Stanley Yacht Services

Monday, January 16, 2017

New River Bridge Closure
12 Days No Boat Traffic!

Well, this is inconvenient. All Aboard Florida intends to lock down the New River Bridge (FEC railroad) for a 12-day period from Saturday, February 11 at 12:01 a.m. through Thursday, February 23, 12:01 a.m. Needless to say, this would prohibit boat traffic (other than kayaks) along the river.

The timing is simply terrible. The Miami International Boat Show runs from February 16-20 and the bridge closure would force vessels out of boatyards up the river almost a week ahead of time. After the show is over, vessels would not be able to get back to boatyards for refits, haul outs, etc. or return to their regular docks west of the bridge. And where will all these boats be docked in the interim? Who is covering the added expenses?

We are not alone in our concern. Twenty-two plaintiffs have filed suit to push the closure to May, when the winter boating season is over.

Shipyard owners sue to delay closing of New River bridge
We will be attending the hearing on January 27 and hope AAF comes up with a reasonable solution. We will keep you posted.


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


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Bertram Burns In Biscayne Bay
Sea Trial Goes Up In Smoke

Pretty scary day on the water for Captain Steve Thomas and his three passengers. Fortunately, his instincts and quick thinking led to their safe rescue, the skipper only suffering minor burns on his fingers.
Boat captain injured during boat fire in Biscayne Bay
It's always a shame to see a classic yacht succumb to mechanical mishaps but we're glad everyone made it out OK (and wearing life jackets)! #WearIt

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


Thursday, November 17, 2016

No Job Too Small ... No Detail Overlooked!

Call it #ToolTimeThursday: Here at SYS, we take every step to ensure repairs, refits and upgrades go as smoothly as possible and that the positive results will be long-lasting. This requires attention to every detail, like...

...diligently applying Loctite to each and every bolt's threads...
 
...during an engine's transmission rebuild. Our goal is to get our clients' yachts back on the water in the best shape possible.

Sometimes it may feel like projects take longer than clients would like but, rest assured, we're taking our time to make sure it's done right.

No shortcuts to smooth sailing and zero stress, mates!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Mad Rush Continues - FLIBS 2016 Just Days Away!

Repairs, refits and upgrades are complete and that can only mean one thing...


Yep. Time to get down to the finishing touches - some wax here and there, some more polishing and primping.

We look forward to seeing all of you at FLIBS 2016 - it's going to be another excellent Show. And don't forget to download the mobile app - it makes the experience so much more convenient, especially for those of you planning on visiting multiple vessels.

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


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Time To Batten Down The Hatches
South Florida Braces For Matthew


So, the SYS crew has been busy doubling up lines, putting out additional fenders, and springing boats off the dock. Toys are tethered, canvas and cushions removed, and fingers crossed. All we can do now is wait (and make sure our own homes are also ready to weather the storm).

Here we go, mates. Stay safe!

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


Friday, September 30, 2016

It's Official - Matthew Is A Category 5 Hurricane

We're keeping a CLOSE weather eye on this one, mates.

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


Monday, September 19, 2016

Are You Ready For The Show?
FLIBS 2016 Is Almost Here!


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


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Time Out On The Beach
Captain Charged With BUI

Well, this is unfortunate. We don't know the particulars of this early morning beaching off Palm Beach but, thankfully, we've not heard any reports of injuries (granted, we don't know the extent of damage done to the yacht).


72-foot yacht washes ashore in Palm Beach

The captain has been charged with boating under the influence which prompts us to remind our fellow sailors: "Better boating means safety first!" Don't booze and cruise, mates.



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

Saturday, September 3, 2016

It's Here Already! Happy Labor Day Weekend, Mates!

Remember - don't booze and cruise and life jackets save lives - #WearIt! Be safe out there; create happy memories, not crappy memories. 

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

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

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