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Megayacht captains show off their skills in tight quarters

Moving some of the largest yachts to their berths on Miami Beach’s Indian Creek Waterway in advance of this week’s Yacht & Brokerage Show at Miami Beach produced some tense moments and plenty of churned-up mud and sea grass in Biscayne Bay last Thursday.

But none of the 100 or so vessels moved in as of late last week collided or ran aground.

“The biggest ones are in the show,” said Andrew Doole, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Show Management, which produces the annual expo. “Everybody’s in safe and sound that was supposed to be here today.”

With another 350 or so yachts to berth before the show opens Feb. 13, the company has employed six tugboats from Steel Marine Towing as escorts to help them around a narrow dogleg in an unmarked, unnamed east-west channel north of the Julia Tuttle Causeway.

Click here for the full report by the Miami Herald.