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Shows and Events

This roundup of shows and events includes news from the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo and the Broward County Marine Flea Market.

The second annual motorcycle ride from Orlando, Fla., to Key West, Fla., will take place Nov. 10-14 immediately after the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. The ride is open to marine professionals and their guests.

Twelve motorcycles and one support vehicle, complete with trailer, made the trip last year, leaving from Regal Marine’s corporate headquarters in Orlando.

This year, the trip will again depart from Regal Marine about 1 p.m. on Nov. 10 and travel along the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean to the first overnight stop at Hutchinson Island in Stuart, Fla. The next day, the group will depart early for the 285- mile ride to Key West. The plan is to avoid high-traffic highways and enjoy a leisurely ride from the Atlantic coast to the center of the state and then down the less traveled byways to the Keys.

The plan is to arrive in Key West by late afternoon, allowing plenty of time to check into the hotel before the group makes its way to Mallory Square to enjoy a sunset that can best be appreciated from this vantage point in Key West.

The group will depart Nov. 13 and arrive in Orlando the next day.

For information, contact Duffy Stenger at or (407) 447-9340, (407) 257-4918.

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The Broward County Marine Flea Market will be held Nov. 19-20 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale.

“In today's economy, the Broward County Marine Flea Market will provide an outlet for the marine industry and private individuals to sell overstocked, new and used marine equipment at a fraction of the original retail cost,” organizers said in a statement. “Many boaters, fishermen and divers will find valuable items for their maritime lifestyle at bargain prices and the best value for their dollar.”

Vendors will offer items that include fishing rods, reels, lures and lines; antique collectibles and maps; teak furniture; tournament gear; nautical art, crafts and jewelry; marine artifacts; boating apparel; taxidermy and fish reproductions; diving equipment; marine accessories and parts; and floating docks.

Several boat dealers will sell new and used boats.



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