Shows and Events


This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Lido Yacht Expo, the Fall Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo, the American Boat and Yacht Council, Marine Equipment Trade Show 2010 and the International Marina Institute.

The 32nd annual Lido Yacht Expo, the West's premier fall in-water "Big Boat and Yacht Show," returns Thursday through Sunday to Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, Calif.

More than 200 yachts will be displayed. There will be new and brokerage models that include majestic motoryachts, luxurious family cruisers, long-range trawlers, stylish sport yachts and well-equipped offshore sportfishers.

The four-day event is produced by Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc.

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The second annual Fall Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo returns this weekend to FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J.

The event is organized by the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey and offers consumers and marine retailers an affordable venue for buying and selling boats at an easily accessible and popular location.

More boat lines, products and services have been added to the lineup of exhibitors that will be at the show. Attendees will be able to climb aboard boats. They also will be able to shop a boaters marketplace and meet with vendors to buy boating products, arrange for services, book winter storage and shop for accessories, fishing tackle and more.

The addition of the Kids Cove, sponsored by The Fisherman Magazine, offers a variety of activities. Capt. Frank Crescitelli will conduct cast net demos during the show and will offer attendees a chance to win their own cast net.

A Friday afternoon seminar, "Jersey's Fall Striper Run," will be presented by Gary Caputi of the Recreational Fishing Alliance.

Another new addition offers boaters an opportunity to retire their expired flares. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is running a pilot collection program and will be accepting expired marine flares from recreational vessels during the show.

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The American Boat and Yacht Council is presenting a webinar on Oct. 20 titled "Electrical Bonding, Grounding and Stray Current Effects on Recreational Boats."

The 90-minute webinar is an in-depth look at the bonding and grounding circuits on a modern recreational boat and the concerns that these systems address. The presenter will be Capt. John McDevitt, an ABYC adjunct technical instructor.

Click here to register online.

For information, contact Sandy Brown at or (410) 990-4460.

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All space at the SuperYacht Pavilion at the Marine Equipment Trade Show 2010 is now sold and a waiting list was started, organizers announced.

METS 2010 is set for Nov. 16-18 at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre, the Netherlands.

"To have sold all space at an already expanded SuperYacht Pavilion this far ahead of METS is an incredible industry endorsement of the value of the SYP as a leading superyacht business platform," METS senior product manager Irene Dros said in a statement.

METS is 99 percent sold, she said. The total number of exhibitors will exceed 1,270.

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The International Marina Institute is offering its Intermediate Marina Manager program Nov. 14-18 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Fla.

IMI provides the Intermediate Marina Management course as a steppingstone to its Advanced Marina Management course, scheduled in the U.S. for the first week of December in Fort Lauderdale.

Candidates must successfully complete the IMM course before they can enroll in the AMM course. Both are prerequisites to obtain the Certified Marina Manager designation. Successful completion of the Marina Operators Course and IMM are prerequisites to obtaining the Certified Marina Operator designation.

"The course is filling up fast and we have 50 percent more registrations for our fall training courses this year, in comparison to the same time last year," said Kayce Cashill-Florio, IMI training coordinator, in a statement. "It is proof positive that things are beginning to turn around in the industry and that marina managers and marina owners are reinvesting in their greatest resource, their professional staff."

Click here for information about the IMM program, e-mail or call (401) 247-0314.


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