Stanley Yacht Services

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

"Dump Me" - Boat Abandoned at Town Marina
Identifying Marks Intentionally Removed

It's unfortunate when boat owners don't follow through on their responsibilities, including proper disposal of derelict vessels at their own expense - not by forcing taxpayers to pay, in this case, up to $5000.

Pat Farrell, the Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety of the Town of Babylon, where the boat was dumped, reports this type of thing happens about 11 times each year, with fewer than half the vessels' owners being located. Obviously, costs add up. Read on ...

Mysterious boat turns up at town marina
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

31' Sea Ray For Sale - Perfect For Family Fun & Cocktail Cruises

Ahoy, mates! Our client is moving up and it's time to offer this gem:

"Nan~Sea" 31' Sea Ray Amberjack (1992)

This Amberjack boasts rare CAT diesel power (1000 hr service just completed) and while she was a member of our management fleet this past year, Stanley Yacht Services oversaw extensive upgrades, including:

  • New marine air conditioning
  • New Maxwell windlass
  • New helm station gauges
  • New Fusion stereo
  • New Sunbrella interior
  • New cuddy cabin flooring
  • New custom sunshade for aftdeck
  • New helm chair
  • New batteries and switches
  • Rebuilt Mase generator

Other features include Raymarine plotter, radar and autopilot, custom top with full Eisenglass enclosure. In the cuddy cabin, you will find a microwave, fridge, two burner stove and VacuFlush head. Exterior cushions are in great shape.

During haul out this past summer, we did a full bottom job (you may remember the pics we posted) and balanced the props.

She really is a great boat, mates! Nothing comparable on the market and Nan~Sea is priced right at $49,995.00.

Call Capt Ben (954) 288-0877 with any questions or to book a look. And hurry because she'll be snapped up soon!

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

EPIRBs Save Lives But ....
You Must Avoid Transmitting False Alarms!

The Coast Guard would really appreciate it if you don't accidentally activate your EPIRB. After all, pointless search and rescue efforts are expensive and distract them from doing their real job.

Like, say, for instance, this past Sunday, when Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched an MH-60 Jayhawk along with a rescue boat in response to ... well, here ... we'll let them tell you what happened:

Coast Guard responds to false alarm sent by expired beacon in Rhode Island

In the words of Lt. John Mansolillo, command duty officer at the First Coast Guard District command center.
EPIRBs are vital life saving equipment, but when they are not properly maintained, false distress is signaled and unnecessary searches are conducted. Batteries must be removed from EPIRBs when they are decommissioned.
So, please beware, mates. Handle your EPIRBs carefully. Make sure you register them accurately, keep your info current, and take the batteries out when you're no longer using them!

As always, thanks to the United States Coast Guard for all they do.

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Cheers to a Safe & Happy Memorial Day, Mates!

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

National Safe Boating Week
Which Should Be A Daily Thing, Let's Be Honest

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Monday, May 2, 2016

The Best Boating Is Safe Boating
MIASF Celebrates Safe Boating Day

As you know, we're all about safety first and that's because we love being on the water and don't want the experience ruined by easily preventable accidents. So, in honor of National Safe Boating Week, we're proud to sponsor this year's Safe Boating Day (May 22 from 1-4pm) hosted by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and the Bahia Mar Yachting Center. Read all about it:
Safe Boating Day is aimed at creating awareness of responsible boating and promoting education about boating safety for all ages. The free event will feature live in-water demos, interactive safety displays, expert speakers, fire and other rescue boats and equipment, food trucks and more. 
Participants will include the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, the Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Marine Team, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Fire Aide, Sea Tow, Fort Lauderdale Police Department, ACR Electronics, Maritime Professional Training, International Crew Training, Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi, Young Professionals in Yachting – Fort Lauderdale, American Boat & Yacht Council and many more.
So, come join us at the Bahia Mar and bring the kids. Fun, food, excitement and education for all!

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Today Is Race Day!
Plywood Regatta 2016 Celebrates 20th Anniversary

It's that time of year again! The Marine Industries Association of South Florida's Plywood Regatta is underway this weekend at Dania Beach Marina. 

What is the Plywood Regatta, you ask?
A maximum of 40 teams of middle school, high school and marine technical school students attempt to build sea-worthy vessels on Saturday, April 9 using simple hand-tools and only the supplied materials of plywood, 3M 5200 fast cure caulk and zip ties. 
Once the boats are complete students paint and decorate their boats. On Sunday, April 10, participants compete in a fun-filled and friendly rivalry when the finished, decorated boats line up and race in a series of heats to determine an event champion. 
All Plywood Regatta proceeds benefit South Florida’s marine industry education programs and the Plywood Regatta Scholarship Fund. The aim of these programs is to encourage marine education and develop students’ interest in the marine industry.
This year, Stanley Yacht Services is proud to sponsor a team of delightful 7th graders from New River Middle School, race name: Tiger Sharks. With Capt Ben as their mentor, they have constructed the fine vessel you see below. 

Follow us throughout the day on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more pictures and to see how well the SYS team performs on the water! GO TIGER SHARKS! 

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Wear It! Shares Tips For Spring Boaters
Read This, Mates!

Situations on the water can escalate quickly, and wearing a life jacket not only gives you peace of mind to control an emergency situation but can also save your life, shares the annual boating safety campaign, Wear It!

Life jackets are available in inherently buoyant or inflatable styles. Inflatable life jackets give boaters no more excuses – you will still have mobility and flexibility for water activity while wearing the right gear. Regardless of the life jacket you choose, Wear It!

Please share these safety tips with spring boaters.
  • Prepare your boat by scheduling a vessel safety check with your local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or U.S. Power Squadrons. 
  • Take a safe boating course
  • Know the latest marine weather forecast and dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature. 
  • File a float plan before your trip with someone you trust that includes details about the trip and emergency contacts. 
  • Make sure everyone – even experienced swimmers – wears a properly fitting U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket appropriate for the water activity. 
  • Follow navigation rules, such as maintaining a proper lookout and safe speed. 
  • Never boat under the influence. Alcohol is responsible for 21 percent of boating fatalities. 
  • Keep in touch. Cell phones, satellite phones, emergency position radio beacons, VHF radios and personal locator beacons can all contribute in an emergency. 
  • Don’t panic if you fall into the water. Stay afloat with the help of your life jacket, regain control of your breathing, keep your head above water in vision of rescuers, and stay with the boat if possible.
For more information about the Wear It! campaign, please visit


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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Behold The Finished Product!
SYS Debuts New Look On Work Van

What do you think, mates? We're pretty excited. Proper capper to our 10th Anniversary year-long celebration.
The SYS Capt & Crew are very pleased with the van's new look! Special thanks to JP Cronin and the entire team at...
Posted by Stanley Yacht Services, Inc. on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Thanks To Everyone Who Sat Through It!
Our Very Own Mate Jo Speaking At #IBWSS16

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