SECTION B - News-y & Cruise-y

BOAT AND VEHICLE AUCTION SET FOR DECEMBER 11 IN DANIA BEACH

Marine Industries Unlimited is the sponsor for an auction to take place on  Sunday, 12/11 at Boomers Entertainment Center at 1801 NW 1st St., Dania Beach at 11AM. Preview day is Saturday, 12/10 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

This is the company's 4th such auction and they report a 75% success rate of selling consigned merchandise. Brad Michael, the company's president reports that they've sold everything from Inflatables to 40' Center Consoles with items from $200 to over $150,000. For further information contact Michael at 954 270-2187 or visit www.fieldsauction.net.

TAMPA NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

January 13-15 are the days planned for the Tampa Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival at East Bay Speedway, 6311 Burts Rd. Visit www.flnauticalfleamarket.com for specifics or call Under the Sun Promotions at 954 205 7813.

REPEATING IN DECEMBER w/Update: SOUTHWEST FLORIDA YACHTS ANNIVERSARY PROMO

As this company's Press Release says: "A 30-year anniversary is a very big deal in the recreational boating industry." We agree, as we are now planning publication of our 30th edition of the FCD!

Anticipating its big Three-Oh, Southwest Florida Yachts announced a three-year "Berth Day" party culminating in 2014.

Barb Hansen, co-owner and manager, said the premiere chartering firm will give charter customers free cruising days in 2012,2013 and 1014 on all power and sailing vessels.

Hansen said it works like this: if you set up a three-days or longer cruise between December 15 and April 30 you'll get one free cruising day. That's the winter season. And if you cruise in the summer season you'll get two free cruising days.

DECEMBER NEWS: Their FLORIDA SAILING & CRUISING SCHOOL is also getting in on the 30th Anniversary Promotion by presenting graduates between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2014 with a Weems & Plath navigation tool.

For more about this long-time Barb and Vic Hansen-owned company visit www.swfyachts.com, www.flsailandcruiseschool.com, www.swfyachtsales.com or contact them by e-mail at info@swfyachts.com; phone 800-262-7939 or 239-656-1339.

Office and mailing address: 3444 Marinatown Lane, NW, N. Fort Myers, FL 33903.

BOAT SHOWS

The 35th Annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Boat Show is scheduled for December 1-4 at Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park, 400  1st Street South, St. Petersburg. For more information visit showmanagement.com/event

The 38th Annual Stuart Boat Show is set for January 13 - 15 and it features the 4th Annual Cruiser Expo. The show and expo will be spread out over four  locations ... HMY's Waterway Marina, Allied Marine, Apex Marine and Stuart Harbor Marina. Parking is free and water taxis and buses will be providing free shuttle service.

Visit allsportsproductions.net and cruiserexpo.com for more information. Phone 305-868-9224.

HISTORY OF DIVING MUSEUM

REPEATING IN DECEMBER: The not-for-profit museum, located at MM 83 Bayside in Islamorada (Phone: 305-664-9737) is open daily, 10AM-5PM and schedules the following: Sea Hunt, the original TV Series with Lloyd Bridges is shown every Saturday between 3 and 5 PM and a Comprehensive safe boating course under the instruction of a USCG Master Captain is presented FREE to Monroe County Students on the first Sunday of every month. (Donations are appreciated from all others.) Classes are scheduled from 10:30AM-12:30PM and prospective students should register by phone at 305-664-9737.

Immerse Yourself! programs remain free of charge thanks to support provided by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.

Visit the Museum's site at www.divingmuseum.org.

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