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SUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012SUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNSENTINEL12SUNSENTINELSUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012Davie Blvd.SW6 St.AndrewsAve.NE3Ave.FederalHighwayLas OlasRiverfrontTransportationCenterRiversideHotelLas Olas Blvd.AtlanticBlvd.Broward Blvd.SE 2 St.Sistrunk Blvd.NewRiverSunrise Blvd.A1AHall of FameWar MemorialAuditoriumGalleriaMallDoubleTree Hotel17th St. Causeway11SeabreezeBlvd.Bahia MarSailsMarinaBrowardCountyConventionCenterAtlanticOcean HiltonFortLauderdaleMarinaFortLauderdale1/4 MILELas OlasMarinaIntracoastalWaterwayCity of FortLauderdaleparkinggarageLas Olas Oceansideparking lotNORTHSIDE DOCKSSOUTHSIDE DOCKSINTERNATIONALSWIMMING HALL OF FAMEHALL OF FAMECOCKTAILBARGELAS OLASCOCKTAILBARGELAS OLASMARINAA1ALOMFLOMDLOMCLOMBLOMAHOF 1HOF 1HOF2HOF3HOF 2FACEFACEFACEHOF 2HOF 2LANDHOF 3HOF 3LOMExtLOMEFFGGHHIGHISeabreezeBlvd.E. Las Olas Blvd.RADDISONBAHIAMARBAHIAMARDELIENTRANCESOUTHCOCKTAIL BARNORTHCOCKTAIL BARFACE DOCKCOCKTAILBARGESYBASSVILLAGEGARDENBARPOOLBUILDING/RESTROOMSEDDECBBCCDRiverboat andWater Taxi pick-upanddrop-ofCONCESSIONSCONCESSIONSFdockSuperyachts,motoryachtsFGdockSuperyachts,motoryachts, cruisersGdockSportshers,bowriders, I/Ostern drivesGHdockI/Ostern drives,runabouts, express, highperformanceHdockOutboards,express, center consoles,high performanceHI dockHighperformancevillage withboats,electronics, accessoriesI dockHigh performance,lifts, Guzzlers BarSYBAssVillageSuperyacht builders,designersFACEFacedockSuperyachts, megayachts,Superyacht Lounge, watertransportation bargeLANDElectronics, shingequip., inatables,accessories, otherwatercraftB, BCdockTrawlerPort,cruisers, motoryachts,trawlers, Downeast yachts,runabouts, PassageMakerseminarsCdockCruisers,sportshers, runabouts,center consoleCDdockSportshingVillage, custombuilders,sport yachts, brokerage,motoryachts, shingequip., electronics,marinas, Goslings Dark &Stormy IslandBarDdockSportshers,motoryachts, cruisers,brokerage boatsDEdockMotoryachts,cruisersEdockSportshers,motoryachts, cruisersRESTROOMSBAHIAMARYACHTINGCENTERSHOWVENUESBROWARDCOUNTYCONVENTIONCENTERBoats, motors, shing clinics, diveexpo, seminars and marine artworkSAILSMARINAANDHILTONFORTLAUDERDALEMARINABrokerage boats, newboatsShuttledrop-ofandpick-upLASOLASMARINALOMdocks: Brokerageboats, motoryachts,superyachtsSWIMMINGHALLOFFAMEMARINAHOF1 DocksSuperyachts,brokerage boatsHOF2FloatingdocksSuperyachts,motoryachtsHOF3Docks,landareaExoticcars, coaches, yachttoys, amphibiouswatercraft, YachtsInternationalMagazinePavilion Club&Captains DenCINDYJONES-HULFACHOR/STAFF ARTISTPARKINGConventionCenter: $15 maxSails Marina: $15Galleria Mall: $6 valetWar Memorial Auditorium: $7City of Fort Lauderdaleparking garage: $5 daily at rateLas Olas Riverfrontat One River Plaza: $10maxLas Olas Oceansideparking lot: $20Riverside Hotel: $12ADMISSIONPrime-time preview $34 $36General adult admission $18 $20Children ages 6 to 15 $3 $5Children younger than 6 Free FreeTwo-day ticket $36 $38OnlineBoxofcePets: Only guide or working,licensed dogsProhibited: Bicycles, skateboards,scooters, rollerbladesHOURSPrime-time previewThursday 10a.m. to 7 p.m.GeneralFriday 10a.m. to 7 p.m.Saturday 10a.m. to 7 p.m.Sun.,Oct. 28 10a.m. to 7 p.m.Mon.,Oct. 29 10a.m. to 5 p.m.Buses andriverboats runone hour beforethe showuntil one hour after the show.TRANSPORTATIONWater Taxi$10ride all day, 5-day pass $40Includes service to Bahia MarYachting Center, ConventionCenter, Las Olas Marina,DoubleTree Hotel/GalleriaMall and Hilton FortLauderdale MarinaRiverboatFreeFromLas Olas Riverfront toBahia Mar Yachting CenterRed bus lineTo and fromConvention Center and LasOlas Riverfront Transportation CenterBlue bus lineTo and fromConvention Centerand Bahia Mar Yachting CenterGreen bus lineTo and fromBahia MarYachting Center, Sails Marinaand Convention CenterYellowbus lineTo and fromWar MemorialAuditoriumand Convention CenterBlack bus lineTo and fromRiverside Hoteland Las Olas MarinaPurple bus lineTo and fromLas Olas Marinaand War Memorial AuditoriumNAVIGATING THE BOAT SHOWFROMSTEMTOSTERNSUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012SUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNSENTINEL3NAVIGATING THE BOAT SHOWFROMSTEMTOSTERNAttending the Fort LauderdaleInternational BoatShowcanbeoverwhelming unless you have aplan.With six sites, more than 1,200exhibitors and miles of docks, youneedtobe preparedsoyoucangetthe most value and enjoyment outof the show.When togo: Thefirstthing youneed to deter-mine is whichday or days togo.The showalways opensona Thurs-day, whichisknown asPrime TimePreview. Ifyouwant tobeamong thefirst several thousandpeopletosee the show, then youll pay theprime-time price of $36per ticket.If being first isnt an issue, butyou are looking to make a majorpurchase, thenatwo-dayticketfor $38 is your best bet. Good forany two of the next four days oftheshow, it allows youtocompari-son shop for a boat, engine, elec-tronics, safetygear, jewelry, art-work or clothing, then come backafter youve had time to processeverything and make a final deci-sion.Thursday is often quite busy atthe show, but Saturday and Sun-dayaretraditionallythebusiestdays. Monday is the least crowdedday and some exhibitors offer re-ducedprices ontheir goods just sothey dont have to pack them upandlug themback home.Whattowear: Youwant todresscomfortablyfortheshow.Onahotandsunnydayattheoutdoor venues, youll want light-weight clothing, ahat andsun-screen youd be surprised howscorchedyoucanget walkingalong the docks. If youre stayingintheair-conditionedBrowardCountyConventionCenter, youdont have to worry about that.You also want to wear comfort-able shoes because you might bedoing a lot of walking. If you planongoingonboats, youll wantshoes that are easy to take off andput back on because most exhibi-tors will not let you wear shoes even boat shoes on their boats.If youre wearing socks, make suretheyre cleananddont have holes.Ticket savings: Its best to buyyour boat showtickets inadvance.By getting them online at show-management.com, youwonthave to wait in line to buy thematthe show, plus youll save $2 perpurchase (so an adult ticket is $18insteadof$20andthetwo-dayticket is $36). Click on the IGFASchool of Sportfishingseminarson the boat show website for anevenbigger discount.Parkandcruise: Getting totheshow can be easy or maddening.The basic rule of thumb is to parkas far away from the Bahia MarYachtingCenter, whichis theheart of theshow, as youcan. StateRoad A1A by Bahia Mar is usuallyjammedwithcars andsois South-east17thStreet Causewaynear theconventioncenter, whichhasaparkinggaragethat fills upearlyinthe day.Thebest optionsaretoparkoff-site at War Memorial Audito-riumorindowntownFortLau-derdale and take one of the freeshuttlebusestotheshow. Thebuses start running at 9 a.m., anhour before the show opens eachday, andcontinueuntil anhourafter the showcloses eachday.The most enjoyable way to getto the showis by parking in one ofthecityorprivatelotsorgaragesatthe Las Olas Riverfront andtakingthefreeriverboattoBahiaMar.The riverboat captains often pro-vide an entertaining and inform-ative narrative of the routes his-tory andhomes.Get connected: Once youre attheshow, youcanmapouttheexhibitorsyouwanttoseewiththe showprogram. Or, if you haveaniPhone or Androidsmartphone, you can download the freeMyBoatShowapp.Theapplets yousearchforboats by name, specifications andsize, as well as search for exhibi-tors, manufacturersandproductsomeof theworldsmost mag-nificent motoryachts. If youveever wondered howyoud spend aPowerball jackpot, checkoutthesefloatingpalaces. As youwalkbytheSwimmingHallofFame,categories. The app also has mapsof the show, seminar information,restroomlocations andshowtransportation schedules. You caneven use it to buy boat show tick-ets.Dontmiss: ThedocksalongtheIntracoastal WaterwayhaveCruise theshow easilywith our tipsThe Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show includes miles of docks and 1,200 exhibitors, so you shoulddecide when to go, what to wear and what things you dont want to miss.AMY BETH BENNETT/STAFF FILE PHOTOOne of the best ways to get to and from the show is the free riverboatfrom the Las Olas Riverfront parking area.STEVE WATERS/STAFFPlease turn to Tips, 4Steve WatersCommentaryYou need a plan to get themost out of your experience4SUNSENTINELSUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012look on land to see the typeof cars you could buy withyour remaining winnings.If a smaller boat is moreyour style, the BrowardCounty Convention Centerhas everythingfromflatsand bay boats to center con-soles and runabouts. If youjust needanewoutboardmotor, thelatest modelsfrom all the major compa-nies will be there.If you already own a boatbut want to get more out ofit, sit in on any number offree seminars. Thoselooking to do some cruisingcanpickuppointers onboats, destinations, elec-tronics, navigationandcharteringfromexperi-encedexplorers at theTrawlerPort onBdockatBahia Mar.Anglers can learn every-thing fromthe basics to tipson catching sailfish, sword-fish, kingfish and dolphin attheIGFASchoolofSport-fishingat theconventioncenter. Youngsters ages 5-16canpracticecastingandknot tying at the Kids Fish-ingClinics SaturdayandSundayat theconventioncenter.Divers can learn the bas-ics of scuba and freedivingas well as underwater pho-tographyandspearfishingattheBlueWildDiveandTravel Show at the conven-tion center, and all boaterscanbenefit fromtheBlueWildseminarsfeaturingtipsandstories byU.S. CoastGuardsearchandrescuepersonnel andLt. DaveBinghamof the Florida FishandWildlifeConservationCommission.Thoseintomarineart-work will be impressed bythe talentedartists andtheirpieces at theBlueWild.Among the big-name artistsat Bahia Mar are Guy Har-vey, Carey Chen and DavidWirth. Bahia Mar also is thebest place to shop for ma-rine accessories rangingfromboat shoesandsun-glasses to clothing and fish-ing tackle.Technologyloverscouldprobably spend a day in theelectronics tent at BahiaMar examining the latest inchart plotters, autopilots, ra-dar units, videocameras,EPIRBS, radios and satellitecommunications. If you gethungry, thefoodcourt at Ba-hiaMar offerseverythingfromhot dogs andham-burgers to more exotic cui-sines at reasonable prices.TipsContinued from Page 31-866-924-7985PRESTIGEAUDIMIAMI.COM14780 Biscayne Boulevard (US-1), North Miami Beach, FLJust 2 Minutes South of Aventura MallZIP-ZERO-ZILCH SALEZip1stPayment ZeroDown Payment ZilchSecurity DepositPRESTIGE AUDI PUTS THE COMPETITIONTO ZZZ.*2013: A3 2.0T Premium Stk# 27448 MSRP $31495, A4 2.0T Premium Stk# 27782 MSRP $35635, Q5 2.0T Premium, Stk# 27805 MSRP $40970, A6 2.0T PremiumStk#27562 MSRP$44070, A5 2.0T Coupe PremiumPlus Stk#27212 MSRP$45785, A5 2.0T Cabriolet Stk#27623 MSRP$48195. Must qualify for Audi Owner Rebate(s) whichrequires the customer to be the current owner/lessee of a MY01 or newer Audi. All other customers will require a cap reduction to compensate for model specic rebate. 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Limited Offers good thru date of publication.2013 AUDIA4 2.0TPREMIUM2013 AUDIA3 2.0TPREMIUM$269*+Tax $369*+Tax2013 AUDIQ5 2.0TPREMIUMZZZ42 Month LeaseLowMonthly Payment36 Month LeaseZZZ42 Month LeaseLowMonthly Payment36 Month LeaseZZZ42 Month LeaseLowMonthly Payment36 Month Lease2013 AUDIA5 2.0TCOUPEPREMIUMPLUS2013 AUDIA6 2.0TPREMIUM2013 AUDIA5 2.0TCABRIOLETPREMIUMZZZ42 Month LeaseLowMonthly Payment36 Month LeaseZZZ42 Month LeaseLowMonthly Payment36 Month LeaseZZZ42 Month LeaseLowMonthly Payment36 Month Lease$299*+Tax $399*+Tax$399*+Tax $499*+Tax$399*+Tax $499*+Tax$449*+Tax $549*+Tax$499*+Tax $599*+TaxMON-FRI 9AM-8PM/SAT 9AM-6PM/OPENEVERY SUNDAY 12PM-5PMNAVIGATING THE BOAT SHOWFROMSTEMTOSTERNIGFASchool ofSportfishingConventionCenterThursday, Oct. 2512:30p.m.: Capt. Ray Rosher CreatingTournament-CaliberLive Bait2 p.m.: Capt. Tony DiGiulian Building Blocks of Sportfishing3:30p.m.: Capt. JoshCoeTips and Tactics for DolphinFriday, Oct 2612:30 p.m.: Capt. Shawn Fair-banks Finding and Using LiveBait2 p.m.: Capt. Ray Rosher Tar-geting Sailfish3:30p.m.: Capt. JoshCoeTips and Tactics for DolphinSaturday, Oct 2711 a.m.: Capt.Mike Holliday Fishing the Treasure Coast12:30p.m.: Capt. BouncerSmith Successful Swordfish-ing2 p.m.: Capt. Tony DiGiulian Fundamentals of Sportfishing3:30 p.m.: Capt. Jamie Bunn Kingfish &Sailfish TacticsSunday, Oct 2811 a.m.: Capt. Shawn FairbanksFinding and Using Live Bait12:30p.m.: Capt. BouncerSmith Successful Swordfish-ing2 p.m.: Capt. Mike Holliday Fishing the Treasure Coast3:30 p.m.: Capt. Jamie Bunn Kingfish &Sailfish TacticsTheBlueWildDiveandTravel ShowConventionCenterThursday, Oct. 253p.m.: Lt. DaveBinghamRealLife Stories fromFWC4p.m.: Ted Harty Freedive!5 p.m.: Chris Guglielmo Introto Underwater PhotographyFriday, Oct 262p.m.: Ted Harty Freedive!3 p.m.: Chris Guglielmo Introto Underwater Photography4p.m.: U.S. Coast GuardSearch and Rescue Stories andAdvice5p.m.: Happy Hour and RaffleSaturday, Oct 271 p.m.: Sheri Daye and DimitrisKollias Spearfishing Tips andTricks2p.m.: U.S. Coast GuardSearch and Rescue Stories andAdvice3 p.m.: Bill Kyser Fitness forEveryone From Divers to Yach-ters4p.m.: Ted Harty Freedive!5p.m.: Happy Hour and RaffleSunday, Oct 28noon: Nicole Ordway Scuba,Get Certified!1 p.m.: Capt. Greg Logue FirstAid at Sea2p.m.: Lt. DaveBinghamRealLife Stories fromFWC3 p.m.: Sheri Daye and DimitrisKollias Spearfishing Tips andTricks4p.m.: Ted Harty Freedive!TrawlerPortBahiaMar, BDockFriday, Oct. 2611a.m.: Scott andMary Flanders- Blue Ocean: Howto Get Start-ed Cruising12 p.m.: Peter Swanson TheMulti-Function Display1 p.m.: SteveDAntonio-10Things You Need To Know Be-foreSteppingAboardYourDreamBoat2p.m.: ScottFlanders-BlueOcean: Long Distance And You3 p.m.: Capts. Chris and AlyseCaldwell - CruisingTogether:How We Started And Are StillDoing It After 20YearsSaturday, Oct. 2711 a.m.: Capts. Chris and AlyseCaldwell - Bahamas Bound12 p.m.: Bruce Kessler - Circum-navigation: What Ive Learned1 p.m.: Chris Caswell - Charter-ing2 p.m.: Capts. Chris and AlyseCaldwell - Keys Anyone?3p.m.: LarryPolster - HullShapesSunday, Oct. 2811 a.m.: Capts. Chris and AlyseCaldwell - ICWGulf IntracoastalWaterway1 p.m.: Capts.Chris and AlyseCaldwell - What Does It ReallyCost To Own ACruising Boat?2p.m.: JohnWooldridge-10New Boats To Look Out For ToPreview&Recently Launched3p.m.: JohnWooldridge- Gate-way to Trawler LifestyleHelpful seminars to attendSUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012SUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNSENTINEL5Course of actionFamilyFunHowdo you keep spouses and kids happy at theboatshow?Yougowhereyouknowtheyll seethings that they like. If youreserious about buyingaboat, but theyrenot interestedintheprocess, leavethe negotiations for another day.Instead, takeeveryoneonthefreeriverboatridefromtheLas Olas Riverfront toBahiaMar. Afteryou arrive, let the family gawk at the spectacularsuperyachts lined up along the face dock. Then youcan move on to whatever type boats interest thefamily sportfishermen, high-performance, inflat-ables, trawlers or cruisers.Plan to have lunch at Bahia Mars food court,where everyone canget something tosuit his or hertastes.Then head toward the boat shows mainentrance. Along the way, youll be able to peruseand purchase clothing, boat shoes, fishing tackle,sunglasses, jewelry, coolers and art .If the kids are into fishing, and theyre ages 5-16,catch a shuttle bus to the Broward County Conven-tion Center so they can attend one of the freeKids Fishing Clinics, which are at noon and 2 p.m.Saturday and Sunday. Theyll get fun, low-key in-struction in casting, knot-tying and conservation.Afterwards, theycanstroll throughtheBlueWild Dive and Travel Show in the lobby of theconventioncenter, whereexhibitorsoffer everythingfrom dive instruction and scuba gear to speargunsand dive destinations. Marine artists and photogra-phers display their work.SeriousboatersThebest thingabout theboat showfor someoneserious about buying a boat is the opportunity tocomparison shop. Imagine being able to go carshopping and being able to check out three differ-ent makes of automobile inone dealers showroom.Thats the beauty of the boat show.If youreinthemarket for acenter consolefishingboat, you can compare the features and prices ofthree or four or more similar models. Get in theboatsandstudytheirlayouts, sitatthehelms,open the hatches and lean against the gunwales.Likewise for a sportfisherman or trawler or su-peryacht: Climbaboard, walk around, sit downandfigure out what you like and dont like. Sometimesyou can arrange for a test drive with a similar boatthatsnotintheshow, butinmostcasesyoullschedule that sea trial after the show.Once youve narrowed down your choices, youcan negotiate prices. Before you get to that point,you can determine your financing options withanynumber of lendersat theshowandfindout howmuch insurance will cost. You can price a newboatliftifyouliveonthewaterorsecureaslipinamarina.You can also procure accessories for your newboat: Everything from an anchor and autopilot tofishing tackle and furniture to a stereo system andsafety gear.AdividedcoupleYou love being on the water, but your partnerwould rather be somewhere else. Should the two ofyou go to the boat showtogether?Of course.Your partner might not care about boats, but itsfun to take in the sights and people-watch. Anddont forget the benefits of sharing your observa-tions while walking hand-in-hand along the dockson a sunny autumn day.There are plenty of things to see and buy at theshowbesides boats. Start withsomeof theworldsbestmarinewildlifeartistsandthenyoucanshop for accessories. Guy Harveys booth is in theentrance tent at Bahia Mar. There, in addition to hisoriginals and prints, you can buy all types of prod-ucts featuring his art work. Next to Harvey is sculp-tor DavidWirthsbooth. Wirthhand-carvesmarinelife such as fish and seahorses from wood. He alsofashionsHawaiiancirclehooksfromwoodaswell asother materials. CareyChensboothis closeby andstocked with his original paintings, prints and gi-clees.Whether you spend time on a boat or not, boatshoes are always in fashion and there are plenty ofbooths where you can buy a pair. The Capt. HarrysFishing Supply booth at Bahia Mar has a variety offootwear styles ranging from sneaker types to flipflops, aswell asseveral different makesof shirtsandhats along with fishing tackle. Quality sunglassesare another essential itemand the showhas plentyof those, too. Capt. Harrys sells Costa sunglassesand Sunglass Haven in the entrance tent has manydifferent brands.FantasybuyersEver wonder what would you do if you won thelottery? If youve dreamed about cruising aroundthe world, the boat show is the perfect place toseejust howfar your imaginary winnings couldtakeyou.Walk the docks on the Intracoastal Waterway atBahiaMar, theSwimmingHall of FameandLas OlasMarina to see howbig a boat you could buy if youhit a big jackpot. Megayachts boats over 80feet and superyachts boats over 100 feet canrange in price from$5 million to $50million.In most cases, youd probably be happy to ownthe yachts tender, which is often a rigid inflatableor flats skiff. Visit the TrawlerPort at Bahia Marfor a less expensive, seaworthy option for cruising.Youcant bringasmanytoyswithyouasyoucanonthe superyachts, but youll travel in comfort andofteningroups. Anevenmoreaffordableoptionistocharter aboat for aweek or two. Youcanpick upa boat locally and sail off with it or fly to a resortdestinationandhopaboardayachtthathasacaptain and crewto attend to your every need.Tocomplete your fantasy, youll needtolook thepart. 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And there are smallboats that serve as tendersfor the big girls.High-performance fanshave a whole dock of go-fastboats like Cigarette RacingTeams 42-foot Huntress.Fishing fanatics can choosefromthe newest offerings byIntrepid and Contender, aswell as sportfishers by Caboand Hatteras. Cruisers canhead offshore in luxury indozens of boats or can ziparound inland waters andlakesintheveryfirst TommyBahama Hacker-Craft.With Sanlorenzo Yachts,you can buy one of the mod-els the Italian company hason display at the show orbuild one however you like.The only limitations areyour imagination and yourbank account balance.The company, which hasits United States office inFort Lauderdale, buildsyachts from 62 feet to morethan150 feet at its two ship-yards inItaly (visit sanloren-zoamericas.com). Onceacli-ent selects a size, everythingelse is the clients choice.Weve never built twoyachts exactly alike, saidcreative director AlastairCallender. Every single oneis totally tailor-made to eachclients specifications.Youcandecide howmanycabins you want and whereyouwant them, so insteadoffour cabins, you could havetwo cabins, a gym and asauna. Youcanhavea formaldining area or a lounge andyour choice of kitchen stylesand appliances. And its upto you what type of wood,stone and fabric you want. Ifyou welcome suggestions,Sanlorenzo has experiencedin-house designers to help.Four Sanlorenzo yachtsare berthed on the face dockat the Bahia Mar YachtingCenter: a 72-, a 94- and a104-footer with planinghulls and a 92 with a semi-displacement hull. Baseprices run from $4.87 mil-lionto $12.22 million.The companys boats,which were first built in1958, have a reputation fortheir qualityandattentiontodetail, which is possible be-cause Sanlorenzo buildsonly 20-30yachts a year.The 104 won the ItalianDesign Award for Innova-tion and the 94 won the En-vironmental Protection De-sign Award for its manygreen features and was alsoselected as the Boat of theThere are also plentyof smaller vessels to seeBy Steve WatersSTAFF WRITERPlease turn to stars, 8MILLIONdollar boatsLEFT: The 94-foot Sanlorenzo on display at the Bahia MarYachting Center, is an award-winning motoryacht with aprice tag of $9.925 million. The yachts are made to order.Some of the features include: TOP: On the 94, a Zen gar-den with seashells is next to a leather-covered staircasethat leads to the staterooms. MIDDLE: On the Sanlorenzo72, the main salon features a spacious lounge. ABOVE: Anabundance of natural light brightens one of the state-rooms on the 104.Photos by Sarah Dussault/Staff photographerMore OnlineSee more photos andvideos at SunSentinel.com/BoatShow6SUNSENTINELSUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012NAVIGATING THE BOAT SHOWFROMSTEMTOSTERN8SUNSENTINELSUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012Year in the superyacht catego-ry at the Genoa InternationalBoat Show.All four of the Sanlorenzosat the showhave expansive fly-bridge decks that are suitableforcasual entertaininganddin-ing. Instead of having tendersand davits on those decks, thetenders are stored out of sightina garage at the stern.Eachinterior of the boatsondisplayisdifferentandcanbeadaptedtoeachmodel.If someones onlylooking for a 72-foot yacht,Callendersaid, well takethem on the 94 and the 104to showthemthe options.For example, the 94 has arelaxing lounge in the salonwith a bar, sink, refrigeratorandicemaker incabinetsadjacent totheentrance,hand-carved stonethroughout, aZengarden,leather-covered stairs and abed that faces the stern inthe master stateroom.Those interested in see-ing the boats can call ahead(954-376-4794) or make anappointment at the show.Those in the market for abrokerage boat that is readytoset sail shouldhopaboardMary Alice II. The 130-footWestport was built in 2002by TVtalk showhostJohnny Carson. After Car-sons death in 2005, his es-tatesoldittothecurrentownerin2007, whospentmore than $1 million in up-grades and is nowseeking abigger boat.KellyEsser, thecaptainofMary Alice II, said the boatwas a getaway for Carson,who would write jokes ontheboat for his TonightShowsuccessorJayLenoandfax themto the show.It was aplacehelovedtobe, said Esser, who addedthat the yacht has some ofits original furnishings, buthas been updated with thelatest technology.Theboatssuperuser-friendly.LikeCarson, theyachthasalow-key, welcomingfeel thats ideal for familiesandfriends. Spaciousandcomfortable with five state-rooms that sleep 10, a largesalon, adiningroomandwindows that open, theboat is listed with DenisonYachtSales(denisonyacht-sales.com) for $8.95 millionand on display at Las OlasMarina.Theyacht, whichhasatop speed of 26 knots and isideal for cruisingtheis-lands, isoutfittedforfuntimes. There are two mediaareas withmovie-theaterqualitysurroundsound.The skylounge is set up fordining, entertainingandpoker games.Theres alsoahot tubthatcomfortably holds six peo-ple, a gas grill, two Sea-Doopersonal watercraft, twokayaks, a17-foot inflatabletender and two Seabob wa-ter sleds. Aft of the engineroomarefour divetanksandanair compressor.ThoseseekingastylishrideshouldcheckouttheTommyBahamaEditionHacker-Craft. The27-footspeedboat features a gleam-ing mahogany hull, a430-horsepower engineandtheTommyBahamalogoonthe upholstery,cushions, steeringwheel,dashandside of the boat.The newboat cameabout afterTommyBaha-ma, which is known for itscasualmensandwomensclothing, usedaHacker-Craft in its spring 2012 cata-log photo shoot in Floridalast year. TommyBahamaCEO Terry Pillow, who is afan of wooden boats, start-ingtalkingwithHacker-Craft CEO George Badcockand the result, which retailsfor $329,000, canbe seenonlandat Bahia Mar.CigaretteRacingTeamhas anewversionof itsHuntress inthe water at thehighperformancedockatBahia Mar. The roomy42-foot center console has asleeker topthat is moreaerodynamicandanair-conditionedcabinwithafull berth, galley and stand-up shower. Also on displayareCigarettes TopFishOpenandTopGunOpencenter consoles.Intrepiddebuts its 375centerconsole, Contenderhas its new25-foot bay boatand Cobalt debuts the Hy-bridBowrider 336.Making their U.S. debutsareBeneteaus Swift 50,Moonen Shipyards 97 Cus-tomSeries andHeesenYachts 55- and65-meteraluminum vessels with fastdisplacement hulls.Ocean Alexander debutsa120-foot tri-level moto-ryacht built by ChristensenShipyards. Hatteras has itsnewlyupdated80-footerandCabohas its new44EX.Highfields soft bottomandrigidhull inflatableboatswithpowder-coatedaluminumhullsinsteadoftraditional fiberglasshullsare on display at Bahia Mar.Aluminummakes the boats,whichare available inlengths from 7-17 feet, light-weight, durable and strong.Italsoprovidesgoodper-formancewithlesshorse-power.StarsContinued from Page 7The Mary Alice II, originally owned by Johnny Carson, is for sale at the showfor $8.95 million.SARAH DUSSAULT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERKelly Esser, captain of the Mary Alice II, on the top deckhelm while docked at the 15th Street Fisheries.SARAH DUSSAULT/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERBy the numbersThe number of showsitesIncluding: Bahia Mar Yachting Center, the Broward County ConventionCenter, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, The Sails Marina,Hall of Fame Marina and Las Olas Marina6$3B1200+The length in feet of Cakewalk, thebiggest boat at the show284Asking price for Mary Alice II, a130-footWestport originally owned by the lateJohnny Carson$8.95M$4.75MThe number of exhibitors at the firstboat showin195913Total annual salaries for the crewof a180-foot superyacht$1.4MThe number of exhibitors at the showAnnual expenses for a180-foot yachtThe total value of the boats andmarine products on displayNAVIGATING THE BOAT SHOWFROMSTEMTOSTERNSUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012SUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNSENTINEL9NAVIGATING THE BOAT SHOWFROMSTEMTOSTERNUnlimited towing details and exclusions can be found online at BoatUS.com/towing or by calling.With Unlimited Towing for just $149, theres no need to panic or lose your temper if your boat breaksdown. Give us a call were onthe clock 24/7 ready to lend a hand whenyou need assistance.Boat Owners Association of The United States has the largest towboat eet, readyto serve you with over 300 ports nationwide. Call or go online nowto join!Trustworthy TowingBattery Jumps24/7 Dispatch ServiceOver 500,000 MembersFuel DeliverySoft UngroundingsBoatUS.com/towing1-800-888-4869FREEBoatU.S.Towing App!FORJUST$149KEEPYOURCOOLONTHEWATERTowing You Can TrustTechnology is evolving sodramaticallythat theprod-ucts on display at this yearsboat showcomparedwiththeitems of a fewyears ago are asdifferent as todays boats arefromtheones sailedbyChristopher Columbus.Caseinpoint: Youcanrunsomeboatswithyoursmartphoneortablet andyoucanuse those devices tocheckonyourboatwhenyoure not there.Suzukisinnovativeout-boardmotors (suzukima-rine.com) are so good thatabout theonlythingthatcan slow them down is theperson using them. So thecompany has tweaked sev-eral of itsfour-strokeen-gines tomakethemrunsmarter.Several models remindyou when it s time tochange the oil and cause alight to blink in addition tosoundinganalarmwhenwaterpressureislow. Su-zukis selective rotationDF250AP has a new lowerunit that allows youtoeasilychangethepropellerrota-tion.What that means is aboater withtwinSuzukioutboards needs tocarryonly one spare propeller in-stead of both a regular- andcounter-rotating prop.Thats great for boaters whotravel to places where find-ingareplacementpropisdifficult. All they have to doisput onthespareprop,takeoff themotors cowling,switchout plugs for theprops rotation and theyreready to go.Suzuki also reduced theweight of its 15- and20-horsepower portablemotors, whicharefuel-in-jected but dont need a bat-tery to start, and runsmoothlyandefficiently.The new115 and140 modelsalsoweighless thanlastyears versions, plus theyhave a new cowling designthat improves air flow intothe engine.Suzuki models areondis-playthroughouttheshow,however, for the best infor-mationcheckout theSu-zuki booth at the BrowardConventionCenter.Lehr (golehr.com), ondisplay at Bahia Mar, is in-troducing its new9.5-horsepower propane-poweredoutboardtogoalong withits 2.5- and5-horse models. Just attacha propane canister like theones youuse for camping orhookupa20-poundpro-pane tank like you use foryour gas barbecue grill.Amongthenewelectron-ics at the convention centeris Humminbirds revolu-tionary 360 imaging depth-finder (humminbird.com),which doesnt let you missanything around your boat,whether its a school of fish,a wreck or a rockpile. Low-rances newHDSGen2Touch displays (low-rance.com)featureeasytouse, wider screens.Owners of sailboats andsportfishingboatsinneedofelectric power but with notalot of roomtospareshouldcheckoutFischerPandasnew4200ECOmarine gen-erator(fischerpanda.com)at Bahia Mar.Thesmall, lightweight,quiet diesel generator is de-signedforsailboats36-42feet and powerboats 30-36feet. It features a newfront-mounteddirect-driverawwater pump, which makesmaintenanceeasier, andafive-year limitedwarranty.Intheelectronicstent,ACRElectronics (acrar-tex.com) has anewpersonallocatorbeaconthat floats.Thatmakesthe5.4-ounce,4.5-inch tall ResQLink+ theworlds smallest buoyant406MHzPLB. Suggestedretail is $325.TheResQLinkissome-thingboaters hopetheynever havetouse, but if theyget stranded or sink whileon the water, theyll be gladtheyhaveit. TheymerelypushabuttontoactivatethePLBandtheGPScoordi-natesoftheirlocationarerelayedtotheappropriatesearch and rescue team. Aseparate homing signal andstrobe light guides rescuersto the boaters. Also new istheACRARTEXSurvivorClub. BuyanACRbeaconand use it in an emergencyandyoubecome a clubmember and also receive anewreplacement beacon inexchange for the usedone.Full speed ahead for marine techBy Steve WatersSTAFF WRITERAn inside look at the light-weight Fischer Panda 4200ECO marine generator.COURTESY10SUNSENTINELSUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012NAVIGATING THE BOAT SHOWFROMSTEMTOSTERNThinking about buying anewboatorslippingintosomething pre-owned?ThentheFort Lauder-dale International BoatShowmayjusthavewhatyoure lookingfor. Onethingscertain: Therewillbe a lot of marine eye candyondisplay.Butbeforeyougetcar-riedawaywithvisionsofsailingoff inyourdreamboat, youshoulddosomehomeworkbeforeheadingto the show.Whileboat shows aregood for comparison shop-pinggiventhenumberofboats andmotors inoneplace, advanceresearchwill help simplify the buy-ing experience, boating in-dustry specialists say.Boat showprices can bereally good, especially witholder inventory, said Caro-line Ajootian, assistant vicepresident, consumer affairsfor BoatUS, a national asso-ciationrepresentingboatowners since1966.The good news is that ifyoure in the market for aboat, financing is available.Somelendingspecialistssaya680credit scoreorhigher is realistictoobtainaboat loantoday.Moneyisreadilyavail-able if people qualify, saidBobAllen, officemanagerat Trident Funding Corp. inFort Lauderdale. Morelending programs are avail-ablenowthanthereeverwere.Interest rates arealsodownabitoverlastyear,which is a good thing, Al-lenadded.This year, thehottest-sellingboat categoryinSouthFloridaistheopenfisherman, withthreeorfour outboards, whichisused for fishing and diving,saidScottStamper, seniorvice president of Atlass In-surance Group in Fort Lau-derdale. Theseboatsarefast andfuel-efficient.Boatsalesarerebound-ing in the lagging economy,and that bodes well for themany boat sellers andmanufacturers exhibitingat the 53rdannual show.For the12months endingin September, sales of newboats in South Florida rose5.5percent to3,854unitscompared with 3,653 in theprior-yearperiod, accord-ing to Info-Link Technolo-gies, a Miami-based marineindustry tracker.Consider these tips:Do your research:Check several dealer web-sites toget anideaof thefairmarket value of the boats ofinterest. While showpricescan be attractive, its prob-ablyagoodideatobuyfroma local dealer that provideswarrantyservice, boat in-dustry specialists say. It canbecostlytotraileraboatout-of-state for servicing.Pre-qualifyforloan:The [boat] brokers like it.It means theyreseriousbuyers,saidAllenofTri-dent, an exhibitor who al-ready has several pre-quali-fiedprospective buyerscoming to this years show.Moreandmorepeoplewant it [pre-qualification]so they canget the money ifthey findtheir dreamboat.Calculatefull costsofboat ownership: Otherthanthepricetag, boatownershipcosts include in-surance, maintenance, stor-ageor dockagefees andfuel. Hire a marine survey-or to evaluate the boat, es-peciallyapre-ownedone,to determine if repairs arerequired.Considerboat usage:Havearealisticviewofwhatyouandyourfamilywanttodowiththeboatand howmany times a yearits likely to be used to de-termine if its really the bestinvestment, Ajootianad-vised. Rentingaboat orjoining a boating club maybe more suitable options.Knowyour boatingskills: Buy a boat thatmatches your skills level orbuy one that you can com-fortably andsafely learnon.Do homework before buying a boatBy Arlene SatchellSTAFF WRITERIntroducing theTommy Bahama EdiTion hackEr-crafTTommy Bahama has partnered with iconic boat builder Hacker-Craftto design the ultimate boat for those who Make Life One Long Weekend.forT LaudErdaLE inTErnaTionaL BoaT ShowocToBEr 2529Visit us at Bahia Mar land spaces 10861087 | 518-312-6497www.tommybahama. com www. hackerboat. comBoat Show SpecialCall us today to review your yacht andhomeowners insurance before its too late.Im a Florida native and an avid boater.I have the experience necessary to dial you in.(954) 581-7740rick@rickgibbspa.com1000 S. SR-7 PLANTATION, FL 33317MARINE - HOME - AUTO - COMMERCIAL - LIFE - HEALTHwww.rickgibbspa.comLocation Sept. 2012 Sept. 2011 ChangeBrowardCounty 1,144 1,130 1.2%PalmBeach 955 890 7.3%Miami-Dade 1,755 1,633 7.4%Florida 18,216 17,452 4.3%All boattypesandsizesfor the12monthsendinginSeptem-ber. Source: Info-LinkTechnologies Inc.NEWBOAT SALES INFLORIDASUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012SUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNSENTINEL11NAVIGATING THE BOAT SHOWFROMSTEMTOSTERNThe Wreck Bar: In our house, the myth aboutthe mermaids at the Wreck Bar may outlast thetrue identity of Santa Claus. Yes, kids, they are real.Located inside the hotel called the Sheraton FortLauderdale Beach, but still the Yankee Clipper inour hearts, the MeduSirena Swim Show (medu-sirena.com) continues to add even more kitschycharm to a watering hole already dripping in it.ShowsareeveryFridayat 6:30p.m. (1140SeabreezeBlvd., Fort Lauderdale; SheratonFtLauderdale-Beach.com, 954-524-5551)WFort Lauderdale: Some of the most inter-estingthingsafloatduringtheweekendwill befoundatWet, theslickpoolsidepartyplatformthat thehotel callsahigh-energysunbathingmecca. On weekends DJs spin for a bikinied crowdbracketed by a peerless view of the Atlantic. Youcan catch underwater views of the action in thepool via the peek-a-boo staircase that rises fromthe Living Room,a party space with sofas thathave held the butts of not one Kardashian, butthree. And when the party turns to dinner, theresSteak954. TheyservedryagedandAustralianTajima kobe beef, which you might order as part ofthe $100 Philly cheese steak. Most entrees fall wellunder that price. Be sure to leave roomfor dessertfrom Sarah Magoon, one of South Floridas mosttalented pastry chefs, who pays homage to TVsDexter in one of her creations. (401 N. Fort Lau-derdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; WFortLau-derdaleHotel.com, 954-414-8200)The Treasure Trove: Owner Jeff Rudd alwaysrefersit astheInternationallyWorldFamousTreasure Trove, an ironic wink at the modest tav-ernssaltyhumility. Butwhenthewindowsareopen, letting a sunny breeze blow across the var-nishedwoodbar, itslikeyourehavingacoldoneondecksomewhere. Asalways, boatshowtrafficrerouting around A1A will make the Trove harder toget to, but with a confidence borne of 18 years ofexperience, Rudd says: People know how to findme. Expect live music and food and drink specialseach day of the show, and nightly sing-alongs intothe wee hours. (2933 SE Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale;954-522-8385)AnthonysCoal FiredPizza. Thisiswherethe35-location chain got its start 10 years ago. An-thony Bruno, who also owns Anthonys Runway 84Restorante Italiano not far from here, wanted tobring a taste of his Brooklyn childhood to SouthFlorida. It starts withthe800-degree, coal-burningovenandends withsuchsignaturepizzas as meat-balls and ricotta, roasted cauliflower and EggplantMarino eggplant, tomato sauce, romano cheeseand basil named after Miami Dolphin great DanMarino. (2203 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale;954-462-5555, AnthonysCoalFiredPizza.com)Gran Forno Bakery: Open from 7 a.m. until 6p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Gran Forno bakes some ofthe best bread in South Florida. Equally popular,however, are the grab-and-go panini sandwichesmade on the house-baked ciabatta turkey andSwiss; chickenpestoandincrediblevegetarianeggplantwithmozzarella. Therearejustafewspots to sit, but their sister restaurant Gran FornoPronto(704E. Las Olas Blvd., 954- 533-6276, Gran-FornoPronto.com) offers more seating and an ex-panded menu including pizza and tapas. (1235 E.LasOlasBlvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-467-2244,GranForno.com)CafMartorano: SteveMartoranostartedwith sandwiches 20 years ago, and it has growninto one of the regions best eateries. Part restau-rant/part nightclub, Martorano was spinning oldschool r&b and showing movies long before mostrestaurants. His Italian-American menu runs fromwhat Gourmet magazine called the worlds bestmeatballwith salad and ricotta to VealSinatra,tenderloinofveal withlobstertailsandmush-rooms in a marsala creamsauce. Come early if youdont like loud, but I dont believe theres anythingontheMartoranomenuyouwontlove. (343EOaklandPark Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-561-2554,CafeMartorano.com)Grille 66 & Bar: Fort Lauderdales status asthecountryslargestyachtingcenter isonfulldisplaythroughthewall of windowsat this215-seat Intracoastal beauty. With all of its woodand glass, you could be sitting inside one of themegayachts for sale at the boat show. The Grille isasolidAmericanrestaurant that never disap-points. Themenustartswithclassicssuchasoysters Rockefeller and a chopped iceberg saladwith gorgonzola vinaigrette. Prime aged beef andinventive seafoodandpasta are servedby some ofthe best professionals in the business. From 5-7p.m. daily, well-poured cocktails are two-for-oneand the bar menu is half price. (Hyatt Regency PierSixty-Six, 2301SE17thSt. Causeway, FortLau-derdale, 954-728-3500, Grille66andBar.com)Your best betsto wine and dineThe weekenddevotedto the internationallyinfluential Fort Lauderdale Boat Showis one of thebest for reminding ourselves where we live andwhy. We, the blas natives, get tosee SouthFlorida throughthe eyes of the out-of-townguest, be theyfromBostonor Beijing, Perthor PerthAmboy. Nice place, theysay. Andwe agree. Here are afewuniquelylocal stops near Fort Lauderdale beachthat shouldresonate bothwithvisitors andtheir re-evaluating hosts.By John Tanasychuk and Ben Crandell | STAFF WRITERSReeI Loeo MarIneWe repaIr aII Inboards, ourboardsand srern drIves.DoeksIde ServIee AvaIIabIexxz NE s Sr. Pompano Beaeb, FL ooCapraIn Dan RodrIguez() ys-soxs / Fax: () ys-sozsreeIIoeomarInebeIIaourb.nerSaIes OServIee, Ine.www.reeIIoeomarIne.eomH DOCKBAHIA MARDISPLAYINGconvention centerDISPLAYINGFort Lauderdale(954) 522-2800Pompano Beach(954) 784-7373Stuart/Jensen Beach(772) 334-1416www.sundancemarineusa.comMiami(305) 249-1547MANUFACTURER INCENTIVESNEW MODELSEND-OF-YEAR SAVINGSvisitSunSentinel.com/insiderYourchancetowinprizes12SUNSENTINELSUNSENTINEL.COM/BOATSHOWSUNDAY,OCTOBER21,2012City National Bank can help you navigate the yachtlending process and achieve your lifestyle goals.Our Private Client Group provides unparalleled serviceto get you cruising in no time.Fast. Flexible. Condential.Visit City National Bank at any of our convenientlocations from Miami to Orlando or call us at305-447-1842 or 954-765-5635.Well float your boat yacht!Member FDIC11-0080/rev100511citynational.comPersonal RelationshipsLocal DecisionsStability

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