Every city is like a fingerprint, unique and special in its own way. But few places are as special as Fort Lauderdale. If it were a finger, it would be a big fat middle one, poking out a half-open car window in the direction of an elderly man who's going 15 miles per hour in the left lane. But, hey ... More >>
Cocaine Megayacht Captain, Jonathon Costenbader, plead guilty to conspiring to import cocaine in federal court in West Palm Beach on Friday. Back in October, we told you about the 34-year-old Costenbader, who captained a 132-foot luxury megayacht called the Secret Spot. He was also apparently capta ... More >>
The 54th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show kicked off Thursday, and will run through the weekend. It's a time for people to head on out to take a look at all kinds of boats, from small vessels to super yachts. The event is expected to bring in about half a billion dollars for the city ... More >>
Another day, another boat found with drugs onboard in South Florida. This time around, the boat is a 132-foot luxury megayacht valued at about $5.5 million. And the drug was cocaine. Lots and lots of cocaine. See also: Pot Boat Washes Ashore on Fort Lauderdale Beach
The Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show runs through this weekend. And while the show exhibits all kinds of boats and water crafts, the main attraction are going to be the yachts. Ft. Lauderdale is the Yacht Capitol of the World, so it's only appropriate that the show carries not only yachts, bu ... More >>
They're inescapable in South Florida: big, white-hulled yachts docked up and down the Intracoastal Waterway. This time of year it's even worse. For four days, starting today, the waters of Fort Lauderdale will be overtaken with yachts during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.Everyone sees ... More >>
The 53rd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show kicks off today and runs through Monday, but Hurricane Sandy is threatening to make a mess of it.C'mon, Sandy!Buckets of rain and forecasted winds of up to 35 to 40 mph are looking to screw up plans. But organizers say that the event is built to withs ... More >>
It's getting to be that time of year. The weather is slowly starting to cool down. Restaurant staff are anxiously awaiting the return of the long-lost 'season'. And locals with a hankering for accents are getting psyched as their long-lost objects of desire prepare to return. The Fort Lauderdale Int ... More >>
Chef Sara Ventiera is on a three-week trip to the Bahamas, manning the kitchen on a 91-foot yacht. She will file regular updates from the waters about what it's like to work on a yacht, from pretrip provisioning to seaplane produce delivery. Click here for previous reports."We're turning back to Key ... More >>
Chef Sara Ventiera is setting off on a three-week trip to the Bahamas, manning the kitchen on a 91-foot yacht. She will file regular updates from the waters about what it's like to work on a yacht, from pre-trip provisioning to seaplane produce delivery.As soon I saw the "Norwegian Atlantic Salmon" ... More >>
On April 16, chef Sara Ventiera heads out for a three-week trip to the Bahamas, manning the kitchen on a 91-foot yacht. She will file regular updates from the waters about what it's like to work on a yacht, from pre-trip provisioning, to sea plane produce delivery.It has happened to every South Flor ... More >>
On a boat...A Broward County man has just learned that people might backstab each other over large sums of money. David Frazer, who worked for a local, high-end ship broker, says his former employer cheated him out of a nearly $5 million commission, according to Broward County Civil Court filings ... More >>
Nacho BiznessAaron Byers did not go to cooking school, nor did he serve a high-level kitchen apprenticeship in Paris. Aaron learned his craft surfing and sailing into tropical and exotic ports. While in these beautiful island countries and sea-drenched cities, Aaron decided to become ... More >>
Chef Victoria Allman does most of her cooking while traveling around the world on a yacht. Her first book, Sea Fare, was full of travel stories and recipes, which is what her new book, SEAsoned, is about as well.Actually, this is what it's about:"Add two inexperienced crewmembers, an anorexic div ... More >>
Images courtesy of www.4yacht.comGiga-what? Giga-yacht! It's for sporting men who feel crowded on their 180-foot "super-yacht" and whose claustrophobia still flares up on a 220-foot-plus "mega-yacht." That's a gigayacht pictured above. I had to shrink the graphic, but if you look closely on th ... More >>
The worlds largest boat show is back
The Boat Hustle Is Alive and Well
Dragon's Lair Games
How y'gonna land that 500-pound marlin? Just reach out the back of Excellence's fishing cockpit.
Six months ago Tony Aguiar was a Fort Lauderdale yacht broker with a penchant for the high life. Today he's on the lam in Cuba.
What's the plan for Fort Lauderdale's last slice of unspoiled river? Develop, develop, develop!
A salty new magazine, Dockwalk, tells the real stories about life in Broward's booming yacht business
April 2-8, 1998