Party Time in Miami

The show goes on-celebrating 100 years on the water

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By Peter A. Janssen For most of us, the Miami International Boat Show is the highlight of the season, but this year, as we celebrated both YACHTING's and Motor Boating's 100th anniversaries, it was even more special. The show, spread over three venues—the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Sea Isle Marina at the Marriott on Biscayne Bay, and the yacht show up on Collins Avenue—was packed; it seems to get bigger and better every year. You'll see many of the boats, engines, electronics and accessories that were introduced at the show in our pages over the coming months. But on the opening night, we took some time off from the show to celebrate our 100 years on the water with our friends at a fun-filled evening at the Eden Roc Hotel on Miami Beach. Here's a look at some of the people who've made our 100 years (at least the most recent ones) so special, and who've contributed so much to yachting, both in the U.S. and around the world. In future issues, we'll cover the best boats, best designs and most important personalities in yachting over the past century. But we know that we have already celebrated with many of our best friends in Miami. www.100yearsonthewater.com 1. The festive party scene.Pamela Jones

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2. John Young, president of the Marine Group (YACHTING, Motor Boating and SaltWater Sportsman); Gabriel Sage, U.S. Coast Guard; Peter Janssen, editorial director, YACHTING, Motor Boating.Pamela Jones

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3. Ed Roberts, Nancy Austin, Hinckley Yachts.Pamela Jones

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4. John Young, David Carter, BoatU.S., Peter Janssen.Pamela Jones

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5. Some party eye candy.Pamela Jones

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6. Some eye candy in print.Pamela Jones

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7. Cristina Bernardini, Perini Navi; Emanuele De Mari, Marine Group.Pamela Jones

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8. Heather Freckman, contributor, Motor Boating; Jeanne Craig, executive editor, Motor Boating; Mr. and Mrs. Walt Freckman.Pamela Jones

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9. Rich Rasor, Marine Group; Peter Frederiksen, Viking Yachts.Pamela Jones

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10. Classic sounds for 100 years.Pamela Jones

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11. John Young, Scott Porter, president, Formula Boats, Peter Janssen.Pamela Jones

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12. Bentley and Brenda Collins, Sabre Yachts and Peter Janssen.Pamela Jones

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13. John Young, David Hensel, Grand Banks Yachts and Peter Janssen.Pamela Jones

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14. John Young, Scott Patrohay, president, CEO, Cummins MerCruiser Diesel and Peter Janssen.Pamela Jones

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15. Peter Janssen.Pamela Jones

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16. John Young, Rick Suzuki, president, American Suzuki and Peter Janssen.Pamela Jones

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17. Peter Janssen and Don Jones, Bertram Yacht.Pamela Jones

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18. Peter Janssen, Kris Carroll, president, Doug Gomes, senior vice president, Grady-White Boats and John Young.Pamela Jones

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19. Jim Krueger, VP, Mainship Trawlers; J.J. Marie, president, Zodiac of North America.Pamela Jones

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20. Danielle Atwood and Madeline AndrewsPamela Jones

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21. Diane and Paul Perry, Pursuit Boats.Pamela Jones

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22. The scene inside the Eden Roc Hotel.Pamela Jones

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23. John Young, Rick Stone, president, Sea Ray Boats and Peter Janssen.Pamela Jones

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24. John Young, Dick Rowe, chairman, Indmar Marine Engine Company; Janssen.Pamela Jones