|2008 FT. LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW|
|Written by Shannon Webster|
|Thursday, 06 November 2008 09:34|
"Well, Jari and I are back from the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat where we plyed the docks unhindered last Thursday morning through Staurday early evening. Jari has already left for the BVI Charter Yacht Society Show in Tortola and I have been left behind where I am trying to play catch up from being out of the office during the previous work week. We were able to get onboard about 38 quality charter yachts during FLIBS, ranging in size from 85' up to 200'+. The array of yachts was indeed impressive, however the turnout of attendees seemed to be somewhat more sparse than in previous years. This usually crowded popular boat show was perhaps a sign of current economic times. The weather was perfect for the show. As with all shows, there are always stories and facts to bring home. We heard of one very popular charter mega-yacht whose owner will be closing their charter operations and the entire crew was to be released from their duties after the boat show.
I am not certain at this writing of the actual number of yacht sales that may transpire as a result of the boat show. Many clients typically present an offer within 1-2 weeks of the FLIBS ending. At this time, no sales reports have been announced. However, you can follow the progress of this subject by checking the Show Management site at:
With last night's Presidential Election now over and with Obama as the clear winner, it will be interesting to see what he can bring to the presidency and offer the American people who are so desperately seeking "change". Obama's "Yes-We-Can" slogan was being chanted in many countries around the globe, not just in America. I have developed a wait and see attitude and hope that the man can simply walk his talk and keep his word nto the American people. That's all for now but you can read more at: