It looks like the North Atlantic right whales have abandoned Florida this season. That’s the conclusion of Jim Hain, program director of the Marineland Right Whale Project. ...
 
More Large Yachts and European Exhibitors than Ever at Palm Beach BoatShow March23-26 2017
South East ,Florida
*More Large Yachts and European Exhibitors than Ever Before at 32nd Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show With robust demand for superyacht space, satellite exhibit is planned at Rybovich* **WEST PALM BEACH, Fla**. (February 8, 2017) - The 32nd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show is s ...
 
Red Tide Report 1.27.17 ,This service is by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.
All Florida
*A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida from Pinellas to Lee counties.* Over the past week, Karenia brevis was observed at background to medium concentrations in eleven samples collected from Pinellas County; background to medium concentrations in ...
 
Wildlife officials ask what’s killing pelicans
Tampa/St Pete fl.
*Wildlife officials ask what’s killing pelicans* ST. PETERSBURG | Officials are trying to figure out why pelicans are dying in St. Petersburg. The dead birds have been turning up since last Wednesday and the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is caring for another 14 pelicans that are alive but let ...
 
Mysterious stranding kills 81 false killer whales
South West ,Florida
*Mysterious stranding kills 81 false killer whales* »Mammals stranded near Hog Key, which sits amid network of islands off southwest Florida *By Jenny staletovich Miami Herald* MiAMi | More than 80 false killer whales have been found dead after stranding themselves along the remote coast o ...