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Sun & Moon Sunset: 5:38 pm Moonrise: 4:42 pm; 99.4% illuminated Sunrise (Monday): 6:30 am High tides: 7:06 pm / 7:45 am (Monday) Low tides: 1:29 pm / 1:40 am (Monday)

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Weather Today: Partly cloudy, winds E 5 mph, high 83/low 67; 59% humidity Tonight: Partly cloudy, winds ENE 6 mph, high 79/low 67 Tomorrow AM: Partly cloudy, high 83/low 68

Motion on the docks Capt. Scott Schwaner is finishing up course work next week for his 1,600-ton/3,000-ITC license. He is no longer on M/Y Brazil. Fresh to Brazil, the 40m Heesen, is Capt. Alan Tookey. if the yacht doesn’t sell, he hopes to take her into charter this winter. Tookey was captain of M/Y Southerly for 16 years before it sold last year. Now renamed Golden Compass, the yacht is preparing for a round-the-world trip.

Crew deliveries Capt. David and Jenna Clayman on M/Y Bella Bri are expecting their first baby, a boy, in February. They’ve been on the boat a year, with owners who are “the best.”

Two yachts were arrested at Pier 66 yesterday. Story, page 3.

Capt. Rowan and Jennifer Brown welcomed their daughter, Laney, into the world a week ago yesterday.

Slow rebound is an ‘opportunity’ By Lucy Chabot Reed

Time reminder You should have set your clocks back one hour when you went to sleep last night. Daylight Saving Time ends today so the sun rises an hour earlier.

Correction We mispelled the last name of Hall of Fame Dockmaster Scott Salomon. We know better. Sorry, Mr. Salomon.

To hear H. Wayne Huizenga Jr. tell it, you want to believe it. This slowdown in the yachting market is a good thing. It creates opportunities and gives us all a chance to provide the service yachting is really all about. In an easy, sympathetic voice, he had the members of the U.S. Superyacht Association wanting to believe it, too. “There are great opportunities around us, though it seems dim right

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now,” he said at the USSA’s general membership meeting yesterday morning. Huizenga is chairman of the board of Rybovich. The answer, he said, is to do a better job of making yachting an invaluable experience. “I tell my team, we’re in the entertainment business,” he said. “No one needs a megayacht. So we have to be on our game and do a better job. ... Together we can make that happen.” Read the whole story on Huizenga’s inspiring speech at www.the-triton.com.

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Its volunteers also started the recent captains briefings with high-level government officials. Congrats to Capt. Mary Taylor and Mate Ken Crowley who win yesterday’s prize, another Leatherman from MTN. Send your cache photo to editorial@ the-triton.com.

FLIBS facts The 50th anniversary of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has some interesting stats. n Since moving to Bahia Mar in

1976, the show has only been staged someplace else once. n In 1982, contract disputes forced the show to move to Port Everglades. n That year, rough weather and a surge wreaked havoc on the floating docks and the last day of the show was cancelled. n As a result, Show Management’s contract was cancelled. n The next week, the company sued. n The next year, the show, and Show Management as its producer, returned to Bahia Mar.


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Yachts arrested over unpaid yard bill By Lucy Chabot Reed and Capt. Tom Serio U.S. marshals arrested two yachts in the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show yesterday, leaving crew, brokers, businesses and trade associations embarassed and regretful. The megayachts – the 120-foot M/Y Lady Broward and the 106-foot M/Y Soulmate, both Browards – were on display inside the face dock at Pier 66 with brokers Woods & Associates. Marshals boarded the vessels at 6 a.m., asked the crew to leave, and arrested the yachts, meaning they cannot be boarded until the judgment is paid. At issue are unpaid bills at Derecktor Shipyards, said Ken Imondi, the yard’s vice president of refit and repair. “Derecktor and two other vendors are owed funds for work performed,” Imondi said. “Our attorneys filed on Friday and asked that the seizure occur on Monday, at the end of the show, so the yachts don’t leave the area.” Instead, marshals arrested the vessels yesterday. “We couldn’t stop it,” Imondi said. “We didn’t even know it was going to occur.” Neither did Broward Marine or Woods & Associates. Fleet Capt. Peter Dery said the marshals were offered several forms of payment to prevent the arrest, all of

which they declined. They would only accept a cashier’s check, unobtainable on a Saturday. “They [Derecktor] are the only ones that could have changed it,” Dery said. “They could have accepted one of the alternate payments we offered.” “The only thing to say is that the timing is a little odd, on a Saturday during the boat show. It’s not our fault but this looks very poorly on us, poorly on the yacht’s charter reputation. I had clients coming to see the boats today.” Peter Woods of Woods & Associates said the debt would be paid Monday morning. “I can’t make any sense of it at all,” Dery said. “It was extremely bad form and extremely hurtful. “We’ll pay Monday morning, the boats will be unstickered and we’ll move on, just without them.” Neither officials from the U.S. Marshals Service nor National Maritime Services could be reached for comment on Saturday. Officials with two industry trade groups did not want to discuss the seizure, though they all expressed the same sentiment of regret that the arrest happened during FLIBS. “This is the kind of stuff that’s harmful to the industry,” Dery said. Triton Today will continue to follow this story, and others, after the boat show ends. For updates, stay tuned to www.the-triton.com.

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Captain brings miles of experience By Capt. Tom Serio Styled as a 1920s fantail cruiser, M/Y Sycara IV is turning heads at FLIBS thanks to her retro look and the latest in technology. The man in charge: Capt. Graeme Stoner. Stoner has officially been a captain for four years, though he has traveled the world as first officer aboard M/Y Battered Bull. “We went everywhere, all over the Pacific, Baltic Sea, you name it,” he said. Stoner’s previous command was the 130-foot Westport M/Y Miss Sydney

with the same owner as Sycara IV. He’s been able to bring most of his crew to the new yacht. “The owners treat the crew like part of the family,” he said. “They are genuinely concerned for our welfare.” As evidence of that, he said it is of paramount importance to the owners that the crew has comfortable living ccommodations. Sycara IV’s crew quarters reflects this need. Find out more about Sycara IV’s crew area and Stoner’s weirdest boat show experience at www.@the-triton.com.

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Lauderdale’s ambassador at Las Olas By Dorie Cox If you don’t know much about Ft. Lauderdale, you might think Dockmaster Levend Ekendiz owns the city’s Las Olas Docks or even founded the city himself because he is so enthusiastic about both. His infectious smile welcomes visitors to the marina on the Intracoastal Waterway at the north end of the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. He manages 52 slips and a mooring field, and he wants each boat to remember its experience here. “I feel like I am ambassador to the whole area,” Ekendiz said. “People

remember things and one good memory can make their trip.” Ekendiz left Turkey at age 21 and signed up with the U.S. Merchant Marines. “It’s a big world. I wanted to travel and get paid.” He fulfilled that goal as a deck officer on ships, logging more than 40 Atlantic crossings. After 10 years, he came ashore in Seattle, then Florida. “My whole life just came together,” he said of moving to Florida. Find out more about Ekendiz’s path to Las Olas Docks, the marina’s amenities, and his speedy athletic talent in the rest of this story at www.the-triton.com.

ISS honors YachtAid Global, Alloy By Lucy Chabot Reed Capt. Mark Drewelow accepted the International Superyacht Society’s Distinguished Crew Award on Thursday night on behalf of all the captains and crew who have volunteered with YachtAid Global. Drewelow founded the charitable organization YachtAid Global three years ago. It identifies schools in less fortunate communities around the world and acquires supplies to help them. Yachts help in the transport and delivery of the materials. Drewelow was the long-time captain on M/Y Dorothea, stopping at many small villages along Central America. When Drewelow left yachts in 2003, he vowed to find a way to get much-needed supplies to those children. He launched YachtAid Global to match traveling yachts with the donated goods that needed to be transported. The captain and crew on S/Y Vivid delivered simple supplies such as paper and pencils to a school on Komodo Island in Indonesia this summer and noticed that the children were constantly dodging Komodo dragons outside their classrooms. The captain suggested that YachtAid Global build a fence around the school. The fence project was completed in

September. “Some of what we do are simple projects that mean a lot to the kids in these schools,” Drewelow said. “It’s morphed into an entity where owners are now starting to notice. The focus of the owners is shifting to use their vessels as a tool.” YachtAid Global is always in need of vessels traveling to remote villages, mostly in Central America but also in Alaska and Indonesia. The schools are pre-cleared so all the entrance and clearance issues have been worked out ahead of time. Other yachts that have participated include S/Y Timoneer, M/Y Ice Bear, M/Y Twizzle and M/Y Seven Cs, which is at FLIBS on the face dock at Hall of Fame Marina. For more information, visit www. yachtaidglobal.org. Tony Hambrook, managing director of Alloy Yachts in New Zealand, was awarded the ISS Leadership Award on Thursday night. He has led the company for two decades. Two of Alloy Yachts’ vessels won top design awards at the ISS gala celebration Thursday, the 131-foot (40m) M/Y Allogante for best power yacht of its size and the 169-foot (52m) S/Y Mondango.


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OFF THE DOCK: More of the parties that have happened so far

@ USSA The U.S. Superyacht Association welcomed crew and businesses to the USSA Village yesterday afternoon, the group’s second networking event.

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@ Rybovich Live music rocked Bimini Boatyard last night as crew and guests celebrated Halloween with Rybovich. PHOTO/DORIE COX

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@ Shadow Marine M/V Allure was taken over by gobs of goblins, a variety of vixens and bands of marauders on Halloween night, dockside at The Sails. PHOTOS/DORIE COX

See more photos of crew in costume online at www. the-triton.com.

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