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Palm Beach International Boat Show begins today

The 31st Palm Beach International Boat Show opens at noon today in downtown West Palm Beach.

The boating showcase, which runs through Sunday along the Intracoastal Waterway on Flagler Drive, will feature more than $1 billion worth of yachts, boats and accessories, organizers say.

Among the hundreds of new and pre-owned boats on display will be inflatables, power boats, fishing boats, personal watercraft and super-yachts more than 150 feet in length.

A new addition this year is an extra in-water space at the northern end of the show inside Palm Harbor Marina, which will offer 30 more slips for yachts up to 280 feet.

The marine industry generated nearly $2 billion in economic impact, including almost $600,000 in sales, in fiscal 2014, the latest data available, according to a study by Thomas J. Murray Associates Inc. on the association’s behalf.

Exhibitors at this year’s boat show say they’re optimistic about marine sales based on trends at recent Miami area boat shows.

“We expect to see good quality [foot traffic] with plenty of yacht owners and yacht buyers attending and coming to inspect our yachts,” said Jonathan Beckett, CEO of luxury yacht broker Burgess, based in Miami. “We have some great inventory — well priced and ready to go.”

Burgess’ display will include the 253-foot Silver Fast aluminum yacht and the 183-foot Feadship yacht Illusion.

“We are very hopeful to sell one or two of these yachts at the show,” Beckett said.

The asking price for Silver Fast is 79.5 million euros, or about $89.1 million at today’s exchange rate. Illusion is listed for $12.95 million, according to Burgess’ website.

Exhibitor Horizon Yachts USA will have five yachts in the boat show ranging from 52 feet to 110 feet in length, a spokesman said.

“Activity has been strong since the beginning of the year for Horizon, and we’ve also unveiled some fantastic new designs … so we anticipate an extremely busy show,” said Roger Sowerbutts, director of the North Palm Beach custom yacht dealer.

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If you go

Palm Beach International Boat Show

When: noon-7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Along the Intracoastal Waterway on Flagler Drive; entrances at Evernia and North Clematis streets in Palm Beach.

Tickets: Adults $21 at gate ($19 online); children 6-15, $11 ($9 online); kids younger than 6 free.

Parking: Public and private lots within walking distance of the show.

Source: Showmanagement.com


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Denison Yacht Sales to represent Hatteras Yachts

Hatteras Yachts announced Wednesday that it has appointed yacht sales and brokerage firm Denison Yacht Sales as its new representative in Palm Beach, Martin and Broward counties in southeast Florida. The dealer, which has sales offices in Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens, and Stuart, Fla., will offer the full range of new Hatteras Yachts from 45 to 100 feet.

Denison Yacht Sales will also represent Hatteras Yachts at the upcoming Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 17-20, at the builder’s new display on Ramp 2, Slips 260-263.

“We are delighted that Denison Yacht Sales, located in southeast Florida’s major yachting and sport fishing region, is now carrying the Hatteras flag in this strategically important market,” said John Ward, president and CEO of Hatteras Yachts. “Bob Denison and his team bring decades of experience to the table, and we look forward to working with them at the Palm Beach Boat Show and in the future.”

“Hatteras is one of the highest quality boats built in America, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Denison. “We are thrilled to represent Hatteras at the upcoming Palm Beach Show, where the new 70 Motor Yacht, which is having its Palm Beach Premiere; the GT70 flagship HATTERASCAL; the 60 Motor Yacht, and the 45 Express LITTLERASCAL will be on display. This gives us the opportunity for a great start in our relationship with Hatteras Yachts.”

Denison Yacht Sales, which has 17 sales offices worldwide, recently opened a new location at The Quay on SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. Its other Hatteras Yachts sales offices include its locations at Soverel Harbour Marina in Palm Beach Gardens, Loggerhead Marine in Stuart, and Harbour Towne Marina in Dania Beach. In addition, the Denison Yacht Sales team will take advantage of the new Hatteras Yachts Sales Center at Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale to arrange tours and sea trials of the builder’s new models.

“Hatteras Yachts has made significant investments in new product development, marketing, and in building out the Pier Sixty-Six sales office. These efforts have come to fruition, and as a result Hatteras has experienced tremendous momentum in recent months. In fact, sales over the past five months have been the best in recent memory,” Ward said. “And now, with the help of Denison Yacht Sales, we expect to see this momentum continue at the Palm Beach Show and throughout the southeast Florida market.”



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Denison Yacht Sales to represent Hatteras Yachts in southeast Florida counties

Hatteras Yachts announced Wednesday that it has appointed yacht sales and brokerage firm Denison Yacht Sales as its new representative in Palm Beach, Martin and Broward counties in southeast Florida. The dealer, which has sales offices in Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens, and Stuart, Fla., will offer the full range of new Hatteras Yachts from 45 to 100 feet.

Denison Yacht Sales will also represent Hatteras Yachts at the upcoming Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 17-20, at the builder’s new display on Ramp 2, Slips 260-263.

“We are delighted that Denison Yacht Sales, located in southeast Florida’s major yachting and sport fishing region, is now carrying the Hatteras flag in this strategically important market,” said John Ward, president and CEO of Hatteras Yachts. “Bob Denison and his team bring decades of experience to the table, and we look forward to working with them at the Palm Beach Boat Show and in the future.”

“We couldn’t be happier,” said Denison. “We are thrilled to represent Hatteras at the upcoming Palm Beach Show, where the new 70 Motor Yacht, which is having its Palm Beach premiere, the GT70 flagship HATTERASCAL, the 60 Motor Yacht and the 45 Express LITTLERASCAL will be on display. This gives us the opportunity for a great start in our relationship with Hatteras Yachts.”

Denison Yacht Sales, which has 17 sales offices worldwide, recently opened a new location at The Quay on SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. Its other Hatteras Yachts sales offices include its locations at Soverel Harbour Marina in Palm Beach Gardens, Loggerhead Marine in Stuart, and Harbour Towne Marina in Dania Beach. In addition, the Denison Yacht Sales team will take advantage of the new Hatteras Yachts Sales Center at Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale to arrange tours and sea trials of the builder’s new models.

“Hatteras Yachts has made significant investments in new product development, marketing, and in building out the Pier Sixty-Six sales office. These efforts have come to fruition, and as a result Hatteras has experienced tremendous momentum in recent months. In fact, sales over the past five months have been the best in recent memory,” Ward said. “Now, with the help of Denison Yacht Sales, we expect to see this momentum continue at the Palm Beach Show and throughout the southeast Florida market.”



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US Virgin Islands video shows luxury yacht fire at Charlotte Amalie harbor

  • The 77ft yacht – reportedly sold for $2.5million in 2014 – burst into flames at St Thomas island yesterday
  • Locals spotted the blaze aboard the luxury boat, named Positive Energy, and contacted emergency services 
  • U.S. Coast Guard helped tow the yacht to a more remote location where crews continued to contain the blaze 
  • It took several hours for the fire to be extinguished and the black clouds of smoke were visible around the area
  • The Yacht Haven Grande marina in the Charlotte Amalie harbor was not damaged and there were no injuries

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The paradise of the US Virgin Islands was disrupted yesterday when a luxury yacht was engulfed by flames.

The 77ft yacht, reportedly worth $2.5million, was moored at the Yacht Haven Grande marina in the Charlotte Amalie harbor on the island of St Thomas when the fire broke out.

Locals spotted the blaze aboard the luxury boat, named Positive Energy, and contacted emergency services.

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Blaze: The paradise of the US Virgin Islands was disrupted yesterday when a luxury yacht was engulfed by flames

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Firefighters and police, as well as personnel from West Indian Co. Ltd, Norwegian Cruise Lines and the V.I. Fire Service, arrived on the scene to tackle the flames.

It took several hours for the fire to be extinguished.

Huge dark clouds of smoke billowed high above the ship and were visible from a considerable distance. 

Local news site St Thomas Source reported that the U.S. Coast Guard helped tow the yacht to a more remote location where crews continued to contain the blaze.

Fire Services also fought to eliminate the heavy smoke in the area – the result of burning fiberglass and other materials aboard the yacht.

Speaking to the site, West Indian Co. Ltd. President Joseph Boschulte praised the efforts of all emergency responders in handling the situation and revealed there had been no injuries.

‘We at WICO are grateful that the quick response translated into containment of the fire with no loss of life or injury, nor adverse effect on any of the cruise ships in port or residents in the area.’ 

Visible for miles around: Fire Services also fought to eliminate the heavy smoke in the area – the result of burning fiberglass and other materials aboard the yacht. There were no injuries

Local news site St Thomas Source reported that the U.S. Coast Guard helped tow the yacht to a more remote location where crews continued to contain the blaze

Boschulte continued, ‘We remain mindful and vigilant of the value of emergency preparedness and cooperation. Our staff is regularly trained to respond to all manner of marine emergencies and our assistance in this emergency is testament to this commitment.’

It is not yet known what caused the fire. 

According to Boat International magazine, the yacht was originally called Pomboo and was built by Taiwan’s Monte Fino yard in 2004.

It was designed to sleep up to seven guests in three large en-suite staterooms comprising a master suite, VIP stateroom and a twin. The saloon featured a marble bar, 3 piece sofa and a cocktail table.

There was also an open entertaining space, a dining area and a ‘country kitchen’ galley.

In June 2014 Florida yacht dealer Lazzara Lenton announced that the vessel was listed for sale by Michael DiCondia at Hargrave Yacht Sales at an asking price of $2,350,000 (£1.7million). It went on to be renamed Positive Energy.

With the cruise ship traffic and large tourist resorts, St Thomas is the most commercialized of the Virgin Islands. 

Huge blaze: The 77ft yacht, reportedly worth $2.5million, was moored in the Charlotte Amalie harbor on the island of St Thomas when the fire broke out

Extreme: Firefighters and police, as well as personnel from West Indian Co. Ltd, Norwegian Cruise Lines and the V.I. Fire Service, arrived on the scene to tackle the flames. It took hours for the fire to be extinguished

As she was: The yacht was sold in 2014 at an asking price of $2,350,000 (£1.7million) and renamed Positive Energy


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