The Sacks Group announces exciting lineup for 2009 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals have announced an all-star trio of luxury yachts will grace their docks at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 29 – November 2, 2009. The group also is offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience to interested clients through its “Tour the Show with a Pro” program which starts at their customary Las Olas Marina location, A-Dock/Dock-1.
“Nobody knows their way around the Fort Lauderdale boat show better than our team,” said Jennifer M. Saia, The Sacks Group President and Charter Specialist. “Whether a client is looking for the perfect yacht for a fabulous charter vacation or an exceptional brokerage yacht value, we can help them find it.”
For the third year in a row, the 121-foot (36.9m) custom Broward Motor Yacht Java will serve as the Hospitality Yacht at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) for The Sacks Group and Elite Traveler magazine. Invited guests will be entertained at a series of fun events on board the yacht – which is available for luxury charter vacations and also is offered for sale as a co-Central Listing during the show by The Sacks Group’s Brokerage Division.
Launched in 1990, this popular charter vessel has an elegant contemporary interior that was refurbished during an extensive refit. She accommodates 10 guests in a full-beam master stateroom, two queen staterooms and two twins, all with en suite baths. A great entertainer, Java has a formal dining area and an informal Country Kitchen, as well as a spacious sundeck with eight-person Jacuzzi. She excels at water-sports, featuring an 18-foot Novurania RIB, a pair of Sea-Doos, two kayaks, rendezvous diving gear and even a 29-foot tow-behind Jupiter fishing boat with twin 250-hp Yamahas (available in specific areas). Java is available for charter in the Caribbean in winter and in the Mediterranean in summer. Rates start at US $69,000 per week, plus expenses.
“The owner of Java is very motivated to sell her, and is accepting all reasonable offers,” said Bruce Schattenburg, The Sacks Group Managing Director/Yacht Broker. “If not sold by the FLIBS, she will be auctioned at the show on Sunday, November 1st. Brokers are welcome to attend.”
The Sacks Group is also proud to display the 101-foot (30.8m) Feadship Calypso at FLIBS. “Calypso is a very special, classic Feadship,” Saia said. “She is a show-stopper.”
Representing the ultimate in Dutch quality, this steel-hulled beauty was launched by the De Vries shipyard in 1971 and has been meticulously maintained ever since. Calypso’s classic interior is highlighted by expansive, finely finished joinery. Her spacious exterior decks include an inviting covered aft-deck living area. She sleeps six guests in three luxurious, en-suite staterooms, including a king-berth master suite. The four-person crew quarters feature a separate captain’s cabin. During a 1994 refit, Bradford Marine added a cockpit built to Dutch naval architect De Voogt’s original plans. Calypso is offered for sale by Bruce Schattenburg.
The third yacht The Sacks Group plans to display at FLIBS is the 78'5" (23.9m) 2007 Hargrave Goose Bumps. Everyone who steps aboard this yacht always believes they are on a much larger boat.
Custom-built for an experienced yacht owner, Goose Bumps has four en suite staterooms and crew quarters for two – not to mention a six-person flybridge Jacuzzi! Her contemporary interior features millwork in satin-finished Mozambique mahogany. Goose Bumps is equipped with a cutting-edge audio/visual entertainment package including Crestron controls, as well as Furuno Black Box navigation instruments. The semi-displacement yacht, which has a top speed of 23.5 knots, is in immaculate condition and comes with full-extended transferable factory warranties on the engines and generators. Goose Bumps is offered for sale by Gibbs Lukoskie of The Sacks Group’s Brokerage Division.
Two additional yachts will be announced shortly which will round out The Sacks Group’s exclusive display at the Las Olas Marina.