Newsletter December 2020


From The Captain's Chair




From the Captain's Chair: The Show Must Go On

The year started simple enough with Lori Wheeler being named Vice President of the Association in January. At the time, if you had told any of us how 2020 would turn out, we probably would have laughed and suggested you write a science fiction novel. With the presidential election on the horizon, we - like many others - expected the coming 12 months to simply be a flat year or slightly down for the marine industry.

March began with our 43rd Broward County Waterway Cleanup on the first Saturday of the month (the last pre-COVID live event for any of us for a long while). How quickly everything changed.

After the initial panic phase of witnessing how a little-known virus called COVID-19 could wreak such widespread havoc in every area of our lives, we pivoted and created a “new normal” - one that recognized the unique challenges our industry faced. We revised our work habits (remote offices became the norm), and refocused our efforts in areas where we could make the most impact.

We’ve long believed that you can’t ask for help when you need it if you’re not at the table the rest of the year. That’s why we’ve always placed an emphasis on nurturing relationships with elected and appointed officials at all levels of government. As March segued into April, these strong, existing relationships proved invaluable in 2020.

Utilizing relationship capital, MIASF successfully educated and advocated to keep the marine industry as “essential” and keep our businesses open. This provided predictability and income for our businesses. While many industries suffered the negative economic impact from shut-downs, the south Florida marine industry adapted and thrived.

We also turned our attention to other events adversely impacted by the coronavirus’ relentless siege. We quickly realized our annual meeting required a different format. With Reggie Rivers as the host, we enlisted the help of Media Lab to live stream the event, making it one of the first of its kind at the time. We then created a virtual “Battle of the Boats” replacing the annual Plywood Regatta to continue engagement for online students about the marine industry. Another exciting milestone in June was our Salty Jobs video series, produced by Megan Piggott, winning a Telly award!

Summer came and in Orlando we watched as Universal Studios and Disney World reopened safely, seeing 10,000 to 30,000 guests per day while following best practices.

With our most important consumer-facing event of the year slated to occur in the fall of 2020, we turned to Informa’s team of event organizers to ensure FLIBS would remain an in-person event. Utilizing the “All Secure” program, a universal/global set of standards, allowing people to enjoy a live event that - aside from masking and social distancing - harkened back to pre-pandemic experiences.

To be sure, 2020 was a challenging year for all of us. It forced us to adapt, step outside our comfort zone and find solutions to problems we never before imagined. Yet, we rose to the challenge, and the show went on. While nobody knows with certainty what 2021 will bring, MIASF is confident we will embrace - and conquer - any challenges the new year has in store. We’re making decisions, not COVID-19.

 

Phil Purcell

CEO/President, Marine Industries Association of South Florida


Advocacy Report

Advocacy Report

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary was established in 1990 to protect the sensitive environment of the world’s third largest barrier coral reef. Several years after the establishment of the sanctuary there were a number of high-profile groundings with extensive damage prompting a regulation prohibiting any vessel over 50 meters to enter the sanctuary. This is a federal regulation which Florida Fish and Wildlife has been charged with enforcement. Be sure to mention this to any yacht over 165’ planning a trip to the Keys in a proactive step to prevent a bad experience.

The next phase in the New River Bridge Study is scheduled to begin in the new year. Broward County and Brightline are in discussions on use of commuter rail along the FEC corridor following last month’s agreement with Miami-Dade. The Miami-Dade agreement is $50 million initial payment and $12 million annually. Current train bridge regulations are in the final stages of the federal approval process. The US Coast Guard (USCG) is working on a modification to better clarify the intent of minor repairs.

The ability of yacht crew to find an open US Consulate issuing visas continues to be a challenge and it is anticipated to continue to be difficult as countries enhance regulations to control the current spike of COVID-19. We are monitoring for possible changes to the current rule recognizing yacht crew as exempt from the US travel ban as essential workers as it was part of a presidential order. On January 20th our new president may have a different view on this policy. It is recommended that any vessels coming up on crew rotation should try and complete their travel before 1/20/21.

USCG Headquarters has been in discussion with Sector Miami to assist in drafting the 300gt US flag regulation proposal. MIASF has agreed to help develop the local large yacht knowledgeable working group. Meetings will be scheduled at the beginning of the new year.

In January MIASF will partner with the Water Taxi to provide the Broward Legislative Delegation with a waterway tour of the New River. Representatives who take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the issues and concerns of the marine industry before heading to Tallahassee in March should be commended for their willingness to learn about our issues.


Business Highlight: Suntex Marinas

Business Highlight: Suntex Marinas

Owning, managing and investing in an extensive network of the best saltwater and freshwater marinas in the United States, Suntex Marina Investors, LLC brings more than a century of combined experience to its industry leadership, always delivering a superior guest experience on the water. An Anchor member of MIASF, Suntex is developing and operating two key marina properties that are essential sites for the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - the Bahia Mar Yachting Center and Las Olas Marina.

Since taking over operations of the Bahia Mar Yachting Center in the fourth quarter of 2019, Suntex has implemented a number of significant improvements. From the renovated dockmaster’s office and new all-weather security cameras to upgraded WiFi, a new key card parking system and revitalized captains and crew quarters, Suntex is ensuring the convenience and comfort of all who visit Bahia Mar. Larger improvements include the dredging of the waterway to 15 feet along the face dock and repairing the pedestrian walkway over A1A to the beach. 

“From top management to every employee, our entire team is dedicated to a set of core values which allow us to offer our visitors the best possible experience at world class destinations,” said Bryan Redmond, president of Suntex. “Bahia Mar is the ideal location in the heart of the ‘Yachting Capital of the World’ and we hope to bring our dedication, professionalism and passion that we add to all of our Suntex properties.”

With a 50-year lease at Las Olas Marina, the Suntex redevelopment plan, unanimously approved by the Fort Lauderdale City Commission, will feature an 80 slip marina with accommodations for yachts up to 250 feet. The substantial upland improvements include construction of two multi-level buildings which will collectively house restaurants, the dockmaster’s office, ship’s store, and a rooftop gym and pool, all designed to enhance the City’s planned beach access, renovated sidewalks, and additional parking.

David Filler, Suntex’s principal, explained, Las Olas Marina would be “an inviting, walkable, and vibrant waterfront complex which compliments the yachting capital of the world.”

With first-class transient facilities now spanning the entire East Coast of the United States, including Liberty Landing in Jersey City, NJ, Marina Jack in Sarasota, FL, and Miami Beach Marina, Suntex delivers guests and visitors the best yachting experience from the Atlantic Coast to the Intracoastal Waterway.


Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program Report

Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program Report

Apprentices in the Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program (YSTAP) had an exciting November highlighted by an exceptional drive train and vibration analysis presentation by Richard Merhige, from Advanced Mechanical Enterprises.  Rich, a graduate from SUNY Maritime College and a Vibration Analyst, spent over two hours presenting issues related to drivetrain conditional analysis as well as yacht system vibration analysis. Other topics discussed in November’s classes included beginning part sketching and blueprints, lapping of shafts, and rudder systems.  December and January class topics will include stabilizer systems, bow and stern thrusters, hydraulics and blueprints.  In January the apprentices will begin the second year of the two year program.  Second year topics include plumbing, pumps, switches, welding, metal fabrication, yacht painting, and shipyard carpentry. Our new 2021 YSTAP classes are beginning in January as well and all classes are taught at award-winning Atlantic Technical College in Coconut Creek.  For more information on how to sponsor the program or attend, please contact instructor Jon Lowell at jonathananthony.lowell@browardschools.com.


Faces in the Industry: George Schmidt

Faces in the Industry: George Schmidt

Tell us where you are from, what brought you to Florida, and how long you’ve lived here.

I was born in Florida and have been here my whole life!

Where do you work, what is your job title, and what does your job entail?

I work for Prospay Merchant services and my title is director of Business development. I am what is called an MSP which is a “Merchant Service Provider” are company specializes in the Marine Industry and we are very proud of our relationship with the Marine Industry and MIASF.

How did you initially become interested in the marine industry?

I am a boater and have always enjoyed the water. I felt that the Marine Industry was a perfect niche for my business, so I have worked for the last 12 years to be involved and help my clients with their financial needs.

What is your favorite or most valuable benefit of membership in MIASF?

I think the most valuable benefit is the ability to network with some of the most professional industry leaders in the Marine Industry. I am always impressed on how much the MIASF does for our industry and for all our members. MIASF has been a great organization for me and my company and we a proud to be members

Describe any other community organizations or events with which you are involved?

I am also involved with US Superyacht Association which helps me be more involved in our Marine Industry. I am also involved in my church as a member of the St David’s Men’s Club which generates funds for Hope Outreach that feeds needed families all over Broward County

Tell us about your hobbies and the kinds of things you do for fun.

My wife and I enjoy boating and we love being on the water. I also enjoy fishing, golf, and spending time with family and in particular our grandchildren.


2020-2021 MIASF Marine Directory

2020-2021 MIASF Marine Directory

Two copies of the 2020-2021 MIASF Marine Directory have been mailed out to all current MIASF members. If you have not received them yet, be on the lookout as you should receive them before the end of the year. We value your membership and your important contribution to South Florida’s $12 billion marine industry and the 142,000 jobs it generates. The directory is a valuable benefit of being a member, with more than 2,000 copies distributed throughout the year. Additional copies are available for pick-up at the MIASF office, located at 221 SW 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.

You can be proud of the support and involvement you provide to our industry, which helps make a difference in our communities through yearlong efforts, such as improving educational opportunities and developing a skilled workforce through producing our Salty Jobs video series, teaching students basic boat building skills at Plywood Regatta (April 10-11, 2021), participating in community outreach programs like Habitat for Humanity, and partnering in critical environmental efforts like the Broward County Waterway Cleanup (March 6, 2021).


Waterway Cleanup Poster Contest

Waterway Cleanup Poster Contest

Announcing the first ever Official Poster Contest for the 44th Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup! The contest is open to all current Broward County K-12 students (both public and private) and the deadline for entries is January 4th. A panel of acclaimed artists will serve as the official judges: Dr. Guy Harvey, Steve Diossy, and Danielle Perry. The winning design will serve as the official poster and flyer for the 2021 Cleanup and the winning artist will win a $500 scholarship. For complete rules and guidelines visit http://waterwaycleanup.org/poster-contest/.


FLIBS Presentation with Florida Festivals and Events Association

FLIBS Presentation with Florida Festivals and Events Association

On December 10th, MIASF hosted over 20 members from the Florida Festivals and Events Association (FFEA) for an in-person presentation on the process, challenges, and successes of hosting this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Rob Correa, Informa Markets’ VP of Operations-US Boat Shows, led the presentation which focused on the process to create the AllSecure document and working with City and County officials to host a safe and secure event. You can watch a recording of the presentation here.


Salty Jobs Rebrand

Salty Jobs Rebrand

New season. New hosts. New logo. New website. It was a big year for Salty Jobs, surpassing 30 episodes, receiving more than 50,000 views throughout the year on Facebook, and winning its first ever Telly Award. And now, entering the video series’ 4th season, the Salty Jobs brand and website have a fresh new look! The Salty Jobs logo still has its recognizable black and blue colors, reimagined in a new way. And the Salty Jobs website has been redesigned to become more user-friendly by making the videos more accessible and serving as a tool to help visitors learn about the local educational opportunities in our industry. The job board is also being redeveloped and will be available on the MIASF website soon. You can check out the new logo and website at www.saltyjobs.org.


Marine Industry Annual Toy Drive

Marine Industry Annual Toy Drive

In conjunction with the annual Marine Industry Holiday Party, hosted by MIASF, IYBA, ISS, USSA, and YPY, the annual toy drive was held through December 14th benefitting the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. Each year, our industry comes together to help fill the CDTC’s Annual Toy Shop with toys and gifts for the more than 3,000 children on their list. Donations were accepted at the MIASF Office, IYBA Office, Bahia Mar Marina, and online via their Amazon Wishlist. Every donation, big or small, makes a huge difference in the lives of the children who receive them, and we sincerely appreciate everyone who donated!


New Apprenticeship Class

New Apprenticeship Class

MIASF is happy to announce that the Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship Program (YSTAP) is about to begin its second class. Beginning January 11, 2021, the apprenticeship program will grow from its current 4 apprentices to a total of 22, 18 of which will begin their first year whereas the first 4 will be entering their final term. We have worked very hard this past year to grow the program with the help of a dedicated team that includes staff, member businesses, Atlantic Technical College, the Florida Department of Education and a dedicated instructor.

We are thrilled to announce that twelve member businesses have stepped up to take part in the YSTAP program. Our current members onboard: Advanced Mechanical Enterprises (AME), Bradford Marine, Derecktor Shipyard, Engineered Yacht Solutions, FHG Marine Engineering, Gillen Yacht Services, High Seas Technology, High Seas Yacht Service, Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC), MarineMax, RMK Merrill-Stevens, and Rolly Marine. Each of these companies have taken a step forward to help our industry develop high skilled workers that will be a valuable resource for not only the companies they represent, but the industry as a whole. We couldn’t accomplish this without everyone working together and we will continue to work on growing the program each year.

For more information, please visit https://www.miasf.org/apprentice-program.

 


Member News: National Liquidators

Member News: National Liquidators

National Liquidator's Boat and Yacht Brokerage Division, National Yacht Sales will display a new Angel Tree which will contain 25 paper angels. Each Angel represents a student at the Jack & Jill Children's Center, Broward county's oldest nonprofit provider of early childhood education.

Marine industry veteran and Licensed Florida Yacht and Ship Salesperson, Kevin St. Clair states "We hope our friends in the boating community will want to help us put smiles on the faces, of these children in Broward County because 2020 has been a very, difficult year for many of them. We would like to see these children end the year on a high note."

Collected gifts will then be delivered to the Jack & Jill Children's Center for distribution by their staff, prior to December 25th, 2020.


Member News: Brownies Marine Group

Member News: Brownies Marine Group

Brownies Marine Group, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of tankless dive equipment and high pressure air and industrial compressors in the marine industry, recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, BLU3, Inc. shipped their 1,000th Nemo. The Nemo is the next generation electric surface supplied air diving system launched in Q4, 2019.

“It’s exciting to see something you have worked so hard on gain acceptance worldwide, and with the 1,000th unit on its way to Australia we are excited to be introducing Nemo diving to a new consumer base.” Says Blake Carmichael, CEO of BLU3, Inc. “We are working hard to build a brand that promotes the diving industry in an environmentally friendly manner, and look towards our next iteration, Nomad, to take consumers deeper while remaining very portable. Our goal is to have Nomad in production by Q3, 2021.”


Member News: Neptune Boat Lifts

Member News: Neptune Boat Lifts

ShoreMaster,  LLC,  which  merged  with  HydroHoist, LLC in 2019, announced this week the acquisition of Neptune Boat Lifts, Inc., the premier  salt-water  boat  lift  brand  based  in  Fort  Lauderdale,  Florida.  Collectively,  these  three  market leaders provide the most comprehensive suite of waterfront products in North America. With the acquisition of Neptune, the portfolio of brands will now cover all fresh- and salt-water marine environments. The combined product offering covers the broadest spectrum of product categories  in  the  dock,  boat  lift  and  accessories  markets,  while  accommodating  all  boat  types,  sizes and applications in the industry.

Founded  in  2007,  Neptune  is  the  leading  manufacturer  of  marine  lifts,  dedicating  its  efforts  to  exceeding  customer  expectations  while  utilizing  the  finest  materials  and  engineering.  Neptune  has been a pioneer in the salt-water marine environment, focusing its design and manufacturing on product safety, performance and quality. The Neptune team collectively has over 100 years of real-world  experience,  with  every  lift  designed  and  engineered  in-house,  then  independently  evaluated and certified by structural engineers. David  Humphreys,  President  of  Neptune,  said,  “We  are  excited  to  join  ShoreMaster  and  HydroHoist, two dominant brands in the industry. We are confident in the future and this merger places our team, our dealers  and  our  products  in  ideal  positions  for  continued  growth  and  success.”


Member News: MarineMax

Member News: MarineMax

MarineMax and Boston Whaler have announced a partnership with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF).

MarineMax Director of Marketing, Abbey Heimensen, says, "We are very excited to share that MarineMax and Boston Whaler have partnered with Guy Harvey! Through this collaboration, we will be able to share the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation message with our customers and introduce their audience to MarineMax and Boston Whaler."

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF helps to ensure future generations can enjoy and benefit from a naturally balanced ocean ecosystem.

 

MarineMax also recently announced Julie Balzano as the Brand Marketing Manager to oversee marketing efforts for Galeon, Aquila, Azimut, and MarineMax Vacations. Julie began her marketing career at Young & Rubicam in New York City before making her way down to Florida. After several years working in Latin America with the US Peace Corps, she joined Florida's economic development organization as an International Trade Manager. In that role, Julie began spearheading international marketing efforts for the state's recreational boating industry before joining the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in 2012. In her capacity for the NMMA, she worked with hundreds of manufacturers to help them grow their international sales. Julie has led numerous international marketing efforts for the industry around the world.


Member News: Julie Berry, CBRE Marina Group

Member News: Julie Berry, CBRE Marina Group

Real estate executive Julie Berry recently joined CBRE Group, where she is now senior VP and head of its marina group. Berry is one of the most well-known marina brokers in South Florida and a board member of MIASF. She was previously the principal of the marina investments group and senior VP at Fort Lauderdale-based Stiles Realty.

As one of the largest brokerages in the world, CBRE has an expansion platform to reach potential marina buyers.

“The marina specialty practice is a niche that requires very strong relationships and technical expertise,” said David Bateman, managing director at CBRE in Fort Lauderdale. “With Julie and Sheila coming on board, we can accelerate the marina practice we already have, positioning CBRE as the dominant player in the marine investment space in Florida, the Caribbean, and beyond.”

Berry brokered more than $350 million in marine-related deals while at Stiles Realty. That includes the sale of Lauderdale Marine Center in 2015.


Member News: Palm Beach State College

Member News: Palm Beach State College

The ABYC Foundation announced this week the 2020 Educator of the Year - Stephen Spencer from Palm Beach State College (PBSC) in Lake Worth, Florida. The ABYC Foundation’s Educator of the Year award was established to honor extraordinary instructors who are shaping future marine service technicians.

Spencer, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, began his teaching career in 2001 after retiring from a 31-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard, rising to the rank of Command Master Chief. Spencer taught diesel and automotive at two other schools before joining PBSC in 2015 as an automotive and diesel technology instructor.

PBSC Transportation Service Technology program director Eligio Marquez Jr. credited Spencer with helping to launch the new marine service technology program at the school. According to Marquez, after meetings in 2018 with the local workforce taskforce, Spencer organized to get the program up and running by August 2019.

Just this fall, amid the challenges of holding class within COVID, Spencer’s first class of 14 graduated from the program. As he shared with his students, “You now have all the pieces of the puzzle in your hands. It’s up to you to put all those together so you can be successful in business.”

Spencer, as the 2020 ABYC Foundation Educator of the Year winner, will receive an award, gift certificate from Harbor Freight, a free ABYC professional certification class and free registration for the next ABYC Education Training Conference.


Member News: Galati Yacht Sales

Member News: Galati Yacht Sales

Galati Yacht Sales (GYS) recently announced Yacht Shopper, a new, convenient way for customers to shop online for a yacht.

Galati’s sales and marketing team recognizes that consumers want yachting web sites to work the same ways popular real estate and consumer sites work with tools that make online shopping easier, and Yacht Shopper does just that,” says Mary Strauss, Galati Yacht Sales, director of marketing. “Just go to the dashboard to set up the criteria of what you’re looking for in a yacht, save it, and as soon as a yacht fitting your criteria is listed, you’ll get notified by email – almost immediately!”

Featuring a simple dashboard, Yacht Shopper takes just a couple of minutes for users to enter their criteria. All new-to-market yachts will be listed with photos and specs, so users can easily see what’s come on the market, plus the Price Change feature notifies users of any price changes within their yacht criteria. Yacht Shopper allows users to save multiple searches and save their favorites to the dashboard for when they return to the portal.

To access Yacht Shopper https://www.galatiyachts.com/my-dashboard/.


Member News: West Marine

Member News: West Marine

On December 1, also known as Giving Tuesday, West Marine kicked off its annual “Month of Giving” to support its nonprofit, BlueFuture.

West Marine created BlueFuture to provide ongoing grant support to nonprofit, community-based organizations that promote waterlife adventure, education and recreation for young people across the nation.

Customers can make donations both online and in-person at all West Marine stores throughout December and 100% of the proceeds raised will benefit the BlueFuture grants program.

BlueFuture annually distributes much-needed grants to dozens of nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to getting kids on the water through boating, fishing, paddling and the marine sciences. Nonprofits interested in applying can visit www.westmarine.com/BlueFuture, to fill out and submit an online form.

BlueFuture is a donor-advised fund set up through the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, and all donations are fully tax-deductible. During the 2020 Month of Giving, donations can be made at checkout in a West Marine store or online. Those that donate in-store will receive a personalized “I Gave...” gift tag to be displayed in the store throughout the month.


Member News: BoatUS

Member News: BoatUS

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by U.S. mail offering renewal.

BoatUS advises that while the Coast Guard does send official annual renewal notices by U.S. mail, other notices being received by members are not from the Coast Guard but rather third-party companies whose name or return addresses may appear similar to that of the official U.S. Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC).

BoatUS members have complained that these letters direct them to websites that may be mistaken for the actual Coast Guard NVDC located in Falling Waters, West Virginia, and appear to show a significant increase in the annual fee to renew Coast Guard documentation.

In 2017 the Coast Guard issued a bulletin that says in part:

“The NVDC is aware that there are commercial entities that offer to manage the certification/renewal process on behalf of vessel owners for a fee. The Coast Guard does not endorse any of these companies, and the companies do not operate on behalf of the Coast Guard in any way. Any fees charged or agreements offered by such companies are in no way associated with the NVDC certification process. In addition, these companies are not authorized to issue any form of documentation, including travel letters and/or permits that authorize operation of ANY vessel. Customer complaints can be made through the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) website at https://www.ftc.gov/.”

While third-party companies may legitimately provide services to assist with vessel documentation renewals, the Coast Guard’s own renewal process is simple for most vessels and the price, $26 annually, is often much lower than what third-party services may charge. To renew, go to the Coast Guard National Documentation Center website at https://www.uscg.mil/nvdc and click on “instructions and forms,” then “Certificate of Documentation Application for Renewal.” BoatUS notes that the Coast Guard NVDC now also offers renewal options up to five years for recreational vessels only.

To be documented, a vessel must measure at least five net tons and, with the exception of certain oil-spill response vessels, owned by a U.S. citizen. Boats about 27 feet in length or longer generally meet the weight requirement.

BoatUS also advises boaters who may have received mail that they believe is misleading or deceptive to contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 or through its website https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov.


Upcoming Event

Upcoming Event

MIASF members are invited to our first Member Meeting of 2021, a panel discussion on Shipyard Liability, General Liability, and USL&H on January 20th at 10:00am in The Flagship Room at MIASF. In-person attendees will be limited to ensure social distancing, however the meeting will be recorded and shared in the Members-Only Library for future viewing. Panelists will be Kristina Hebert, Ward’s Marine Electric; Jill Levy, Tanenbaum Harber of Florida; and Ian Greenway, LIG Insurance. Click here to RSVP.


Past Event

Past Event

On Tuesday, December 8th members of MIASF, International Superyacht Society, International Yacht Brokers Association, US Superyacht Association, and Young Professionals in Yachting joined together virtually to celebrate the holiday season. Using a website called Airmeet, attendees were able to move about different tables and video chat with one another. There was also a table devoted to holiday themed trivia for guests to test their knowledge of holiday traditions and movies. The Cocktail Guru demonstrated how to make the night’s signature drink, a Mistletoe Martini, and everyone was reminded to participate in this year’s charitable efforts: donate a new, unwrapped toy for Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center, donate gift cards for Kids in Distress, or adopt a family from Touch a Heart Foundation to fulfill their holiday wish list.


Salty Jobs

Salty Jobs

Featured Job, Palm Beach State College: Instructor, Marine Service Technology (Lake Worth Campus)

Position Overview

Instruct college students in accordance with educational theories and techniques. Develops discipline related curricula, assess student learning, participates in program evaluation, college activities and serves on committees. Maintains college and department standards in support of the College's mission and strategic plan. This is a grant-funded position. Continued employment is contingent upon grant funding.

Starting Salary: $38,077.00. Commensurate with education and experience.

Applications without attached copies of official transcripts or non-web based unofficial transcripts will not be considered. Transcripts for full-time Faculty positions must either be an official copy or a college-stamped student copy or a non-web based unofficial transcript, scanned into an electronic format and attached to their application. Transcripts produced through web-based student systems will not be accepted.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Marine Industry Certifications, Military Marine Certifications, or ASE T1 and T2 certification, AND 2 years minimum field experience; OR 6 years minimum experience in the field
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekend, and on multiple campuses if needed.
  • Occupational experience recognized, and teaching experience required.
  • Ability to demonstrate the use of technology in the classroom; must be able to use the technology required for the assigned course. Coursework within the degree must reflect competencies in the courses to be taught.
  • Must demonstrate cultural competency to engage and work with a diverse student and employee population.

Preferred Qualifications

  • American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) or similar marine specific certification

For positions that require a college degree, Palm Beach State only recognizes degrees confirmed from institutions that are accredited by one of the seven regional accrediting organizations. To view a listing of the regionally accredited organizations, please visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). An evaluation report from an accrediting organization must be attached prior to the application closing date of each position. To view a listing of the current members of (NACES), please visit https://www.naces.org/members.  

For more information and to apply online, please visit the following link: https://palmbeachstate.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/external/job/Lake-Worth-Campus/Instructor--Marine-Service-Technology_R0006594.


Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The MIASF Office will be closed beginning at noon Wednesday, December 23rd until Monday, January 4th in observance of the holidays.


Welcome Aboard New Members!

Welcome Aboard New Members!

REGULAR MEMBERS:

The CBRE Marina Group

Julie Berry

Email: Julie.berry@cbre.com

Website: www.cbre.com

401 East Las Olas Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: (954) 331-1733

Company Description:

Business Category: Boatyards, Marinas/Boatyard Services, Real Estate/Developers, Shipyard

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:

XO

Julie Sharenow

Email: jsharenow@flyxo.com

Website: www.flyxo.com

1901 W. Cypress Creek Road, 6th Floor

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Phone: (954) 604-2675

Company Description: XO is trusted by thousands of individuals, families, and businesses around the world. XO revolutionizes access to private aviation through our unique membership programs, operational excellence, elevated service, and cutting-edge technology. XO offers unparalleled support and service -- with two ways to fly -- providing a premium end-to-end travel experience. XO allows customers to book flights without any commitment and offers a range of memberships to meet diverse private aviation needs.

Business Category: Yacht Brokers, Yacht Management, Real Estate/Developers, Banks/Finance