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Marine Industries Association hosts Boys and Girls Club members

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) recently welcomed 70 high school students who attend the Boys and Girls Club Broward County (BGCBC) program to its headquarters in downtown Fort Lauderdale. A panel of young marine industry professionals discussed various career paths, jobs, and the benefits of working in an exciting and growing industry. “We want all BGCBC members ...

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MIASF announces yacht service apprenticeship program

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is working with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) and Atlantic Technical College (ATC) to establish the State’s first registered Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship. The two-year program will give apprentices a basic set of shipyard skills to jump start a career in the marine industry. So far, four South Florida shipyards have ...

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MIASF announce new board members, award winners at annual meeting

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) held its annual meeting and awards ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. More than 200 members and guests in Derby-themed attire packed the Preakness Stakes viewing party during cocktail hour before moving to the ballroom for the evening’s dinner and festivities. Steve Shapiro, WSVN 7 NEWS weekday ...

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MIASF names new vice president

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) announced that James Maitland, formerly of Oceanmax International, will take on the newly created vice president role beginning May 15. As national sales director for Oceanmax, worldwide distributors of Propspeed, Maitland supported key distributors throughout the Americas, increasing brand awareness, growing target markets, increasing industry association involvement, and building the U.S.-based technical ...

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Marine Industries Association of South Florida break ground on new habitat for humanity build

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) board members, sponsors, and staff were on hand to break ground for the third time on a new Habit for Humanity home build, this time at A Rick Case Habitat Community in Pompano Beach.  MIASF member companies, High Seas Yacht Service, Boat Owners Warehouse, Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller, Neptune Boat Lifts, Ward’s ...

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MIASF announces waterway cleanup results

On March 2, more than 1,400 volunteers participated in the 42nd Broward County Waterway Cleanup, the county’s largest and longest-running environmental event. Presented by the Florida Inland Navigation District (F.I.N.D.) and organized by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), the Broward County Waterway Cleanup resulted in the collection of 35 tons of trash and debris from 38 sites ...

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Weekly 5: MIASF CEO stepping down in 2018

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. MIASF CEO stepping down in 2018 Phil Purcell, CEO and executive director of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, will leave the organization in January 2018, South ...

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New study highlights economic impact of FLIBS

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Show Management, the owners and producers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, respectively, announced the results of an economic impact study conducted by Thomas J. Murray & Associates in conjunction with the University of Florida. The study concluded that the 56th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) contributed $857 million ...

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MIASF and Show Management extend deal to produce FLIBS

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and Show Management have signed a 30-year agreement to produce the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. "Our marine industry has become a prominent job creator, and our region is a marine sales, refit and repair hub," said Phil Purcell, executive director of the MIASF, which owns the Fort Lauderdale ...

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Florida Yacht Brokers Association aims to boost marine economy through legislative change

The Florida Yacht Brokers Association and attorneys and lobbyists with Becker & Poliakoff are engaging in an industry effort to amend current legislation hindering the sale of foreign-flagged yachts in the U.S. Under Title 19 CFR § 4.94, foreign-flagged boats can obtain a cruising license in the U.S., with the caveat that the vessel is not engaged in trade, which ...

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