Yacht Transport – United Yacht Transport – News: The Fort Lauderdale has long been considered to be the “Yacht Capital of the World,” so it’s no surprise that it’s also host to one of the world’s biggest yearly yacht and superyacht shows: The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, also known as FLIBS. Now in its 55th year, the show features just about every kind of boat you could ask for: runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and of course… extraordinary superyachts.


The show is a whole heck of a lot more than just more beautiful boats, however, as the indoors side of the show is just as vast as the out. Expect rows and rows of companies exhibiting their wares, including vendors, creators, outfitters, innovators and everything in-between. Your favorite brands will all be there, along with brands that will be soon to be new favorites.  You’ll also be walking away from the show a smarter captain than ever before, thanks to the variety of seminars held at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.  Seminars will be held by great folks such as the IGFA School of Sport Fishing, who runs 8 mini-sessions of tip & tricks for anglers amateur to professional, and The Blue Wild who run dive and travel show seminars during the show. And of course, you’ll be in Fort Lauderdale, so expect hotspots galore day and night.

Here’s a look at some of the notable superyachts you should be seeing this year at FLIBS, and possibly going home with.

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April Fool (Length: 200 feet)

A Twin screw motor yacht, April Fool was built in 2006 with a 35’8 beam. Designed by De Voogt Naval Architects, April Fool is a twin screw motoryacht with a steel hull, aluminum superstructure and a top speed of 16 knots. April Fool’s eclectic oak and cherry interior was finished by Janet Leroy based on a concept by Larvor of France. The atmosphere on board April Fool is relaxed and peaceful. By mixing the classic with the contemporary, each area has been given its own individual taste.

This particular vessel is made for entertaining, including huge storage and laundry areas on the tank deck, an expansive dining room for a 60-meter yacht, the professional galley and the extra pantries. It can accommodate up to 10 guests and 17 crew members, and all these facilities are linked in such a way that crew can quickly and efficiently serve guests while being virtually unnoticeable

Price: $59,950,000

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Diamonds Are Forever (Length: 200 feet)

Custom motor yacht ‘DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER’ was built in 2011 by Benetti, with her interior designed by Evan K Marshall and exterior styling by Benetti.  Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout her living areas to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. It features six decks and sports Twin Caterpillar 3512HD engines, with a cruising speed of up to 14 knots, topping off at 16 knots.

Diamonds Are Forever’s impressive leisure and entertainment facilities make her the ideal charter yacht for socializing and entertaining with family and friends. The interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms, and is also capable of carrying up to 15 crew to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. The particular superyacht puts the “super” in super luxury, too.

Price: $63,000,000

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Baton Rouge (Length:205 feet)

M/Y Baton Rouge was built in 2010 by Icon Yachts. This vessel features an interior that has been designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon, and exterior styling by Tim Heywood Design. Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout her living areas to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. Built with steel hull and aluminum superstructure with a cruising speed of 14 knots and a maximum speed of 15 knots vis its Twin 2480hp MTU engines, Baton Rouge is the perfect combination of performance and luxury.

Baton Rouge’s interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in 7 staterooms, and also capable of carrying up to 18 crew for maximum relaxation. Her impressive leisure and entertainment facilities make it an ideal charter yacht for socializing and entertaining with all your family and friends.

Price: not listed

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Turmoil (Length: 209 feet)

With an ice-strengthened hull and huge 6500 mile range, Turmoil was built by Royal Denship in 2006 to travel huge distances to any part of the world. It features a steel & aluminum construction and runs on twin Caterpillar engines with a cruising speed of 12 knots.

M/Y Turmoil has a total of eight staterooms and can accommodate 16 guests and 14 crew. Turmoil received her stylish interior designing from the interior design firm of Ole Rune Design, one of the industry’s most respected names. It features stunning American Cherry woodwork that runs smoothly throughout the boat, creating an atmosphere that rivals some of the most stunning yachts you’ll find. She also has a large helicopter deck. To fully appreciate the breadth of features of this expedition yacht, as well as her stunning interior, be sure to stop inside this one at FLIBS.

Price: $48,500,000

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Kismet (Length: 223 feet)

Built with steel-hull aluminum superstructure construction, M/Y Kismet features a rich amalgamation of Art Deco and inspired design. Built in 2007 by Lurssen, she offers her guests a range of salon and deck lounges ideal for relaxing and entertaining. It sleeps 12 guests in six cabins, and boasts a gigantic crew of 22. Luxury yacht Kismet reaches a top speed of 16 knots and cruises comfortably at 14 knots.

Social areas feature prominently on this vessel designed for entertaining, with a Jacuzzi deck and barbecue as well as an open-air bed with reading lights for evening lounging. The main salon features a cinema lounge with drop-down screen and electric sofas, and even a truly grand piano and semicircular bar. Don’t miss this one, as it’s a real work of art.

Price: not listed

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Cakewalk (Length: 284 feet)

M/Y Cakewalk is the largest yacht to be built in the US since the 1930s. Built by Derecktor, the Cakewalk is a whopping 284 foot superyacht and has a 46.92 foot beam.  She has exterior styling by Tim Heywood and gorgeous interior design by Liz Dalton of Dalton Designs, making Cakewalk a fine work of art.

Cakewalk has a BA Steel Hull, an aluminum superstructure construction, and runs on Twin 16V400M71 engines. She tops off at a maximum speed of 17 knots with a cruising speed of 15 knots. This vessel accommodates 14 guests and a crew of up to twenty four for maximum luxury and relaxation. This superyacht is not to be missed, so be sure to step aboard when you see it at FLIBS- it won’t be hard to spot!

Price: $250,000,000

We look forward to seeing you at the
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014!