Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – Day 4

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Some of the many guests aboard Allure Shadow for the Halloween Party Sunday it might be, but as actors say between themselves, the show must go on and so it is with us and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and as specialist travel journalists who report specifically about super yachts we were working hard […]

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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – Day Three

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Late in the afternoon we climbed to the top of the Bahia Mar Hotel to get the bird’s eye photograph above that encompasses just some of the yachts and super yachts at the show. The day started surprisingly quietly as the traffic on the road as we drove towards the show was particularly light for […]

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Day 2 at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

From Aqualibrium ©Frances Howorth Day Two at FLIBS was, weatherise, as hot as day one. Crowds of people were again walking the docks looking at the superb super yachts and everyone was clutching their water bottles. The buzz around the show centres on charter and refits, buyers it seems are happy enough to consider both. […]

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Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is a Super Yacht Show

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Positive Vibes See Day 1 of Superyacht Show Start Off Well On the Dock © Frances Howorth There is defiantly an air of positivity about day one here at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show that opened today. It has been a very hot day on the docks and we have spent our time moving […]

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Countdown to Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, said by many to be the world’s biggest boat show, is about to open and we are here in sunny Florida to report on its happening. Big it certainly is! In terms of exhibition space sold there is more than 280,00 square metres of show space spread across both […]

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Super Yacht Chartering during 2009

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

It was the great American writer, Mark Twain who said: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. He could have […]

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Super Yacht Show is Over

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

C-Quester 3 Sub from U-Boat Worx Slowly Sinks © 2009 Frances Howorth Monaco Superyacht Show Hailed a Success As 6.30 pm approached, weary Monaco Yacht show goers felt the need of a glass of wine. Suddenly sirens from 100 yachts from 6 to 65 metres split the air in a cacophony of sound that lasted […]

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Final Day of the Monaco Yacht Show

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

The Dock at Monaco from aboard Meamina © 2009 Frances Howorth Last day of the super yacht show and we are still standing but only just. This is a show that is too short for everything we need to do and too long for our feet. Quite how many miles we have walked during the […]

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Third Day at the Monaco Super Yacht Show

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Super Yachts at the Monaco Yacht Show © 2009 Frances Howorth Its official we have become Champagne addicts! Could anyone get tired of champagne? And luckily there is a lot of it about at Monaco. The Monaco Yacht Show even has Lanson as its official champagne sponsor. The fabulous Feadship Trident was on our list […]

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Second Day of the Monaco Super Yacht Show

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Red Arrows display from aboard Silver Angel © 2009 Frances Howorth Up with the larks and another press breakfast. This time it is Sothern Spars who wanted to tell us their news. We feed this type of story to Yachting World Magazine and its supplement SuperSail World. Africa the 46 metre yacht from Sunrise Yachts […]

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