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Story Contributors: Bob Meagher


North Sails and Maz Ocean Sponsor Meet and Greet

Key players in the Fort Lauderdale sailing industry gathered Thursday night for a fun meet-and-greet hosted by North Sails and Maz Ocean.

Representatives from area brokerages, rigging companies, and yacht service companies joined at the newly-renovated Lauderdale Yacht Club to swap stories and learn about new developments affecting sailors.  “It’s important to get the players together every once in a while,” noted North Sails’ Bob Meagher.  “A good team serves sailors better and keeps them coming back to Fort Lauderdale.”  Craig Allison, owner of Maz Ocean, echoed the sentiment.  

“The more we know each other, the easier it is to work together on any project.”  

Meagher opened the evening with a welcome and short explanation of North Sails 3Di performance cruising products, “ideal for premiere multihulls and monohulls in Florida and the Caribbean.”  Then Maz Ocean’s Alex Hill briefly summarized his company’s focus on internet connectivity and off-grid power solutions for cruising owner-operators.

Maz Ocean specializes in the fields of integrated marine charging systems and electrical, navigation electronics, satellite TV and mobile internet connectivity, systems monitoring and vessel security and marine systems for sail and power yachts.  Offices are located at Harbour Towne Marina in Dania Beach, and the company services vessels in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties.

North Sails is the world’s largest and most advanced sailmaker, with 150 locations and 2,000 people worldwide serving cruising and racing sailors of all kinds. North Sails Ft. Lauderdale leverages this global expertise to serve cruising, racing, and superyacht customers up and down the east coast of Florida.

The event marks the first in a series of industry meet and greets led by North Sails designed to foster greater cooperation among those serving sailors in South Florida.

Story Contributors

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Bob Meagher

Loft Manager, Sail Expert — Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Bob Meagher has built a career helping people enjoy their boats. Over two decades of sail consulting have led him to become one of America’s most experienced sail experts, especially in the growing market of cruising multihulls. He has led...

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