South Florida Intercoastal

Golden Anchor and Awards of Excellence

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: May 31, 2019 Fri

With the Golden Anchor Award and Awards of Excellence, MIASF recognizes individuals and businesses from the industry or in the community whose outstanding achievement and contributions represent excellence and have had positive and significant impacts on the South Florida recreational marine industry.

Individuals receiving the 2019 MIASF Award of Excellence included John Fiore from the Fort Lauderdale Marine Advisory Committee, Mike Busacca – chief operating officer of Fraser Yachts, and Jim Payne – Broward County Schools curriculum supervisor.

The Project of Excellence was awarded to Seahaven Superyacht Marina, and the Community Project of the Year award was presented to the MIASF Habitat for Humanity sponsors: High Seas Yacht Service, Boat Owners Warehouse, Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller, Neptune Boat Lifts, Ward’s Marine Electric, Advanced Mechanical Enterprises, and Centennial Bank. Marine Industry Advocacy Awards were presented to Rep. Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo), Sen. Lauren Book (D-Plantation), and Teye Reeves of Smith, Bryan & Myers.

The annual Golden Anchor Award was posthumously given to Frank and Gertrude Denison in recognition of their lifetime of industry contribution and achievement. The award was accepted by Denison family members after a touching video tribute honoring the history of Broward Marine and its impact on the South Florida marine industry.