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First Look: Dufour 460 Grand Large

The newest Dufour is still so new we can only give you a glimpse of the 3D drawings. But its easy to see that the Dufour 460 is a modern, high-performance cruiser that fits perfectly into our line of sophisticated, award-winning boats. And like the hugely popular 560 (and all of our new-generation mo… [read more]

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Superyachts Coming to Miami

The superyachts are coming to Miami this fall, specifically to Watson Island in Biscayne Bay, the former South Florida base for the Goodyear blimp and terminus for Chalk’s seaplane operations, with incredible views of the downtown skyline. Deep Harbour, the first phase of Island Gardens, a l… [read more]

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Preparing Your Boat for Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season begins June 1st and ends November 30th. Coastal areas bear the brunt of hurricanes with high winds, storm surge, waves, and flooding. Boat owners should establish a detailed hurricane plan for their boat to minimize or avoid storm damage. Here is a list of important tips to be prepa… [read more]

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Yacht Broker Spotligh: Russ Schafer

Florida yacht broker, Russ Schafer grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Russ was born into a fishing family and began fishing in tournaments at the age of 10. He’s been an outdoor enthusiast since childhood and enjoys boating, fishing, scuba diving, mountain biking, and hunting. Russ is the thir… [read more]

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Seattle Named a Top Cruise Port for Yacht Spotting

Porthole Cruise Magazine ranked Seattle No. 11 on a list of the world’s best marinas for spotting cruise ships and yachts. The fact that the city made this illustrious list is a testament to the region’s beauty and attractiveness to visitors. Yacht season has just kicked off in Seatt… [read more]

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Yacht Market Report: Sailboat & Big Boat Sales Lower in May

The U.S. yacht brokerage market saw a decrease in both sales volume and total boat values in the month of May with 3,586 boats reported sold at a total price of $400 million. The number of boats sold was 2% lower than in May 2014, and the total value was 10% less, according to YachtWorld brokerages… [read more]


Florida Governor Scott Passes Sales Tax Cap on Boat Repairs

The MIASF (Marine Industries Association of South Florida) is pleased to report that the Florida Legislature and Governor Rick Scott are incentivizing boaters to have repairs done in the state with the new tax cut package passed today. Signed into law by Governor Scott, the $60,000 tax cap elimina… [read more]

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New York Yacht Sales Rebound After Hurricane Sandy

Yacht sales in New York are on the rise since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. As a result, it’s anticipated that local New York waterways will be crowded. Stock portfolios and real estate values have been rising over the past few years, and sales of recreational boats of all sizes increased 7.3% i… [read more]


Cantiere delle Marche Launches Explorer Yacht Darwin Class 86’

Cantiere delle Marche recently launched the sixth Explorer Yacht Darwin Class 86’ M/Y Stella del Nord and is revered as the worldwide leader of this fast-growing segment. Stella del Nord is the first model of “Darwin 2.0″ series: the wider windows in the salons of the main dec… [read more]

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Bass Pro Shops Announces Youth Fishing Initiative

“Gone Fishing” is Bass Pro Shops major new program to introduce people of all ages, especially urban youth and children overly focused on digital devices, to fishing as a gateway to discovering the outdoors. The program is designed to introduce people who haven’t been exposed to… [read more]

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Motorboat & Yachting: Buying the Right Life Jacket

Life jackets have evolved drastically over the years to better save lives. They come in a variety of models suited for your boating lifestyle. With this in mind, here is a list of 12 key questions to ask before buying your life jacket. 1. Does it have a sprayhood? You may be floating, but this fe… [read more]


May 2015 Yacht Brokerage Sales Decrease

The U.S. yacht brokerage market saw a decrease in sales volume and total boat values in May with 3,586 boats reported sold at a total price of $400.3 million. The number sold was 2% lower than in May 2014 and the total value was 10% lower, according to YachtWorld member brokerages recording sales i… [read more]

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Entering the Bahamas on Your Boat (Tips on Bahamian Customs)

If you’re planning to venture to the Bahamas by boat this Summer, make sure you are prepared and have the necessary documents required to enter the islands. Below are some important tips to make your entry into the Bahamas a breeze. To enter The Islands Of The Bahamas, private vessels… [read more]


Montauk Boating Season Begins, Summer 2015 with Denison

  Denison beings our second season on Long Island at our marina office in Montauk, New York. The Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina is located on a private waterfront in Montauk’s East Hampton hamlet, situated on the South Fork of Long Island. It is home to the Redbone Tournament and the Mo… [read more]

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Join Beneteau & Denison at Shilshole Marina in Seattle

  Denison’s Seattle team is featuring three new Beneteau powerboats at Shilshole Marina this weekend, June 5th-7th on the “H” dock. The Volvo Penta diesel powered Gran Turismo 49 (GT49), Gran Turismo 38 (GT38), and Yamaha outboard powered Barracuda 9 (B9) will be on… [read more]

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164′ Benetti Superyacht Vica Recently Launched

Launched at the beginning of 2015, the 50 meter (164′) superyacht Vica is Benetti’s first vessel built using two different techniques surrounding her fiberglass hull and aluminum superstructure, making her one of Benetti’s finest motor yachts ever created. Built… [read more]

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Hakvoort is Building 207′ Superyacht Zeus

The Netherlands shipyard, Hakvoort is building the 63.3 meter (207′) Superyacht Zeus. The Zeusproject is currently under construction at one of the yard’s subcontractors and is for sale. It will be the largest superyacht built to date by Hakvoort with an expe… [read more]

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2015 Chicago Harbor Fest Boat Show

Kicking off the start of summer, Chicago’s 2015 Harbor Fest Boat Show and Musical Festival will take place on Saturday June 27th and Sunday June 28th from 11:00AM to 6:00PM at 31st Street Harbor. The event will be hosted by Chicago Harbors. There will be booths and tents for marine business, food… [read more]


Yacht Broker Spotlight :: Mike Brown

Mike Brown was born in Akron, Ohio and moved to South Florida at the age of five. Growing up in West Palm Beach, Mike has been a boating and fishing enthusiast since childhood. In addition to his marine hobbies of boating, fishing, and diving, Mike enjoys archery, bow hunting, and playing golf. He got b… [read more]


Meet the New Monte Carlo MC6

Beneteau America and Monte Carlo Yachts are thrilled to announce the North American debut of the Monte Carlo 6 at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, November 5-9. The latest model of the Monte Carlo line revolutionizes the luxury Flybridge segment thanks to the quality and attention to detail th… [read more]


Summer is Here! Get in the Cockpit and Grill on a Dufour Yacht

The Dufour 560 and many other Dufour models have several features that similar sized performance cruisers just don’t have. And as you can see in the photo above, the enormous cockpit of the 560 that doubles as super-stylish portable sun deck at anchor is just one of them. But what really sets… [read more]


Cruise the Bahamas with Ceviche

When cruising the Bahamas, ceviche is always a hit when lighter food is desired. It is simple to prepare once you have made it a few times. Mix it up with a variety of hot peppers, limes, or sour oranges when you are ready to advance to the big leagues. If you are not using snapper, Mahi Mahi is an excellent s… [read more]


Hydro Tec Completing 5 New Superyachts in 2015

The Italian brand, Hydro Tec announced that it will design 3 more superyachts this year, following the launch of 2 new superyachts at Columbus Yachts on May 16 of which it completed the hydrodynamics, engineering, and exterior design. Totaling 5 new yacht launches, the announcement is… [read more]


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]

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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]

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