Despite the best efforts of Hurricane Sandy to disrupt the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, the strong winds soon hurried north, leaving the crowds to enjoy the scores of superyachts on the Face Dock. There were many highlights among the new yachts on show.
SuperYacht World’s latest cover girl is the 50-metre Arianna from Delta and she was certainly attracting some jealous glances from other owners and captains. The owner’s bridge deck suite with its aft-facing bed and access to a private deck will be a much-sought-after spot among charter guests. Her build has been managed by SG Private Wealth Advisors, whose flexible and innovative approach is clearly paying dividends.
The new 43-metre Just Enough has been created in collaboration with various skilled contractors, but the wait has really paid off, but the wait has really paid off: in the proud care of two sailing-mad families, she hosted the America’s Cup and Louis Vuitton Trophy for a private reception at the show. The yacht will be heading to San Francisco for the America’s Cup next year. “I wanted to put Lasers on board but the charter guests will prefer Jetskis,” one of the joint owners tells us. The yacht will charter through Ocean Independence.
Ocean Alexander’s 120 was produced in collaboration with Christensen to meet the needs of Ocean Alexander’s clients who have been moving up the range. The Evan K. Marshall interior creates a welcoming vibe. The captain – a veteran of many deliveries – brought her to the show from Vancouver on her bottom, reporting that despite encountering some storms and tough conditions she’s the best handling yacht he’s ever cruised. Evan K. Marshall has also styled a 112, a 130 and a 155 in the range.
The explorer Mazu was being shown by Cheoy Lee. This 46-metre sistership to the successful Marco Polo is currently seeking a buyer. In sea trials, the single-screw yacht has a 6,600-mile range burning at 10.5 knots burning 42gph. Cheoy Lee handled the interior and the yard has done a great job.
Lady Linda, built by Trinity and shown by and on brokerage with IYC, is already having a great career as a charter yacht. The 57-metre boasts an interior by Evan K. Marshall, who has created a warm and inviting main salon. It’s a very flexible choice for charter parties.