The lunch customers at Pier Sixty-Six's Pelican Landing in Fort Lauderdale got a special treat watching Steven Spielberg's 282-foot Oceanco Seven Seas depart the dock and pass through the 17th Street bridge.
The Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival is already in its sixth year and the festival is officially open to entries for the 2013 contest. Captains and crews are invited to put together a five-minute video and showcase almost anything.
Fort Lauderdale is usually an opportunity for some refit work, and the local marine industries have successfully made the case that improvements to infrastructure and waterway access are a priority. This summer, major work started on both public and private property to offer larger yachts access to local refit facilities.