The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is already recognized as the largest boat show in the world. It serves as an industry representation and coming out of this year’s show the industry is looking strong. There were lots of deals going through on both new and used yachts and, despite a few days of terrible weather thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the show had many good indicators of how the luxury yachting industry is doing. This year, not only was the show at capacity in terms of the number of yachts on display, but it was also very clear that the industry trend of increasingly large yachts is growing as strongly as ever since there were countless yachts well over 100′ (including at the Atlantic Yacht & Ship display). Furthermore, it is always exciting when one of the yachts creating the most buzz on the docks is an American built yacht.
In August 2010, Derektor Shipyards was watching their 2,998 gross ton baby ease into the water for the first time. At 281 feet, “Cakewalk” is not only the largest boat in the show, but she is also the largest private yacht ever built by an American shipyard. Since then, she has been a yacht of interest for both yachtsmen and yacht professionals. Perhaps she is best summarized by her designer: “She is superb” said Designer Tim Heywood. “The workmanship throughout is absolutely first-class, as good as you will find on any yacht in the world. I could not be more pleased for the owner and all involved”.
For over 53 years Atlantic Yacht & Ship has been serving the yachting community. Our headquarter sales office is dockside at Harbour Towne Marina in the heart of the yachting capital of the world, Fort Lauderdale, FL. We are official distributors of Sunseeker yachts and our in house waterside service department provides official Sunseeker warranty work along with general yacht services. Whether purchasing or marketing a quality vessel, Atlantic Yacht and Ship, Inc. is your one stop resource for the highest quality service and sales in the yachting industry today.
If you are looking at yachts for sale, or thinking about selling your yacht, it is always wise to have an experienced broker representing your interests throughout the deal. Contact Atlantic Yacht & Ship at 954.921.1500 or click here.