Fine art takes to the seas

Business Jet Traveler » February 2007
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 4:00am

Art aficionados have a new way to enjoy their hobby in an exclusive environment. Bonita Springs, Fla.-based SeaFair is creating a gallery on a luxury yacht for the exhibition of American and international art. The ship will bring high-end art dealers and jewelers to cities along the East Coast, eliminating the need for enthusiasts to travel long distances to visit important galleries.

The 228-foot Grand Luxe will begin its maiden voyage June 5 in Greenwich, Conn., and will visit 34 East Coast markets. SeaFair plans to repeat the trip annually.

To apply to attend one of the company's invitation-only on-board art shows, visit its Web site, www.expoships.com, or call (239) 949-5411.

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