For the 54th year, Fort Lauderdale hosts the largest in-water boat show in the world. Running from October 31 to November 4, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show attracts hundreds of thousands of yachtsmen, fishermen and marine enthusiasts to its six locations that cover more than three million square feet.
The first hull of Horizon’s new raised-pilothouse model, the RP110, debuts this year. Andrea VI features styling by J.C. Espinosa, as well as two years of work on the double-chine hull by Donald Blount and Associates and the Horizon design team, plus interior design by Marty Lowe.
The new flagship of Sanlorenzo’s semi-displacement range, Alchemist Too, is the latest hull of the SD122 series. The interior by Minotti features Canaletto flooring, furniture finished in whitened oak and white lacquer and marbles such as Crema Luna and Tobacco Brown.
The Westport’s in-house design team offers high levels of personalization and builds each interior to clients’ specifications. The 130-foot (49.6-meter) trideck yacht (redesigned a few years ago) features five staterooms including a main-deck master suite and accommodations for seven crew.
Expoships LLLP, owner and operator of the exhibition megayacht SeaFair, will take part in the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach and the Palm Beach International Boat Show as part of a strategic partnership with Active Interest Media and Show Management.
One watcher called it “Iron Chef on the water.” There’s no doubt competition was fierce during the Newport Charter Yacht Show’s Culinary Competition. Chefs were split into two classes—Grande, for yachts 100 feet and larger, and Premier, for yachts smaller than 100 feet. Participating yachts could also enter the show’s first tablescaping competition.
The Palm Beach International Boat Show is always a favorite with exhibitors and attendees. It’s not too big, not too small and, if Goldilocks were reporting, she would say, “This show is just right!”
The AIM Marine Group, now six magazines strong and comprising several of the world’s most important boat shows, including the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, hosted a raucous party aboard the South Beach Lady to celebrate its first anniversary in February.