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228-foot yacht brings 28 floating art galleries to Sarasota Bay

11:18 AM, Mar 22, 2011   |    comments
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Sarasota, Florida - It doubles as a floating art gallery and yacht. Sea Fair, a 228-foot yacht, is the fourth largest private yacht in America and it will be arriving at Marina Jacks on Wednesday and opening to the public this weekend.

The yacht weighs 3,200 tons and has 5 decks and 28 art gallery spaces inside. The yacht is owned by David and Lee Ann Lester of Naples. They will be hosting international art dealers specializing in contemporary art aboard their "mega yacht venue."

The public can visit the yacht from noon to 7 p.m. March 25-28. Tickets are $10; multi-day passes are $15 and include a preview party from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday. For more information on the event, head to www.expoships.com.

Isabel Mascarenas

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