The Annual Captain and Crew Appreciation Party hosted by Sunrise Harbor Marina each year is one of the premier events for this market sector. Held every April to celebrate the “end” of the season, this “thank you event” aimed at professional captains and crew has a different theme every year with prizes given for the best costume. Themes in recent years have included Disco Fever, a Buccaneer Ball (Pirates of the Caribbean), Wizard of Oz, Gilligan’s Island, and Casino Royale (Bond 007) among others. These parties—by targeted invitation only—include food, beer, wine, and entertainment with 85% of the cost born by event sponsors who are marine related businesses also serving the mega yacht market sector. They are wonderful huge events that allow us the opportunity to showcase the property, build customer loyalty and honor captains and crews.