Florida extends Hurricane Ian salvage help deadline

Acknowledging the significant challenge facing many recreational boat owners who are unable to pay salvage costs for their Hurricane Ian- wrecked vessels, or who may still be assessing the extent of the damage, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) extended its Hurricane Ian waiver program through the end of 2022. The waivers, which […]

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Extends Vessel Salvage Deadline

<!– In the News: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Extends Vessel Salvage Deadline –> Salvaging a damaged vessel can be an expensive, time-consuming proposition, and Hurricane Ian left hundreds of boats in need of such assistance. That’s why the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has extended its Hurricane Ian waiver program through the […]

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IBEX Innovations

IBEX Carries On Hurricane Ian put the kibosh on IBEX 2022, but didn’t dissuade the Innovation Awards judges from evaluating entries. Southern Boating is combining the Engine Room and Wired columns this month to highlight some of the products entered into the 2022 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Innovation Awards. Due to the timing […]

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Weather Ends Final Day Of OPA Englewood Beach Worlds

<!– Racing: Weather Ends Final Day Of OPA Englewood Beach Worlds –> Never let it be said that Mother Nature lacks a dark side. After serving up a chamber of commerce forecast for the Saturday rounds of competition at the Offshore Powerboat Association’s world championships in Englewood Beach, Fla., she had other plans yesterday. Though […]

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OPA Worlds Day 1—Jumpstarting the Recovery

<!– Racing: OPA Worlds Day 1—Jumpstarting the Recovery –> When Hurricane Ian hit the southwest coast of Florida on September 28, one of the areas struck hard was Englewood Beach. Since then, the town of about 19,300 residents has been busy repairing their homes, cleaning up their yards and getting closer to back to normal. […]

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Red Tide Blooms Follow Hurricane Ian

Red tide blooms from Sanibel to Port Charlotte, Florida have resulted in fish kills and other harmful aquatic ecosystem impacts. Courtesy Captains for Clean Water Red tide blooms are building along much of Florida’s southwestern coast extending from Sanibel to Port Charlotte, resulting in fish kills and other harmful aquatic ecosystem impacts. South Florida has […]

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OPA Englewood Beach World Championship Essentials

<!– Racing: OPA Englewood Beach World Championship Essentials –> The final offshore races of the 2022 season, the Offshore Powerboat Association Englewood Beach/Waterfest World Championships are tap this weekend. An estimated 40 to 45 teams already are in town and more will be arriving throughout the day in the Southwest Florida waterfront community. OPA president […]

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OneWater releases Q4 results

OneWater has announced results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended September 30, 2022. Fiscal Year 2022 Highlights Record revenue increased 42% to $1.74 billion Same-store sales increased 12% Gross profit margin expanded 260 basis points to 31.7% Record Net income increased 31% to $153 million Net income per diluted share attributable to OneWater […]

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Media Blitz Lights Up Greene Street

<!– Event Coverage: Media Blitz Lights Up Greene Street –> Even before the Sandbar Sports Grill on Greene Street reopened yesterday at 7 p.m. for the Speed On The Water “Racing To Rebuild” Key West Bash presented by CMR Construction and Roofing, the street itself was nuts. The street closed at 3:30 p.m.—Powerboat P1/P1 Offshore […]

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