VIP Boat Show

Kick Off the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show at Tapas on the Tarmac

Victoria Barnett

By Victoria Barnett

October 15, 2015

Luxury jets. Fancy cars. Top Chefs. Fine Wines.

Sounds nice doesn’t it?

Let me introduce you to the brand new, exclusive event coming to Fort Lauderdale…Tapas on the Tarmac!

Tapas on the Tarmac will kick off the 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with an evening of luxury under the stars.

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, this invite-only, VIP event will bring together esteemed members of the yachting, private aviation and local business community at the Banyan Air Service FBO at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

The highlights of the night include a silent auction to benefit 4KIDS, the unveiling of the Honda Jet, the Callaway putting contest and test drives by BMW.

This must-attend event is the perfect way to start the Boat Show. After all, Banyan’s Tapas on the Tarmac is tagged with the line, “The Boat Show Begins at Banyan.”

How It All Began

Banyan Air Service and Platinum Connections are partnering together for this first annual Tapas on the Tarmac. I think we can all agree that yachts and jets are the perfect combo, so it only makes sense to combine the Boat Show with Banyan for a night of elegance and fun.

The partnership between Banyan and Platinum Connections is extremely valuable. In fact, Kimberly Gonzales, Owner/CEO/Founder of Platinum Connections, has been a yacht and jet owner herself, can fly an airplane, and has already created an alliance with a global aviation partner for Boat International Media. She truly understands the importance and value of pairing yachts and jets in an exclusive manner.

What to Know

This is the first annual event of the show! It’s a fresh and brand new event with a focus on celebrating the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. The event will take place at Banyan, which is located at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) – the only airport owned by the city and also referred to by the Mayor as the City’s “jewel.” In fact, FXE is the gateway to and from Latin America and one of only 5 FBOs that the Bahamas government recognizes.

What to Expect

You will experience both an indoor and outdoor feel! Luxury jets and fancy cars will line the runway. Under the hangar, you can enjoy fine wines and tastings prepared by executive chefs from the area’s best restaurants. You also have the opportunity to view rare luxury products, jewels and fashion.

Aside from viewing rare custom cars as well as the latest jets from manufacturers, you will be able to experience the Honda Jet debut for the first time in Fort Lauderdale after 10 years in development.

Most importantly, 4KIDS charity is the star of the show. Banyan’s goal is to always give back to the community, so there will be a silent auction to benefit 4KIDS.

For more information, follow @BanyanTOTT on Twitter or visit their website.

Boat Show VIP

Tapas on the Tarmac is an exciting way to begin your trip to Fort Lauderdale! Why not keep the VIP status going? This year at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, you can be a part of VIP Boat Show Experiences and enjoy tickets to the show plus valet parking and access to the Windward Club, presented by National Jets, which features gourmet food, an open bar and an on-site concierge for booking private yacht tours. 

Be a VIP at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show