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BILLFISH INVITATIONAL AUCTION SPOTLIGHT: “Dock, Dine, Stay & Play" – Palm Beach Style" Vacation
BILLFISH INVITATIONAL AUCTION ITEM: “DOCK, DINE, STAY & PLAY – PALM BEACH STYLE” Vacation
According to early settler accounts, Palm Beach received its name from a shipwreck named the “Providencia.” The ship washed ashore in January of 1878 with a load of coconuts and early settlers lost no time claiming salvage and planting the coconuts (which were not native to South Florida) in an effort to launch a commercial coconut growing industry in tropical South Florida.
Not long after, Henry M. Flagler, the millionaire industrialist and owner of the Florida East Coast Railway, began buying acres of land on the island of Palm Beach. The buying spree transformed many early homesteaders into wealthy society, as orders had been given by Flagler to buy “at any price”.
Some things never change! Bid high to win this package – for a century later, Palm Beach is still the seasonal home and playground of powerful billionaires, business moguls and sporting enthusiasts. For a weekend you’ll get to live such a lifestyle.
Enjoy an unforgettable visit to Palm Beach for you and your sportfishing machine or motor yacht. Enjoy a romantic two night, three-day stay at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Singer Island, Palm Beach, luxuriating in an elegantly furnished oceanfront residential suite with full Ritz-Carlton amenities. Situated with a stunning pool patio stepping onto a sweeping beach, the resort is minutes from the legendary Rybovich Marina where the dockmaster awaits your arrival. Four days of dockage, including utilities for up to 100 feet, is an experience that will leave you wanting that bigger boat.
With a $200 gift credit, cap the weekend retreat off with a romantic dinner for two at Café Boulud, one of the most acclaimed dining destinations in Palm Beach. The creation of world renowned French chef Daniel Boulud, dinner at Café Boulud combines contemporary appeal with his award winning style of “soulful cooking”. Café Boulud is the essence of Palm Beach cool. Before or after dinner, be sure to enjoy cocktails in the Lounge at Café Boulud. Located in the historic Brazilian Court, rated the #1 hotel in South Florida for 2010 by Travel + Leisure magazine, you’ll never know who will be dropping in at the Ritz Carlton!. Donated by Ritz Carlton, Lionheart Capital, Rybovich Marine and Premier Sales Group.
Tickets to nightly events of the inaugural 2011 Billfish Invitational are available for $150/pp. Price includes cocktails, dinner and participation in the auction and award presentations.
On-site auction is Thursday, May 19th at the Bimini Big Game Club. Online bids accepted through Midnight, Wednesday, May 18.
Please contact Capt. Ned Stone (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.