April 29, 2013
Visitors to the Bahamas Sport Fishing Network (BSFN) Boat Show at Palm Cay on Saturday got a chance to "knock knuckles" with Bahamian pro heavyweight boxer Sherman 'The Tank' Williams. The champion boxer signed autographs, while browsing dozens of boats on display and available for sale at the event, which was free to the public, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In January 2011, Williams had a no-contest ruling after a grueling bout against former undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. Against Williams, the five-time champ was on the wrong end of the punches when the referee decided to stop the fight after three rounds and declare a no-contest ruling.
Williams' appearance was one of many attractions throughout the day. Boats for sale were in the range of 18 to 55-footers with everything from center console open fishing vessels with single outboard engines to elaborate sportsfish models. There was food, music, fun and games for the family, and also a number of sponsor booths, including Marlin Marine, Lightbourne Marine, Harbourside Marine and Phillips Sailmakers which were offering marine canvas and upholstery work, supplies, fishing gear, engine parts and boating accessories at special boat show prices.
Other vendors included Bertha's Go-Go Ribs, Pirates Pub, Sands Beer, World Kayaking Club, art work by Jonathan Bethel, Oasis Chic Living and Spa Chateau Bahamas.
Palm Cay is a $200 million high end development at the eastern end of New Providence with townhomes, single family residences, condos, a clubhouse, a marina and a pool. Future plans call for a boutique marina condo hotel and cottages as well as a full restaurant, a fitness center, tennis courts and other amenities. Located between Port New Providence and Treasure Cove, it is already the site of junior sailing.
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