Luxury Charter Group visits Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Known as the "Yachting Capital of the World", Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hosted the 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, 30 October to 3 November 2014.
According to Sharon Bahmer, this year's Show can be described as "Bigger, Faster and Flashier". Sharon inspected several superyachts that are new to, or have returned to charter, each of them unique and all of them equipped with outstanding, professional Captains and crews whose dedication ensure guests have spectacular charter experiences.
Among the luxury charter yachts Sharon visited was MY SEANNA, the impressive 185-ft (56.38m) Delta that has undergone an 18-month rebuild and is available in the Caribbean this winter and Mediterranean for summer 2015. New features include a 25-ft (7.6m) extension to the stern to create a vast deck space on three levels, beach club for relaxation and access to watersports, new Jacuzzi, helipad and outdoor cinema, to name just a few.
Also new to MY SEANNA is the magnificent Van Dutch 40 super-tender, an exquisite performance craft designed by the legendary Frank Mulder. With room enough for eight guests, sun lounges, a swim deck and garage for toys, this is the ultimate in versatile auxiliary day boats.
MY SEANNA accommodates up to 12 charter guests, attended by 10 crew under the direction of the knowledgeable skipper, Captain Todd Lee.
At 86-ft, MY VIVIERAE is a spacious and luxurious Nordhavn, boasting 5 levels and a 24-ft beam, offers more room onboard than many vessels over 100-ft.
VIVIERAE sleeps eight charter guests in four ensuite staterooms. The owners have spared no expense on every detail including state of the art technology, and for day excursions, use of the Ricochet, a full radar and night vision-equipped, high speed, 41- foot offshore fishing and dive boat with triple 350hp engines. Her crew of four are led by Captain Gareth and chef, Caroline Schwegman who take great pride in VIVIERAE'S reputation for exceptional charters, whether in the British Virgin Islands or Martha's Vineyard.
MY GRAVITAS is a 171-ft (52.12m) Feadship-built yacht that offers charter guests the full gamut of toys and gear on board for maximum fun. With accommodation for 12 guests, GRAVITAS provides versatile layout options to suit extended families with children and staff, or large groups on charter.
Impeccably designed and decorated, GRAVITAS has an abundance of spaces for entertaining or enjoying solitude at sea – with a spacious skylounge and above, sun deck with Jacuzzi and bar to marvel at the sunset in absolute comfort.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, or FLIBS as it's known, has been showcasing the world's best boats since 1959. Fort Lauderdale and its reputation as a leisure and recreational hub have thrived thanks to its marinas and the abundance of options for yachting, watersports and the laidback, tropical way of life on the islands of the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico an easy flight or cruise south.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show claims the title of the "Greatest Boat Show in the World" with 1,400 exhibits, comprising boats and watercraft of all sizes, electronics, accessories, brokerage yachts, exotic cars and a full program of entertainment to get visitors in the marine mood.
Covering seven locations and over 3 million square feet of space, the show provides bus shuttles, water taxis and riverboats for visitors to navigate the boat show which runs along the city's waterways.
Fort Lauderdale is popular with tourists of all demographics, all year round, lured by its pleasant climate which averages 75.5 °F (24.2 °C), and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. Many come for the yachting, as the marinas offer easy access to the Keys, Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico – paradise for luxury yacht charters of all varieties, from the active: angling, jet skiing, diving and island hopping, to utterly relaxing charters; with time to restore the energy levels and reconnect with family.
Get in touch with your Luxury Charter Group representative, all of whom have first-hand experience of the world's most covetable charter yachts, sail and power, and the international charter expertise to help you realise your dream charter.
Posted November 06, 2014 Yachting & Industry News
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