BOAT International Captains' Club event during the Fort Lauderdale International BOAT Show 2023

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In pictures: Captains' Club event at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2023

13 November 2023 • Written by Hannah Rankine

BOAT International held its exclusive Captains’ Club event on 27 October during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2023. Supported by annual partner Starboard Card and event partner Belize Tourism Board, the event offered a unique opportunity to network and share experiences amongst like-minded yachting professionals.

The venue

The Captains’ Club event was held at the renowned Wreck Bar, located within the B Ocean Resort. Nestled on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, the Wreck Bar provided the perfect backdrop for an evening of camaraderie and celebration following a long day at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Its nautical-themed decor offered an ideal setting for the occasion.

The guests

Josue Carbello and Simone Bell
Drew Irwin, David Doig and Colin Griffinson
Hannah Lawes and Toby Brudenell-Smith
Harley Sheffield, Stewart Campbell and George Georgoulas
Matthew George and Tish George
Brian Schott (far left), Holly Overton (centre right) and Aileen Mack (far right)
Eli Olive and guest
Chloe Maloney, Stilianos Xidakis, Pete Bronkie and guest
Francois Loubser, Melissa Van Eck and guest

The event was attended by esteemed members of the Captains’ Club, senior BOAT International staff and valued partners.

Holly Overton

A highlight of the evening was the announcement of Holly Overton as the new editor of Dockwalk. With a passion for sailing and having played a key role in BOAT International’s digital editorial team over the past five years, Overton brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge of the yachting industry, making her an excellent addition to the Dockwalk team.

The food and drink

To kick off the evening, guests were treated to welcome rum cocktails, and an array of finger foods was served throughout the event.

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