October 2014

As their customer base grows older, boating companies are turning their attention to a younger, but less affluent, demographic.
Gray-haired baby boomers at the helm of boats on local waterways are the norm in South Florida and throughout the country. This makes sense since they often have the time and money to afford to spend their days luxuriating aboard sleek vessels. But what about younger generations who might have a similar desire but not the means?
When Juan Ponce deLeon and his three-ship fleet of Spanish explorers anchored at Miami in the year 1513, he sent scouting parties to see if el fuente de la juventud, better known now as the fountain of youth, was in Biscayne Bay.
The new pier at South Pointe Park in South Beach opened in mid August. The original pier was closed in 2004.
The mid August re-opening of South Pointe Park Pier in South Beach may reflect a welcome trend in city marine upgrades.
Shark Week on television is over and that’s too bad, but sharks don’t know it so they continue to frighten and fascinate us. In case you haven’t had enough, here comes the National Marine Fisheries Service bearing platters of sharky info hors d’oeuvres.
Biscayne Bay, with its dense boat traffic, can make boat accidents inevitable if people don’t abide by the rules.
The July 4 boating accident on Biscayne Bay in Miami that cost four people their lives has horrified boaters pushing the importance of following basic safety skills on the water.
The new diver flags can be seen from two directions — and steered clear by boaters.
Two hips and a hooray for Florida’s work-in-progress plan to make a single statewide rule for largemouth bass size and bag limits. The idea is easy to support, but the details could be something to bicker about.
As their customer base grows older, boating companies are turning their attention to a younger, but less affluent, demographic.
The new pier at South Pointe Park in South Beach opened in mid August. The original pier was closed in 2004.
Biscayne Bay, with its dense boat traffic, can make boat accidents inevitable if people don’t abide by the rules.
The new diver flags can be seen from two directions — and steered clear by boaters.

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