Member updates: Rolly, RPM Diesel, MarineMax, Bradford, Denison Yacht Sales, IGY Marinas, Lumishore and more May 18, 2016

Rolly Marine has completed one of the first refits eligible for the sales tax cap that was passed last year. The 124-foot Delta picked up 6 knots with the addition of two brand new Caterpillar engines and also received two new generators as well as new AC, teak decking, shafts, bow thrusters and much more, for a total of $2.7 million, well over the $1 million needed to qualify for the tax cap. Bolero, formerly Scott Free, was built in 1997 and just completed sea trials. The refit started Nov. 5 and lasted five months and two weeks.

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RPM Diesel and High Seas Hydraulics have both recently hired students from Broward College. Alvaro Rodriguez, a graduate of the college’s Marine Engineering program, joins BC grad Jeffrey Calvert, who was hired one year ago. Calvert is already performing at the same level as some of the technicians who have been there over 10 years, says Mike Desderio, service manager at RPM. Alvaro, a generator and engine tech, already “seems to be a winner,” Desderio says. At High Seas, Chris Brown has hired a parts runner who is a graduate of the program, as the previous parts runner he hired, also a graduate of the program, is now a hydraulic tech trainee.

MarineMax has opened a new location at the PGA Marina in Palm Beach Gardens. A grand opening celebration will be held Saturday, May 21, from 4–7 p.m. The event is open to the public and will showcase a variety of boats including the latest from Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Azimut, Galeon and Scout Boats, live music, light fare and cocktails on the water. MarineMax Palm Beach is at 2361 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, on the Intracoastal Waterway between the Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets.

Bradford Marine opens propeller shop at Lauderdale Marine Center Bradford Marine, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of their Lauderdale Marine Center presence with a new Propeller Shop in Bay #105. Since 2009, Bradford Marine has offered their full service compliment to yachts at the Lauderdale Marine Center located 2 miles east on the New River from Bradford Marine’s headquarters. The Propeller Shop has the capabilities to recondition propellers ranging from 8 inches to 8 feet. While, the certified welders on-site provide quality welding for stainless steel, bronze and nibral propellers.

Denison Yacht Sales has added four new offices, according to the Sun Sentinel. Denison, based in Fort Lauderdale, opened offices in Annapolis, Md., near Chesapeake Bay; in New York/New Jersey, on the Hudson River; and two in Newport, R.I., the Sentinel reported. Denison also has moved into larger office spaces in Seattle and Newport Beach, Calif., nearly doubling the space.

RPM Diesel Engine Co. has entered into a purchase agreement for the Bosch EPS 815 common rail test bench.  Delivery is currently scheduled for the end of December 2016. In conjunction with this acquisition, RPM will be expanding their current Bosch authorized clean room. Construction on the expansion should begin within the next two months.

To support veterans, IGY Marinas will be helping local military families with home renovations and landscaping and packing care-packages to send overseas to active service members in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, June 11. Donation requests include toiletries, nonperishables and snack foods, and local drop-off locations are at Maritime Professional Training and Ward’s Marine Electric. For more information, email

Lumishore announced the appointment of Susan James as head of marketing for Lumishore globally. Susan will be responsible for reinforcing the company as the leading underwater LED lighting brand in the industry through its core marketing activities, with focus on B2B merchandising and support programs, interactive and responsive website, and defining its Superyacht Division brand.

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