The idea of taking off on a great adventure to explore distant shores aboard your own yacht has inspired a great number of people to look very closely at recreational power boats, specifically “trawlers” as the safest, easiest and most efficient method to safely accomplish this.
Entering into the trawler market as a buyer, whether this is the first time or you are a “repeat offender”, can be a daunting, potentially overwhelming proposition. There are so many decisions you have to make and a lot of things to think about that you may not even realize are important.
The Trawler Lifestyle is a great escape from the routines of the traditional 9 – 5 work world rat race. Instead of sitting in traffic or staring at your computer screen while gazing out an office window – you are sitting in a helm chair and looking out your pilothouse…at waterfront views!
The FYBA is now the IYBA – International Yacht Brokers Association.JMYS has been a member of FYBA for several years as we believe strongly in supporting the regional associations where we do business. There are over 1,300 IYBA members and they are truly scattered all over the world.
The JMYS website and our listing specifications will be modified over time to reflect the new branding for IYBA.
For full details on the announcement you can visit the new IYBA website, www.IYBA.yachts.
The 2016 FLIBS event was another extravaganza with hundreds of yachts on display.The show was held November 3 – 7 at several locations – Bahia Mar, Swimming Hall of Fame, Hilton, Convention center and Pier 66.
JMYS did not have a boat in the show this year, but Jeff Merrill attended and had dozens of interesting conversations with current clients and prospects.
There were several great trawler brands on hand to inspect including; Grand Banks, Sabre, Outer Reef, Kadey-Krogen, Nordhavn, Marlow and Selene.
Our favorite trawler was the Selene 62 Southern Pearl offered by Luke Brown Yachts.
In the brokerage area, north of Las Olas bridge, we toured some nice steel trawlers on display.
The outside exhibits with engines, dinghies, etc. were packed and the indoor tents offered everything you might need to outfit or upgrade your trawler.
PassageMaker magazine hosted a series of seminars and we attended the presentation given by Bruce Kessler and Andrea Gaines.
Fort Lauderdale remains the capital of yachting for the United States and the attendees included an international crowd with visitors from central and south America as well as Europe.
JMYS plans to go back again to FLIBS 2017 and look forward to seeing you there.
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