BOAT International Owners' Club garden party event during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2023

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Inside the Owners’ Club garden party at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2023

6 November 2023 • Written by Hannah Rankine

BOAT International hosted the Owners’ Club garden party event during the prestigious Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on 28 October 2023. The event was supported by annual sponsors Bermuda Tourism Authority and The Macallan, and event partners Voly and Pier Sixty-Six Residences.

The venue

The setting for this year's event was a breathtaking private residence nestled at the mouth of Fort Lauderdale’s extensive canal system. The venue provided the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of socialising and networking.

The guests

Toby Moore and Barry Minoff
Amy Ballon of Pier Sixty-Six Residences
Raj Aqula, Warren Anderson and Ali Şayakçı
Henry Featherstone, Ian Flanagan and Jonny Allbut
Greg Oram, Bob Eichler, Mark Sager, Josh Temple and Joel Chambers
Bob Eichler, Jill Dill and Greg Oram
Tommy Rapp
Frank Binder, Steve Ladas and Toby Moore
Wendy and Ira Levenshon
Tanya Heller, Katie Bates, Barry Minoff, Blessing Ndem and guest
Wendy Levenshon, Jackie Jones and Eileen Fischer
Tommy Rapp, Wayne Huizenga and Ian Flanagan
Ali Şayakçı and Stewart Campbell

Among the attendees were esteemed members of the Owners’ Club, senior BOAT International staff and representatives from the event's sponsors. The event offered a unique opportunity for superyacht owners and industry professionals to come together in a relaxed atmosphere.

Jill Dill and Hazel Clark from Bermuda Tourism Authority with giveaway winner Ali Şayakçı

Bermuda Tourism Authority was on hand to welcome guests with a refreshing Rum Swizzle, a quintessential Bermudian cocktail. They also organised an exciting giveaway competition which saw Ali Şayakçı, president of Turkish shipyard Evadne Yachts and owner of Rock win a three-night stay and return flights to Bermuda.

Katie from The Macallan leading the toast

Whisky enthusiasts were in for a treat, as The Macallan presented a selection of its finest single malt whiskies for tasting and a guided tasting session added an educational dimension to the afternoon.

Tender service provided by Pier Sixty-Six Residences

Pier Sixty-Six Residences offered giveaway canvas bags and caps as a token of appreciation. They also arranged a tender service from Bahia Mar to the event.

The food and drink

Renowned winemaker Penfolds kept guests' glasses full with its exquisite champagne and wines. Throughout the lunch, attendees enjoyed in an array of culinary delights, including passed hors d'oeuvres, a ceviche station and an assortment of passed plates.

For more information about the Owners’ Club or if you are interested in becoming a member, click here.

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