The 2007 FLL Boat Show spanning over 3 million square feet in 6 locations drew to a close Monday October 29th under gray overcast skies, but spirits were high as horns blew from Mega and Super Yachts indicating the end of a successful long weekend. Sighs of relief where heard from all those who worked tirelessly to answer questions and show off the 2 billion dollars worth of yachts and latest technology to the thousands who visited over 4 days.
The most impressive yachts were the $130 Million 223â€™ Lurrsen Kismet, 164â€™ Trinity Mine Games, Milk and Honey 125â€™ Palmer Johnson and Argyll 153â€™ North American.
WeÂ were fortunate to have boarded these yachts and meet with the crew of:
Milk and Honey 125â€™ Palmer Johnson,
Argyll 153â€™ North American,
Symphony II 112â€™ Westport,
Mariah II 110â€™ Benetti,
Miracle 110â€™ Monte Fino,
Martha Ann 140â€™ Westship,
Inspiration 156â€™ Broward,
CocktailsÂ 97â€™ Hargrave.
The 5 star magnificent M/Y Argyll, boasting many spectacular features:
Accommodation for 10 guests with 9 crew.
She is one of the few yachts that has an elevator and is wheelchair accessible.
The ownerâ€™s penthouse measuring over 2,400 sq feet with wrap around windows to maximize enjoyment of the view. His and hers baths, library with fireplace and a private aft deck with bar and Jacuzzi.
2 double bed guest staterooms and 2 twin guest staterooms.
All Staterooms have en-suite baths.
Separate passageways for the crew provide the privacy for the owners and guests.
Ralph Lauren nautical furnishings, black and white photographs of famous movie stars from a by-gone eraâ€¦
Argyllâ€™s crew proudly took the Crew of Year Award 2007.
M/Y Symphony II the 112â€™ Westport whose proud owner led us on a tour to show us around with pride. No expense is too much for his passion. From the special blinds to let in just enough light without blocking out the view, to the bidets with blowers, glass bottom kayaks, the 30â€™ Intrepid and exercise equipment.
In the owners words, Symphony II offers 5 star luxury in casual elegance.
The buzz around town is that the show was successful for brokers and retailers alike.