Lauderdaleahead magazine issue 4

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NOV. - DEC. 2015





WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT South Florida’s Marine Industry Connection




Welcome to Issue 4- The Boat Show Edition. Lauderdale Ahead is a community spirited website & magazine designed with the sole intention of improving the brand of Fort Lauderdale & South Florida to the yachting industry. Fort Lauderdale & South Florida, as a yachting hub, needs your support in order to ensure that yacht crew are exposed to the benefits of bringing yachts to South Florida. Lauderdale Ahead hopes to highlight the benefits of bringing yachts to South Florida by introducing crew with the best marine related businesses that Fort Lauderdale & South Florida have to offer, as we have taken the time to locate the best businesses in the industry to meet all of your needs while on board. Fort Lauderdale provides more services, more supplies, and more crew to more yachts than anywhere else in the world! It is the “Wall Street” of yachting and America’s foremost yachting hub. Fort Lauderdale combines its strategic location, as a gateway to and from the Caribbean and Bahamas, with the ultimate in facilities for the repair, reft, and support for yachts. As previously stated, we at Lauderdale Ahead have taken the time to research the best local businesses that service the yachting industry. Lauderdale Ahead has transformed this information into a simple, modern reference tool for yachting professionals to obtain the information they need for their personal and professional use. Whether it is the place to get the best cup of coffee in town or the best AV contractor, Lauderdale Ahead has the information on the web, in the magazine and on our app. Broadcasting a wide variety of quality marine industry businesses and editorials that appeal to Captains and Crew, we intend to become the number one marine industry connection in South Florida. All of our marine industry businesses and contact information can be found at the back of the magazine. If you have any queries, or would like to come on board, please feel free to reach out to us at We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We hope you enjoy our new publication.


1500 Cordova Road, Suite 206 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 TEL: 954.375.4054 EDITOR Kerry Kenwright SALES Citylife Social WEBSITE John Martin ART DIRECTOR Aneva Matthews PhOTOgRAPhERS ginger de Vegh Photography COnTRIBuTORS John C. Martin Luke Brown Moran Yacht & Ship Ellie Lee Yacht Decor Shelley Isakowitz Kara A. Kellar Kerwin naval Archtects Termodinamica nautical Ventures


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EVENTSCALENDAR 26th Annual Ft. Lauderdale Mariners Club Marine Seminar. nov. 3-4, 2015 Full-day seminar for insurance agents, brokers and underwriters; marine surveyors; admiralty attorneys; and other marine professionals. Offers continuing education credits for applicable industries. International Superyacht Society (ISS) 25th Gala celebrating Yacht Design and Leadership. nov. 4, 2015 Event includes announcement of ISS Leadership Award and Awards of Distinction, Distinguished Crew Award, Excellence in Innovation, Business (Person) of the Year and ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award. BACON BASH 2015 november 6, 2015 7-10 PM Admission: $35 or $75 Location: Esplanade Park 400 SW 2nd St. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 954-468-1541 Party on the Plaza 2015: Miami’s Vice – The Coral gables Museum-Friday, november 6, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM (EST) Coral gables, FL FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL november 6, 2015 to november 22, 2015 CInEMA PARADISO 503 S.E. Sixth St. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301-3416 954-760-9898

LAUDERDALEAHEAD The Dockwalk PartyMonday, november 9, 2015 6 to 10 p.m. Commodore Ballroom, Bahia Mar hotel. 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL

954-921-3500 FREE family event, in town featuring a bounce house, face painters & more! At 8pm a FREE family friendly flick each week.

PURPLE HAT PARADE november 21, 2015 10 AM - 3 PM Admission: free to watch, participation $20. Esplanade Park 400 SW 2nd Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-779-1509 The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy in 35 of Florida’s 67 counties

Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival At Bonnet House n Birch Rd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304-3326 954-703-2614 Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6, 2015 9:00am – 4:00pm

TWELVE NIGHTS OF WATER TAXI HOLIDAY LIGHT TOUR november 23, 2015 to December 16, 2015 Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30 PM Admission: $25 adults, $10 children Location: Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi - 1881 SE 17th Street Causeway 413 SW 3rd Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 954-467-6677 Moc Holiday Boat Parade in Miami Infinity Sound Production Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST) Funtastic Fridays For Kids Dec 4, 2015 - Recurring weekly on Friday. Young Circle hollywood, FL 33020

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ Dec 11, 2015 - Recurring daily 201 SW 5 Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 305-929-7010 Join Marie and her nutcracker Prince as they travel through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies and epic battles. Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk For Arthritis Dec 12, 2015 nova Southeastern university 3301 College Avenue Davie, FL 33314 954-616-1233 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade Dec 12, 2015 954-767-0686 The Annual Seminole hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade sets sail for 12 miles starting in downtown Fort Lauderdale heading north to Lake Santa Barbara.



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As many of you know, Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Yachting Capital of the World” which hosts one of the largest boat shows in the world every year. As you can imagine our crew houses are at 100% occupancy with a very long waiting list. What this means is Jocelyn, who runs the front desk, and Tina, our front desk reservations team, work vigorously to ensure everyone has a place to stay. no matter how late, they will not leave the office until every single person has been taken care of. Many yachties leave their bookings to the last minute as is indicative of the industry. There is a constant juggle at the front desk, a “musical beds” if you will, in order for us to accommodate everyone as best we can. With a finite number of beds, the front desk feels the air of anxiety and frustration out there. As many of you know, we are different to other crew houses in Fort Lauderdale in that we don’t cram as many people as possible into a bedroom. Our houses have 2-3 people per bedroom. not a single one of our crew houses will have a room with 6-8 people – Smart Move is not that type of crew house.


During Boat Show season unless we monitor our crew houses very closely all aspects can get out of control very quickly. Everyone has to take responsibility for their trash, dishes and keeping their personal space tidy. It goes without saying that we do not allow overnight guests. While we hope you land a job quickly and move onto the boat, during your time with us, rules must be followed in order to avoid chaos. We have our cleaning service come in weekly to clean the common living areas and to make sure each and every crew house is maintained. We supply cleaning supplies for the week and in return we ask that you keep our crew houses clean and respected. Being involved in the industry for as long as we have, the culture of a crew house is very interesting especially over Boat show. What we find fascinating and what so many of our tenants do not realize is that while staying in our crew houses many of them are being interviewed, assessed, and evaluated without even knowing it. We have yachties staying with us that are looking for work, have landed a temporary job that hopefully becomes permanent and have been told to look out for more crew or have a permanent job and are looking for more crew. how their roommates conduct themselves while staying in one of our crew houses can be a deciding factor in getting a foot in the door. having respect for each other’s hours and varying schedules during Boat Show demonstrates a level of maturity that many employers are looking for. Crew house behavior and attitude is a true reflection on how you behave in the real world and gives those around you a glimpse into how

respectful you are of their time and space. You don’t really know someone until you have lived with them and it’s important to see what type of person you are and what type of crew member you would be. Once onboard, living in such close quarters for long periods of time you want a person of quality and living in a crew house allows you a peek into what people are truly like. While watching how your roommates behave in a crew house is important, the energy in a crew house during Boat Show is palpable! hopes are high and everyone is networking and looking for a great job. Everybody is up really early and attends all the major parties and networking events. Boat Show days are long and we know the last thing on your mind is paying your rent, so we make staying with us as easy as possible. We email you and call you asking if you want to extend or ask if we can run your card. Prefer to drop off the cash? We know it won’t be during business hours as you are super busy and that is no problem as we have a secure drop box with a security camera so it’s safe. And remember, set your mind at ease as the bed is yours until you tell us you are leaving. We will not rent it out from under you. Staying with Smart Move any time of year but especially of Boat Show is simple, convenient and fun. have a great and successful Boat Show 2015!!

New 52m Beach House Yacht From Kerwin Naval Architects


erwin Naval Architects, Inc., in association with CHY Design, are pleased to announce the design release of the second in a series of striking motoryachts, the 52m “Occam’s Razor” project. The design is based on completing an existing hull at Trinity Yachts, in order to afford the prospective owner a savings of about a year in construction time. However, the design can be utilized on other similar hulls or a newly designed one depending on owner preferences. The team members are Fred Hohenadel, an independent designer, Kevin M. Kerwin of Kerwin Naval Architects, Inc., and Bill Coxon, an awardwinning graduate of the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale Marine Industrial Design degree program. The team brings together many decades of experience in yachting, naval architecture, marine engineering, and the latest design methods utilizing 3D modeling and computeraided design. The “Occam’s Razor” project is the second in a series of yachts intended for a private owner who desires more personal interior living space than what would ordinarily be provided in a yacht designed for charter, but still wants to be under 500 tons. Charter accommodations are also available. The concept is that of a casual ocean going family beach house. The master shares a deck with the bridge, and has a very large aft facing private veranda. There are two very generous suites on the lower deck. The yacht features a spacious aft deck,

suitable for touch and go light helicopter operations, tender storage and partying. The stern has a fold down transom panel that transforms the area into a large swim platform, seating area, and tender embarkation platforms. Other features include an open plan salon and dining area, and a very roomy upper deck which includes a generous lounge area, full grilling facilities including refrigerator, and a large hot tub. A unique future is the solar activated awning style side windows that act as sunshades when required. The yacht also features extensive use of glass bulwarks facing aft on the master and upper decks allowing for unobstructed views, and retractable awnings for the owners veranda and main deck. Kerwin Naval Architects, Inc. have been performing engineering design of yachts and small commercial vessels, plus many refits and conversions as part of over 300 various projects since 1997. Kevin M. Kerwin, PE, President, has extensive experience in the design, refit, and construction of various cruisers, destroyers, submarines, oilfield supply vessels, tugs, fishing boats of various types, sailboats, ferries, USCG patrol and 47’ MLB lifesaving vessels, plus many motoryachts during his long career. He holds Professional Engineer licenses in the states of Florida and Louisiana. The company has designed everything from hull extensions, repowers, full interior redecorations, restyles, cockpit additions and more.

Please see the CHY Design website at for more information and illustrations of this and other yacht designs currently available, or contact Kerwin Naval Architects, Inc. at



Yacht accessories are twirling, whirling and gliding their way into the marine industry


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With a mission to develop the world’s most innovate and technologically advanced electric bicycle, gocycle® is the awardwinning electric two-wheeler that is shaking up the electric bicycle industry. using automotive engineering and design, gocycle is a joy to ride. Lightest in class, environmentally sustainable and stylish with on-demand electric power, Gocycle is the first injection-molded magnesium alloy bicycle in history. Ergonomic, elegant, lightweight, ingenious and fun… it’s a conversation piece wherever it goes.

Schiller Water Bikes

When Schiller set out to create the world’s most unique riding experience they weren’t willing to compromise. Their obsession to innovate an entirely new form of water sport was founded on the belief that a blue planet is meant for biking. Their commitment to design, technology, safety and engineering, matched with a passion for all things aquatic, makes a Schiller bike an experience without comparison. Singularly focused on the trailblazing voyages, weekend expeditions and incredible sunset pins on a new aquatic terrain, Schiller proves the ride doesn’t end at the water’s edge.


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INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW EDITION! Fort Lauderdale, the “Yachting Capital of the World,” will host the 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on november 5, 2015 through november 9, 2015. In this addition you will be introduced to the Boat Show. We have provided plenty of information that will assist you out when venturing through the jam packed, fun filled experience that is sure to be one you will long remember. There is a list of events and boats to make sure that you won’t miss a thing!

SHOW SCHEDULE nOV 5 - 9, 2015 PRIME TIME PREVIEW Thurs. nov 5, 10am - 7pm gEnERAL ADMISSIOn Fri. nov 6, 10am - 7pm Sat. nov 7, 10am - 7pm Sun. nov 8, 10am - 7pm Mon. nov 9, 10am - 5pm TIPS AnD TEChnIQuES FROM ThE PROS: hOSTED BY IgFA SChOOL OF SPORTFIShIng Speaker: Capt. Mike holliday Convention Center - Rooms 124-125 / Thursday, november 5, 2015 - 12:30pm WAhOO SECRETS: hOSTED BY IgFA SChOOL OF SPORTFIShIng Speaker: Capt. Tony Digulian Convention Center - Rooms 124-125 CRuISERPORT: TIPS AnD TEChnIQuES FOR AnChORIng WITh nEW gEnERATIOn AnChORS - SPOnSORED BY ROCnA AnChORS Speaker: Mark Pocock Bahia Mar / Friday, november 6, 2015 11:30AM - 12:15PM CRuISERPORT: CRuISIng ThE FLORIDA KEYS - SPOnSORED BY CAPTAIn ChRIS YAChT SERVICES Speaker: Captain Chris Bahia Mar / Friday, november 6, 2015 1PM - 1:45PM CRuISERPORT: CLOSE QuARTERS MAnEuVERIng SKILLS FOR EVERYOnE ABOARD - SPOnSORED BY OCEAngRAFIX Bahia Mar / Saturday, november 7, 2015 11:30AM - 12:15PM CRuISERPORT: TIPS On uSIng RADAR AnD AIS - SPOnSORED BY OCEAngRAFIX Bahia Mar / Friday, november 6, 2015 2PM - 2:45PM

CRuISERPORT: CRuISIng AMERICA’S gREAT LOOP - SPOnSORED BY CAPTAIn ChRIS YAChT SERVICES Speaker: Captain Chris Bahia Mar / Friday, november 6, 2015 3PM - 3:45PM STAYIng TWO STEPS AhEAD OF ThE TAX MAn: hOSTED BY YAChTS InTERnATIOnAL Speaker: Todd Lochner hilton Marina hotel / Friday, november 6, 2015 - 1PM COnQuERIng DOLPhIn: hOSTED BY IgFA SChOOL OF SPORTFIShIng Speaker: Capt. Tony Digiulian Convention Center - Rooms 124-125 / Friday, november 6, 2015 - 2:00pm KIngFISh STRATEgIES AnD SECRETS: hOSTED BY IgFA SChOOL OF SPORTFIShIng Speaker: Capt. Skip Dana Convention Center - Rooms 124-125 / Friday, november 6, 2015 - 3:30pm, Thursday, november 5, 2015 - 3:30pm BIKInI FAShIOn ShOW Speaker: Island Water Sports Lobby B/C Convention Center / Saturday, november 7, 2015 - 3PM BAhAMAS & CuBA DESTInATIOn TRAVEL: hOSTED BY IgFA SChOOL OF SPORTFIShIng Speaker: Waterway guide Convention Center - Rooms 124-125 / Saturday, november 7, 2015 - 4:00pm ThE WATERWAY guIDE SEMInAR Speaker: Wally Moran & Ed Tillett Convention Center - IgFA Room / Saturday, november 7, 2015 - 4PM

SPEARFIShIng TIPS, BEgInnER TO ADVAnCED Speaker: Sheri Daye Lobby B/C Convention Center / Saturday, november 7, 2015 - 4PM LIOnFISh - hOW TO CATCh, CLEAn, EAT! Speaker: FWC Lobby B/C Convention Center / Sunday, november 8, 2015 – noon and Saturday, november 7, 2015 - 1PM MASTERIng ThE CAST: hOSTED BY IgFA SChOOL OF SPORTFIShIng Speaker: Capt. Rick Murphy Convention Center - Rooms 124-125 / Sunday, november 8, 2015 - 12:30pm and Saturday, november 7, 2015 - 12:30pm InTRO TO unDERWATER PhOTOgRAPhY Speaker: Craig Dietrich Lobby B/C Convention Center / Sunday, november 8, 2015 - 1PM, Saturday, november 7, 2015 – noon and Friday, november 6, 2015 - 4PM OFFShORE MASTERS PAnEL: hOSTED BY IgFA SChOOL OF SPORTFIShIng Convention Center - Rooms 124-125 / Saturday, november 7, 2015 - 1:30-3:30pm ThE KIDS’ FIShIng CLInICS: PRESEnTED BY hOOK ThE FuTuRE Speaker: Captain Don Dingman Convention Center / Sunday, november 8, 2015 - 2PM, Saturday, november 7, 2015 11AM SEARCh & RESCuE STORIES/ADVICE Speaker: uS Coast guard Lobby B/C Convention Center / Sunday, november 8, 2015 - 2PM LOBSTERIng, BEST METhODS Speaker: Jim Mathie Lobby B/C Convention Center / Sunday, november 8, 2015 - 4PM LAUDERDALEAHEAD.COM







nautic Crew Worldwide arrives to offer a renewed existence to what once was. In 2009, nautic Crew International was born from the partnership of two crew members who were ready to set roots ashore but, for their love of the industry, did not want to leave it far behind. For five years they grew their business while building an impressive reputation. And quite simply, one day after much thought, they made the decision to move on to achieve other life goals. In 2014, with heavy but hopeful hearts, the business was sold; all sights set for a smooth and uninterrupted transition. Alas, new management spent an arduous year fighting the odds in a competitive market and nautic Crew International was compelled to close its doors.

This year, at the helm of nautic Crew Worldwide stands Lindsay Stewart, Crew Placement Extraordinaire! If you have any doubt about her title, just ask around. Lindsay is known in the industry to have an incredible knack of knowing which crew best fit into which program for the long haul. Both her crew and her clients credit her for the heart and soul she puts into her work. Although the speed in which she makes placements make it all seem rather effortless, Lindsay works hard not only to maintain authentic relationships, but to understand both sides of the coin: offering her crew what they need for a happy workplace and career progression and what her

clients need in experience, skill set and attitude to round out their team. Accoutered with a degree in human Resource Management from Florida International university in 2007, Lindsay’s first job upon graduation landed her in crew placement. After months of hearing first-hand stories of travel and adventure from crew (undeterred by the “glamourous” work that was actually required), Lindsay had initial plans to sail the seas proper as a yachtie before settling into a land based career. But her desire to stay close to family lead to the ultimate decision to stay ashore. having grown a swift affinity to the people of the industry, Lindsay decided that if she wouldn’t be crew herself, she could facilitate the placement process for crew and clients and be their conduit to success. Lindsay has worked in crew placement ever since. It’s the only industry she knows and she loves it! When the surprise opportunity came round for her to acquire nautic Crew, she jumped at the opportunity to rebrand something as her own. It’s literally sink or swim in the competitive world of crew placement and Lindsay has her suit on and is ready to swim! Find out more about Lindsay Stewart’s nautic Crew Worldwide at




Featured Yacht Profile


Luxury Motor Yacht nORThERn STAR was designed to cruise all oceans of the world with very limited stops. The owner, an experienced ocean and cruising sailor, required top-notch design and engineering coupled with seagoing comfort for his guests and crew. This was achieved by bringing together the huge amount of experience and knowledge possessed by Moran Yacht & Ship and the captain, Craig Franks, to supervise the entire build process. Espen Oeino gave nORThERn STAR a very traditional appearance, reflecting the owner’s style. She is built to the highest technical standards possible and features an abundance of

practical and useful features. Capacious outdoor spaces aft, forward and on the sundeck provide tremendous seating space for open air dining and lounging. The interior, designed by Pauline nunns, can best be described as a grand country home. This traditional styling is complemented perfectly by the exterior, designed by Espen Oeino. nORThERn STAR’s six decks offer her twelve guests an enormous amount of space for both entertainment and relaxation.

Power by 2 CAT engines, she can reach a top speed of 17 knots and has a range of 6000 nautical miles. Advanced sound and vibration features guarantee an extremely quiet ride, while her ice strengthened hull design and stabilization system provide for maximum comfort both under way and at anchor. nORThERn STAR is a yacht built for pleasure, but above all other considerations, it is a vessel intended to be self-sufficient during extended voyages on the high seas.






247’ Sybass Slip 4 Lurssen “northern Star” Moran Yacht & Ship 216’ Sails Marina Slip 1 Oceanco Tri Deck “natita” Worth Avenue Yachts 205’ hOF north 323, 325, 327, 329, 333, 351 Oceanco “Lady Lola” Merle Wood & Assoc. 205’ Sails Marina Slip 3 Icon Ocean going “Meridian” YachtZoo LLC 204’ hOF FD 22-26 Feadship “Positive Carry” Moran Yacht & Ship 197.7 hOF FD 4-6 Trinity Semi Displacement “Areti” Burgess 197’ Sybass Slip 3 Feadship “Rock It” Feadship 194’ Sails Marina Slip 2 Oceanco “helios” Edmiston & Company 191’ hOF north 323, 325, 327, 329, 333, 351Trinity “unbridled” Merle Wood & Assoc. 190’ Pier 66 A Dock 108, 117-118 Abeking & Rasmussen “Lady Sheridan” Denison & Daves Yachting 182’ hOF FD 22-26 Feadship “Madsummer” Moran Yacht & Ship 180’ FTL hilton Slip 1-5 Pendennis “Steel” Ocean Independence 180’ FTL hilton Slip 1-5 Pendennis “Steel” Ocean Independence 180’ hOF north 323, 325, 327, 329, 333, 351 Benetti Merle Wood & Assoc 170’ FD 20, 20 A-E Amels 2004 “FELIX” Fraser Yachts 168’ FD 20, 20 A-E Palmer Johnson 2002 “helios 2” Fraser Yachts 167’ hOF FD 22-26 Codecasa “Emelina” Moran Yacht & Ship 165’ FD 12 Overmarine Mangusta 165 “Moonraker” Overmarine uSA LLC 165’ Sails Marina Slip 2 Perini navi “SILEnCIO” Edmiston & Company 164’ FTL hilton Slip 1-5 Westport “harmony” Ocean Independence 164’ hOF FD 10-21 Westport Westport Shipyard, Inc. 164’ hOF north 323, 325, 327, 329, 333, 351 hakvoort “Lady no name” Merle Wood & Assoc. 164’ Sybass Slip 2 Perini navi Silencio Perini navi 160’ hOF FD 55-57 Bilgin “Clarity” YachtZoo LLC 157’ Face Dock 20, 20 A-E Trinity 2004 “Coctails” Fraser Yachts 157’ hOF FD 38-47, 40A, 44A Trinity “Libra III” northrop & Johnson 156’ Face Dock 20, 20 A-E Seven J’s Fraser Yachts 156’ Pier 66 A Dock 100-104, 121-126 Trinity Tri Deck “ThEMIS” Robert J. Cury & Associates 152’ hOF FD 22-26 hakvoort “Allegria” Moran Yacht & Ship 151’ Face Dock 13, 13A Delta Motoryacht “M/Y KATYA” Florida Yachts International 150’ Pier 66 A Dock 100-104, 121-126 Richmond Tri Deck “STATuS QuO” Robert J. Cury & Associates



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Luke Brown Yachts has a lot to be proud of these days. Just a few years shy of an upcoming 50 year anniversary, they have a leading reputation in the industry and have further proven themselves fiscally adept to weathering through the financial ups and downs of past decades. All the while, remaining a profitable and debt free position in the tough and competitive domain of yacht brokerage and still with room to grow. We recently sat down with President Andrew Cilla and newly minted VP Jason Dunbar to discuss the history and philosophy of Luke Brown Yachts.

For those new to the yachting game, where does the name Luke Brown come from?

Can you compare Luke What is unique about Brown Yachts then to Luke Brown and how what Luke Brown Yachts might they differentiate is today? from competitors? Andrew: We have grown from humble beginnings and have remained humble throughout our expansion of offering more sales and brokerage options as well as offering our expertise to clients wishing to build their own custom yachts. While our clientele has grown, so has our company with twenty full-time brokers and additional administrative staff who offer years of practical experience and knowledge to their clients. But our philosophy has always remained the same! We maintain a traditional heritage and our mission is designed around organic growth that stems from keeping the client happy. Looking after our clients is looking after our business.

Andrew: We offer the best personalized customer service along with a wealth of experience from myself, Jason, our brokers and admin staff which has helped our soaring reputation. We have customized software that allows us to match the client with the best broker who will have the strongest knowledge and experience pertaining to that customer and vessel thereby offering the client with a tailored experience. I am personally involved in every deal and if a client’s broker is unavailable or simply would like to speak further with me, I am always just a phone call away.

Andrew: Luke Brown was a boat enthusiast from Cleveland, Ohio who, like many of us who have entered the industry, quit the corporate world to pursue his dream of working and living on the sea. In 1969, he turned his hand to yacht brokerage, set up in Fort Lauderdale and began the business of selling offshore sail yachts and trawlers, growing the business to include power and sail yachts of all sizes. In 1977, as the youngest broker in the firm at age 27, I was lucky enough to purchase the company and continue its expansion under the Luke Brown name.




Jason, what is your Luke Brown story? Jason: In 1995, I was working in Miami as a captain and just wanted to break into a brokerage role. I sort of thought I would just walk in and get the job but that was not the case! They initially told me that no positions were available and I walked away disappointed. But several weeks later, I got a call. I’ll admit to walking in prepared with a list of requirements I “needed” to take the job. But listening to Andrew speak of the company and its client relationships . . . I’ve never worked at a company before that was so client-centric. In my experience, the client-centric approach is practically unheard of. Elsewhere, office spaces are filled with boards posted with financial targets and the brokers are numbers driven versus cultivating client relationships. When Andrew was done talking, I threw all my “requirements” out the window and I just said YES! to the job. now, twenty years later . . . the rest is history.

Congratulations on your recent promotion to Vice President! What does the future entail? Jason: It feels fantastic to be such an integral part of Luke Brown’s future vision! Andrew has been a fantastic mentor and he’s done a wonderful job of branding the client-centric philosophy throughout the company and all his relationships. That business culture is what makes us so successful and I want to carry that through and continue to instill that into our younger brokers.

What is the most What does the future important event on hold for Luke Brown the Luke Brown annual Yachts? calendar? Andrew: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, of course! As Fort Lauderdale is the yachting capital of the world, naturally is has the best boat show of the world and it’s excellently well run. Filled with the world’s most prestigious yachts, it follows also that FLIBS attracts the best of the newest and most experienced talent in the industry. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, from crew to owners: really, anyone and everyone connected to the industry. Much of our success comes from nurturing our relationships in and around the show which fosters our personal peak business time of February/March.

How many boats does Luke Brown Yachts have in the show and where can they be seen? Andrew: We are showing twelve vessels at this year’s FLIBS. Most of them will be located on Las Olas Marina B Dock and a few others along Bahia Mar Marina B Dock.



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RESTAURANT REVIEW BY KARA A. KELLAR didn’t know the name of Chef Fabio’s restaurant for over a year after I first had the pleasure of dining there. La Cucina Veniziana, an Italian restaurant offering unpretentious and elevated Italian fare, is fondly referred to within my circle as simply, Fabio’s. he and his capable team produce the sort of meal that speaks for itself, actually it usually sings. On a typical night you’ll be greeted and seated by one of his friendly wait staff who will walk you through nightly specials and delectable regional wines to pair with your feast in the simple, yet elegant dining room. Without further gilding the lily, let’s talk food. You must start with the Canederly, a Venetian meatball, which is made from various cheeses and cured meats, once cooked it’s then smothered in browned butter and crispy sage. I usually section some off and spread it (Yes, it’s spreadable!) on a slice of crusty Italian bread; there is no comfort food quite like Fabio’s Canederly. If you’re not a fan of bruschetta, you’re reading the wrong article because La Cucina’s bruschetta is nothing short of transcendent. With offerings from burrata to truffles and the ability to build your own bruschetta masterpiece, the only problem you’ll have will be selecting only one to try. Occasionally, Polipo is available which is Fabio’s grilled octopus served with potatoes and arugula. I have tried every octopus dish that has come

across a menu in Fort Lauderdale and this is by far my favorite, and well worth a try. For your main I highly suggest the Coniglio Arrosto, a deboned rabbit roulade stuffed with shiitake mushrooms and rabbit meat served with a shiitake reduction gravy with slices of polenta, roasted tomato, and a spinach timbale. If you’re

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NAUTICAL VENTURES EXPANDS MARINE RETAIL DIVISION. BUYS NORTH LAKE MARINA PROPERTY IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA. As part of their continuing plan to become South Florida’s leading single source retailer for marine recreational products, nautical Ventures group has purchased the northlake Marina property located at 139 Shore Court in north Palm Beach and, as a result, will bring its innovative business model to Palm Beach County.

Beach boat show, combined with the projected demographic growth of the marine industry in Palm Beach, opening our first location here is the logical step. We’ve had our eye on Palm Beach for a while, but when the opportunity came up to take our business model one county north, we jumped on it.”

Strategically located just off the east side of uS1, northlake Boulevard and the Earmin River, this 2-story, 26,300 square foot building offers hi-retail traffic visibility both by roadway and waterway. This new location also comes with a dry stack unit that can house 66 boats, 10 in-water slips, and is a 15 minute boat ride due east to the Palm Beach inlet with no fixed bridges.

nautical Ventures represents a broad range of watersports equipment, including a full line of recreational boats and tenders, and is also one of the biggest hobie Sail, Kayak and SuP dealers in the united States. They are also largest novurania dealer in north America, so interior upgrades will include a dedicated Tender showroom to cater specifically to owners & captains of mega yachts.

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Notable fiberglass boat lines they inventory include; Action Craft, Buddy Davis, Caravelle, Century, Key Largo,

Tahoe, and universal hovercrafts. Plans are in place to upgrade and modernize the showroom to reflect this broad inventory. Cosmetic changes to the exterior of the building will take on the fun & playful feel of their Dania store. Closing is slated for July 2015 with a grand opening expecting in September 2015. Other notable facts include: Full service marine fuel docks with two tanks, 4,000 gallon capacity dispensing 7-days, (nautical Ventures group also owns LukFuel); a 25 ton TraveLiftTM and Wiggins Marina Bull on the property; just minutes by water or land to the Port of Palm Beach, Peanut Island, the Rybovich Superyacht Marina and downtown Palm Beach. For more information contact nautical Ventures, 954-926-5250

About Nautical Ventures Group nautical Ventures group is a consortium of South Florida investors who are passionate about boating and the local marine community. Their goal is to purchase underperforming marine enterprises that are in separate areas of expertise but collectively make-up a single-source supplier for boat/motor/watersport sales, accessories, service and support to the broad South Florida marine marketplace. Operating under the banners of nautical Ventures Marine Superstore, QPS Marine, and LukFuel they have infused over $11 million dollars into capital improvements and created close to 50 jobs over the past 12 months. About Nautical Ventures headquartered in Dania Beach, nautical Ventures is a specialty outdoor retailer offering the largest selection of boats, tenders, kayaks and SuPs under one roof in South Florida. nautical Ventures is an exclusive distributor for premium marine brands, including hobie kayaks and sail cats, Chapman tenders and Buddy Davis boats. nautical Ventures is also north America’s leading distributor of novurania luxury yacht tenders. From paddle sport hobbyists to performance and pleasure boaters to yacht owners and captains, nautical Ventures provides recreational marine enthusiasts with a full range of water crafts, accessories and complete service. LAUDERDALEAHEAD.COM


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