Its time to renew!

Thanks for supporting the Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club. We encourage you to stay on board and renew your membership for 2020.

Your current membership will expire December 31st, 2019. The annual renewal fee is $50.00. Please click on the link below to make payment.

Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club New Member Dues 2020

Reminder from our bylaws:
Failure to pay dues before the February luncheon meeting will result in forfeiture of active membership.
A member may then apply for reinstatement by writing a letter to the skipper and payment of full delinquent dues plus a penalty of $10.
The member's name must be presented to the membership committee and approval of reinstatement granted by an affirmative vote of that committee.

Tom Nolan
2019 First Mate
Fort Lauderdale Mariner's Club

 Welcome to the December 2019 newsletter.

This newsletter includes:

• Seminar Committee Photo from the 30th Marine Insurance Seminar

• Photos from the FLMC Holiday Party

• Thank You for the Toy Donation for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

• News Article: TowBoatU.S. Fort Lauderdale Marks 30 Years

• 2020 ABYC Marine Law Symposium Information

• Officers for 2020

• 2020 Club Dues

• The Last Word

• FLMC Information


 Photos from the FLMC Holiday Party


News Article: TowBoatU.S. Fort Lauderdale Marks 30 Years Posted on Nov 9, 2019

TowBoatU.S. Fort Lauderdale, founded in 1989 by Larry Acheson, is celebrating its 30th anniversary
this year. Acheson, who became involved in towing and salvage in Tampa Bay, said he fell in love
with the industry immediately.

“From the very beginning I loved the challenge of towing boats in tight quarters and learning how
to perform salvages,” Acheson stated in a company press release. “I have never minded the long
hours or unpredictability of the business because the work fascinated me so much.”

The company has grown substantially from its early days, when Acheson plied his 26-foot Privateer
towboat, along with a few lift bags and a couple pumps, and trailered the boat home to his
apartment in Oakland Park at the end of each day.

Today, there are 13 boats and almost 40 full-time employees responding from multiple South Florida
ports – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They specialize in marine towing and salvage, as well as
providing commercial launch services and work boat charter services to the marine community.
For more information, visit

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2020 ABYC Marine Law Symposium Information


The 4th Annual Marine Law Symposium will be held January 7, 2020 in New Orleans! Get a unique
perspective on high profile accidents not shared in any other venue. Expert speakers will analyze
critical boat fire investigations and case studies that are impacting today's verdicts. Enjoy
unparalleled networking opportunities and earn 8 CEUs in one education packed day!

Learn More & Register

View Agenda

ABYC Standards Certification After the Symposium

Stick around New Orleans one more day and attend the ABYC Standards Certification course! This is
an essential course for surveyors, engineers, legal professionals, marine law enforcement, and
compliance inspectors. Join us in this fast-paced, one-day course, consisting of a self-study
(e-learning component in advance), classroom review, and then exam.

Get a discounted rate when you register for BOTH the Marine Law Symposium and the ABYC Standards
Certification course.

Learn More & Register


If you have any events, news, or photos to include in the monthly newsletters, please reach out to 
me at r[email protected].

Raúl J. Chacón Jr. 2019 Yeoman

Officers for 2020
Skipper: Hector Ramirez
First Mate: Tom Nolan
Purser: Raúl J. Chacón Jr.
Yeoman: Jonathan Hernandez 
Program Chair: Tyler Tanner
Bos’n: Evan Andronis 
Seminar Chair: Michelle Otero-Valdes
Activities Chair: Janice D’Ovidio and Co-chair: Roy Scott 
Historian: George Florez

Proudly Supports:
Boys & Girls Club of Broward County
Marine Industries Association of South Florida 

MIASF Plywood Regatta
Seafarer’s House Fort Lauderdale
Shake-A-Leg Miami
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
Young Professionals in Yachting – Spin-a-tho