Member updates: ICT, Yacht Chandlers, Derecktor, Luxury Law Group, Bahia Mar, MPT February 17, 2015

International Crew Training and Yacht Chandlers have moved into a new, expanded facility at 750 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The 42,000-square-foot building will serve as the central hub for professional world-class yacht services and career development and the new go-to locale for professional yacht services and crew training.

Derecktor Florida has obtained a $5.6 million loan package from Bank United to buy new equipment. It will also use the money to upgrade its physical plant so it can finish repairs and maintenance on megayachts more quickly, James Brewer told the Sun Sentinel.

Luxury Law Group’s Danielle Butler was recognized as a Top Lawyer in the areas of admiralty and maritime law by the 2015 South Florida Legal Guide. Butler is the co-founder of Luxury Law Group, which focuses on transaction and litigation matters for yachts, aircraft, real estate and fine antiquities.

Bahia Mar Yachting Center recently welcomed Kismet, a 312′ launch by Lurssen. Kismet is the largest yacht ever to dock at Bahia Mar, which recently underwent an upgrade so it could accommodate larger yachts. The vessel’s presence highlights the importance of and economic benefits that come from dredging projects such as the dredging of the Intracoastal from the 17th Street bridge north to Sunrise Boulevard.

Maritime Professional Training hosted the inaugural “I Heart MPT Red Passion Fundraiser” benefiting the American Heart Association South Florida Chapter on Feb. 3 at Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill. More than 200 students, staff and supporters of MPT sported red and help raise more than $2,500 for the American Heart Association.

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