Florida officials seek input on anchoring proposal

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting two workshops this week on proposals to change the state’s anchoring law and give some authority to counties and municipalities to regulate anchoring on their waters. “We want public input so we can see whether there’s a consensus on what’s reasonable,” FWC waterways management supervisor Capt.…more

Grand Banks Yachts reports 4Q results

Increased demand for luxury yachts in North America and Asia helped builder Grand Banks Yachts post its first full-year profit in six years. The company said it earned a fourth-quarter profit of $800,000, compared with a loss of $2.3 million in the same period last year, The Straits Times reported. The period marked Grand Banks’ third…more

VIDEO: Active Interest Media joins with NMEA on digital offering

The Active Interest Media Marine Group teamed up with the National Marine Electronics Association to co-sponsor a new digital magazine covering the latest in today’s marine electronics. This new magazine — titled the 2015 Marine Electronics Source Book — will cover 18 product categories and include editorial overviews of the categories, product advertorials, embedded video…more

Marina owner found dead on Long Island

Carl Darenberg Jr., owner of Montauk Marine Basin in Montauk on the east end of New York’s Long Island, was found dead Monday in Montauk Harbor, not far from the marina that has been in his family for nearly 60 years. Darenberg, 64, ran the full-service marina and boatyard that his father, Carl Darenberg Sr., a…more

ABBRA schedules boatyard tour before IBEX

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association will host two major industry events in the Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg, Fla., area on Sept. 29, one day before IBEX opens and as part of the conference’s 2014 Super Sessions. ABBRA will offer a regional boatyard study tour facilitated by industry business leader Jim Bronstien to…more

Boat rental service offers insurance option

San Francisco-based GetMyBoat, a peer-to-peer and charter marketplace, launched a first-of-its-kind, global boat rental insurance product. Coverage is offered to boaters who book through or use any service or platform and policies can be purchased by the day, the week or any duration desired and is underwritten by a yacht charter insurance provider. The insurance…more

Azimut Benetti announces personnel moves

Italian luxury yacht builder Azimut Benetti Group moved to strengthen its commercial market with an internal restructuring. As of Monday, Fabio Ermetto, 42, assumed the role of chief commercial officer of Benetti, the group’s flagship megayacht division. He has worked in the yachting industry for more than 15 years, particularly in the world of megayachts…more

MarineMax team signs up for Long Island fishing tourney

MarineMax Long Island said its fishing team will compete in the White Water Sportfish Challenge, which will be held Sept. 4-7 at the Star Island Yacht Club in Montauk on the east end of New York’s Long Island. The team will fish the tournament on a new Sailfish 320 Center Console with a special graphic…more

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