FLIBS is celebrating its 60th anniversary in the town that has become world-renowned as the “Yachting Capital of the World.”
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is a premier global yachting event that will take place for five action-packed days from October 30 - November 3, 2019, and possesses the most extensive in-water display of any yacht show in the world:
FLIBS marks the opening of the Winter Season and is an exciting time for boating enthusiasts, serious buyers, and industry professionals to get together, share summer stories, discuss business and whatever else floats their boat ;)
THE 10 LARGEST YACHTS ON DISPLAY AT FLIBS 2019
10. M/Y Cynthia
This traditional 182-foot / 55.5m Feadship CYNTHIA (ex-MADSUMMER), is all about family time. She recently endured a dramatic refit period, receiving tender loving care, from head to toe, leaving her unrecognizable to the untrained eye. Now with elegant nautical-inspired décor, noise and vibration reduction, striking signature design features, and gracious outdoor living areas, she is ready for her next owner. Will it be you?
For Sale: $29,500,000
9. M/Y Baba's
Hargrave's 56m flagship custom yacht launched in March 2019.
8.M/Y Sirona III
Sirona III is a custom motor yacht launched in 2004 by Oceanfast.Oceanfast is a world class Australian super yacht builder, offering its customers exciting designs and specialising in manufacturing excellence with personal service. Oceanfast has produced a fleet of the finest, most distinctive and awarded motor yachts in the world.
7. M/Y Lady Sheridan
The 57.85 metre motor yacht Lady Sheridan, recently had a price reduction of $3,950,000.Built in steel and aluminium by German superyacht yard Abeking & Rasmussen to Lloyds class, Lady Sheridan was launched in 2007. She features exterior and interior design by Donald Starkey.
6. M/Y Sycara V
With a recent, virtually everything refit to new standards, SYCARA V is ready for a new owner to take delivery. Awarded the prestigious World Superyacht Award for Best Displacement Motor Yacht in the 60m-84m range, SYCARA V was created by her experienced Owner, along with renowned Australian designer Craig Beale, at the Germany-based Nobiskrug shipyard. Her sleek exterior is marked by clean lines, and generous deck spaces, while her interior can host up to 20 guests in 8 staterooms, making her the ideal yacht for entertaining.
5. M/Y Solo
Launched August 1st, 2018 and delivered in November the same year, Solo was officially introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show where she’s been unanimously considered best in show and received the visit of SAS Prince Albert having been informed that it had just been awarded by RINA the most ecological yacht of the year.
4. M/Y Excellence
With her innovative features and host of cutting-edge amenities, EXCELLENCE is a superyacht worthy of her title. She is a charter platform designed for the discerning, and promises a superyacht vacation in the lap of luxury.
3. M/Y Here Comes The Sun
The 83-metre HERE COMES THE SUN (272 ft) is the AMELS flagship, the largest AMELS yacht built to date and the first AMELS 272 from the Limited Editions range. A yacht to enjoy the best of ocean life on a grand and timeless scale, HERE COMES THE SUN has an elegant Tim Heywood exterior design with a distinctive paint scheme.
2. Phornix 2
PHOENIX 2 is much more than a sequel to her predecessor PHOENIX.
She was carefully designed and constructed to ensure that the original spirit of the yacht has been kept; but as her name appropriately suggests, she has been “squared” in both her complexity and size.
1. M/Y MADSUMMER
Lürssen launched the 95-metre yacht Madsummer, previously know as project Fiji, in March 2019. Her name fits perfectly as she features a 12 meter swimming pool, huge spa and has extensive diving facilities. She is helicopter-ready and is capable of worldwide cruising.
By: Alex - @yachtieworld
As much as the yachting lifestyle seems all hard work and no play (kidding!), believe it or not there are some pretty valuable life lessons to be learnt while working on superyachts aside from the shammy-ing and vacuuming.
After putting together a great yacht CV, you apply to all available jobs....and still nothing! What is going on? You could be making some common job hunting mistakes that could be preventing you from your dream yacht job! Don't end up on the bottom of the CV pile, impress Captains by avoiding these 5 mistakes:
I’ve created a step-by-step list of how I got to where I am today for those of you looking to break into the wild wild yachting industry. Before doing anything though, I suggest reading more about the industry so that you're prepared for the amount of work that will be asked of you. I am still pretty new myself, but researching and reading definitely prepped me for what to expect.
When most of us think of buying a boat, we imagine a vessel that can hold a few people and shuttle us around a lake. Maybe we’ll use it for fishing, maybe a little water skiing. It will be something to keep us busy on the weekends.
The ultra-rich don’t mess around when it comes to purchasing watercraft. They either go big or go back to their plush mansions. In this post, we’re going to explore the world of superyachts. We’re going to examine the 20 largest yachts in the world, from smallest (if that word can be used) to largest.
Think of this as “Lifestyles of the Ultra-Rich, Maybe Famous, or Maybe Really Reclusive Billionaires Who Are Sort of Weird”. You get the point.
Do you have what it takes to work on-board a yacht?
When I first started working in the yachting industry, I would hear from people here and there that it isn’t for everybody. But I didn’t give it much thought. “That won’t be me,” I figured.
What they don’t do is elaborate on why the industry isn’t for everyone. What are the reasons people can’t stick it out?
I work on a 30-metre private sail yacht. Yachts come in all shapes and sizes and for all I know life on a 100-metre motor yacht might be a bit different, but not much. It’s a good idea to know who you are and what you like and dislike before entering into the world of yachting. The money is very good and you have little to no expenses, so some people are able to see past the bad. For others the money simply isn’t worth it.
Here are the main reasons working on a yacht may not be for you:
By Verge Magazine
By Katie Wilter
You’re sitting in your office cubicle at 3.45pm, your eyes dart to your watch, and with a heavy sigh you peer out the nearest window onto the neighboring grey office block wondering if life will always be this mundane. Do you wish your office could be out at sea with gorgeous destinations, sunrises, sunsets and a tax-free salary? Well, it can – join the yachting industry!