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While there is a boat show taking place somewhere every month of the year, none has the range and diversity of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. (COMPLETE BOAT SHOW GUIDE)
Heading into this year's Fort Lauderdale boat show, we polled a few industry experts for their best tips for buyers.
The award-winning MyBoatShow app is free and super useful. Want to find your way easier around the docks at Bahia Mar, Las Olas Marina and Hall of Fame Marina? Go to your favorite app store to install. The boat is available for both iPhone and Android phones.
Hurricane Sandy might not have stopped the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, but its legacy is having an effect on the show’s scheduling starting in 2015. Show dates will be pushed back a week, starting on the first Thursday in November, in the hope that the delay will help avoid the bad weather the area is sometimes prone to in the fall.
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.
Wind, rain or sunshine, the Yachts International Pavilion saw steady crowds throughout the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Yacht owners, announcers and yachting-industry VIPs mingled in the newly redecorated private lounge; enjoyed daily chef-prepared buffets, cocktails and conversations; and watched chefs battled it out during Galley Wars at the adjacent Captain’s Den.
Last year at the Fort Lauderdale show, Yachts International introduced a companion to its well-known Pavilion—the Captains’ Den. This year, the Captains’ Den returns with a new look, better access and full-on entertainment. The new air-conditioned Den will also host a new exciting competition, dubbed Galley Wars, pitting top-notch teams of yacht chefs in three rounds of grueling competition.
Among the many tenders debuting at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this week is a light and compact tender from AB Inflatables. Equipped with the standard 20hp four-stroke Tohatsu engine, it weighs just 425 pounds. However, the new 10 VSX is no lightweight when it comes to equipment and performance.
The Editor’s Choice Award is a new AIM Marine Group event, recognizing the best the boating industry has to offer. It is a fast-paced multi-media evening, featuring food from restaurateur, DJ and author Steve Mortorano.
We’re only days away from unveiling our revamped members-only Pavilion Club at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 25-29. Pavilion members can look forward to new events and upgrades
The International SeaKeepers Society hosts its Founders Dinner in Fort Lauderdale on October 24. The event is an excellent networking opportunity as well as a great way to raise the funds necessary for the organization to continue its diverse programs.
We first saw this refreshingly innovative flybridge yacht in Cannes in 2010, where Monte Carlo Yachts made its world debut with the first MCY 76, Georgia. Built in Italy, this brand belongs to Groupe Beneteau, a French company with deep roots in the US market.
Looking for a deal on the brokerage market? There will be plenty of attractive superyachts for sale at FLIBS this year, but don’t expect a steal. Contrary to persisting rumors, brokers tell us that, while prices dipped drastically in 2009 (up to 40 percent), they have recovered and have been holding pretty steady ever since.
The Percheron is a beautiful and muscular horse, bred for its intelligence and willingness to work. The same goes for Cantiere delle Marche’s Darwin series, a range of sturdy explorer-style vessels “bred”—or rather, developed—for their long-range and seakeeping abilities.