Shows and Events


This roundup of shows and events includes news from the Florida Yacht Brokers Association, Boatswain’s Locker, the Fort Lauderdale boat show and Reed Expositions.

Registration is under way for the upcoming Florida Yacht Brokers Association Charter Education & Destinations Seminar, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center & Resort in Fort Lauderdale.

Registration is $60 for association members and $85 for non-members.

The seminar will feature presentations on an of array of topics, including technology aboard yachts; a presentation by IGY Marinas; a diary of a charter agent by Pat Codere of Fraser Yachts; a Great Lakes report on the motoryacht captivator by Capt. Graham Barnes; and a Panama and Brazil update presented by Boat International magazine.

The seminar also will feature a legal panel discussion.

For information, contact Shay Fortman at (954) 522.9270 or

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Boatswain’s Locker is hosting an open house Oct. 3 in Costa Mesa, Calif.

The event will feature Boatswain’s primary marine-propulsion and power-generation manufacturers, such as Mitsubishi, Scania and Yanmar marine engines, Kohler marine generators, Hamilton Jet waterjet propulsion, and ZF Marine transmissions and controls.

“This open house offers a unique opportunity for technicians, operators and salespeople in the marine trades to view the latest products and also ask any technical or product questions they may have,” the company said in a statement. “Manufacturer’s representatives will give seminars and be available to answer questions about their products. In addition, Boatswain’s Locker will be offering special wholesale discounts on all the products they represent when ordered at the open house.”

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The French Trade Commission and the French Nautical Industries Federation will host a French Pavilion during the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which runs Oct. 27-31.

This is their third year hosting the pavilion.

“Featuring top industry players, the French Pavilion is an excellent illustration of France’s innovation in yachting and represents the country’s prestige in the areas of nautical design, interiors, safety, construction and brokerage,” the groups said in a statement.

The French Pavilion will be in the Yacht Builders & Designers tent at booths 683-686 and 604-605.

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Reed Expositions announced a new international boat show in the Mediterranean dedicated to brokerage.

The show is set for April 19-22 in Cannes, France, and is being conducted with the support of the French Nautical Industries Federation.

“This project has often been brought up to cover the spring period, but has never been held in France or Europe on this scale,” Jean-Daniel Compain, general manager of the Culture and Leisure Division of Reed Expositions in France, said in a statement. “This show aims to become the reference in the market and the essential exclusive event that will enable the brokers worldwide to prepare the summer season effectively, a period that is probably still the most important in terms of business.”


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