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Join us for a rafting or flotilla event. As a guideline, one weekend of each month is dedicated to an on-water overnight raft-up. The location of this event changes monthly, and can be RSVP'd on the Facebook page,  via email, or at the Meet & Greet. We also have impromptu raft-ups that are usually posted on the Facebook Page.


Monthly Meet & Greet

Noon to 4pm the first Sunday of each month

Held at the Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal Il Lugano on the Intracoastal at Galt Ocean Mile the first Sunday of each month. Suites will also be available to BWB members at a discounted rate for anyone visiting or wanting a staycation. 

This property is located in a no wake zone just north of the Oakland Park Blvd bascule bridge. It has five individual finger piers for dockage (northernmost 5), so dockage will be reserved for Boys With Boats members on a first come first served basis. Since the docks are individual, there won’t be rafting, or the risk of rogue wakes causing damage, and power poles may be available for shore power. It’s is recommended you bring at minimum 4 dock lines.

For those arriving by car, you have the option to valet for $20, but there is plenty of metered parking near the entrance.

Our gracious hosts have agreed to providing bar service and menu items at happy hour prices to those in BWB apparel. Since the restaurant and bar aren’t open for daily lunch service it will truly be an event solely for our membership. We will also have free use of the heated pool, cabanas, and hot tub. Just bring your own towel and swimsuit. Changing can be done in the poolside restrooms.

*This is a smoke free property

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3333 NE 32nd Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308


Property Overview: The new home of our monthly Meet & Greet!

Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal Il Lugano


Boys With Boats 1st Annual Caribbean Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Lines newest ship Encore

Join Jeremy and Josh aboard NCL’s newest ship, Encore, for its inaugural cruise of the Caribbean. Sailing from Miami on December 1, 2019 for a seven day cruise to San Juan, Puerto Rico, St.Thomas, USVI, and Tortola, BVI. 


2018 Year In Review

Thank you for a wonderful 2018!

2017 Year In Review

Thank You For A Wonderful 2017

2016 Year In Review

Thank You For A Wonderful 2016

In The Press

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Instinct Magazine


South Florida Gay News-March 2018


BWB Takes the Gold Medal at the Paris Gay Games!


Three Cheers for Team Newport!!!

 This is the fifth time Sailing has been included in the games, starting with Sidney in 2002, Chicago in 2006, Cologne in 2010, Cleveland in 2014 and Paris in 2018. Over the years there have been close to 1,000 participants from 10 different countries represented.

The sailing competition for this event, was held in Le Havre, France. This is a coastal port approximately 200km's from Paris, and was the
site of the 1924 Paris Olympic Sailing Competition.
The event took place over three days, August 6-7-8. There were 12 teams competing with representativs from 8 different countries.

 The fleet was scored in two divisions, Competitive with spinnakers, and recreational without. In total there were 7 races completed and scored with each yacht's one worst score thrown out. (For a total of 6 races scored)

 Team Newport, consisting of Jed Pearsall, Bill Doyle, Brian Sweenor, Alex Randall and Steve Kinny, were representing Boys with Boats; the newly formed Newport chapter with over 150 members.
This is team Newport's 5th time competing, one of only two teams to have competed in all five Gay Games sailing competition. This is team
Newport's 4th medal and third Gold medal in the event.

 Team Newport won the competitive division against 8 teams in their division, with a decisive score of 9 (6 is perfect) with four firsts, a second, and a third.  Following were Team GUST from the UK, and Team
Knickerbocker Sailing Association from New York -- tied for second with 17 points, nearly double the score of the winning boat.

The regatta was sailed in provided J-80's which were drawn at random at the start of each day's competition.

Weather for the event was perfect moderate breezes of 8-12 knots and sunny skies.


We request that you live near the chapter before joining, with the exception of our Ft. Lauderdale page (Headquarters).


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We Florida Financial


 We Florida Financial, We Drive, We fly, and We Sail are proud sponsors and supporters of Boys With Boats.  We Florida Financial is your credit union, serving all of South Florida with special programs in auto, aviation, and marine lending.  Visit our website to learn more about financing your next car, airplane, power or sail boat!

InterMarine Yacht Group


InterMarine is an award-winning boat dealer specializing in the sale and service of quality new boats and used boats of all shapes and sizes. We are proudly appointed dealers for Prestige, Jeanneau Power Boats, Chaparral, Four Winns, Bayliner, WellCraft, and Belzona. We service all of South Florida, along with catering to an international clientele. Our philosophy is simple: Our customers are the most important part of our business!

InterMarine... big enough to perform, small enough to care

Dizzy Rock Furniture and Marine Upholstery


Dizzy Rock provides custom upholstery and fine furnishings for boats and yachts of all sizes. “You made my lump of coal look like the Hope diamond. The quality, and craftsmanship shine through even after the many years since you guys installed it!” - Jeremy Pettus, Founder of Boys With Boats.

Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal Il Lugano


Enjoy comfort, convenience, and style at the Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano. Specializing in extended stays, our hotel's thoughtful amenities are designed to make you feel at home while in Fort Lauderdale, no matter how long you stay. All of our suites boast fully-equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi and a private balcony so you can enjoy scenic Florida views. Traveling with your boat? Our hotel's waterfront location includes a boat dock, and is one of only a few in Fort Lauderdale with docking available to guests. Enjoy a free daily breakfast buffet, and in the evening stop by our signature restaurant for modern fare and terrific Intracoastal Waterway views. Inspirational event space and on-site catering services are ideal for small meetings and social gatherings. Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool, fitness center and bike rentals. For weekend getaways, football games at the Hard Rock Stadium, family vacations and extended business stays, choose the Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale.

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Residence Inn by Marriott, 3333 NE 32 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 the first Sunday of each month noon-4pm.

Boys With Boats

Jeremy Pettus, Founder. Las Olas Isles, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301, United States

(954) 604-4149