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.


A Collective Voice Against Tariffs

Organizations in the E.U. and U.S. have issued a statement ahead of next week’s Brussels Summit urging for the termination of retaliatory tariffs.

ABYC Free Webinar Series Returns

The association’s online learning events will continue with “Fuel System Troubleshooting” on June 17.

Getting to Know the Newbies

At last week’s Partners Outdoors symposium, RBFF’s Stephanie Vatalaro shared information that can help the marine industry get to know its new audiences.

Switching to Compostable Bags

Foul-weather gear maker Grundéns will start using eco-packaging that you can cut up and use in the garden.

Brunswick Corp. CEO to Headline Innovation Summit

David Foulkes will speak on implementation at the Sept. 9 summit, organized by Correct Craft.

Navico Hires Americas PR Manager

Navico brings its public-relations duties in-house with the hiring of Kim Rodriquez.

Galeon Expands Dealer Network

The builder looks to British Columbia-based dealer Freedom Marine to grow the brand in western Canada.

No Inventory? Now Is Not The Time to Stop Marketing

The MRAA’s Webinar “Marketing When You Have No Inventory” covered how dealers can build long-term equity with new and returning customers as demand outpaces supply.