After a news TV program, “Inside Edition“, featured John Rosatti’s 157-foot super motor yacht, “Nice N’ Easy“, being compared to Tiger Woods 155-foot yacht, “Privacy”, in December 2009, “Nice N’ Easy” will be the showstopper at the February 11-15, 2010 Miami International Boat show, this week. Both “Nice N’ Easy” and and Tiger Woods “Privacy” super motor yachts were built by the world-renowned yacht manufacturer, Christensen Yachts. John Rosatti’s super motor yacht is spacious and magnificently decorated: “Nice ‘N Easy” features six stately cabins with marble bathrooms in each suite, the grand master bedroom, consisting of a huge walnut walk-in closet, and a magnificent marble bathroom with the Jacuzzi tub and shower. The VIP-room is complete with a sunken Jacuzzi tub that pampers any important guest. “Nice N’ Easy” has an elegant dining room with a table for twelve, custom-made walnut furniture, and marble interior decoration. Next to it, is a stunning state-of-the-art kitchen with a huge double-door refrigerator. It also can boast with multiple decks, revealing breathtaking 360-degree views.
Scores of high-profile individuals turned out this year for the 22nd Annual ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous held November 12-14, 2009 at the Rybovich Marina in West Palm Beach, Florida. The fundraiser’s venue of 17 exceptional yachts, collector cars from the 50s, Sparktacular Fireworks, and Worth Avenue designs, also featured singer Donna Summer at an after-party James Bond Ball held at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club. A tremendous success, this year’s event raised over a million dollars for the Broward County Boys & Girls Clubs.
Starting back in 1965, the Broward County Boys & Girls Clubs of South Florida have since grown to include 13 facilities and serve approximately 13,000 youth. Its mission is “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”
Some of those in attendance were Rick and Rita Case of the Rick Case Automobile Group, Felix Sabates of Trinity Yachts-who has attended the event every year, and Linda Von Allmen, Rendezvous Co-Chair and B&GC of Broward County Board Member. “This is our second year at Wayne Huizenga, Jr.’s Rybovich Marina, and he could not have done more for us,” said Linda Von Allmen.
The James Bond formal ball at the Mar-a-Lago Club boasted the talents of Donna Summer and notable guests such as Florida Governor Charlie Crist and host Donald Trump. “Everything went off just right,” remarked Rick Case. “If there’s anything harder than selling cars in this economy, it’s raising money for charity. It was a great event, and it was all for the kids.”
International yacht owners John Rosatti and John Staluppi were also present as they were for the first ever ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous back in 1988 on Cat Cay in The Bahamas. John Staluppi, owner of the Cars of Dreams Museum, opened the museum’s doors Friday evening for dinner and dancing. “I think it was one of the best Rendezvous they have held, in spite of the economy. The weather was good; the venue was terrific. The way it was organized made everybody feel like a part of it,” he said. John Rosatti, member of the Broward County Admirals Club, was also on hand to show his support: “It’s a truly worthy cause, and we look forward to coming out every year.”
The Admirals Club founded in 1995 by Rick and Rita Case, Felix Sabates and Larry DeGeorge recognizes those individuals who have made annual donations of $50,000 or more to the Boys & Girls Clubs. One of its newest developments is the Admirals Club Marine Academy, a program providing young adult vocational training in the field of yachting. “The Admirals Club Marine Academy is helping to train the next generation of yacht crew and helping kids in need in the process—a real ‘win-win’ for our industry and the community,” said Rebecca Cahilly. Members of the Admirals Club, who made their donations afterward, were honored this year with a private party held at the home of fellow Admirals, Suzanne and Robert Tomsich.
When you hear the term super motor yacht, you immediately
think big–big boat, big vacations, and especially big money. So
what does $20 million buy you in the world of luxury yachts? And
why spend more on a boat than even the most extravagant of homes sell for?
Climbing aboard a super yacht, you will discover fine craftsmanship, luxurious ambiance, and first-class service, along
with exquisite detailing and enough space to impress even the
upper most high-end clientele. However, in the yacht world,
there’s no way around it–size matters and what distinguishes a
super yacht from other yachts is length. Usually 25 meters is the
standard demarcation for a super yacht with an average of 5-6
decks. The number of guest rooms and other living areas will
vary, as will any extra facilities such as pools, jacuzzis,
saunas, steam rooms, massage and beauty salons, medical centers, playrooms, discos, cinemas, and the like. Many will offer several bars, private sitting areas, VIP cabins, a library, and two
separate dining rooms.
Aside from lavish amenities, mega yacht owners enjoy greater
privacy and the opportunity to travel just about anywhere. For
some, yachting also provides a sense of living on the water and
the freedom to sail to far-off, exotic locations. But for many,
yacht ownership is primarily an investment. If well taken care
of, luxury motor yachts can typically appreciate in value and be
chartered out when not in private use. Boats this size also
afford comfortable, long-term living accommodations and are great vehicles for business and entertaining.
Super motor yacht owner, John Rosatti, often sails Nice ‘N Easy from New York to Florida during the summer months and to numerous other locations including the Hamptons, Newport, Rhode Island, the Bahamas, and the Virgin Islands. He showed Nice ‘N Easy at the Monaco Yacht Show last year and just recently at the 50th Anniversary International Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. Rosatti and his long-time girlfriend Dawn have also sailed around the Mediterranean, visiting Croatia and Italy. During the summer of 2007, they took an extended trip to other parts of Europe. In 2010, he will be showing his new yacht