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Shows and Events

This roundup of shows and events includes news from the Lido Yacht Expo, the International Superyacht Society and the Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club.

The Lido Yacht Expo returns Sept. 22-25 to Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, Calif.

“Nowhere else on the entire West Coast will you see a collection this large of the latest big yachts, presented in the water. You’ll find many new-for-2012 models, along with ocean-tested brokerage powerboats and sailboats that come already equipped with long lists of luxury amenities,” organizers said. “It’s no wonder that this annual exhibition — California’s premier fall yacht show — attracts boaters from throughout the nation.”

The Lido Yacht Expo includes luxury motoryachts up to 100 feet in length and a wide selection of 35- to 65-foot pleasure craft, with sportfishers, long-range trawler yachts, sport yachts, family cruisers and motoryachts.

Show-goers can explore more than 400,000 square feet of floating dock exhibits and boardwalk displays, where they will find a large selection of boating accessories and services along with boats.

The Lido Yacht Expo is produced by the Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc., publisher of Sea Magazine, Boating World, The Log Newspaper, FishRap and Editor & Publisher, and producer of the Newport Boat Show.

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The International Superyacht Society is hosting a discussion titled, “Social Media and the Superyacht: What You Should Know” at its annual membership meeting and breakfast on Oct. 26 in the Grande View Room at the Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale.

The annual meeting is open to ISS membership and there is a $25 fee for those wishing to attend who are not ISS members.

Panelists include: Sarah Bensimon (IGY Marinas), Kathy Kennedy (Derecktor Shipyards) and Julie Perry (BlastMedia) with moderator Diane M. Byrne (

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The Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club is hosting its 22nd annual seminar and golf tournament Oct. 25-26 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Report and Marina in Fort Lauderdale.

This event is intended for insurance agents, brokers and underwriters, marine surveyors, admiralty attorneys and other marine industry professionals. Continuing education credits are approved for Florida insurance agents, marine surveyors and attorneys.

Registration is $410 before Aug. 14, $465 before Sept. 26 and $515 after Sept. 26. Walk-ins are $565. The golf tournament is $150 per person.

The Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club is a non-profit group dedicated to maintaining high business standards, providing a forum for the interchange of information and improving ethics in the South Florida marine business community.


Minneapolis Boat Show Opens Tomorrow

Canceled last year, the show runs through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

ASA Appoints Public Affairs Manager

John Chambers will help strengthen communications efforts and increase engagement in the newly created position with the American Sportfishing Association.

Soundings Trade Only Names Editor-in-Chief

Gary Reich takes the helm from Jeff Moser, who becomes editor-in-chief of sister magazine PassageMaker.

St. Petersburg Show Opens Thursday

The 44th edition combines with the Tampa Boat Show to create what organizers say is the largest show on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Pay To Play

When Covid restrictions were widespread, some MTAs found a new revenue stream by charging admission to previously free shows, and visitors had no problem ponying up.

Yamaha Expands F25 Line

The company added short-shaft power trim and tilt models, and two models with improved tiller handles.

MRAA Donates to Educational Foundation

The group reinvested $100,000 in donations it received to help the foundation’s effort to address workforce shortages.