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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2012

Hi!  There is definitely excitement in the air as the 53rd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is set to begin tomorrow!  Our city, which is referred to as the “Yachting Capital of the World”, is the perfect place to stage such a prestigious event.  All of us in the  hospitality business are eager to welcome  the thousands of visitors  that come from all over the world to either exhibit in the show or shop for a boat.  For those looking to purchase a boat there is everything you could ever imagine to choose from such as; flats boats, skiffs, motor yachts, catamarans, and a whole lot more…..My personal favorite are the extraordinary super yachts!!!! There are even exotic cars featured at this spectacular event.   As a personal aside, one of my dad’s closest friends, who has just recently passed away, actually started the Boat Show and was instrumental in the birth of The Boat Parade, another wonderful event in Fort Lauderdale.  His name was Kaye Pearson, and he was larger than life.  I remember him when I was a little girl…It is strange to think that The Boat Show started off with a few boats in downtown Fort Lauderdale to what it is today.  There are now 4 different locations being utilized.  The “hustle and bustle” in our city is amazing.  People are transferred via shuttle bus, water taxi, land taxi, or even by foot.  We have a full house this week at Lago Mar thanks to the Boat Show!!  Our guests are enjoying our close proximity to the show as well as our hospitality!!!!!  I will report more as the week goes by….Deb