The 51st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is in town and lots of yachting enthusiasts are already enjoying it. One of the world’s largest yacht brokerage collections, Northrop and Johnson has brought 24 amazing superyachts to the show. The 45m Vita and the 43m Kingfisher are just a couple of them. Those who are interested in finding out more about the various yacht types can get all the information they need at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this weekend.
Archive for October, 2010
South Korea may not be known for its yachting industry, but Yacht and Boat Korea 2010 was a big success, especially among the marine industry. With 155 exhibitors and international companies representing 19 countries, the event was attended by 120,000. Furthermore, more than 100 sales contracts were signed bringing in more than $8.4 million. Although the event ended on October 17, many more sales are expected to be made from positive sales leads. Those who are interested in yachting can find out more about different yacht makes such as Tiara and Sunseeker Yachts.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will feature the largest yacht built in the U.S. since the 1930s. Making its debut at the world-class boat show, Cakewalk is 281 feet with six decks and six guest staterooms. During the show, it will be docked at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina. Cakewalk was built by Derektor Shipyards and is currently ranked 38 on a list of the 100 largest private yachts in the world. Those who are interested in learning more about the various yacht types such as sport and motor yachts can get this information before heading to the show.
Yacht captains and engineers who are interested in attending the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show may claim a free ticket. The 150 one-day tickets have been donated to The Triton from Ward’s Marine Electric, Imtra Marine Products, and Furuno USA. The tickets can be picked up at the Triton offices on October 27-29. Tickets are limited to one per captain or engineer, but additional tickets can be purchased at a discount online using the code “triton.” The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is a great opportunity to see the world’s leading yacht makes such as Viking yachts, Fairline and Sunseeker Yachts. In addition, there will be a vast array of boat products and services available.
Those who have been considering attending the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show have another reason to go. A 63-foot motor yacht will be up for auction. Built in 1964, Elegante is a wood-hulled one-off yacht that is powered by twin Detroit 60 series engines. It was been chartering 5,500 miles a year and can entertain 25 guests at a time. Those who are interested in yachting can learn more about this historic yacht as well as the newest yacht makes and models in the industry.
Yachting enthusiasts may know that Ferretti Yachts has a long history of producing outstanding motor yachts, particularly flybridge yachts. However, some may not be aware of the recognition that Ferretti Yachts is receiving from the yacht industry in China. Recently, it was awarded a number of awards including the “Best of the Best Award” for the new Ferretti 750. In Shanghai, Ferritti Yachts was awarded the Best of Italian Luxury Award. Those who are interested can find more information about this reputable boat make.
Remember When is the name of the newest luxury yacht launched by John Rosatti and produced by Christensen yachts. This 162-foot beauty is one of the best in class and safety. Some of its unique features are under-floor heating in the marble bathroom and air conditioning on the outside of the three levels. It is also equipped with a dynamic positioning system and can accommodate twelve guests and four crew members. Without a doubt, Remember When is one of the most sophisticated superyachts of its size today.
Some yachting enthusiasts may not know about Dockwise Yacht Transport, a company that offers yacht and boat transport around the world. A great way to safely transport yachts for long distances, three Dockwise ships will be arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with $407,000,000 worth of various vessels. Some of them, including Ferretti Yachts, are heading for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Those who are interested in buying a yacht will benefit from attending the show, which will feature various motor yachts from around the world.
Despite the financial downturn of the yachting industry, Heesen Yachts has announced the signing of their sixth new-build of 2010, also their first 65m superyacht. The concept for the new yacht is based on the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF). Construction is expected to begin in December. Yacht lovers can find out more about the various yacht types such as sailing yachts, motor yachts and sport yachts that are available for purchase or charter.
Yachting may not be as popular in China as it is in other parts of the world, but many yachting enthusiasts are looking forward to the third China International Boat Show taking place on October 29 to November 1. For the first time, many Taiwan yacht manufacturers, including Jade Yachts and Horizon Yachts, will be in attendance. Those who are interested in researching international yacht manufacturers can find information on Princess Yachts, Cheoy Lee Yachts and Azimut Yachts among others.