Agenda - Water

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 August, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 August, 2009, 12:00am

Boat Bonanza

The much-anticipated Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show enters its 50th year this year. The world's largest boat show will take place from October 29-November 2 at six locations in the Florida city and will feature more than US$3 billion worth of boats, yachts, super yachts, electronics, engines and boating accessories from major marine manufacturers and boat builders around the world. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.showmanagement.com

The Sea Car

Largely inspired by the Audi R8, the Lazzara Yachts LSX Ninety Two is the first production yacht to incorporate automotive design. Many tell-tale signs of the R8 feature prominently on the vessel, including a side balcony that's available in any colour and material similar to the side blade on the car. Also worth a mention is the removable steering wheel at the fly bridge, much like an F1 car, and a huge aft section with a large swim platform. Depending on specifications, the yacht retails for between US$8 million-US$9 million. For more information, visit www.lazzarayachts.com

Speed Racer

The 260-horsepower Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 260X has the speed junkies buzzing. According to the manufacturer, the craft produces power comparable to engines twice its size and does so quietly and smoothly thanks to its three-blade impeller. Retailing at US$11,999 it is also considerably cheaper than other watercrafts in its category. For more information, visit www.kawasaki.com

Old-school charm

Sailing into the sunset doesn't get any better than in a traditional Hans Christian sailing yacht. Reminiscent of 16th-century Dutch crafts, the vessels ooze an old-world charm rarely seen these days. Available in two models - Traditional 41 and Traditional 48 - they are built exclusively by Pantawee Marine, a family boat-building business near the Thai Province of Pattaya. For more information, visit www.pantaweemarine.com

 

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