A yacht tax break with many fathers

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Michael Fortenbaugh, who previously operated the North Cove Marine near the World Trade Center site, said New York State's sales tax has been historically unfriendly to yacht buyers. "When you purchase a boat, very few people will claim the boat to be … Source: Capital New York

Drunk man rescued from boat at in WA's South West

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He was rescued by Volunteer Marine Rescue personnel who arrived with two jet skis and a rescue boat. The man was taken to Margaret River Hospital with a minor injury. Acting Inspector Mick Hayes said the man should not have been operating a boat. Source: ABC Online

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Second 164-footer built at …

Platypus Marine Inc., the full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive in Port Angeles, hauled out Royal Mariner I, a 58-foot steel commercial fishing vessel. I understand that personnel will be painting the … Source: Peninsula Daily

Marine repair business that runs out of owner's cottage at odds with Manitoba …

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With Bulleé's business, Brentz Mobile Marine, you don't have to pull your boat from the water onto a trailer, haul it 40 kilometres and then leave it for days or weeks to be fixed; or lug a big heavy outboard motor out of the boat and into your trunk … Source: Winnipeg Free Press

ON THE WATER: LBYC's Opening Day Duffy Races, Con Cup Sail Off, More

There must be a minimum five crew members per boat. The boat's designer, Marshall Duffy, claims the top speed of these boats is about 7 mph. The race route starts at the long dock, heads toward the Davies Bridge, where the boats make a sharp u turn … Source: Gazette Newspapers

Watch playful pod of bottlenose dolphins swim alongside boat off UK coast

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A playful pod of bottlenose dolphins swam alongside a tour boat, allowing those on board to get a stunning view of them frolicking in the water. The video above was shot by Hannah Jones as around 16 dolphins approached her boat off the Cornish coast. Source: BT.com

Biggest-ever boat show reflects industry trends

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Workers over the past couple of weeks have been busier than ever transforming the South Flagler Drive waterfront into a fully operational marina for the 30th edition of the Palm Beach International Boat Show, which opens Thursday and runs through Sunday. Source: Palm Beach Daily News

British Marine Federation launches manifesto to help marine industry access …

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"On behalf of my constituents, I welcome this Manifesto by the British Marine Federation and hope it helps to raise the profile of the sector to ensure its continued successful future.” The CWM FX London Boat Show was a successful showcase for the … Source: Western Morning News

57 boats released by Pakistan to arrive Porbandar today

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This is for the first time in more than a decade that Pakistan has repatriated any Indian boat it had detained for allegedly violating maritime boundary line in the Arabian sea. Escorted by Pakistan Marine Security Agency (PMSA), Pakistani fishermen … Source: The Indian Express

Sydney Harbour boat moorings are impacting sea floor marine life: researchers

Researchers have begun intensive surveys of the sea floor to gauge the extent of the damage by boating infrastructure in Sydney Harbour. Sydney Harbour is becoming "cluttered" with boats, prompting the New South Wales Department of Transport to launch … Source: Yahoo7 News

'Dart Fisher' enhancements

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James Fisher Marine Operations Project Manager Andy Nattrass explained: “It has proven to be an extremely versatile craft. We didn't just want a crew transfer vessel but one that was multi-purpose, even to the extent that it could be used by our … Source: Maritime Journal

Boats galore take center stage downtown West Palm Beach

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From Thursday through March 29, hundreds of boats will take over the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront during what has been called one of the top five boat shows in the country. More than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and marine accessories … Source: Palm Beach Post

Al Shaali introduces Canary 24

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Al Shaali Marine Maldives' Canary 24, showcased at the Maldives Marine Expo held at Dharubaaruge. HAVEERU PHOTO/NISHAN ALI. Al Shaali Marine Maldives has introduced a speed boat specialized for water sports called 'Canary 24'. Al Shaali … Source: haveeruonline

Rules could sink beluga tours

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Churchill's belugas do, in fact, approach boats voluntarily, said Kristin Westdal, a marine biologist for the Pew Charitable Trust's Oceans North Canada, whose activities include beluga research in Hudson Bay. Westdal said she's not concerned with the … Source: Winnipeg Free Press

Cheetah Marine looking to expand into industrial estate car park

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Members of the Property Disposal and Capital Programme Sub Committee will next week be asked to approve a recommendation to treat Ventnor boat builder, Cheetah Marine, as a special purchaser of council-owned land on Ventnor Industrial Estate. Source: On The Wight

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