Wednesday May 8th, Broward County Tourism Appreciation Day
All of us at Water Taxi are extremely proud of David Farr-Deckhand. David Received The SUNsational Service Courtesy Award
Here is how he earned it:
On 11/17/2018 at approximately 6:15 pm, our Margaritaville Express boat was about a mile north of the Hollywood stop in the Intracoastal Waterway. David heard shouts from the starboard side of the boat. He called to the Captain, who immediately throttled back and slowed the boat.
In the fading sunlight, David could see a person in the water – a middle aged male – swimming against the outgoing tide. With the engines idling they were able to have a conversation with him. He had fallen out of a kayak and had become disorientated. He was struggling with the tide and couldn’t find the kayak. He complained of being exhtusted from treading water against a strong tide.
The Captain slowly maneuvered the boat until David could reach the gentleman’s hand and retrieve him from the water.
On Saturday, March 2nd, Water Taxi once again participated in the South Florida Marine Industry Association’s Waterway Cleanup. Fort Lauderdale’s waterways are of course essential to our livelihood and this is an great opportunity for us to get together and help keep them clean.
Each year the Broward County Waterway Cleanup attracts thousands of volunteers from many neighborhoods and communities throughout the county. People of all ages come out in their boats and along the shores to clean all kinds of debris from the waterways.
All volunteers received an official WWCU T-shirt and invitation to the Trash Bash after-party event. The cleanup runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the Trash Bash immediately following.
Volunteers must be 14 years of age to be on site without an 18+ adult.
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF)is the largest marine trade organization in the Southeast United States dedicated to promoting, protecting, and growing the 111,000 middle class jobs in Broward County and 142,000 jobs regionally in marine businesses promoting boating lifestyles from family cruising and fishing to yachts and the goods and services that sustain them, driving the economic output to $8.9 billion in Broward County and $12 billion regionally.
Created in 1961, the not-for-profit trade group is focused on the sound growth of the marine industry in the South Florida Region to benefit its members, their customers, communities and the environment. The Association has over 500 members in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties and is the owner of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.