Being exposed to the superyacht life, having basically grown up in the yachting industry, I have many fond memories of attending the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) over the years. From the days of attending the show with my father, a yacht broker, and being introduced to industry professionals, to working for prestigious yacht designers and gleaning ideas from the show, to opening my own firm and designing yachts that displayed at the show, FLIBS has always been an event close to my heart.
Despite hurricanes and economic downturns, in its 60-year existence the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has never been canceled. The event that brings close to $800 million in revenue to the state of Florida is largely responsible for Fort Lauderdale’s reputation as the “Yachting Capital of the World.” This year’s show will certainly look and feel different than in years past, but will still draw enthusiasts that love that superyacht life.
Planning for a new boat? Is it time to refit?
Whether you are planning to build your dream yacht, looking to spruce up – or completely change – your space, or are in need of staging services or simply a few new pillows from our brand new showroom, we are your ultimate interior design resource! For 16 years, Destry Darr Designs has been providing custom yacht interior design and space planning for yachts from sportfishers to superyachts. Destry takes pride in providing each client exceptional personal service and an outstanding overall experience that creates the best space to suit your yachting lifestyle.
Project: 64' Grand Banks Paikea II
Scope: Complete Interior & Exterior Refit
Shipyard: Roscioli Yachting Center
The final installation aboard the 64’ Grand Banks Paikea II is coming along. The main salon is now fitted with its brand new custom furniture, the beautiful master bed headboard is in, and the custom canvas furniture coverings for the flybridge fit perfectly! Stay tuned for more updates as we wrap up this exciting project. Read more…