While the small-boat market rides the cyclical waves of the U.S. economy and struggles with high fuel prices, megayacht sales are booming. The 2008 Global Order Book, a compilation of big-boat projects in progress, shows 916 new vessels of more than 80 feet under construction, a 17.9 percent increase from 2007. Experts don’t expect that…more
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, held annually in the fall, is the largest in-water boat show in the world. It covers six locations and more than 3 million square feet of space. The boats and other vessels on display include runabouts, sportfishers, high-performance boats, center consoles, cabin and express cruisers, sailing yachts, motoryachts, catamarans, trawlers and extraordinary superyachts.
Producers of the 49th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show recently announced two new participating sponsors: Atlass Insurance Group and Intellian Technology. “We are extremely pleased to be sponsoring the new Exhibitor and VIP dock situated in the midst of the megayachts just off the Hall Of Fame Marina,” said Frank Atlass, chairman and CEO…more