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The Seven People You'll See at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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. It also expects to bring in all kinds of folks from all walks of life here in the "Yachting Capital of the World."

With that in mind, here are The Seven People You'll Spot at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. Make a game of it with your family, like some kind of wacky scavenger hunt!

See also: Foodies Guide to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

7. Sugar Daddies If there's one person you'll see more than any other at the Boat Show, it's the Sugar Daddy. And really, the Boat Show merely exists for them. The Boat Show is pretty much the Sugar Daddy Convention. It's where all the Sugar Daddies converge with their old balls and their super hot wives with fake breasts. Yes, she's gorgeous, seductive and sexy. Yes, he's old, pot-bellied and gross. But he has more money than God. So he can pretty much pull it off. And there's nothing you can do about it but stare and wonder where it all went wrong.

6. Yachties Their face is so rudy and coriaceous, when they smile, it makes the same sound your leather boots do when you break them in. They always wear short cargo shorts. They never wear socks. They have homes in the Hamptons and smell of brine and Polo by Ralph Lauren. They're yachties -- or "yacht enthusiasts," as they refer to themselves. They, of course, already own a yacht, which is docked in Broward. But they come to the show to see the new vessels and talk yacht-speak, and who will win the next America's Cup with the other Yachties.

5. Massholes They live in South Florida but only come out for three things: When the Patriots play the Dolphins, when the Celtics play the Heat, and when Boat Show weekend hits. And they're just as obnoxious and entitled at the show as they are at the sporting events.

Look out for this conversation from a Masshole or two at the Boat Show:


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Chris Joseph
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