This year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) saw Yachting Pages award a GoPro camera as well as iPad mini to elated superyacht crew members. The prizes were generously donated by FunAir and Global Marine Communications (GMC).
During the five-day event, members of Yachting Pages, a specialist in products and services for the superyacht market walked the docks surveying captains and crews. All those surveyed were entered into a competition to win a GoPro camera donated by FunAir.
The winner was chosen by random on the last day of the show; Nicholas Sheard, an excited first officer on board the 37m expedition yacht Zeepaard, was presented with the GoPro. Todd Lewis, COO, John Courtney, business development executive and Margo Wickersham, marketing director from FunAir and Michelle Williams, website and digital marketing manager from Yachting Pages, awarded him the camera.
Nicholas said, “I am ecstatic, I feel like sinking my boat, going on holiday and using my GoPro. I was going to buy one of these anyway, it’s perfect timing. I’m so happy. I never win anything. You guys are turning my life around.”
Todd Lewis of FunAir said, “It was great to work with Yachting Pages surveying captains and crews at FLIBS. The crew were incredibly friendly and great to talk to. We were delighted to meet Nicholas and award him the GoPro, he was so enthusiastic about winning; it was a pleasure to donate the prize.”
To enter the second competition to win an iPad mini offered by Global Marine Communications, crews posed for funny photographs with a copy of Yachting Pages to be uploaded to social media.
The chosen winners were Krisztina Hegyi, 2nd stewardess, Cori Fitzhugh, chief stewardess, Steffen Lee Bourne, bosun and Kendra Marie Human, chef from 48m superyacht Match Point.
Steffen commented, “This is a great day for us. To be honest, I’m quite a lucky guy, but I don’t have an iPad, so this is a great prize.”
Costas Charalambous, sales director from Global Marine Communications said, “The Match Point crew deserved to win the photo competition, particularly the ladies, carrying Steffen posed like a mermaid made a great image. I hope they enjoy the iPad mini.”
FunAir specialises in exciting and innovative inflatable products and toys for the superyacht market. The company’s patented SeaStairs makes access from the water easy for everyone. Their Rapidflatetm system inflates six times faster than other products, which reduces the amount of time it takes crews to erect slides and similar toys and is popular in the yachting sector.
Global Marine Communications (GMC) offers satellite communication products and services to yachts worldwide. The company recently introduced BOSS, a bandwith optimiser service, which allows primary users (owners/officers) to have priority internet access.