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!
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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
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
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
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
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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