A Wednesday night fire at Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale engulfed and severely damaged a yacht estimated at 80 feet.
MS Turanor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest, solar-powered yacht ever constructed, made its first U.S. stopover on June 3rd at Sunset Harbour Yacht Club (SHYC) in Miami, FL., South Florida’s only five-star, green marina.
Originally built in 1992 for the Barcelona Olympics, the Salamanca Group bought Marina Port Vell in 2010 with an eye toward creating a place for large yachts to dock in the center of Barcelona.
What's been happening in the industry? More than a little! Freedom Waters wraps up a successful event, a trip to the Arctic through the Bering Strait just became more feasible, KVH is expanding their service plans and Perini Navi is already preparing for the yard's fifth Perini Navi Cup Regatta.
Beginning spring 2013, Sevenstar Yacht Transport will begin regular sailings to Porto Montenegro in the Bay of Kotor. Known for dramatic coastlines and tax-free bunkering, Montenegro has grown in popularity as a yachting destination in recent years. Upgraded improvements in the legal system and infrastructure and mild year-round climate has made the spot even more attractive.
Sarasota Yacht Club, which serves both yachting and social members, has undertaken several initiatives to remain viable into the future. Those initiatives include a recent refinancing, new programming and efforts to appeal to Sarasota’s changing demographics.