The largest boat show on earth opens its doors tomorrow for the 50th time in celebration of its Golden Anniversary

The largest boat show on earth opens its doors tomorrow for the 50th time in celebration of its Golden AnniversaryFort Lauderdale Show Management has released the following information: There has never been a better time to enjoy boating. And there has never been a better place to fulfil your marine dreams.


Celebrate the 50th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show®, October 29November 2, 2009, where you will find the world’s finest selection of marine products offered for all budgets. Over $3 billion worth of boats, yachts, super yachts, electronics and accessories will cover more than three million square feet of exhibit space on land and in water throughout six different sites. And you can “test drive” a selection of boats as the show premiers its Demo Docks at Pier 66.

Join us as we navigate the show so that you can plot your own course for the world’s largest boat show.


Super yachts, Cruisers, Sport fishers, Trawlers, Inflatable’s, Electronics, Accessories and Live Entertainment

The Spectacular Super yachts: See the world’s “show stopping” super yachts (yachts 80- feet and over) from the finest builders around the globe at the Bahia Mar Face Dock. Renowned shipyards such as Trinity, Christensen, Abeking & Rasmussen, Delta, Burger and many others will be presenting their very best. This year’s “Queen of the Show” – the 214’ Trident by Feadship – will also be docked at this show site.

The Newly Reconfigured Yacht Builders & Designers Tent – It’s Two Tents In One: You’ll continue to find the industry’s top yacht builders, designers, architects, decorators, engine manufacturers and suppliers of fine yacht accessories under this immense 60,000 sq. ft. air-conditioned tent. To better navigate among the exhibitors, the newly reconfigured YBD tent will be divided into two distinct sections — one dedicated to builders and shipyards; the other dedicated to businesses that support the super yacht industry such as designers, engineers, accessories vendors, electronics and engine manufacturers, and international trade groups. One-third of the tent closest to Face Dock will exclusively feature yacht builders and shipyards together. Here, noted builders Rybovich Spencer, Perini Navi, Heesen Yachts, Oceanco, Benetti, Lurssen, and Feadship among many others will be welcoming newcomers Mondo Marine, Dunya Yachts and Goetz Custom Boats to the block. Pass through the glass door partitions and you’ll encounter the finest in custom super yacht engineering, designing, and decorating, as well as extraordinary displays from residential and resort island destinations. Here you will also find trade groups from the Netherlands,

Australia, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, Germany and latest entry British Columbia (Canada), all of which will be showcasing their country’s top providers and suppliers to the super yacht industry.

The International Yacht Builders Pavilion: The place to see what the rest of the world is building. From necessities to luxuries, the world’s most talented and influential manufacturers and shipyards will be here to show up-to-date and extravagant options and amenities for yacht building inside this 15,000 sq. ft. pavilion.

The Power Centre: Power up at the Bahia Mar site where an impressive selection of the newest engines, generators and air conditioners for small boats, mid-size cruisers and super yachts from every leading manufacturer worldwide will be on full display.

Amazing Array of Accessories: Accessory tents will be fully packed with the newest trends, designs and innovation in electronics. But, there is so much more including fishing equipment, diving gear, information on fabulous resorts, insurance, finance, nautical clothing, jewellery and the list goes on and on.

Boats in Water and On Land: Think big, small and in-between. The Face Dock is lined with extraordinary super yachts from 80 to 200 feet. The North Side Docks feature powerboats, family cruisers, high performance boats, and brokerage boats. The South Side Docks showcase motor yachts, sport fishers, picnic boats, trawlers, express cruisers, and even more brokerage yachts. Move from water to the asphalt, and you’ll find hundreds of trailerable boats, inflatable’s and personal watercraft covering the land area.

Fun in the Sun: Be sure that you and your friends visit the International Food Garden and floating cocktail barges to enjoy delicious food and live musical entertainment.


Where Sea and Land Combine: Brokerage Boats, Exotic Car Showcase…and a Seaplane

The super yacht showcase continues as you head north from the Bahia Mar Face Dock to the adjacent Hall of Fame Marina. Westport, Moran Yacht & Ship, Northrop & Johnson, and Merle Wood among others will present a stunning array of high-quality, desirable brokerage yachts. From the finest on water, you can get a premier look at the finest in land-based speed and sophistication at the Exotic Car Showcase. Located across from the yachts, this popular exhibit spotlights the latest models in automobile excellence from Aston Martin, Porsche, Ferrari, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Land Rover, Maserati, Audi and many more.


A Bevy of Brokerage Boats

It’s just a short walk or a quick water shuttle ride from the Hall of Fame Marina to gain access to more of the Show’s brokerage motor yachts.


Motor Yachts, Sailing Yachts and NEW Demo Docks

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is proud to be introducing Demo Docks to this year’s event. Here, serious boat buyers will have the unique opportunity to arrange for sea trials during the Show, to help them “seal the deal” on site. The C & D Demo Docks will accommodate up to 40 boats from select exhibitors ranging from centre consoles to 130-ft. motor yachts. Guests must make boat test arrangements at the exhibitor’s main show display location, and all sea trials will head south towards Port Everglades. Brokerage motor yachts and sailing yachts will continue to be on display on Docks a & B.


See a bevy of super yachts from a variety of exhibitors including Heesen Yachts’ 161’ Man of Steele and 141’ At Last, both presented by IYC.


Boats, Accessories and Fishing Fun for the Entire Family

The convention centre will offer a terrific selection of fishing boats, family cruisers, runabouts, flats boats, centre consoles, jet boats, engines, fishing equipment and accessories. Marine seminars and the Kids’ Fishing Clinics will also be located here.

7)    Official Show Transportation Network

There is no better way to navigate the show’s six spectacular sites than by utilizing the Show’s extensive Transportation Network.

Shuttle Buses: Free. Transportation routes between all six show sites, War Memorial Auditorium parking and downtown Riverfront parking.

Riverboat: Free. Avoid the traffic and enjoy the scenery on the New River when you take the 30-minute Riverboat ride to/from Las Olas Riverfront Transportation Centre (downtown) and Bahia Mar Yachting Centre site (only).

Show Water Shuttle*: $10 all-day pass, unlimited usage. Waterfront pick-up points are:

  • • Bahia Mar Yachting Centre
  • • Broward County Convention Centre
  • • Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
  • • Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel & Marina

* NOTE: This is not the same service as, nor is it affiliated with, Fort Lauderdale’s “Water Taxi”

Shuttle buses, water shuttles and Riverboat run one hour before show opening and one hour after show closing. E-Ticketing Now Available For Advance Purchases & $2-Off

Buy tickets in advance and save $2-off any single-day admission exclusively through E-Ticketing.  Just visit, and then click on the “Buy Tickets ONLINE” link box on the main page. E-Ticketing is available right now, and will continue through Monday, November 2, one hour before show closing.

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Introducing the Batman of Superyachts – The Wally 118

Sometimes there are things that just break the mould, things that people think are just not possible and things people dream of but are not brave enough to turn into reality. However there is a company that lives on the edge of imagination and makes it reality. Welcome to the world of Wally!

Although around for a few years now, the Wally 118 is nothing short of sensational, still able to turn heads amongest super yachts lined up in Monaco. Her design is futuristic and simplistic to the eye but underneath she oozes technological advances that are still not seen on some of today’s newly launched super yachts.

Luca Bassani’s Wally Yachts are not just an exercise in styling, it is in fact driven by some of the most demanding technical challenges ever taken on by a boatbuilder.

Genuinely new and high-tech, from her engine room to her folding radar mast, the Wallypower 118 has carbon, glass, and honeycomb construction, a superbly minimalist Euro interior by Lazzarini & Pickering, and a nearly 60-knot top speed. Scale models were tank tested at SSPA in Sweden and in Ferrari’s wind tunnel at Marinello, Italy. Intermarine, the renowned warship builder, built her. As a conscious re-evaluation of what express motoryachts should be like, she’s entitled to look a little out of the ordinary.

The 118 is an express motoryacht with berths for six guests in three en suite staterooms and six crew, and her accommodations are arranged symmetrically on each side of a straight, central corridor in that unique angular hull. The tender garage—in the bow—is revealed when a triangular section of the foredeck lifts, dead level, on three hydraulic rams. Just forward of the superstructure is an inset seating area, which can be shaded by a bimini top. That mysterious glass-sided deckhouse shelters a capacious saloon aft, with white upholstery, plain wood surfaces, and a seductive, beach-house ambience. The dining table sits amidships, just aft of the helm, made of carbon fiber.

The 118 has a CODOG (combined diesel or gas) propulsion system—jet engines for speed, diesels for everything else—common on small warships, but rare on yachts this give her the ability to hit that magic 60knot mark with ease.


While gas turbines offer tremendous power-to-weight benefits (3.6 hp per pound in the TF50s), they do have a downside, as one British Harrier pilot discovered not long ago in 100-plus-degree conditions in the Persian Gulf, when his breathless aircraft landed in the sea beside the carrier. Although the Wallypower is unlikely to suffer such drastic consequences, jet-engine output typically declines by about 0.5 percent for every 1ºF increase in air temperature.

The Wallypower uses three DDC TF50s (maritime cousins of the Chinook helicopter engine) driving three KaMeWa waterjets. Their 5,600 hp is calibrated at a lab temperature of 59°F—a little different from an August afternoon in Florida. However hot it gets, though, the 118 should always be able to cruise at 40 knots without effort. Not many 100-footers can make that claim.

There is a more conventional engine option as well: twin 3,650-hp MTU 4000 V16 diesels, which Bassani claims will give the boat a 45-knot top speed and around a 40-knot cruise speed. Go for these, and you’ll also save about $8 million on the asking price (which is $16.55 million when the yacht is equipped with twin diesels, $24.83 million as tested above, with triple gas turbines).

It seems though that Wally only ever produced one fully operational 118, there is speculation that they produced another 2 hulls in preparation for orders for the yacht, however to date they don’t seem to have happened.

If you know of more than one Wally 118 out there please let us know.

See the amazing wally 118 in video action below and more views at the ILBC

New Sunseeker 48 Portofino due for launch at London International Boat Show 2010

Sunseeker will be launching the New Portofino 48 at the London International Boat Show in January 2010, it will replace the current 47 Portofino, and with the 43 Superhawk production stopped, this will become the British, Poole based boat builder’s entry level model.

The Portofino 48 offers a remarkably large interior plan for her size, the centre piece of the 48 Portofino is a full-beam owner’s aft suite with huge windows to either side. Forward, there’s a clever new VIP suite in which the double bed cunningly swings apart in a scissors’ movement to create twin single berths in seconds if required.

Staying below, the Portofino offers a large saloon area that consists of a plentiful curved C-shaped seating and is equiped with all the usual amenities you would expect from a cruiser of this size, Sunseeker offer a mix of grain, bold lacquers and deep glass options to semi customise your boat to your individual taste. 

On top , the Portofino has a sleek design incorporating a long stretched foredeck fitted with cantilevering sunpads. The cockpit screen is neatly engineered and runs aft in a smooth well designed manner, behind which is a helm station with pilot seating, wetbar and full dining arrangement in a large 2 sided L-shaped seating layout.

Sunseeker offer the Portofino 48 in an open and hard top version and keeping with tradition the customer has a choice of propulsion systems between the in line shafts with tunnel drives, or the latest easy to use pod drives. Performance comes in the choice of twin engines up to a total of 1150hp, producing speeds of around of 30 knots.

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Chris Craft Silver Bullet

The Silver Bullet made its debut at this year’s London Boat Show and turned quite a few heads.

From its sleek lines to the beautifully crafted cockpit the Silver Bullet is ever bit the run-about tender to your superyacht or simply a sports boat to cruise about in on a Sunday afternoon.

She has an impressive array of equipment as standard with additional options for the lucky 150 worldwide owners of this limited edition model. Her specs stack up well also:

  • Engine Tested: Volvo 5.7 GXi
  • Top Speed: 57.7 MPH @ 4,900 RPM (50.1knots @ 4,900RPM)
  • Cruise Speed: 24.4 MPH @ 2,500 RPM (21.2 knots @ 2,500RPM)
  • Range @ Cruise: 113 Miles

Her beautiful lines coupled with the elegant silver and teak build ensures a luxury and unique feel both inside and outside of this compact sports boat a certain winner from Chris-Craft.

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Formula 400 Super Sport – 60 mph performance

It’s not often you see a sport boat of this size hit all of the marks, however, the Formula 400 super sport seems to do just that. The Formula 400 comes well equipped with advanced technology features as standard including chart plotters, remote LED white/blue cockpit lighting, updated LCD HDTV/DVD, separate audio system tweeters and iPod™/MP3 ports.

Formula 400 SS


They also offer an impressive array of optional extras and upgrades such as navigation electronics, engine monitors, satellite TV and DTS control systems. The joystick control technology offered with either the Volvo IPS or MerCruiser® Axius™ system provides excellent control while docking or manoeuvring in tight places.

Formula 400 SS



The 400 interiors are very impressive also offering practicality and comfort with that feel of design over function quality. The lounge has an inspired invitation with its sleek solid wood table and smart décor pillows topped with luxurious leather. The wood has a high-gloss, Deep Cherry finish as with the flooring. The plush, subtly textured carpeting is new for 2009, as well as all other décor fabrics.

Formula 400 SS

The Formula 400 also presents four upscale designer fabric themes by Tommy Bahama and Ralph Lauren. Finally, the cockpit design is a great place to be as a spectator lounging in style or at the helm blasting over the waves. It has a non-cluttered feel and a sophistication about it that would suit much larger boats of its size. Comfortably contoured lounge seating and adjustable tables provide creative versatility, and the integrated wet bar is a simple nice touch for those entertaining experiences. The aft lounge along with tables and filler cushions becomes a generous sunpad. The foredeck has two generous sunbrella sunpads for those who wish to be at the front of the action easily reached by way of the walk through windshield, a hallmark Formula cruiser feature. Formula continues to advance with their ranges and 2009 will bring no disappointment from the American manufacturer.

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Come and join the fastest growing leisure boat networking community

World Sports Boats are proud to announce the launch of our fantastic new social networking community website.

WSB Community

Who should join?

1.Anyone who works in the boating industry

2.Anyone who owns a leisure boat

3.Anyone that is crew on a leisure boat

4.Anyone who races on a boat

5.Anyone who has a passion for or interest in boats

6.Anyone who provides products or services for boats

7. And finally anyone who wants to know more about boats and learn about a fantastic exciting industry full of interesting, knowledgable fun people.

Why should you join?

1.We have created the perfect environment for all those we have listed above who should join, you will be able to share information, experiences and knowledge on all things to do with leisure boats.

2.You can create your own unique profile, share your video’s, pictures, events, mobile content,discussions,groups and apps.

3.You can link to your profiles on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you maybe already part off.

4.You can invite friends,colleagues,partners,suppliers,manufacturers

We hope you take a few minutes to come and visit the newest boating community and become a part of this global boating network.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

World Sports Boats Team. 

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Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2009-Time to show of its Super Yachts

With doors opening at the end of this month the world’s largest boat show Fort Lauderdale is set to make its 50th show anniversary its best ever!

Released by show management at Fort Lauderdale;

Prepare to be Dazzled by the Billion-Dollar Golden Anniversary Showcase of the Grande Dames of Yachting, When it comes to superyachts, size does matter.

The dazzling billion-dollar presentation of hundreds of superyachts (80 feet and over) at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® is a sight to behold. These superstar superyachts take center stage October 29 – November 2, 2009. To experience their glory, just stroll the docks of the show for a glimpse of what the superyacht industry has to offer. Here are some of the celebrity guest-stars you’ll have a chance to meet:

Feadship: 214′ Trident – The Queen of the Show


Read “The Golden Anniversary Queen” story for more on Trident.
May we present her royal highness. A paragon of comfort, style and elegance, Trident, this year’s “Queen of the Show,” offers a superb synthesis of Feadship luxury at its best. She possesses a handsomely classic flared bow and modern and tasteful semi-circular extensions with glass bulwarkson the aft decks. Her Highness sees all, including three decks at once via fashion plates on the stern. With a full beam master stateroom fit for an aristocrat, the yacht offers superior accommodations to
the owners and twelve royal guests in seven luxurious suites. Don’t feel like taking the stairs? Use the elevator to travel up through the entire yacht to the sun deck inside, in a virtually seamless solid block of marble. Location: Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina.

Trinity Yachts: 196′ Bacarella


Calm, cool and classy. The largest of five superyachts designed and built by Trinity Yachts, LLC that will be presented by Trinity at this year’s show, Bacarella is charmingly cozy, refreshingly cool and smart as a whip. Her interior is designed by Bannenberg Designs and features mid-tone quarter sawn elm veneer, set out in panels, with the grain running 90 degrees along rebated nickel bands. The full beam owners’ suite is large, in charge and situated on the main deck. This superyacht accommodates a party of 12 in six staterooms, and a crew of 16 in eight cabins. She comes complete with two Caterpillar engines 3512B, producing 2,012 hp which provides for a top speed of approximately 15.5 knots. Her cruising range is 6,000 nautical miles at 10 knots and she’s outfitted with an advanced stabilizing system featuring Quantum 2x active fin with digital controls with Zero Speed™. Location: Bahia Mar, Face Dock 9A-9D

International Yacht Collection: Presents Heesen Yachts’ 164′ Man of Steel


Pocket full of kryptonite. Quite a few things are noteworthy about Man of Steel. But arguably, the most awe-inspiring feature is the floating glass floor over a bed of black river rock. Upon entering the yacht, you find yourself suspended on a piece of glass. The main salon lies in one direction and the illuminated glass walkway leads to a delicate day head and the VIP suite. The day head contains the same glass and black river rock floor, but here it unfurls up the feature wall, where it is no longer behind glass, but is exposed to the touch. Brilliant colors are drawn upon to create a lively, bright atmosphere in the lower level and especially in the “pop-culture” themed family room where a commissioned Bisazza tile mural is featured. Key recognizable elements such as the maccasa ebony wood, use of period correct sterling silver, crystal, and a platinum color scheme are re-edited into a fresh, modern, Art Deco-inspired salon space. You can pick up on Asian and Zen influences in the custom platforms for the furniture, the square proportions of the cushions, the glass-encased black river rock floor, and simplicity of the floral arrangements. Perhaps the most striking element of this yacht is the use of hot-rolled steel, which is threaded seamlessly and worked in elegantly throughout the yacht. The stairway floats off of the wall,
supported on a steel column, both designed and engineered by the owner himself. The stairs are created out of steel with carpet inserts. Steel is also a notable element in the reveals of the maces ebony cabinetry. Inviting royalty over for dinner? No need to worry, the glassware is all Baccarat and the dinnerware all Hermes. Location: Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina

Westport Shipyard: 164′ Evviva


Nouveau chic. A vessel as prized for the artistry of its contours as for the substance of its construction, Westport’s 164-ft. tri-deck flagship was developed using leading-edge three-dimensional modeling and structural software applications to meet every objective for speed, ride, maneuverability, integrity, quality and classing capability. The design and engineering teams collaborated with world-renowned designer Donald Starkey and prominent naval architect William Garden to develop a refined hull form for exceptional ocean-going performance, an innovative accommodation plan, which balances interior and on-deck spaces for maximum enjoyment and versatility, and a contemporary styling that ensures lasting appeal. The six-stateroom layout with on-deck full-beam master suite affords everyone a luxurious private retreat incorporating the finest fabrics, cabinetry, stone and leathers. An innovative arrangement includes a top-deck VIP suite with its own sun deck, a large formal dining room adjacent to the commercial-grade galley, and a garage aft for tenders and water toys. Designed for entertaining and relaxed socializing, the salon opens to a large covered aft deck with lounge, conversation areas and wet bar. Whether docking in Cannes for the red carpet film festival events or in Portofino for a glass of wine at sunset, you will arrive in style and on time. Location Hall of Fame, Face Dock 10-18

Christensen Shipyards: 160′ Odessa


Latest and greatest. The 160′ Odessa – the latest Christensen Custom Yacht – makes her international debut in Fort Lauderdale. Featuring an all-composite, vacuum-infused hull and superstructure, she has six spacious cabins, including the owners‘cabin, VIP cabin, and four guest cabins, which allow for up to 12 guests. The modern minimalist interior styling commands an attention to detail throughout with woodwork done in satin, black walnut, and complemented with custom stonework. The yacht’s exterior styling was done in-house by Christensen’s naval architects, and features a new forward-raised shear and coaming, combining classic lines and  pre=”and “>sophisticated modern styling. Odessa also marks the first Christensen yacht to feature a black hull and silver painted superstructure. Powered by twin MTU 12V 4000 series engines, she will cruise at a comfortable 12 knots, while topping out at 18 knots. She is fully classified and certified to ABS (Maltese Cross) A1-AMS & MCA Unlimited Cruising. And after final fit out and sea trials, she’ll travel on her own to debut at the Fort Lauderdale show. Location: Bahia Mar, Face Dock 14A

Burger Boat Company: 151′ Sycara IV


Deco supremo. From the moment one boards Sycara IV they are transported back in time to the elegance and luxury reminiscent of yachting in the Art Deco era. The exterior styling incorporates teak and white painted paneling, madrone burl raised wall panels enhanced with inlaid macassar ebony and accented with paduak molding. Inside the main salon you’ll find teak and sycamore flooring coupled with custom carved geometric wool carpet demonstrating an elegant color scheme of off-white, cream, light gold and taupe neutrals accented with dark rich blue tones. The adjoining dining salon is a completely separate, private space with curved walls and French doors leading to the veranda. The main deck owners’ suite is generous in size, featuring an ensuite bath with madrone burl walls and a white onyx floor. The door is hand cast and finished with Lalique handcrafted crystal. The captain’s and crew cabins and baths continue the elegance of the Art Deco Era with white painted raised panel walls and contrasting mahogany beams, raised panel doors and trim. There is also a full service bar area and spa, so grab a martini and enjoy the ride. Location: Bahia Mar; Face Dock

Delta Marine: 151′ Katya


Sexy. Stylish. Smart. Katya, the latest delivery from Delta Marine, is sexy, stylish and smart. Her curves and sculpted lines are accentuated by a rich, warm shade of white, raised teak cap rail and red boot stripe. Her striking exterior is dominated by a long, raised sheer line with gentle slope. A centerline walkway splits the forward portion of the superstructure and large hull-side windows to lengthen her stance. The result: a sleek and graceful presence on the water. The main salon is surrounded by breathtaking views through large windows and curved glass entry doors. The yacht’s stone-floored foyer and central staircase with a unique brushed stainless balustrade and sweeping khaya handrail act as a focal point of fine craftsmanship and dramatic curves. Her decks, with large walk-arounds, offer a wide selection of entertaining and dining sites and options. In addition to the aft dining area on the main deck, the upper deck is also configured with a generous outdoor dining area for ten. The perfect spot for a dinner party to remember. Katya is styled by the in-house Delta Design Group, which is also responsible for the entire engineering package. Location: Bahia Mar, Face Dock 13N

Cheoy Lee Shipyards: 148′ Marco Polo


Explore the world on water. Unique by concept, exceptional beauty by design, Marco Polo 148-ft. Transoceanic Explorer is an excellent culmination of steadfast reliability through superior engineering, matched with luxurious yet tasteful accommodations. The company describes her as being a blend of merchant ship and motoryacht. Designed by Ron Holland and constructed by Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Marco Polo sets the standard exploring far reaches of the globe efficiently with the highest degree of safety and comfort. The large master suite is located on the top deck to provide the ultimate in privacy, not to mention spectacular views. A sliding partition can separate the space into easily reconfigured day and sleeping areas. Location: Bahia Mar, Face Dock 3A-B, 3D

Trinity Yachts: 141′ Big City

big city

Subtly sophisticated. Big City boasts a subtle, sophisticated interior, complemented by a distinctive dark blue hull. Designed by Patrick Knowles, her interior is exquisitely appointed with textured fabrics that add depth and distinction to the soft, calming décor featured throughout. She captures the nuances of both contemporary styling and traditional sensibilities. Most notable amongst her incredible features are the Portuguese bridge seating area located forward of the pilothouse and the 18′ x 28′ swim platform, a Trinity trademark, that is large enough to enjoy sunbathing or even dining, at sea level. Nothing has gone unnoticed on this sophisticated lady, from the top deck hot tub to the custom designed staterooms and luxuriously comfortable salon.
Location: Bahia Mar, Face Dock 9A-D

 Bartram & Brakenhoff: Presents Westship’s 132′ Northern Lights


Serene sophistication. Just like her namesake, Northern Lights is a dazzler. Her striking profile turns heads wherever she goes, while her interior draws you into an atmosphere of serene sophistication. Lavishly decorated in a sumptuous manner, her appointments are sleek yet warm, refined yet sexy. Come sip a cocktail at the marble bar, create memorable times with friends in the gracious sitting areas, and savor the beauty of the outdoors through the broad windows. The large double
doors that open from the salon to the aft deck are perfect for al fresco dining at a semi-circular settee and bar. This spacious tri-deck motor yacht offers numerous spots in which to enjoy the pampering experience of being on board a true luxury ship. In the sky lounge, just up the spiral staircase from the salon, the hidden plasma TV and game table invite a variety of pleasant pastimes during the day. In the evening, an overhead constellation of starry lights creates just the right setting for dancing the night away by literally turning the area into a “disco-deck.” Doors lead from the sky lounge to the deck’s dining area, appointed with a welcoming settee, table, and chairs. Above the sky lounge, on the sun deck, 360-degree views create the exhilarating feeling of being on top of the world. The Jacuzzi, full bar, and generous seating make this a great place for lunch, cocktails, a casual dinner, or a relaxing afternoon of sunbathing. Location: Bahia Mar, B Dock 14-20

Oceanstyle LLC: Presents Palmer Johnson’s 123′ Muse


At your command. Muse is the second in the 123-ft. Sports Flybridge series from Palmer Johnson. Her sleek exterior is complemented by a Nuvolari & Lenard interior that boasts beautifully detailed hardwoods and Italian fabrics. With twin MTU 2,750 hp engines giving speeds of up to 23 knots, she promises to be a fun, stylish and exciting yacht that will no doubt exceed the expectations of her owners and guests. Italian hardwood continues throughout the main deck living areas, including the
open salon and main dining area. Comfortably seating up to eight guests at a sycamore dining table and featuring an array of inviting armchairs and sofas, this well-appointed space is suited to both relaxed and more formal dining. Four double cabins are all fitted to the highest standards including master and VIP suites. The outdoor spaces offer the perfect location for relaxing and al fresco dining. The sundeck offers casual dining for eight, a wet-bar, BBQ, two fridges, an icemaker and a custom built Jacuzzi. Muse’s state-of-the-art facets include the latest in high speed satellite broadband equipment, allowing guests access to their office from anywhere in the world, dedicated movie and music servers, as well as satellite television in every stateroom. Want to get away for the day? There is a 15-ft. Nautica tender
with a 90 hp Yamaha engine, along with a 32-ft. Boston Whaler for sight seeing and day trips. Other water toys include two wave runners and deep fishing gear. Location: Las Olas Marina, X Dock 102, 104-105

Denison Yacht Sales: Presents Broward Marine’s 110′ Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur 110

Such a deal. Entrepreneur boasts luxurious accommodations for the owner and 4-5 guests, plus a private captain’s cabin and crew dining area. No detail has been overlooked from recessed, cherry wood ceiling panels, a “country kitchen” galley, his and her master suite baths featuring a “walk-by” shower, and top of the line electronics throughout. Originally priced at $6,459,000, her price has been lowered by $1,000,000 for her east coast debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show®. Location: Las Olas Marina, A Dock 10

Vicem Yachts: 92′ Cruiser


Beauty and the brawn. With the launch of the 92 Cruiser, the first model in the Cruiser Series, Vicem Yachts combines classic luxury, superb living accommodations and the capacity for long-range cruising adventures. She features a raised pilothouse, large superstructure and oversized staterooms for both guests and crew. The flybridge is fully equipped helm station with two Stidd double helm seats, hydraulic dining table for 15, a large grill, wet bar, sun deck and Jacuzzi. The main deck features an oversized salon with built-in seating, wet bar, full-length galley, elevated dining room with seating for eight, and wheelhouse. The master stateroom is a full-beam design with a private stairway, dressing table, built-in couch and his/hers bathrooms with a common Jacuzzi tub. Whether cruising for the day or planning a weekend getaway, the 92 Cruiser is the way to go. Location: BahiaMar, B Dock 244, 244A, 246B

San Lorenzo Yachts: SD92


Prêt a porter. Style, elegance and class are the words du jour when it comes to the newest launch from San Lorenzo. The 92-ft. SD92 is like the chicest loft in New York or the finest penthouse in Paris, with hardwood floors, modern fine art, a deluxe owners’ suite, VIP guest suite and three more luxuriously tasteful guest cabins. She is decked out in sleek leather, crystal and metal, with furniture by Joseph Hoffmann, the Austrian architect who is considered by some to be the founder of modern design.
Some of his furniture is still being produced, but others have been made specifically for this unit from old photos. Each room is designed with simple elegance, clean lines and fresh custom designs that give you the feeling that you are at a 5-star spa resort… on the water. Location: Bahia Mar, Face Dock 12, 12A-B

Azimut Yachts SPa: Azimut 82

Azimut 82
Go With The Flow. The Azimut 82 was made to exalt the pleasures of life. Unprecedented spaciousness, rooms bathed in light, elegance and sophistication grace the interior of this magnificent beauty. Her external lines are smooth, fluid and rendered even more dynamic by large windows snaking her sides, which give all on board a more expansive sight-range, an Azimut trademark. In fact, she has won awards in her size range for having the most glassed areas and the most deck space. There is nothing little about this superyacht. Location: Bahia Mar, E Dock 504A-L

There are five in-water sites at the show, including Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Hall of Fame
Marina, Las Olas Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, and the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Marina Hotel &
Marina. In addition to the yachts mentioned above, these five sites include new and brokerage
superyachts including:

196′ Abeking & Rasmussen
177′ Lady Katherine Trinity
156′ Pandennis Northrop & Johnson
147′ Aquasition Intermarine
132′ Monte Carlo Fraser Yachts
122′ Lady Gayle Marie Burger Boat Company
110′ Broward Denison Yacht Sales
100′ Cortina Camper & Nicholsons
…and many, many more.

We hope you enjoy the 50th Fort Lauderdale boat show we certainly will with the impressive line up at this years show.

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Class 1 offshore power boats – Italian results

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Sunday, 4 October, STRESA (Italy): Victory 1’s Mohammad Al Mehairi, in his debut season in Class 1, and Jean-Marc Sanchez were crowned European Champions after finishing second in Race 2 of the Italian Grand Prix, round 4 of the UIM-WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship.The race win went to team-mates Fazza, who stormed to victory after starting at the back of the fleet, in what was arguably the drive of the season, with Welmax finishing in an impressive third place.

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49th Genoa Boat Show ready to open its doors!

Business and Passion for the sea will be the buzz-words during the nine days of Genoa 49th International Boat Show. The Show, organised in partnership by Fiera di Genova and UCINA Confindustria Nautica, the Italian recreational boating industry professional association, is going tobe held in Genoa from the 3rd to 11 october 2009, so kicking of this weekend.

Genoa 2009

Genoa Boat show is confirming its international leadership in the boating sector and is going to play the anti-crisis role thanks to the presence of 1450 exhibitors and over 2400 boats on display.

These figures confirm the liveliness of the sector and is boosted by the recent successes of Southampton, Cannes and Monaco shows that have happened in the past month. Genoa have stated its a “must be there” show for all market players.

Genoa boat show

Over 37% of exhibitors will come from abroad, proving once more the Show’s international significance. The large number of new products on display reflects the highly innovative features of this years Show: only among boats, the number of expected new models now exceeds 550 which demonstrates the importance of Genoa for many manufacturers.

For those who are going let us know what you thought of the show in the comments section below. 

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