For luxury yacht business, the tide is high

As one of the world’s largest boat shows begins in Fort Lauderdale, demand is intense for ever bigger and fancier superyachts — despite the sluggish economy.
She couldn’t make the Monaco boat show last month. She was otherwise engaged, cruising the Greek Isles.
But the Kismet is at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, where show organizers have dubbed her ”the queen” among some 200 superyachts on hand.