As the economy improves, they are also considering buying boats again, and this fall the choice of new sailboats at the shows in Newport, R.I., Annapolis, Md., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will entice potential buyers to think about taking the wheel or tiller of their own, rather than sailing OPBs (other people’s boats).
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show promises to be a kaleidoscope of boats, accessories, events and venues, from nuts-and-bolts seminars for anglers and cruisers to a 228-foot expo yacht that will showcase fine art and jewelry, host gala parties and deliver five-star dining in two restaurants.
Check our listing to find the many opportunities to check out all the new boats at upcoming shows.
Great sailing, warm water and wonderful family gatherings: That’s how Dick Godfrey of Santa Barbara, Calif., remembers his parents’ home on the inner portion of Sippican Harbor in Marion, Mass.
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