Jan 01, 2023


Happy New Year!

The MIAPBC staff is back, refreshed, and ready to get this year started on a high note…but we need your help! We ask that all business members please renew their dues by the end of this month to be ready for the printing of the 2023/24 Boater’s Directory. Members who purchase an ad in the Directory will also receive an online ad on the MIAPBC website (new this year)!

Don’t forget to register yourself and anyone else you would like to bring for our upcoming member dinner on Tuesday, January 31. We are excited to welcome Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin back to moderate a boat builder panel, along with a delicious dinner at one of the best new venues in Palm Beach County, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

We wish all our members displaying at the Stuart Boat Show this month a successful show!

Cheers to a great 2023!  


TowBoat U.S./TowBoat One Inc.,  34

Beard Marine of the Palm Beaches,Inc.,  34

Land and Marine Services, Inc.,  34

P.B.C. Tourist Development Council,  23

Seven Kings Holding, 15

JAS Marine Service, Inc., 15

All Around Docks,  14

Captain's Choice Vessel Documentation,  14

Bill Clark and Sons Marine Service Inc., 13

The Proper Way Underwater Services, Inc.,  11

International Yacht Brokers Association, 10

Buccaneer Marina,  7

Poseidon Dredge & Marine, Inc.,  6

Marine Search Associates,  6

Marine Education Initiative,  6

Re/Max Advantage Plus,  5

SouthTech Schools,  4

Jet Ride Holding LLC, 4

Zach's Dive Service, 4

SEABOB - CAYAGO Americas, Inc.,  3

LuxuryDayCharters,  3

Sirocco Marine/BRIG USA,  3

Palm Beach Yachting Inc, 3


MAC Maritime, Inc, 1

TDW Marine, 1

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast needs companies like yours to exhibit at JA Inspire® Career Fair to mentor students and open their eyes to a future full of career possibilities with your company.

Email emma@japbtc.org for more info

Dear Members,


We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support this year! Your involvement in MIAPBC is extremely important to the industry. 


We know you're busy and wanted to remind you that January 31, 2023 is the deadline to renew your membership with the  Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc.  and make it into the Boater's Directory publication. All members receive a FREE listing!  Login to our website to update your listing or your description will be left BLANK.   


Dues MUST be paid no later than January 31 st  to avoid a price increase.


If you need a copy of your invoice or need help logging in to the website, please contact Stephanie at Assistant @marinepbc.org  or (561) 863-0012. 

Click here to login and renew your membership online!

Click here to advertise in the 2023-24 Boaters' Directory!


Gillen Yacht Services is Hiring!

Please email your resume to:


About Gillen Yacht Services

Gillen Yacht Services, Inc. is a full-service yacht refit and repair facility operating for the past 30 years in the Ft Lauderdale market providing quality services for yachts ranging from 50 to 300 ft. We have recently opened a new operations in Palm Beach . We are looking for the right individual to be a part of this ground floor opportunity.

GYS has expertise in every area of yacht repair – we provide one-stop shopping for our client’s vessels.

Marine Painter - Palm Beach

Marine Fiberglass Tech – Palm Beach

Lead Marine HVAC Tech – Palm Beach

Lead HVAC Tech – Ft Lauderdale

Lead Marine Diesel Mechanic / Job Foreman – Palm Beach

Marine Electrician – Palm Beach

Click Here for Full Job Descriptions

Boaters are encouraged to be on the lookout during right whale calving season

If you plan to boat or fish in the Atlantic Ocean this winter, be on the lookout for North Atlantic right whales that are calving in state and federal waters off Florida, Georgia and South Carolina from November through April. These endangered species are extremely hard to spot and collisions with vessels put passengers and crew at risk and could cause injury or death to right whales. With fewer than 350, right whales are one of the world's most endangered large whale species. 

Follow these boating safety tips during right whale season:

  • Go slow, which can give you time to react. 
  • Post a lookout! Watch for black objects, whitewater and splashes. 
  • Avoid boating in the dark, when visibility is poor or in rough seas. 
  • Use the Whale Alert app to see if whales have been sighted in your area. 
  • Check for signage at your local boat ramp or marina as a reminder of what to look for and how to identify and report right whale sightings.
  • If a whale is spotted, slow down, operate at a slow speed or put your engine in neutral if possible. Assess the scene and slowly leave the area while keeping watch. Never pursue or follow a whale and keep at least 500 yards from the right whales (it’s the law). 
  • Report whale sightings and collisions immediately to the U.S. Coast Guard on marine VHF Ch. 16 or call 1-877-WHALE-HELP (942-5343).

Learn more about what you can do  to prevent right whale collisions at MyFWC.com/Research by clicking “ Wildlife .â€�

CrossCurrents Newsletter is published by the  Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc.  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

Austin Burkett, President

E.J. Schrader Mattress Company, Inc.

Raymond Graziotto, Vice President 

Seven Kings Holding  

Janet Zimmerman, Treasurer/Secretary

Florida Inland Navigation District   

Mallory Doremus

Palmdale Oil Company

Tamra Fitzgerald 

Venue Marketing Group

Tino Garcia

Ferreira Construction Company, Inc.

George Gentile

2GHO, Inc.

William Gould

Intracoastal Marine Construction

Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy, Attorney

Dan Mueller

Viking Yachts Service Center

Charlie Nicklaus

C. Nicklaus Starling & Associates


Alyssa Freeman  

Executive Director

Paola Pineros

Marketing & Membership Manager

Stephanie Button

Administrative Manager

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