Ft. Lauderdale International Boat show events

Oct 28, 2013 by Guest Writer

Oct. 25 Yacht Chandlers 5th annual Customer Appreciation party, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Fla. The theme is The White Party. Invitation only for captains and crew, runs 7:30-11 p.m. Proceeds to benefit GHRI at Nova Southeastern University. www.yachtchandlers.com


Oct. 26 National Marine Yacht Bikers Poker Run, Ft. Lauderdale. In honor of breast cancer awareness the event is open to everyone, rain or shine. Check-in 8 a.m. at National Marine Suppliers, departure is 10 a.m. with final destination at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. All classic cars and convertibles are welcome. www.nationalmarine.com


Oct. 29 Ft. Lauderdale Mariners’ Club Golf tournament, Ft. Lauderdale Country Club. Morning play and lunch, cost is $150/person, open to all. www.ftlmc.org


Oct. 29 Ft. Lauderdale Mariners’ Club Marine seminar “Meet the speakers” reception.  www.ftlmc.org


Oct. 30 Ft. Lauderdale Mariners’ Club Marine seminar “Climate Change, It’s Not Just the Weather,” Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort and Marina, Ft. Lauderdale. For insurance agents, brokers, underwriters, marine surveyors, admiralty attorneys and marine industry professionals. Regular registration is $515, walk-ins $565. CE/CLE continuing education credits are approved for Florida insurance agents, marine surveyors and attorneys. www.ftmlc.org


Oct. 30 ISS (International Superyacht Society) annual Gala for Design and Leadership, Design Center of the Americas, Dania Beach, Fla. Peer-reviewed awards to recognize individuals and companies for expertise, leadership and dedication to raising the standards of design, construction, maintenance, repair and operation of large yachts. 7 p.m. www.superyachtsociety.org


Oct. 30 Marine Industry Happy Hour, Bimini Boatyard Bar and Grill. 5-7 p.m. biminiboatyard.com


Oct. 31- Nov. 4 54th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. World’s largest in-water boat show with six locations with 3 million square feet of display from megayachts to accessories. This year includes SeaFair, a 228-foot custom yacht, the AIM Pavilion, and VIP lounges. Themed areas include the Performance Village, the Sportfish Village, CruiserPort, the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) Pavilion and Yacht Builders tent connected by shuttles and water transportation. Locations are Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel and Yachting Center, Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

Preview day is Thursday, Oct. 31 ($36 online, $38 at the show); and general admission  tickets are $20 online, $22 at the show. Download MyBoatShow for details. Call +1 954-764-7642, +1 800-940-7642, www.showmanagement.com.


Oct. 31 SYBAss (Superyacht Builders Association) Florida Sunset event as part of ‘The Superyacht Experience’, 6-9 p.m. www.sybass.org


Oct. 31 International SeaKeepers Foundation Founders dinner, Lauderdale Yacht Club, Ft. Lauderdale. SeaKeepers hosts this dinner to honor donors, 7-10 p.m. www.seakeepers.org


Nov. 1 Lurssen Oktoberfest, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Invitation only event. www.lurssen.com


Nov. 2 9th annual National Marine Suppliers customer appreciation party, Ft. Lauderdale. Theme is “Think pink, yachts and yachts of pink,” in honor of Breast cancer awareness month. Music, food, beverages and more. New location at Las Olas Riverfront, 300 SW 1st Ave. RSVP at +1 954-764-0975, www.natlmarine.com.


Nov. 2 6th annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Fundraiser, IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum, Dania Beach, Fla.. Fundraiser will feature live music, dinner and drinks, live and silent auctions with original Guy Harvey artwork, fishing trips and resort destinations.  A Guy Harvey Year-in-Review film will also be screened. 6 to 10 p.m. Individual tickets are $300 and tables of 10 are $2,500. www.guyharvey.com


Nov. 3 Party in Paradise benefitting Marine Industry Cares Foundation, aboard the MIASF Aqualounge at FLIBS. 3-6 p.m. www.marineindustrycares.org


Nov. 3 Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m.. Set clocks back one hour in most of the United States (it is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands). The European Union (EU) standardized Daylight Saving Time to run from the last Sunday in March through the last Sunday in October. www.timeanddate.com


Nov. 4 Crew Network Crew Party. Fraser Yachts stand at FLIBS. Crew from Crew Network invited to celebrate show, 5 p.m. www.fraseryachts.com


Nov. 4 City of Ft. Lauderdale Marine Workshop, MIASF at Aqualounge. RSVP required. miasf.org


Nov. 9 Crew4Yachts Crew party, Ft. Lauderdale. Annual party after the show for yacht crew starts 7 p.m. Crew4Crew, 1093 SE 17th Street, + 1 954-764-8995, www.crew4crew.net.