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Crosscurrents Newsletter
a monthly publication of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc.  
August  2017
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In This Issue
Member Anniversaries
New Members
New Captain Members
New Members
Membership Awards
New Members
New Members
New Members
Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade
New Members
New Members
New Members
MIAPBC Text Alerts
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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
American Yacht Restoration, Inc.(DANA)
Celedinas Insurance Group, Marine Division(DAVE)
Eagle Eye Detailing(MICHAEL)
FL Marina Broker(DAVID)
National Marine Suppliers(DEAN)
Technomarine Group, Inc.(ANNA)
Voda Marine Services(TOM)

AHOY! Welcome New Members 
Check the Waves 
Tony Cimaglia 
140 Tomahawk Dr., Unit 3, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
Office: 321-591-0247
Email: tcimaglia@checkthewaves.com 
Website: checkthewaves.com 

C heck The Waves collects and disseminates real-time nearshore ocean conditions to boaters, anglers and ocean sports enthusiasts to assist them in making a more informed decision about their day on the water.

Top Coat Yacht Refinishing
Michael Kestner 
3301 Embassy Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 
Office: 561-779-7726
Email: info@topcoatyachts.com
Website: topcoatyachts.com

W hen looking for premium quality paint and refinishing services for a vessel, look no further than Top Coat Yacht Refinishing. Top Coat was born of marine industry experts that saw an opportunity to offer something counter to that of conventional yacht refinishing service companies; Systemic Pride.

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 

Conner Barry
Josh Brooks
 Michael Faurot
David Harris
Lance Irvine
Nick Perrom
Larry Rowe
Paul Sabayrae
 Eber Suazo
Robert Weieberg
Dave Williams


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

It's great to be a Captain Member! 
Congrats to Captain member Floyd Miller for winning our $1,000 Calcutta at the  Sailfish Marina Big Dog Fat Cat Tournament !!!

Membership Awards
In September, the MIAPBC will again be recognizing members with 10, 20, and 30 years of membership. In addition, MIAPBC will award a Member of the Year.
Awarded to an association member who has been dedicated to the perpetuation of the highest ideals, trust, and professionalism for the industry. If the award is given posthumously, the recipient must have been a member prior to his or her demise.
Please complete and return the nomination form below. Please write a few lines explaining why you feel this person or deserves to be Member of the Year. Please cite specific achievements.

The nominees will be reviewed and voted on by the MIAPBC Membership Committee.
Please return completed nomination forms to alyssa@marinepbc.org or stephanie@marinepbc.org
10 Years of Membership
Eastern Marine Services, Inc.
D.S.L.I., Inc.
FCM Yacht Sales/ Florida Coast Marine, Inc.
Mariner Marine
20 Years of Membership
C & L Insurance, Inc.
Florida Inland Navigation District
Loggerhead Marina
West Palm Beach Fishing Club

30 Years of Membership

Doctor Klear, Inc.

August Marine Mingle 
Join us for a Marine Mingle at the FPL Manatee Lagoon 
recognizing the Florida Fishing Academy
Tuesday, August 29th 
6 - 8 p.m.  
Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres 
and an open bar. 
Manatee Lagoon 
6000 N Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Members: $30
Non-Members: $40

Kids Fishing Day
Kids Fishing Day was a success!
Click here  to view photos courtesy of Leonard Bryant.

Full Moon Wahoo e-Tournament Series 
Summertime Fishing at its Finest

West Palm Beach, FL - The West Palm Beach Fishing Club (WPBFC) launched its first wahoo tournament centered around the three full moons of summer. The 40 boat fleet recorded just three fish on the first leg of the series, due to dirty water offshore, leaving the leaderboard wide open for hopeful teams heading into the July moon.

It's not too late to register. Cash payouts will be awarded to the top three boats of each remaining full moon fishing day, July 15th and August 5th, and $1000 will be awarded for the aggregate most weight logged throughout the series. Tournament sponsors Penn, Bluefin USA, and Boone Bait are providing additional awards for monthly winners.

The idea behind this e-tournament series is angler convenience. The "e" meaning electronic, stresses a simplistic registration & format. Just signup & fish. Tournament entry is only $60 per team, per full moon. You must be a WPBFC member to register a team, but anyone can participate as team members. If you're fishing this summer, you can't afford to miss this tournament with monthly cash payouts, awesome prizes, and a hot bite thanks to the full moon. Follow @westpalmbeachfishingclub on Instagram & Facebook for tournament details, updates and standings.

Annual membership in the WPBFC costs $80 for adults, $25 for juniors (age 10 - 18) and $15 for pee wee's (kids up to 9 years old). Family memberships are available for $150. There's a $15.00 processing fee for new members. For info on other WPBFC events, phone (561) 832-6780 or go to http://www.westpalmbeachfishingclub.org/

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade
The Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade will be taking our county by land and by sea this holiday season!

In an effort to increase our overall reach to children and families in need this holiday season, we are proud to announce that we have joined forces for our land-based toy drive with  Little Smiles, a local children's charity.

Our water-based toy drive during the parade will continue to benefit our longtime partners, Toys for Tots.

Help us make a difference this holiday season! 

Toys for Tots Logo
Save the Date for the 23rd Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, December 2nd!

Sailfish Marina Spiny Lobsterfest

Anglers for the Cure

Chase'n Tailz KDW

MIAPBC Text Alerts


Text MIAPBC to 84483 

and receive instant text alerts from MIAPBC!


The MIAPBC is constantly looking for ways to keep our members connected in an efficient and convenient manner.  RainedOut is a free, fast, and effective service that does all that and more. 


Once signed up you will be able to receive notifications instantly informing you about all the latest events, deadlines, calls to action, etc. without the bother of having to check your email. As soon as a new message is sent you'll receive it via text immediately. This is NOT the same thing as a group text. You can opt out at any time. Standard data and text messaging rates do apply. 


Simply text MIAPBC to 84483 to get started and see for yourself! 


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