SECTION B - News-y & Cruise-y

New State-of-the-Art Marina Coming to Fort Myers Beach

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is scheduled to open a New State-of-the-Art Marina this fall, providing deep, direct and quick access to the Gulf of Mexico. Scheduled to complete construction on November 15, 2012, the new Fort Myers Beach marina will offer pumpout services, a full time Dock Master, trained service personnel, a Ships Store with marine supplies, ice, beverages and snacks for your convenience.
 

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"We are very excited about adding this new state of the art marina and its convenient amenities to the exceptional range of services already available at the Pink Shell," explains Ellis Etter, regional Director of Sales & Marketing for Boykin Management Group. "Our new marina will provide boaters with a premiere boating destination that is only minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and the barrier islands of Southwest Florida. Accommodating boats up to 100 feet and full resort access will make the Pink Shell Beach Resort &amp Marina a true boating paradise." [MORE…]
 

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Covering six locations and over 3 million square feet of space, the show’s transportation network of bus shuttles, water taxis, and riverboats ensures attendees can easily navigate the boat show and its expansive waterways system. Added attractions include The Blue Wild Dive Show, IGFA’s School of Sportfishing and Hook the Future’s Kids Fishing Clinics.

For further info, visit the show’s WEBSITE.
 

GUY HARVEY DONATES TO YOUTH CONSERVATION CENTERS

The Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN), whose goal is to create the next generation that cares about fish and wildlife conservation, is the beneficiary of a lot of good friends.

One of those friends is renowned marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recognized Harvey and his company on September 6 in Tampa for their support of FYCCN programs that get kids involved in conservation-based recreation.

“We are proud and excited to partner with FYCCN in furtherance of our marine educational programs and goals,” said Dr. Harvey. “This partnership will help us to teach and develop the next generation of responsible Florida sportsmen and women.”

Steve Stock, president of Guy Harvey Inc. and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, both headquartered in Davie, presented on behalf of Harvey a check for $50,000 to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida to help fund FYCCN saltwater fishing camps that infuse in youths conservation ethics and a sense of stewardship related to the sport of fishing.

“The importance of developing in our children a strong personal connection with nature and a conservation ethic to match cannot be overstated,” said Stock. “The future of the state’s natural resources depends on it.”

The Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network is jointly sponsored by the FWC and the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. The FYCCN is a growing network of youth centers that teach kids basic principles of conservation and outdoor ethics, while developing traditional outdoor skills that include fishing, shooting sports, boating, wildlife viewing and more. Visit fyccn.org for more information.

SPELLING LESSON FOR THE FCD STAFF

On a September visit to ELITE MARINE on Salt Creek in St. Petersburg, it was pointed out to us that we've spelled their company name wrong on Chart 20. We've promised to correct it on-line right away ... and in next year's upcoming print and e-book versions ... with our apologies to their staff and our readers. (YES, most of us studied French in high school, but apparently, we didn't study it hard enough!)

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION 37th ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER

The Seven Seas Cruising Association will host its 37th Annual Gam in Melbourne, December 7-9. Author Jimmy Cornell will be the keynote speaker.  A great turnout is expected at this gathering of one of the world's largest and oldest cruising associations.

The Crown Plaza Hotel in Melbourne Beach will have special accommodation rates; the event will take place at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne.

Send questions to the SSCA: office@ssca.org. Exhibitor space is still available for businesses. 

FISHING

"LADIES, LET'S GO FISHING!"

Ladies, Lets Go Fishing, the No Yelling School of Fishing continues to do a great job teaching, and the ladies learn and have fun at the same time. 

One More Seminar is scheduled for this year ... Islamorada - November 9-11.

Details for all their events are on their very interesting site: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.

Phone is 954-475-9068; Fax is 954-474-7299.

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53rd FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Galley Grocer was born from a need of accessing quality provisions while sailing into various ports. The transportation difficulties, lack of quality selections, and fear of leaving a vessel unattended while shopping brought about the concept of secure on-line ordering with delivery of top quality products for all that is desired for life upon the water. Expanding upon that idea, Galley Grocer not only personally delivers to your vessel at dock but now also to your home, condo, and vacation property for unparalleled service and quality whether you are at your helm or home. 

Shop and place orders on their website at www.GalleyGrocer.com or by fax to 877-814-9407. Their hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Delivery area is Bradenton, Palmetto, Anna Maria Island, Long Boat Key, Sarasota, Bird Key, Lido Key, and Siesta Key

Announcing Galley Grocer’s Personal Delivery To Helm ‘N’ Home!

Gourmet to everyday grocery items are now personally delivered to your vessel and home for your convenience, saving you time and money. Galley Grocer delivers restaurant/chef quality aged USDA Prime and Choice beef, veal, lamb, pork, poultry, and fresh and frozen seafood, fresh produce and bakery items, game meats, caviar, and a full line of gourmet items, as well as your everyday items from boxed cereal and canned goods to paper products.
 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 53rd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 25-29, 2012. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats and sea vessels will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts.
 

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The 25th annual Boys & Girls Club Yacht Rendezvous is planned for November 8-11 at ATLANTIS, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Stay aboard or at the hotel for the event which includes parties, celebrity entertainment and more. For further information contact Kerry Becker at 954 537-1010 ext. 220 or e-mail kbecker@bgcbc.org.
Dockage and rooms can be reserved now at 888-877-7525 or
www.atlantis.com/myevent/boysandgirlsclub.aspx.
 

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