Upcoming events: Holiday Party, Electric & Hybrid Expo, Miami, Member Meeting, MICF Gala, YPY Banquet, FYBA Dinner, Refit Conference November 24, 2015
Marine Industry Holiday Party – Join the Florida Yacht Brokers Association, U.S. Superyacht Association, Young Professionals in Yachting, Marine Industry Cares Foundation and Marine Industries Association of South Florida as the industry celebrates the holidays on Tuesday, December 15 at the Stranahan House, at 335 S.E. 6th Avenue, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Festivities will include music, an ugly sweater contest and tours of the historical home. Cost is $10 in advance, and $20 at the door, and unwrapped toys will be collected for the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center. Visit www.marineindustrycares.org/events to RSVP.
Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Florida – Jan. 11-13, 2016. The Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Florida, to be held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, will showcase the latest and next-generation electric and hybrid marine propulsion technologies, components and solutions. With exhibitors and visitors from all over the world, Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Florida will showcase these emerging efficient propulsion technologies and components to an audience of propulsion system designers, vessel owners and operators, boat builders, engine manufacturers, naval architects and military fleet operators/chiefs. www.electricandhybridmarineworldexpoflorida.com
MIASF Miami Member Meeting – Save the date: NMMA President Thom Dammrich and Show Management’s Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist will be among the speakers at a meeting on Jan. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Rusty Pelican to provide updates on the status of the Miami boat shows. Stay tuned for more information.
MICF Chairman’s Gala – The Marine Industry Cares Foundation is hosting its inaugural Chairman’s Gala on Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 7 pm to midnight at the Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach. The event is a Monte Carlo Casino night and will feature over a dozen table games of blackjack, roulette, and craps. Money raised at the event will go toward MICF’s summer camp programs and charitable donations to local charities supporting children and families in our community. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple; a limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $100 each or $150 per couple. Visit www.marineindustrycares.org to RSVP or for more information.
Save the date: YPY Annual Banquet – The Young Professionals in Yachting’s annual banquet will be Jan. 22, 2016, from 7-11 p.m. at Events by the Grateful Palate. The event is held to thank and celebrate its members and supporters and their accomplishments in the past year and will include an award ceremony, dinner, drinks and entertainment and benefits the Freedom Waters Foundation.
FYBA Annual Dinner – The Florida Yacht Brokers Association’s Annual Dinner will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. This year’s theme is Rat Pack, so dust off your old lounge jackets and prepare to croon to Sinatra, Dino & Sammy. Cocktails from 6-7 p.m., followed by an awards presentation and introduction to the 2016 Board from 7-7:30 p.m. and dinner and dancing from 7:30-11 p.m. Tickets are $75 for members and $75 to bring one guest; nonmember rate is $250. Visit www.fyba.org for more information.
Refit International Exhibition & Conference – Jan. 28-29 in Fort Lauderdale. The trade show and technical seminar series, which focuses on improving yacht refits, targets every stakeholder in the comprehensive refit process — captains, owners, boatyard professionals, project managers, surveyors, designers and stylists. It is owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine. Learn more at www.refitshow.com.