November 2016

Found 7 blog entries for November 2016.

Photo By: Whiticar Boat Works

After a few years removed from the boatbuilding industry, John Whiticar and his team have decided to get back to work. However, rather than ramping up with equipment and manpower, Whiticar Boat Works has formed a joint venture with Garlington Landeweer to build new custom sportfishing yachts. This plan arose during last year’s Custom Shootout in the Bahamas, when the two iconic builders had a discussion kicking around the idea of constructing boats together as one team. John Whiticar talked with Peter Landeweer about the difficulties of starting back up again after taking a few years off and Peter agreed to help by joining forces with him. They will both have ownership in the projects and will each sign off on

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A premier event of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and gift to the community, the 2016 22nd Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade kicks off the holiday season this year on Saturday, December 3!

The parade will begin at the north end of the Lake Worth Lagoon and proceed north on the Intracoastal Waterway to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Tens of thousands of spectators will come out to enjoy the procession of more than 50 decorated vessels sparkling on the Intracoastal Waterway beneath a backdrop of phenomenal traveling fireworks. There will be extended fireworks at North Palm Beach Marina, Jupiter’s Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk and Harbourside Place, plus a grand finale at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse courtesy of Square

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 Photo By: Winterfest Boat Parade

If you are looking for some fun during this holiday season, look no further than the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. The parade is going to be held on December 10th from 6:30pm to 11:00pm. It will be the largest one-day live audience in Florida as well as one of the top 20 parades in the world. The Boat Parade will stage on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Parade travels East to the Intracoastal Waterway as it continues North to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. It’s 12 Miles of the “Greatest Show on H20.” The theme for this years 45th anniversary parade is “Comics and Cartoons Rockin’ the Night Away”.

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The founder of Tribute Performance Boats, Rich Scheffer Sr., was the lead builder for the legendary boat building pioneer, Jim Smith. While leading the Jim Smith team, Scheffer went on to build some of the most advanced and fastest sportfishers in the world. Once the older Jim Smith passed away, Scheffer went on to start his own boat building company, now known as Tribute Performance Boats, as a tribute to his longtime friend and mentor. Over the years, the Tribute brand has produced some of the fastest and most fuel-efficient performance sportfishing boats on the water. Scheffer’s first two builds were for race car pioneers Mark Manley and Dick Moroso. They wanted a boat that would perform like their race cars. They went to Scheffer to build them a

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Photo By: FLIBS

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show begins tomorrow, November 3rd and is open until Monday, November 7th. It is the largest International Boat Show in the world and will play host to a variety of different events and classes. The classes are filling up quickly so be sure to sign up as soon as possible. The events and classes are listed below. 



Hands on boating skill classes available only at the boat show! When it comes to improving your boating skills and learning new ones, nothing beats hands on experience with the experts. All taught by USCG Licensed Captains, you will learn basic skills and advanced skills. Whether you are a seasoned boater or a beginner, there is a class for you. Take your boating skills up

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Photo By: @PaulMannCustomBoats

Growing up on the outer banks of North Carolina, Paul Mann was a successful charter boat mate and a well-known sportfishing captain who had a special talent for building boats. Paul started his boat building business in 1988 with a vision of becoming a world class boat manufacturer. Paul’s different experiences in the industry growing up make him exceptionally qualified to design and formulate his idea of superior sportfishing vessels. Using his knowledge of sportfishing, traditional boatbuilding techniques, modern materials, and an eye for detail, Paul Mann has built some of the most successful tournament sportfishers in the world.

The combination of superb techniques, the newest and finest materials, remarkable

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The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is finally here this weekend. It is the largest boat show in the world and will have almost any boat you could imagine on display. Attractions for the whole family include live water sport demonstrations, an appealing schedule of fishing and boating seminars, workshops for children and adults, and a variety of other attractions dedicated to the boating lifestyle and industry. The show has a network of transportation such as water taxis, river boats, and shuttles to transport guests around the enormous show. Whether you are in the market for a new boat or just looking to have some family fun over the weekend, this is a spectacular event that you do not want to miss out on.

The three largest yachts featured

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