Memories of 27 Years

The Rendezvous is going strong after our humble beginnings. Track our growth and the fundraising success that has served the at-risk children in Broward County.

Yacht Rendezvous 2014 video


Yacht Rendezvous 2013


                        

12 Clubs, 12,752 Children Served
The 26th Annual ShowBoats International Rendezvous was held November 21-23 at the beautiful Atlantis, Paradise Island and was chaired by Jessica & Mike Busacca and Steven M. Mariano and event founders, Rita & Rick Case. Featuring sensational mega-yachts, a spectacular fireworks display, and Saturday night Gala performances by Dennis Miller and Kool & The Gang, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s 26th Annual ShowBoats International Rendezvous was the biggest and best event yet. The three-day weekend of festivities kicked off with the Thursday night Yacht Hop. Guests dressed in nautical chic attire were treated to ‘the good life’ as yacht owners and captains did their best to out-do one another and impress their newly boarded guests. The weekend opened with a tremendous fireworks display presented by Sparktacular, while guests toured the yachts and enjoyed cocktails, fine wine, gourmet food and Island-inspired entertainment for a night to remember. Continuing with the fun, Friday, November 22 featured a scavenger hunt and gambling lessons. The day’s festivities finished with a Hot Havana Nights featuring dinner, cocktails, and live entertainment by Caliente. Saturday, November 23 featured a Bloody Mary drink contest aboard participating yachts and a slot tournament. The action-packed weekend concluded with a cocktail party and black-tie-optional Gala featuring an exciting live auction, gourmet dinner, and special entertainment by comedian Dennis Miller and Kool & The Gang. The evening concluded with The Mariano Foundation matching all new Admiral Club members’ donations. Another fantastic Rendezvous weekend!

Yacht Rendezvous 2012

12 Clubs, 12,500 Children Served

The 25th Annual ShowBoats International Rendezvous was held November 8-10 at the beautiful Atlantis, Paradise Island and was chaired by Felix Sabates and Kimberly LeCompte. Featuring sensational mega-yachts, a spectacular fireworks display, and Huey Lewis & The News headlining the Saturday Night Gala, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s 25th Annual ShowBoats International Rendezvous was the biggest and best event yet with the most guests and yachts in attendance to date. The three-day weekend of festivities kicked off with the christening of Linda and Douglas Von Allmen’s 187’ Trinity M/Y Lady Linda and a tremendous fireworks display presented by Sparktacular, while guests toured the yachts and enjoyed cocktails, fine wine, gourmet food and entertainment for a night to remember. Continuing with the fun, Friday featured a fishing tournament followed by an array of activities including a slot tournament and gambling lessons. The day’s festivities concluded with a poolside party featuring dinner, cocktails, and live entertainment by Caliente and The Village People. Saturday featured a beach Bahamian style BBQ, games and activities. The action-packed weekend concluded with a cocktail party and White Gala featuring an exciting live auction, gourmet dinner, and special entertainment by Huey Lewis & The News. That evening, we received a generous donation from the Salah Foundation, who matched the amount of four new admirals! The Silver Anniversary of the Rendezvous was a huge success for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
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Yacht Rendezvous 2011

12 Clubs, 12,099 Children Served

The 24th Annual ShowBoats International Rendezvous was held Nov 10- 12 under the chairmen Tony Harris, ShowBoats International Magazine and Howard Meyers, Burger Boats and Event Founders Rita and Rick Case. The weekend kicked off with the christening of Jeannie & Steve Hudson’s new yacht Harbour Island. Guests dined along the docks and hopped on the beautiful yachts as an amazing fireworks display lit up the sky. Guests participated in the Ferrari Ride and Drive and toured the amazing Milhous Museum. The roaring 20’s took over the Flagler White Hall Mansion with a Great Gatsby Themed gala. On a beautiful South Florida November Saturday, an old fashioned New England Clambake buffet by the Rybovich pool and docks featured lobster, clams, and “clam chowda.” Saturday’s black tie gala at Mar-a-Lago featured a specially designed Ulysse Nardin timepiece presentation to our long standing Admirals Club members. Steve Mariano, Claudio Ballard and Andrew Wurtele became new Admirals. Tom Gonzales did two Admirals Club memberships. The exciting live auction caused bidding wars on several items including vacations, a diamond necklace, and custom engraved timepieces. The Doobie Brothers rocked the crowd. The after party provided more dancing and some gaming tables. The Rendezvous was once again a success for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
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