Even if you weren’t in yachting in the late 1980s, surely you remember the scandal involving Senator Gary Hart and the megayacht Monkey Business. Hart was the leading Democratic presidential candidate in 1988 until rumors surfaced of an affair with a woman named Donna Rice. That, along with a photo of the two alongside the
It has a new name and new partners, but the Florida-based yard known for “the great American megayacht” is in the process of being revived once again. The new name is Broward Shipyard, and Philippe Brandligt, a naval architect by training who has served with some significant firms, is working with the new ownership team.
If you live in or frequent South Florida, you’re probably familiar with the TV program Deco Drive. It spotlights companies and events in and around the Fort Lauderdale and Miami areas. Buster (no last name necessary) is among the personalities on the show, and he often lends, shall we say, a colorful element to his
Difficult economic times and a dispute with a client have led Broward Marine to suspend activity at its Dania, Florida, yard. Earlier this summer, Tom Lewis, Broward’s CEO, told the South Florida Business Journal that work had scaled back and confirmed the layoff of 30 employees. He additionally mentioned that the yard was in the