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At Superyacht Village, the newly created venue south of 17th Street Causeway across from the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina, large numbers of wealthy Americans, Canadians and Mexicans toured the pavilions, said Andrew Doole, president of U.S. Boat Shows for the organizer Informa Global Exhibitions. LATEST BOAT SHOW Dubai superyacht named Best in Show at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Some of world’s largest superyachts on glamorous display as boat show kicks off Superyacht with seaplane deck making world debut at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Brokers said they welcomed developers, auto dealers, hoteliers, technology millionaires and hedge fund operators. RELATED: Some yachts had helicopters, a seaplane deck » "The crowds weren’t there but everybody who came down there was what we were looking for,” Conboy said. Official attendance figures won’t be available until later this week. Organizers had expected to draw 110,000 people. “I’ve been working the Fort Lauderdale boat show since 1983," said George Jousma president for Italian Yacht Group in Fort Lauderdale. “It is a bit of a trendsetter for what the [boat show] season is going to be like, and traffic-wise we were on a par with last year. I was happy with the attendance. David Lyons South Florida Sun Sentinel David Lyons is a business writer for the South Florida Sun Sentinel. He is a past editor-in-chief of ALM’s Daily Business Review in Miami and formerly worked for the Miami Herald, Miami News, Fort Lauderdale News, Albany (N.Y.) Times- Union and Schenectady Gazette. He holds a degree in political science from Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. 8