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Yacht Fundraiser Helps Special Needs Children

Amanda Mitchell, Director of Development at Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, faced a challenge when cuts in government grants left her nonprofit no longer able to cover health care costs for children with special needs in Broward County. An avid boater in Fort Lauderdale,… [read more]

The Lynx yacht Heliad II

Billionaire Superyacht Showdown at Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival in the French Riviera, attended by some of the world’s wealthiest individuals, is an event known for the ultimate battle of the billionaires. Following the Festival is the Monaco Grand Prix. The Jetee Albert Edouard in the Old Port of Cannes is packed at th… [read more]

Krogen 42

Kadey-Krogen Yachts Opens New England Office

Kadey-Krogen Yachts is adding an office Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Partner and vice president of sales, Tucker West, will lead Kadey-Krogen’s expansion into New England. He is a Rhode Island native and grew up on and around the waters of Portsmouth and throughout high school. During… [read more]

Yachts in Miami Beach

Florida Yacht Brokers Seek Import Law Change

The Florida Yacht Brokers Association is seeking a change in a century-old federal law to make it easier for foreign-flagged yachts visiting the United States to be sold to Americans. According to proponents, he change would make hundreds more pre-owned yachts readily available to U.S. buyers, e… [read more]

Watson Island

Miami’s Watson Island Superyacht Marina Set To Open December 2015

A new superyacht marina in Watson Island of Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida is set to open in early December, which happens to be the first week of Art Basal. The marina is designed to hold 50 superyachts up to 550′ long. The deep-water marina is part of a planned, mixed-use development called Isl… [read more]

Luxury Yachts

Yacht Brokerage Sales Results Mixed in April

U.S. yacht brokerage sales for the month of April increased to 2,904 boats from 2,203 in March, but lagged 3% behind sales of April 2014, when 2,994 boats were sold. From their propriety database, SoldBoats.com, YachtWorld reports the total volume of April sales increased from $311.2 milli… [read more]

Lisa Borkowski - DYS headshot

Denison Strengthens Team with Addition of Lisa Borkowski

Denison recently hired Lisa Borkowski as Director of Administration. Well-respected in the yachting industry with over a decade of experience and expertise in listings, closings, and administration, Lisa is an instant asset to the Denison team. In 2004, Lisa purchased and operated ASAP Marine… [read more]

US Navy Fleet

U.S. Navy Ships Featured on One Page

A powerful force dedicated to protecting our country, the United States Navy consists of around 430 ships in active service or reserve. The map from @Naval_Graphics on Twitter shows all the commissioned and noncommissioned ships currently in the Navy fleet, such as the massive Nimi… [read more]

Dufour Sailpan

Dufour Yachts :: Performance Sailplans

As any of you who have visited this site already know, Dufour Yachts are performance cruisers. And we’ll be the first to admit that the term performance cruiser is used to describe so many boats these days that the word can mean different things to different people. But, we here at Dufour take the ter… [read more]

Denison Stuart Florida Office

Stuart is Newest Office Opening for Denison Yacht Sales

Denison announces the opening of its newest office, located at The Harborage Yacht Club and Marina in Stuart, Florida. Formerly the office of Island Trader Yacht Sales, Denison’s Stuart location is led by an experienced team of 4 licensed and bonded yacht brokers, Garret Almeida, Mickey Beld… [read more]

Quintessence AM37 Plan

Aston Martin Entering Boat Market with AM37 Model

Aston Martin collaborated with Quintessence Yachts and Mulder Design to create its first yacht, the AM37, a 37′ powerboat. Quintessence Yachts, whose founder is a classic Aston Martin owner, approached Aston Martin to design the AM37 in conjunction with Mulder Design. It will be availabl… [read more]

Beneteau MC6

Beneteau MC6 Making U.S. Debut at 2015 FLIBS This November

The Monte Carlo 6 (MC6) will make its North American debut at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, November 5-9, 2015. Monte Carlo’s new flagship yacht debuted earlier this year in Europe at the Dusseldorf Boat Show. The MC6 continues to reaffirm the design synergies between… [read more]

The New Fountaine Pajot Cumberland 47 LC

New Fountaine Pajot Cumberland 47 LC

Jean-Francois Fountaine presents an overview of Fountaine Pajot’s new Cumberland 47 LC along with some insight about the company. “Our boats are so much more versatile than just a trawler,” he says, referring to the company’s rebranded motoryacht line and specifically the new Cu… [read more]

Suncoat Boat Show-Entrepreneur

Florida Yacht Manufacturers Prepare for New Boat Sales

After the Suncoast Boat Show in Southwest Florida, pleasure boat sellers and manufacturers in Manatee and Sarasota counties are predicting a good year in 2015. Florida’s boating industry saw static but steady sales in 2014, and boat and yacht brokers say demand is rising after the… [read more]

photographing boat

Learn to Take Epic Photos to Sell Your Boat Fast

A good boat listing requires great photos. People are visual and like to see what they are getting. Unfortunately, many listings contain outdated and poor quality pictures. Bad photos completely destroy your listing. Here are some tips for taking epic photos that will sell your boat. 1) Your Phone… [read more]


8 Insider Tips to Sell Your Boat Fast

1. Clutter Kills: Hoarding is not appealing to potential buyers. Knick-knacks cluttering cabinet-tops can be distracting and make your Salon look smaller than it really is. Put the dirty laundry away and clear all surfaces of personal items. 2. Picture Perfect: Sometimes bad photographs can rui… [read more]

The new Dufour 382

First Look :: Dufour 382 Grand Large

We love this shot of the new Dufour 382 Grand Large because it really sets the tone for what this new model is–modern, beautiful, and pointed directly into the future. The Dufour design and construction teams have already had huge success with the bigger models like the 500 and the 560, but the 382 is… [read more]

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Denison Selected as Sun Sentinel #1 Top Workplace

  The Sun Sentinel has announced Denison Yacht Sales as South Florida’s #1 Top Workplace in the Small Employer Group. Winners were selected solely on employee feedback, through a comprehensive survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, a research firm on organizational health and emplo… [read more]


Yacht Broker Spotlight :: Kevin Frawley

Kevin Frawley is a Florida yacht broker at Denison who has rapidly advanced in his career, diving headfirst into all things boating when he entered the yachting industry nine years ago. Florida Yacht Broker – Kevin Frawley   An avid sports fan and a proud father to Ryan, Dane, and Daphne,… [read more]

Lake Michigan shipwrecks

Shipwrecks Revealed in Lake Michigan

A United States Coast Guard crew encountered some hidden history in the clear blue, post-winter waters of Northern Lake Michigan. The crew took a series of photographs of shipwrecks lying on the lake bottom in the waters off the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Grand Rapids Press report… [read more]

March SoldBoats Sales

SoldBoats Report for March 2015

Yacht brokers in the United States reported selling only 2,203 boats in March. While that was 501 more boats than in February, it was a decrease of 11% compared to the previous March. Yacht brokerage firms in SoldBoats.com, reported the total value of March boat sales were $321 million, which repr… [read more]

Motoryacht Control Panel and GPS

GPS Backup System Bill

The bipartisan National Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Resilience and Security Act of 2015, H.R. 1678 was introduced by Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Ma… [read more]

Superyacht-Smartwatch videoworks

Superyacht Smartwatch Launched

    A superyacht smartwatch was created by interior design firm FM Architettura d’Interni and Italian technology company Videoworks. This latest innovation in wearable technology for superyachts was demonstrated at the recent London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show. The Sam… [read more]

Feadship Superyacht

145′ Feadship Superyacht Moon Sand Launched in Holland

Feadship Yachts launched the custom superyacht 145′ Moon Sand at De Vries Scheepsbouw in Makkum, Holland. After the completion of a number of new builds in partnership with renowned exterior designers over the past year, Moon Sand is a salient reminder of the formidable desig… [read more]

Family on Beneteau Boat

Most Popular Boat Names of 2015 (BoatUS)

BoatUS announced their annual list of Most Popular Boat Names. Big and small, power or sail, there are many different kinds of boats and so many different kinds of boat owners. But the one thing they seem to agree on is how boating makes them feel, at least if you’re looking at a boat’s name on the tra… [read more]

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