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a monthly publication of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc.  
June  2017
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Member Anniversaries
New Members
New Captain Members
MIAPBC Text Alerts

Crosscurrents is published by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County in an effort to provide its members with information that will educate, while enabling members to increase networking with other marine industry businesses.



Board of Directors


Michael Kennedy, President

Ranger Construction


Mike Samuels, VP

Viking Yachts Service Center 


Bruce Grout, Treasurer

New Port Cove Marine Center


Mark Crosley, Secretary

Florida Inland Navigation District 





Jim Burg

Castaways Marina


Kendall Cheatham

Palmdale Oil Company


Lou Daniello

Barnacle Busters/Stain Busters


Tamra Fitzgerald

Venue Marketing Group


 George Gentile

Gentile Glas Holloway O'Mahoney & Associates, Inc.


Martin Murphy, Jr.

Murray Logan Construction


Jason Sprague



John Sprague

JH Sprague Consulting


Tyson Waters

Loggerhead Marina





Chuck Collins

Executive Director


 Alyssa Freeman 

Operations Director


Stephanie Brown

Administrative Assistant




Contact Info 


1208 US Highway One 

Suite B

North Palm Beach, FL  33408


P.O. Box 10576

Riviera Beach, FL 33419


(561) 863-0012



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Member Anniversaries 
Member Anniversaries
Glasgow Equipment Service, Inc.(PETER)
HMY Yachts(ROB)
Horizon Yachts, Inc.(ELISE)
Ice Marine, Inc(MARC)
Marine Electronic Solutions(BILL)
North Palm Beach Rowing Club(JOCK)
Port of Palm Beach District(MANUEL)
Professional Images of Palm Beach, Inc.(JULIE)
Spencer Yachts Brokerage(CHERYL)
SwingStoppers LLC(PAUL)

AHOY! Welcome New Members 
The Billfish Foundation
5100 N. Federal Hwy,  Suite 200,  Ft. Lauderdale, FL   33308
Office: 954-202-9267 
Email: ellen_peel@billfish.org 
Website:  billfish.org 

T he Billfish Foundation (TBF) is a science-based, non-profit, charitable organization. (501) (c )(3) , based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with constituents around the world. TBF's priorities include research (including sportfishing economics), education and advocacy for responsible use and conservation of billfish (marlin, sailfish, spearfish). The organization was established in 1986 by Winthrop P. Rockefeller and 50 anglers, who recognized that despite better fishing equipment and skill, they were encountering fewer billfish; they instinctively knew overfishing was occurring. TBF's guiding philosophy remains that good conservation pays through returns to the fish and economic benefits to related and supporting businesses.

Taras Oceanographic Foundation 
Stefan Harzen 
5905 Stonewood Ct., Jupiter, FL 33458
Office: 561-762-6473
Email: harzen@taras.org
Website: taras.org

T he Taras Oceanographic Foundation, is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization based in Jupiter, dedicated to advancing marine science and the long-term survival of people and oceans through research and education. Flagship programs include the Palm Beach Dolphin Project, Dolphin Expeditions/Tours, Ocean of Notes Concert Series and Meet the Scientist Lecture Series.

UBS - The Smith Wealth Management Group
Kyle Smith 
273 Barbados Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458
Office: 5 61-346-1174
Email: kyle.smith@ubs.com

The Smith Wealth Management Group


Let us know if you would like to be our featured member in our next, or upcoming, newsletter. It's easy, and it's a great way to promote yourself (and your business) to other members who may not know you yet.   Email Alyssa at alyssa@marinepbc.org for the form.
AHOY! Welcome New Captain Members 

Richard Adler

Calvin Cearley 

Ronald Lantz

Reid Macy

Mike Menor

Floyd Miller

Jesse Oldham

Mark Prazak

Derek Scherz

Todd Sims 

Bobby Stone 

Todd Townsend 

Peter Weisberg 


Members save more than  $4,000 in discounts for fuel, dockage, 
maintenance, accessories, and more!

June Marine Mingle 

Join us for a Marine Mingle at
Loggerhead Marine Life Center!

Tuesday, June 27th 
6 - 8 p.m. 

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a beer and wine bar.

From 6-7 p.m. take a tour around the turtle tanks! 
Location: Loggerhead Marine Life Center 
(14200 U.S. Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408)
Members: $25
Non-Members: $35

Thank You Paddlefest Sponsors 

Click here  to check out photos from 
2017 Palm Beach Paddlefest courtesy of Chasin a Dream Photography.

Stay tuned for a date for next year!  

American Red Cross Donation 

MIAPBC was proud to present WPTV's Steve Weagle's Ride for the Red Cross with a check for $1,000 to the American Red Cross on May 31! 

Palm Beach County KDW Classic 

Public Invited to Watch Exciting Tournament Weigh-In

The 15th annual Palm Beach County KDW Classic, one of Florida's largest Kingfish, Dolphin & Wahoo fishing tournaments, is set for this weekend at the Riviera Beach Marina. Over 215 boats are pre-registered for the popular event, co-hosted by the West Palm Beach Fishing Club and the City of Riviera Beach. Final tournament registration will take place on Friday, June 2nd at 6pm at the marina. The Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County is the KDW Classic's presenting sponsor. Numerous other sponsors participate in the event by underwriting the cash awards, providing raffle items and other giveaways. This year $34,000 in guaranteed cash awards, and $30,000 in raffle items and prizes are up for grabs. The general public is welcome to attend the tournament weigh-in. The weigh station opens at 12 noon along the marina waterfront, although most of the action occurs between 2pm and 4pm. Tournament proceeds support the conservation and youth fishing programs of the fishing club and its charitable affiliate, the Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation. Follow the tournament on Facebook @kdwclassic. For additional tournament information visit www.kdwclassic.com.

National Learn to Row Day 

Lake Worth Lagoon Fishing Challenge

Lake Worth Lagoon Photo Contest

World Oceans Day

Sunday, June 11th 

10 AM - 6 PM 

1116 Love Street, Jupiter Inlet Village, Jupiter, FL 33458

Join us for great day celebrating the ocean, having fun, enjoy live music and great food and a chance to win incredible raffle prizes. Everyone is welcome. No charge.

Jupiter, like so many coastal communities and towns, owns its cultural heritage and sense of place to the ocean. It is in the Jupiter Inlet, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Intracoastal Waterway and Loxahatchee River, representing a self-sustaining, bio-diverse habitat supporting marine life from tiny phytoplankton producing oxygen we breathe, to amazing dolphins who serve as flagship species for the entire seven seas. The ocean has been providing countless direct and indirect socio-cultural, historic, and natural resources benefits that have shaped and influenced the Town of Jupiter, its landmarks, character, and long-term needs as a healthy coastal community.

Jupiter has also evolved into a community that is home to world-class ocean explorers, researchers and their organizations, such the Taras Oceanographic Foundation, as well as nature enthusiasts, operating the Jupiter Outdoor Center and the Jupiter Water Taxi, providing wonderful on the water experiences for people of all ages.

And so for the very first time, and thanks to a joint effort by these three organizations, Jupiter will be officially celebrating World Oceans Day in 2017. Other participants include The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, The River Center, Ocean Magic, Honors College of FAU and local fishermen.

ABYC Training Seminars

ABYC staff is coming to Florida to host several education opportunities. Get industry training, network with other professionals and earn CEUs!

June 20, 2017 - Fort Lauderdale

Marine Training Seminar (4pm-8pm)
Sponsors: Blue Sea Systems and Wards Marine Electric

Learn More & Register

June 21, 2017 - Fort Myers

Surveyor/Breakfast Meeting (8:30am-10:30pm)

Learn More & Register

Marine Training Seminar (4pm-8pm)
Sponsors: Blue Sea Systems and CWR Electronics

Learn More & Register

June 22, 2017 - Clearwater/St. Petersburg

Surveyor/Breakfast Meeting (8:30am-10:30am)

Learn More & Register

Marine Training Seminar (4pm-8pm)
Sponsors: Blue Sea Systems and CWR Electronics

Learn More & Register

Questions? Contact Meghan Sykes at 410-990-4460 ext 110 or msykes@abycinc.org
Member News: E. J. Schrader Mattress Co., Inc. 

Austin J. Burkett has joined the E. J. Schrader Mattress Co., Inc.

The E. J. Schrader Mattress Co., Inc. has more to celebrate than their 61st anniversary. Blair Schrader, the founder's son and President/CEO announced that his grandson Austin Burkett has joined the family-owned and operated business.

Austin is a recent graduate of FAU and brings his knowledge of finance, internet skills, and interior design to the established company. He has worked part time with E. J. Schrader predominately in the Marine Division for many years. A very charismatic, and good looking young man, he has been an asset to the company's growth at the various Boat Show booths. He brings fresh ideas and has helped with marketing and web-site decisions. Not limited to just marine mattress, he also helps with the residential sales. He has taken his precise measurement skills learned in the marine division to help interior designers and their clients with antique and odd shaped beds. He just completed and was certified with a 10-hour OSHA Maritime 1915 training course presented at LMC by Universal Training Center. This will allow him entry to many more Marinas around the country.

NEW Salt Water Commenting Webpage 

Share your marine fisheries comments on new saltwater commenting webpage
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Division of Marine Fisheries Management wants to hear from you. In an effort to keep stakeholders informed and to gather public input on upcoming issues, a new webpage has been created: MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.

Keep track of items expected to be discussed by the Commission in future meetings and provide your thoughts on fishery management in state waters (shore to 3 nautical miles in the Atlantic and shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf) by visiting the new webpage.

Currently, staff are collecting comments on the statewide management of cobia, sheepshead and tripletail, as well as goliath grouper, flounder, spotted seatrout, trap fisheries and shrimp. Staff are also collecting comments on gray triggerfish and gag grouper in Gulf state waters. To comment, fill out the form at the bottom of the commenting page. Comments can also be emailed to Marine@MyFWC.com or submitted over the phone at 850-487-0554.

Have a question instead of a comment? Email Marine@MyFWC.com, call 850-487-0554 or send your question in via Ask FWC.

Old Port Cove Holdings 


Located on U.S. Highway #1 just 1 mile month of PGA Boulevard in North Palm Beach, Cove Plaza is easily accessible from I-95, Florida's Turnpike, Palm Beach International, and private airfields. Situated along the east side of the Village's main corridor, Cove Plaza is adjacent to the entrance of Old Port Cove, a lushly landscaped 60-acre upscale condominium community with over 1,000  residents, and is home to Old Port Cove Marina; North Palm Beach's PREMIUM 5* boater rated mega-yacht marina with full service restaurant & bar on-site.


1. NO CAM FEES! Rates are gross plus utilities & sales tax.
2. Rents adjusted annually in accordance with CPI & Real Estate Tax Increase.
3. Units are leased As-Is. Improvement allowance negotiable.
4. Minimum Term: 2 years
5. Brokers: Commission is not included in the rate - subject to negotiation.

 Old Port Cove Holdings, Inc. Owner
Sue Morgan, Sr. Marketing Director 561-296-1863
www.opch.com/cove_plaza.php See us on Loopnet and Craig's List
By appointment, Thank you.

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