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Upcoming events for superyacht captains and crew 
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Marina Genova staff vs. Crew Match 

Every Tuesday evening 

Sestri Ponente 

Compete in a staff versus crew football match every Tuesday at 8 p.m. For more information and to join the crew team, email Margherita at  


The International Billfish Tournament 

October 15 - 21 

Club Nautico de San Juan 

Join other deep-sea fishing anglers for a fishing tournament to remember. You can either fish with your same team all four fishing days (IGFTO observer on board) or use the rotating angler’s system where visiting anglers can fish on a different yacht every day. You can register online at, by sending an email to Salvi Egea at, or by calling Marely Gutierrez, tournament coordinator, at 787-722-0177 ext. 226.


Awlgrip Captains’ Golf Invitational 

October 20
Jacaranda Country Club

Hit the green at the 14th annual Awlgrip Captains Golf Invitational. Join more than 140 golfers, along with title sponsor Awlgrip Paint, platinum sponsors Northrop & Johnson and Dockwalk, and sponsors Parker Yacht Management, MSHS Group, ISS GMT, Interlux Paint, MHG Insurance, AvMar Payroll, Lauderdale Marine Center, Telemar, Alliance Marine Insurance, Aqua Promotions, Marshall Islands Registry, YachtSign, and Engel Coolers for a great time. Proceeds will go to support YachtAid Global, Save Our Seas, Marine Industry Cares, and Labrador Retrievers Rescue. Lunch and dinner will be served, early arrival and warm-up is encouraged, and a captain’s license is required. However, golf skills are optional. 


National Marine Suppliers’ Yacht Bikers’ Poker Run
October 20
National Marine Suppliers

Start your engines for the 11th annual National Marine Suppliers’ Yacht Biker’s Poker Run. The Quantum Ride will raise money to benefit Task Force Dagger Foundation, a nonprofit charity that supports the U.S. Special Operations Command. It begins from NMS and ends at Café 27 for a late lunch, awards, and live music. Register at

ISS Annual Member Breakfast
October 30, 9 a.m.
Coral Ridge Yacht Club

Start your day off right with some good food and info at the International Superyacht Society’s annual membership breakfast. This year’s meeting will be held at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club and the topic is destinations, more specifically Australia and Tahiti.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
October 31 to November 4
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The 59th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will highlight yacht builders and designers, exotic cars, and beautiful brokerage yachts for five days. The show will feature three million square feet of exhibition space spread across seven locations in Fort Lauderdale. There will be six miles of floating docks, 1,500-plus boats on display, and more than 1,200 exhibitors, represented by 52 countries. Get tickets.   


ISS Design and Leadership Awards Gala 

October 31, 7 p.m.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts

The International Superyacht Society will once again host some of the top industry professionals from around the globe at its annual Design & Leadership Gala at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Almost 40 yachts were nominated for this year’s gala. Dress code is “Black Night,” a black-tie event. Tickets for members are $375 and $475 for non-members, and more information is available at


Yacht Chef Competition
November 1, 6:30 p.m.
Pier Sixty-Six Marina

Don’t miss the inaugural Yacht Chef Competition in partnership with Wine Enthusiast, National Marine, and Pier Sixty-Six Marina. Chefs of the show’s registered vessels will compete for prizes and the recognition as Wine Enthusiast’s Best Yacht Chef of the 2018 FLIBS. Attendees can enjoy cocktails and tastings from luxury food purveyors while the chefs highlight their skills and talents in a contest themed for an elegant beach side barbeque. Yacht chefs who want to enter to participate can apply here 


SeaKeepers Founder’s Dinner
November 1, 7 p.m.
Location TBA

The annual SeaKeepers’ Founder’s dinner is extra special this year as it celebrates 20 years and will highlight key stakeholders in the organization’s history. It will be held at a private residence in Fort Lauderdale and dress is formal cocktail attire. Purchase tickets at, or contact Jennifer Jones for more info at or 954 658 7293.

Aqualuxe Top Notch Tabletop
November 2
Participating vessels

Get those creative juices flowing. Aqualuxe Outfitting will be hosting the Top Notch Tabletop for its fifth annual FLIBS Challenge. Yachts will compete in six categories: Luxe Interior, Chic Outdoors, Menu Design, Most Artistic Napkin Fold, Top Creative Centerpiece, and Tip of the Day. Winners will be announced that afternoon and judged by a select panel. Register at or email for more information.

Captain and Crew Luncheon and Panel 

November 3, 12 p.m.
MIASF Hospitality Lounge, Bahia Mar face dock
Make sure you’re well informed by attending the panel discussion on what you should know about regulatory issues at the Marine Industries Association of South Florida luncheon and panel. Must be current crew to attend, and to RSVP, contact

Northrop & Johnson Chai Rum Cocktail Contest
November 3
Location TBA

Northrop & Johnson yachts will compete for the best Chai Rum cocktail. The cocktails will be judged by a panel for taste, overall appearance, and creativity. The prize will be given immediately following the tasting. This contest is only for yachts in the N&J display.

Yacht Chandlers’ Crew Appreciation Party 

November 3, 7 p.m.
Sway Nightclub

Yacht Chandlers’ will be hosting its 11th annual Crew Appreciation Party. This year’s theme is “Hollywood Nights” at Sway Nightclub in downtown Fort Lauderdale so channel your favorite celebrity because it’s going to be another showstopper. Invitation only.

Worth Avenue Crew Party
November 3
Location TBA

Worth Avenue Yachts will be hosting a crew party with an Around the World theme. Crew are encouraged to wear something that represents their country, with food, drinks, and games from different countries. Invitational only.

YachtInfo Seminar
November 4, 2:30 p.m.
The Oasis – Ft. Lauderdale Swimming Hall of Fame

The International Superyacht Society will be hosting its seminar once again, and this year’s topic is insurance. Learn about shake ups in consolidation, what’s happening in the brokerage marketplace, and natural disaster and constructive total loss cases from a panel of experts.


U.S. Virgin Islands Charter Yacht Show
November 10 - 13
Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas

The USVI Charter Yacht Show is the perfect way to kick off the Caribbean season at the Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas. The show runs from Saturday, November 10 to Tuesday, November 13 with over 50 charter yachts in attendance, an exciting social program, luncheons, and the Concours de Chef competition.

Project Green Flag Challenge  

November 10 - 13
Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas

Join Project Green Flag in their effort to green the charter yacht industry in the Virgin Islands. At the Virgin Islands Charter Yacht Show, Project Green Flag will ask participating crews to adhere to several “Green Flag Actions” for the boat show and the 2018-2019 charter season. In return, participating crew will receive a green burgee and be eligible for other prizes. For more information, email Alyse at

November 13–15
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

As the world’s biggest and most visited B2B leisure marine equipment show, this year’s three-day event at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre will once again focus on market developments, innovation, and priceless on-site networking opportunities. To plan your trip, go

Antigua Charter Yacht Show
December 4–10

The 57th annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show takes place from Tuesday, December 4 to Monday, December 10, 2018. For six days, the show will take place at Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, the Falmouth Harbour Marina, and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina. This year’s additional day is “Day Sail” day, offering management companies a chance to visit brokers to experience a “micro-charter” that will cruise Antigua’s water and islands. 

Antigua Charter Yacht Show Concours de Chef
December 4–10

Also making a welcome appearance this year will be the 18th annual Concours de Chef at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show. Beyond the galley, stewardesses are encouraged to bring creative efforts to the Tablesetting competition. Check for registration updates

Miami International Boat Show
February 14 - 18
Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin

In its 78th year, the 2019 Miami Boat Show will showcase thousands of the newest boats and sailboats — from yachts and catamarans, to offshore fishing boats and family cruisers, plus the latest marine technology, gear and accessories from more than 1,000 exhibitors. Tickets will be available here, starting on October 29: