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December 12, 2016

Unique Florida Events that are Even Better from a Yacht

In the past few weeks South Florida has experienced some incredible boating events. We have had one of the most successful Ft. Lauderdale Boat Shows ever, and just this past weekend the rocking Winterfest Boat Parade, that was viewed by millions despite the rain trying to put a damper on things!

But those are but two of the many events that happen in and around Ft. Lauderdale and throughout the Sunshine State, that are even better when you can experience them from the deck of a luxury motor yacht.

Don’t own a yacht? No problem, check out our charter experiences! In any case, here are a few upcoming events to put on your calendar!

Quantum Key West Race Week – January 15-20


Founded by Yachting Magazine in 1987, Key West Race Week brings together top sailing talent from the America’s Cup, Olympic Games, Volvo Ocean Race and innumerable World Championships.   It features one race each day that starts and ends in the harbor, all set against the azure and turquoise palette of the Florida Keys.

Highlights Include:

  • International regatta featuring sailboats from 19-72’
  • Last year’s race featured sailboats from 22 states and 15 countries and this year will be similar
  • Second largest international sailboat regatta in US
  • Races take place off the South coast of Key West from Monday to Friday the week of 1/15
  • Red Stripe Beer will be a first-time sponsor!

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – March 10-12 2017


This spectacular Indy racing event takes place on the waterfront street course in downtown St. Petersburg. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is among the most respected motorsports events in North America and features a week-long festival-like atmosphere that includes the fastest racing series on the planet, celebrity athletes, live entertainment and interactive activities.

Highlights include:

  • A number of races for up-and-coming drivers – includes the Pro Mazda Championship and the Verizon Indy Car Series
  • Among the most respected motorsport events in North America
  • Festival-like atmosphere including live music, beer gardens and interactive exhibits



2017 Boca Bash – April 30 2017


The Boca Bash takes place every spring on Lake Boca. This informal gathering of boats, boaters and revelers, is the ultimate beach party!   As one regular attendee describes it, “It’s a gathering of people brought together by the promise of sun, sound, and the energy of thousands of people on boats, rafts, tubes, jet skis, paddle boards, and just about anything else you can manage to float on!”



Charter Anytime

Any of these events can be better enjoyed from the deck of your own or charted motor yacht. But the great thing about South Florida is you do not have to have a special event to enjoy a day or more out on our waters.

Check out our exclusive charter boats and itineraries. We are sure there is something to fit your fancy! And, don’t worry, if you cannot find one to match your seafaring desires, we can customize a charter experience to your wishes and budget.


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Choosing the right charter experience can be challenging. If you would like to benefit from our expertise in these areas, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Charter Specialists, or call us at 954-900-9988.

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