Stanley Yacht Services

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Eat, Drink & Be Thankful, Mates!
Happy Thanksgiving From SYS

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Martinny Night Memories!
SYS Celebrates 10th Anniversary In Style

10 Years At The SYS Helm: Capt Ben & Jo Stanley
The weather was perfect for a party on Fort Lauderdale's New River. And with the corporate charter yacht, M/Y Freedom, docked at the Riverside Hotel Marina, Capt Ben and Jo Stanley welcomed dozens of guests aboard to celebrate their company's 10th anniversary last month.

Representing every facet of the industry - from marina owners and brokers to suppliers, day workers, mechanics, and everything in between - Stanley Yacht Services' guests enjoyed live music on the foredeck and martinis in the main salon.

"It's just our small way of thanking everyone who has supported our baby through its first decade," Jo told those attending. "So we rolled out the red carpet, literally. Open bar, munchies and SYS swag bags - let's go!" Capt Ben added, "What a great night. We're so lucky to do what we do and each of our guests, in some way, helps us do it."

Veteran broker, Pam Barlow (Luke Brown Yachts), shared the following lovely sentiment with the couple:
"It's been a short 10 years for me when it comes to remembering the start of Stanley Yacht Services. I'm sure it's been a long 10 years for you when it comes to all of the hours of hard work you've put into building up your company. Congratulations on not only making it through some of the toughest years we've seen in the country but in succeeding in building up a great reputation. Here's to many more years in the marine industry and here's to Stanley Yacht Services!" 
Hear, hear! And here's to the next decade...

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Chief Stew: Aly Merrill 
2nd Stew: Morgan Taylor
Exterior Detailing: Adrian Griffith
Event Planning: Jessica Hooper 
Dockmaster: Michael DiMartino
Photography:  teajayphoto and Blue Raven Studios
Catering: Exquisite Catering By Robert
Floral Arrangements: Yacht Flowers
Music: Ascot & Corset
Additional Equipment: Best Rental Service
Uniforms & Swag Bag Gifts: byoglobe
Additional Swag Bag Gifts: Aqualuxe Outfitting
Craft Beer: The Riverside Market

and last but so not least:
Martini Master: The One And Only Steve!

Another Flexiteek Installation
SeaRay 650L

We always take great pride (and pleasure) installing Flexiteek, knowing it will surely enhance any size/make/model vessel. Always an eye-pleasing upgrade and provides added benefits beyond the aesthetic.
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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Take Flight Over FLIBS 2015!

Day One of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is in the log books and we were rewarded with a spectacular sunny, breezy day. Have a look:

Stay tuned for updates throughout the weekend. Capt Ben and Mate Jo will be walking the docks after early morning starts prepping boats for your viewing pleasure. So, if you're here, don't be shy - say HI!

For smooth sailing and zero stress ... call SYS!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Boats Are Here! Let's Start The Show!
FLIBS 2015 Preview Day Tomorrow

If you haven't done so already, we highly recommend you download the Boat Show App. It will make all the difference to your experience this weekend. Prefer to go low-tech? Chart your course with this handy map: Maps | Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2015 We look forward to seeing all of you at Show!

By the way - we just learned the New River is going to be closed to marine traffic all weekend for bridge repairs. That's probably a bit disappointing for our visitors. So much for sightseeing ...
But all that aside, enjoy the show, mates!

For smooth sailing and zero stress ... call SYS!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Historic Pacific Peril: Hurricane Patricia
Strongest Storm In History Will Strike Mexico In Hours

Tens of thousands of residents are being evacuated from western Mexico; there's little doubt this extremely powerful Cat 5 cyclone will cause catastrophic damage.
Hurricane Patricia: Powerful storm menaces Mexico -
Our thoughts are with those in Hurricane Patricia's path; may all souls be spared.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Cats Are Coming!
FLIBS Caters To Catamarans In 2015

As you may be aware, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show ("FLIBS") opens a little later this year - on November 5. Already known as the world's largest in-water boat show, this year's event will feature a new addition: "Catamaran Cove" - a display location dedicated to power and sail catamarans.
"Catamaran Cove" at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
We're looking forward to FLIBS and will certainly be checking out Catamaran Cove. See you there, mates!
For smooth sailing and zero stress ... call SYS!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

It's Time For *Martinny Night*!
SYS Celebrates Ten With Tins And Martinis

Tin is the traditional gift for 10th anniversary celebrations so to mark the company's first decade in business, Stanley Yacht Services is hosting friends, family, business partners and clients at a martini-themed cocktail party on board its private yacht, M/Y Freedom, which will be docked for the event at the Riverside Hotel Marina on the New River in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday night.

The company's founders, Capt. Ben and Jo Stanley, say they credit hard work and a reliable supporting cast of subcontractors, vendors, brokers, boatyards and marinas for the success of their yacht services outfit. Referring to the impressive number of vessels the duo has expertly managed, maintained, refit, repaired and operated since 2005, Jo added, "We're looking forward to another 10 years at the helms of the SYS fleet."

And as for those martinis on Thursday night? "Pinkies out, bottoms up!" Cheers and see you there.

For smooth sailing and zero stress ... call SYS!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Special Weather Advisory: Hurricane Joaquin Re-Intensifies

Having walloped The Bahamas for a couple days straight, Joaquin has strengthened once again to a category 4, with 155 mph winds; it now has western Bermuda in its sights. While this is better news for the U.S., forecasters still urge residents along the eastern seaboard to be prepared for strong winds, heavy rain and rip tides.

[Meanwhile, here in South Florida, the weather is sunny with a delightful breeze....]

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Weather Alert For Our Mates To The North
Keep An Eye On Hurricane Joaquin

While we're happy to reassure our clients soon-to-be Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin poses no threat to assets here in South Florida, we can't offer the same comfort to our mates in the vicinity of the mid-Atlantic states.  Hurricane Joaquin to Track Near East Coast, Escalate Flood Threat
Keep a weather eye on the horizon and pay close attention to your local weather reports. As always, we will continue to pay attention and we hope our friends in The Bahamas stay safe over the next 24 hours or so.

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