Skeeter SX210 Bay

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When buying a new bay boat it might be helpful for a manufacturer to make most of your choices for you. This bay boat is available only one way from the factory, pre-packaged with a 150 horsepower outboard, electronics, Power Pole and trailer.

The savings the builder gets from presenting the boat as a package are passed onto the consumer. The value pricing is no reflection on the quality or features in this boat, which include bow storage, an all new console design, powder-coated leaner post with rod holders, rear jump seats and a large live baitwell. Another unique feature is all of the storage compartments are roto-molded plastic that’s virtually indestructible and the resilient surface protects your gear from damage.

Skeeter Boats

One Skeeter St, Kilgore, TX 75662


Skeeter SX210 Bay Specifications

LOA: 21 feet 6 inches

Beam: 8 feet 2 inches

Draft: 10 inches

MSRP: $39,995 with Yamaha 150 SHO


Eight console mounted rod holders along with six rocket launcher holders provide plenty of storage and fast access to a rod at the ready for an unexpected blitz if the need arises.

Twin forward facing aft seats sport flip up back rests for additional passenger comfort.

A large aft live baitwell features a gasket sealed lid and rounded corners for healthier baits.

Additional ready access storage is found under the leaning post helm seat.

A roto-molded performance cooler stores neatly under the rocket launcher/leaning post.

Batteries store in a dry covered compartment easily accessible inside of the console.

Wiring harnesses, engine controls, steering, and onboard charger are all readily accessible through forward and aft access ports in the console.

Multiple gasket sealed dry compartments forward provide ample storage solutions.

Roto-molded liner in the anchor compartment provides rugged protection against damage from your anchor and chain.

Power pole and trolling motor make single handed fishing inshore a breeze.

Every available space is utilized including extra storage under twin aft jump seats.


Rockpoint Group buys Aloft South Beach for $105M


Aloft South Beach and Jason Halpern

New York-based JMH Development and Mitchell Hochberg have just sold the Aloft South Beach to Rockpoint Group for $105 million, or $446,809 per room.

Aloft South Beach, developed by Jason Halpern’s JMH Development, Madden Real Estate Ventures and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, opened in June 2015. Hochberg is the principal of Madden Real Estate Ventures.

The eight-story hotel, at 2360 Collins Avenue, has 235 rooms and features a Stephen Starr restaurant, Continental Miami.

Halpern told The Real Deal Friday that the hotel market in Miami has become overheated, while the costs of land and construction have risen. “There is too much supply,” he said. “I think long term, the supply will perform well once the [Miami Beach] Convention Center is completed.”

In the meantime, he is on the lookout for other opportunities. “I run a boutique development firm, and part of what also drove me to sell is that in the two markets I am focused on, New York and Miami, there are going to be some real opportunities…. It will free up our time and create liquidity to execute new deals.”

Built on the site of the historic 1954 Ankara Motel, the Aloft South Beach was built to preserve its Art Deco architecture, incorporating classic brick walls in the “historic wing,” refurbished Ankara Motel signage and the original pool shape. The hotel’s lobby features a series of black-and-white images of 1970s beach scenes and near the entrance, a large-scale aerial view photograph of models in vintage swimsuits.

Halpern, together with partner RCG, whose principal is Michael Boxer, bought the Aloft site in June 2005 for $12.85 million, with plans for a residential project. “When the recession hit we allowed the project to sit, and we went back and got approvals for what you now see, and started construction 15 months ago,” Halpern told TRD last year.

Aloft South Beach was the first South Florida project for JMH, which is developing Three Hundred Collins, a 19-residence luxury condominium in the South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach.

After founding JMH Development in 2000, Halpern primarily focused on development projects in New York, before he turned his attention to South Florida. He was among the pioneers in Williamsburg, developing 184 Kent Avenue, a 337-unit rental building that was completed in 2010.

Rockpoint Group is a private equity firm with offices in Dallas, San Francisco and Boston. Some of its recent deals include the $113.5 million purchase of Mary Brickell Village and a $30 million purchase of a retail building on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road.


Arjun Waney, owner of Zuma, Coya, to open DÔA in South Beach


Rendering of DOA and Arjun Waney

Arjun Waney, the London-based restaurateur and owner of Zuma and Coya, is launching a new Latin-Asian concept, DÔA, in South Beach.

DÔA, Waney and his investors’ first venture in Miami Beach, will open in November at 2000 Collins Avenue, across from the Setai Miami Beach. The 5,200-square-foot space was formerly occupied by Barezzito and One Lounge.

Geared to be a casual, affordable fusion of Asian and Peruvian cuisine, DÔA will have indoor and outdoor space with a terrace facing the Setai, Arman Naqi, vice president and director of development for DÔA, told The Real Deal. It will remain open until 5:00 a.m., seven days a week, offering dinner, weekend brunch and late-night dining.

“This is how Arjun Waney envisioned it, as a neighborhood eatery, targeting anybody and everybody, and still maintaining the Coya and Zuma ambiance and quality of food, but at a lower price point and with great value,” Naqi said.

The restaurant is expected to be the concept’s flagship, with future locations planned for Washington D.C., Atlanta, Chicago and Boston, he said.

Waney told TRD last year that Miami’s diversity of cultures and appeal to Latin Americans has led him to launch a slew of new restaurants here. “We think very highly of Miami,” he said.

In addition to Waney, DÔA’s investors include Tunu Puri and Ferit Sahenk, chairman of the Dogus Group, the largest conglomerate in Turkey – the same investment group as in Zuma and Coya, Naqi said.


Renderings of DOA’s interiors

Lyle Stern, principal of Koniver Stern Group, brokered the lease, representing the restaurant owners. Madison Capital just bought the building last week, and Stern said he negotiated the lease earlier this year with the former owner of the building, Parc Place Development, LLC.

“Once the concept crystalized, it took six months to find the right location and the right deal,” he told TRD. Waney and Puri chose the site based on its proximity to all the hotels along Collins Avenue, including the Setai Miami Beach, W South Beach, SLS South Beach and the Delano South Beach, as well as to the Miami Beach Convention Center, Stern said.

The 160-seat restaurant will feature an open kitchen, a central island bar, DJ booth, lounge area and maki counter, in space designed by Richard Saunders of London-based Sagrada Studio. The menu will consist of shared raw, steamed and robata grilled signature dishes showcasing Nikkei, Chifa and Peruvian cuisine. Among the offerings: ceviches, makis, skewers, steamed buns, dim sum and hot pots.

Waney’s next venture in Miami is La Petite Maison, opening at 1300 Brickell Bay Drive. Miami will be the first U.S. location for the French Provençal restaurant, which is expected to open by the end of year.


The Wrap: Trump reveals Mar-a-Lago finances as part of PBIA battle, Zika mosquito sites in Miami Beach identified…and more


Mar-a-Lago and Donald Trump

1. Trump reveals Mar-a-Lago finances as part of PBIA battle [Palm Beach Post]

2. Zika mosquito sites in Miami Beach identified [Miami Herald]

3. One buyer closed on 13 units at Brickell City Centre in a single day [The Next Miami]

4. Lawyers begin preparing for Zika-related workers’ compensation claims [Miami New Times]

Sean Stewart-Muniz


Florida Sportsman Expo Comes to Tampa

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Visit the new FS outdoors show Oct.8 & 9.

For the 24th year, Florida Sportsman Magazine will host the Florida Sportsman Expo at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, October 8th and 9th. At the show you’ll find the popular series of informational seminars on how to improve your fishing and hunting, including top-notch technical, hands-on instruction on inshore and offshore fishing, plus you’ll find new seminars and seminar speakers covering the most popular trends in the Florida outdoors.

As always, the FS EXPO will be a great place to meet and speak with some of the celebrities and personalities of the Florida fishing and hunting world, such as George Gozdz, host of the Reel Time with Florida Sportsman TV show and bowfishing sensation Cheyenne Lee.

You’ll also get the opportunity to meet some of the makers of outdoor gear and equipment, both large companies like Daiwa and smaller, Florida-based companies like D.O.A. lures. Ask your questions and find out what’s new to their product lineup.

Previous attendees to the Florida Sportsman Expo will find many changes, as well as exciting additions to the show:

New to the Florida Sportsman Expo will be a seminar stage for Ladies in the Outdoors, featuring top names from around the state, including: Brittney Novalsky; Capt. Alissa Vinoski; World Record Holder and Diver, Cheyenne Lee; Female Bowfishing sensation, Brooke Thomas; Chasten Whitfield; Pam Wirth; Christina Weber; Meli Brock; Sydney Sewell and more.

Back on the list of activities is the popular “Riggin’ it Right Academy” presented by SeaTow with room for up to 60 anglers at a time while Florida Sportsman staff give hands-on instruction on properly rigging baits and lures. For those interested in Fly Fishing, free fly casting and fly-tying instruction will be presented on a stocked pond.

Celebrities and guides, such as Reel Time’s Capt. George Gozdz and Florida Sportsman’s Rick Ryals from Best Boat, will take the stage to offer tips on trophy fish and game. Enjoy seminars from Capt. Chris O’Neill, Capt. Sergio Atanes, Larry “Fishman” Finch, Trophy Taker Outdoors’ Lee Cepero and Pete Petriw, D.O.A’s, Capt. Mark Nichols and more great speakers.

You’ll also find at the FS EXPO:

– Concealed Carry Permits for $39.95 in advance and $49.95 at the door. Register in advance at

– The DEMA “Be a Diver” pool will be at the show. Attendees may try out SCUBA diving with certified instructors. Participants must bring their own swim suits, but dressing rooms, towels and all the newest diving equipment (including wetsuits and fins) are provided. Guests can try out diving for Free.

– National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) style Tournament for school age students

– Free kids’ Fishing Derby with the FWC

– Indoor Mobile Archery Range and Inflatable BB Gun Range

Guns will also be available to buy, sell, or trade. Attendees can learn how to effectively throw a cast net or fish from a kayak or spend time with manufacturers like Shimano, Fin-Nor, Daiwa, Temple Fork, Quantum, and others and learn what new products and features to expect in 2017 on the New Manufacturer’s stage. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will display exhibits of interest to boaters and hunters as well as the Florida Sportsman Grand Slam Tank, a 500-gallon mobile saltwater aquarium. Kids will be kept busy and can win free prizes with the FWC’s “Fish ID” contest.

Tickets at the Florida State Fairgrounds box office are $8 for adults. Kids 12 and under with a parent are free. Show hours run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8th and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9th. For a discount coupon and more details visit

For questions about the show or queries from exhibitors, call Dawn Cepero at (863) 512-5190.

A look at a previous Florida Sportsman Expo, in Fort Pierce.

Larry “Fishman” Finch giving a seminar on tips and tactics for pompano.

Ankona showcased their new Salt Marsh Heron model, as well as some other models, including this Copperhead.

A wide variety of long guns to choose from.

How about a new piece of fish art for your home?

Young angler checks out the penn reel selection.

The Gheenoe crew was there, giving boat demos on the lake all day.

Hydro Glow had all your docklight needs covered.

Cajun Custom Rods had everything an angler and rod builder could ever want at their booth.

Robalo had a nice selection of boats to choose from.

Local retailers, like White's Tackle, had awesome selections of rods, reels, apparel and more.

Mark Nichols, Owner of DOA Lures, discussing tactics with an attendee.



The Wrap: Check out new rendering of Apeiron at the Jockey Club in North Miami, no letup in downtown Miami population surge…and more


Rendering of the Apeiron at the Jockey Club

1. Check out new rendering of Apeiron at the Jockey Club in North Miami [The Next Miami]

2. No letup in downtown Miami population surge [Miami Herald]

3. Flo Rida’s producer lists Hialeah house for $1.6M [GossipExtra]

4. Mall owners go on defensive to rescue Aéropostale [Wall Street Journal]

Sean Stewart-Muniz


The Wrap: New hotel proposed on Fort Lauderdale Beach, brand new homes in Palm Beach bring big bucks…and more


Rendering of Carlyle and InSite’s Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel

1. New hotel proposed on Fort Lauderdale beach [SFBJ]

2. Brand new homes in Palm Beach bring big bucks [Palm Beach Daily News]

3. Industrial builder McCraney Property Co. sees a big future in e-commerce [DBR]

4. Mayors say state told them to keep Zika mosquito sites secret [Miami Herald]

Katherine Kallergis