With proper dignity the editors of Nautical Quarterly, in the Summer 1983 issue, called the Concordia yawl “as much a classic as any sailing yacht in the world for its beauty, its superb construction” and its racing success. One owner described the boat more succinctly: “She is breathtaking and sails like an angel’s wing.”
Overload your senses with $3 billion worth of boats, gear and accessories at six venues
The numbers for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show are staggering: $3 billion worth of boats and products on display for five days at a show that encompasses 3 million square feet of space at six venues.
Among the pioneering powerboat designers of the 20th century, Frank Pembroke Huckins stands out as a fascinating personality. He’s been called an “irascible genius,” self-confident with what we might say today is a my-way-or-the-highway style.
Fort Lauderdale is home to the biggest in-water boat show in the world, with 3 million square feet of exhibit space at six venues. There’s no way to see all of the new boats on display, so I’ve worked up a short list of those that will be at this year’s show that caught my eye during the past year or so.
Express boats combine a contemporary look and a good turn of speed, with a layout that creates a social space from the helm to the cockpit.
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