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BG Capital Group’s Bobby Genovese’s Historic Miss Canada IV Returns to Picton Ontario to Commemorate 1950 World Water Speed Record Attempt

Bobby Genovese’s world famous Miss Canada IV will take center stage at Picton, Ontario’s Prince Edward Yacht Club on October 2 and 3, 2015

Bobby Genovese’s world famous Miss Canada IV will take center stage at Picton, Ontario’s Prince Edward Yacht Club on October 2 and 3, 2015 to commemorate the 65th anniversary of her historic 200 mph run at the World Water Speed record. Admission for the two-day event is $10.

“Who would have ever thought that Miss Canada IV would return to the waters of Prince Edward County 65 years after Harold and Lorna Wilsons’ attempt at the World Water Speed Record,” said her owner, BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese, of this inaugural event hosted by Thunder Events of Picton (TEP).

“Miss Canada IV was the first Canadian challenge to the supremacy of the United States on the world hydroplane stage,” said Genovese, who will be joined by members of the Wilson family returning to watch her fly down the bay. “She captured the imagination of the nation, and we are delighted that she will thrill audiences once again. She is a significant part of Canada’s boat racing history, which I am proud to bring back to Picton.”

Genovese is a devoted collector of vintage Canadian race boats, including Miss Canada III, and Canadiana Grand Prix. He also owns Rambler, a restored 70ft 1903 Polson Iron Works Yacht, Miss Miami V, and Pistoff, a 1960, 970-horsepower twin engine Vic Carpenter custom runabout.

“This gathering will be a great opportunity for visitors to see many of the race boat legends that competed in Picton,” said BG Vintage Racing Team Manager Jamie Smith, who heads Genovese’s BG Vintage Race Boat and Antique Boat Museum, which is expected to be completed next year.

The anniversary festivities will feature a static display of vintage hydroplanes and race boats including Miss Canada IV and give attendees the opportunity to meet the drivers and crews along with notable celebrities of current and past hydroplane racing fame.

TEP was established to promote boat racing, both vintage and professional, in Prince Edward County. Thunder on the Bay is made possible thanks to financial support from local businesses and individuals with the desire to bring race boat fans back to Prince Edward County. Net proceeds of this event will support local charities, the PEC Heritage Fund, and future events. Thunder Events is owned and operated by Larry Ritchie, Board Director of the Prince Edward County Chamber of Tourism and Commerce and owner of Picton Harbour Pontoon Tours.

Event Contact:
Larry Ritchie, Thunder Events Picton
613-920-8453; thundereventspicton(at)gmail(dot)com

Bobby Genovese Returns as Co-Chair for 2nd Annual Rally for Kids with Cancer in Nashville, TN, October 2nd and 3rd, 2015, Benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Heisman Trophy Winner and NFL Alumni Tennessee Titans’ Eddie George Named as Honorary Celebrity Chair for 2nd Annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Presented by Dollar General

Rally for Kids with Cancer, presented by Dollar General, is proud to announce Eddie George, Heisman Trophy Winner and NFL Alumni of the Tennessee Titans, as the Honorary Celebrity Chair of the second annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup in Nashville, October 2nd and October 3rd, 2015.

BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese is joined by J.R. and Kailey Hand of Hand Family Companies as Co-Chairs of the event. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will be the benefactors of the event. The event’s goal is to raise much needed funds for children’s cancer research, care and treatment, in the hopes of one day soon ending children’s cancer.

“As the event co-chair and co-founder of the Rally for Kids with Cancer, I felt that it was vital that we all worked together to provide much needed resources and support for pediatric cancer initiatives, and with everyone’s help the event raised more than $600,000 last years,” said Bobby Genovese, Chairman of the Board BG Capital Group.

“Through the Rally for Kids event, supporters have the opportunity to inspire hope and help raise invaluable funds for children’s cancer research, treatment and care at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt,” said Eddie George, the Honorary Celebrity Chair. “With your help, this inspiring event can make a difference, help me rally for kids with cancer.”

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a freestanding hospital dedicated to serving only children, is nationally recognized as a leading provider of pediatric health care services. The world-class facilities at Children’s Hospital are a testament to our community’s dedication to the health of children. Constructed in 2004 and expanded in 2012, our 271-bed hospital is a child-friendly place built on the science of healing. Children’s Hospital is a top-level teaching and research facility. No child is denied care on basis of limited ability to pay.

Rally for Kids Scavenger Cup is an event which began in Canada eight years ago and has raised more than $16 million to support pediatric cancer research, treatment and care.

Nashville Rally for Kids with Cancer is an event supporting the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer research, national charity here in the US benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research began in 2005 in Atlanta by a lady named Dean Crowe in response to a local mother’s plea for research dollars to help her 12-year-old son who was fighting a brain tumor. “Raise money for childhood cancer research and fund the best research wherever it may be,” she asked. The Rally Foundation is a national charity in the USA which raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. It has raised more than $7 million and funded more than 120 cutting-edge research projects around the country.

The Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup is a unique, exhilarating and memorable event that provides participants with two incredible days filled with fun and excitement. Described as a high-end scavenger hunt meets “Amazing Race,” this event features luxury vehicles and will challenge, inspire and entertain. Car enthusiasts and philanthropists who participate as drivers must raise a minimum of $25,000 each to enter their car and draft a Celebrity Navigator. Fueled by an extraordinary schedule of events and exclusive pit stops, Rally Drivers and Celebrity Navigators embark on a journey of a lifetime.

Past celebrities include: Billy Baldwin – Actor, Gossip Girl, Hawaii Five-0, The Squid and the Whale, Backdraft; Anne Dudek – Actress, House, Covert Affairs, Mad Men; Jason George – Actor, Mistresses, Grey’s Anatomy; Omar Benson-Miller – Actor: Actor, Ballers, CSI Miami; Rick Fox -3 X NBA Champion, Actor, Producer & TV Personality; Rick Hoffman- Actor, Suits and more.

The Rally event will begin with an exclusive cocktail party on October 2, 2015, at the Oz Arts in Nashville to provide Rally Drivers with the opportunity to meet and recruit their desired Celebrity Navigator. The following day begins with the “Start Your Engines” brunch before participants set out on their day-long adventure marked by an extraordinary schedule of pit stops at some of the city’s most renowned establishments and venues. The event culminates that evening with a star-studded gala dinner at the Hilton Nashville Downtown, 121 Fourth Avenue South, where Rally drivers, celebrities, sponsors and invited guests revel in their experiences while enjoying an incredible dinner, award-winning entertainment and live auction prizes during the Scavenger Cup awards ceremony.

Bobby Genovese Helps 3rd Annual Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer Raised over $700,000 for Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Led by returning Event Chair Bobby Genovese, the 3rd annual Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer raised over $700,000 for the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Led by returning Event Chair Bobby Genovese, the 3rd annual Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer raised over $700,000 for the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). The event took to the waters of Lake Joseph and Lake Rosseau on July 18, 2015 and featured a star-studded group of celebrity navigators, including actor Billy Baldwin, Catherine O’Hare, Jason Priestley, Olympic gold medalist Heather Moyse and more. https://review.bellmedia.ca/view/1167060035

The highest participating fundraiser was Team S2G, captain by Oliver Bock with an astounding $157,934.80. The winning team of the Boat Rally was Team Mercury, Skip by Adrian Rushforth with Celebrity navigator NHL Alumni; Mike Krushelnyski.

“As event chair and co-founder of the Car and Boat Rally events I want to thank everyone for their gracious donation of time, energy and commitment to this event,” said Bobby Genovese, Chairman of the Board, BG Capital Group and BG Signature. “This positive response to everyone’s efforts has been truly overwhelming. This year, we were able to raise over $700,000, bringing our three-year total for the Boat Rally to over $2.1 million. That’s incredible!”

The Boat Rally is a unique and exciting boating event that has put the Fun into Fundraising, featuring family-fun, celebrities, thrilling challenges and cottage adventure with the goal of raising funds for pediatric cancer research, treatment and care. “When we come together and choose to fight children’s cancer, we are making a difference in the lives of those most in need,” said Genovese.

Fuelled by an ambitious schedule of pit stops locations set along a route across the beautiful waters and cottages of Muskoka, Boat Rally teams had to work together to decipher clues and riddles that took them on a journey from one location to the next. The final destination was the Gala BBQ Dinner at Rocky Crest where Rally drivers, celebrities, sponsors and invited guests reveled in their memories from the day while enjoying an incredible dinner and award-winning entertainment, with live auction and the Scavenger Cup awards ceremony.

Celebrity navigators included: Billy Baldwin – Actor, Gossip Girl, Hawaii Five-0, The Squid and the Whale, Backdraft; Catherine O’Hara – Actress, SCTV, Home Alone; Heather Moyse – 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, Bobsled; Jason Priestley – Actor and Director; John Salley – NBA Alumni, TV Host; Leo Stakos – TV Host, Fish TV; Marty McSorley – NHL Alumni and Mike Krushelnyski – NHL Alumni.

SickKids is one of the top children’s hospitals in the world; renowned for its world-class patient care, research, education and advocacy. Through donor support, SickKids has become a charity that strategically invests in research and training programs that have the potential to improve the health of children across Canada and around the world. Cancer is the most common cause of disease-related death among Canadian children, and the rate of occurrence continues to rise. This world-renowned place of research, healing and hope, sees approximately 360 new cancer patients each year. All Rally participants and celebrities share the SickKids vision: Healthier Children, A Better World.

“The Journey to a brighter future will not be possible without everyone’s support, it is our hope to not only increase awareness of the cause but to raise much needed funds to help children in their fight against cancer,” said Joel Hock, co-founder of the Rally for Kids with Cancer Foundation. “This is a testament to what can be done when philanthropic individuals unite with one shared vision: the health and well-being of our children.” For more information, visit http://www.rallyforkids.com or http://www.boatrallyforkids.com

BG Featured in Muskoka Magazine

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Genovese cottage property features 50-foot high waterfall

Article by Dale Peacock / Photographs by Kelly Holinshead

Bobby Genovese’s magnificent Lake Rosseau cottage complements his gregarious personality. Indeed, it is one of the crown jewels of his BG Signature Properties collection. Genovese credits his beloved mother for his love of Muskoka and for much of his success. He so valued his mother’s opinion that he hardly made a decision in the early days without running it by her.

“Our mom had the rare gift of common sense,” he says. “All the boys were multi-millionaires in our 20s and we all called on her for advice. She just had a way of making sense out of chaos.” He adds sadly, “She died at just 63 and I miss her every day.”

This unlikely mama’s boy beams and asks rhetorically, “Don’t you think that mothers are just amazing?” He adds, “I am truly in awe of the job that mothers do.”

Genovese has more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and operates BG Capital Group and BG Capital Management Corporation, both of which are based in Barbados with associate management offices in Nassau, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver.

In 2012, he developed and launched BG Signature Properties, a portfolio of 12 exclusive luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship property, BG Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida.

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BG Polo & Equestrian Resort Featured on Robb Report Luxury Newswire

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BG Polo & Equestrian Resort Provides an Elegant Equestrian Getaway

Embrace the elegance of a unique equine experience in a remote haven of natural beauty located in the heart of horse country: Marion County, FL. Where horses graze on acres of emerald green pastures sprawling beneath towering Spanish Moss-laden oak trees, this intimate all-inclusive retreat offers one of Ocala’s most sophisticated equestrian experiences.

That’s the BG Polo & Equestrian Resort experience.

Located just a short drive from Orlando, the 10,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom Main House features classically designed accommodations with stunning views of the surrounding paddocks, while three luxurious three-bedroom Cottages and three-bedroom Farmhouse offer the ultimate in privacy and comfort. Guests can rent the entire property for a wedding, family reunion or corporate retreat or just the main house, cottages or Farmhouse while enjoying all of the amenities. The well-appointed equestrian facility includes immaculate stables with 70 stalls, three newly renovated barns, a 38,000-square-foot covered lighted arena, an outside arena for instruction and demonstrations, multiple paddocks, long and short term horse lodging, and accommodations for RV hook-ups.

With support from the equestrian training staff, explore and enjoy the adjacent 110-mile long Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway or indulge in taste of polo led by international polo veteran Marcos Bignoli who oversees the Ocala Polo Club* located at the adjacent Florida Horse Park, which is home to a turnkey trail riding program. Afterward, reward yourself with a relaxing swim and spa massage, and a glass of your favorite wine by the pool, before settling in for a sumptuous gourmet dinner prepared by a private chef.

BG Polo & Equestrian Resort Hosts Premiere Girls Equestrian Summer Camp

Screenshot_061615_052916_PMReservations are now being taken for the prestigious BG Girls Equestrian Summer Camp at the spectacular 100-acre BG Polo & Equestrian Resort in Ocala, FL. One of the most well-appointed equestrian facilities in central Florida the camp is open to girls ages 7-16 and features classes and clinics for all riding levels in polo and all forms of equestrian. The all-inclusive six-night, seven-day sleep away camp includes accommodations in the meticulously appointed 10,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom Great House overlooking acres of stunning pastures and paddocks. Space is limited and available on a space available basis.
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Activities

  • Daily Equestrian and Polo classics and clinics for all levels
  • Trail Riding at the neighboring Florida Horse Park
  • Field trips to area attractions including Silver Springs State Park, Wild Waters Water Park
  • Zip Lining
  • Swimming
  • Massage Services

June 21 – July 11
Blue Water Farms Girls Sleep-Away Camp at Ocala
Cost: $4850 per session

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July 12-August 1
Blue Water Farms Girls Sleep-Away Camp at Ocala
Cost: $4850 per session

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For reservations and information, contact Lynn Buchalter at (954) 600-0451 or BG Polo & Equestrian Resort direct at (352) 245-7779

BG Signature Featured in Art & Gator Magazine

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It all began when Richard Branson hit Bobby Genovese over the head. Metaphorically, of course.

“I had all these incredible residences that I owned that I just don’t get to visit anymore,” says Genovese, chairman of BG Capital Group Limited, which in 2013 came out with the BG Signature Luxury Retreat Collection. “And having spent some time with Richard Branson, he sort of hit me over the head and said, ‘Well, why don’t you do what I do?’ And that’s how BG Signature came about.”

It works perfectly for Genovese, who just likes to show people a good time. An adventure enthusiast himself who finds his rush exploring different corners of the world (and anywhere that happens to have a polo field), the entrepreneur and business mogul has established his ideal hobby in BG Signature Collection.

“I really enjoy creating incredible experiences of holidays for people,” says Genovese, who’s talking from the BG Signature flagship location, an equestrian resort in Ocala, Fla. This particular property is a real-life fantasy for any active vacationer, located adjacent to the Florida Horse Park and backing onto the world-famous Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, a 177-kilometre-long trail that connects one side of the state to the other.

With the goal of adding one property to BG Signature’s roster every one to two years, Genovese couldn’t be happier with the way the company is already spreading his fun-loving energy to fellow travelers seeking unique destinations all over the world. When asked if he has his eye on any potentials right now, he says he does — and we’ll just have to wait and see what and where they turn out to be. For now, travelers can whet their adventure palates by perusing the BG Signature website, which gives a detailed overview of each property. From there, Genovese says, the renting process is simple as can be: just call or email BG Signature with the location you’ve fallen for, and shortly after your escape will be booked.

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Bobby Genovese’s BG Signature Collection Expands Luxury Yacht Fleet with Launch of M/Y BG CHARADE

BG Capital Group announces the latest addition to his luxury yacht division with the launch of M/Y BG CHARADE

Adding to a global portfolio of BG Signature experiences and concierge travel offerings, BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese has announced the latest addition to his luxury yacht division with the launch of M/Y BG CHARADE, a classic 154-foot Feadship following a complete interior and exterior refit.

The new fully customized motor yacht boasts a modern, stylish interior with six spacious staterooms accommodating 12 guests for overnight trips. Among the changes is a more streamlined, ergonomic layout throughout, a new VIP suite on the main deck as a sixth stateroom, a new large wine display in the salon, state-of-the-art electronics and a spectacular outdoor aft deck theatre suited for al fresco entertaining and lounging.

“BG CHARADE was world renown when built in 1990 as the first Feadship to have a wheel-less wheelhouse,” said Genovese who fell in love with the boat when owned by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen.

“Paul took her up the Amazon River and around the world twice, where she enjoyed a global roster of guests who undoubtedly shared my fascination and awe. She’s an amazing and storied work of art with a pedigree as unique as her lines.” And so, when the opportunity to purchase CHARADE decades later from then-owner British entrepreneur Joe Lewis, Genovese knew that life had come full circle and the yacht he had admired so was to be his destiny.

M/Y BG CHARADE joins an impressive suite of yachts in the BG charter collection that also includes M/Y BG Jr., a state-of-the-art 78-ft Lazzara LSX and M/Y BG3, a 2009 74-Sunseeker Predator.

For booking information contact Liliana Lopez at Propel Yachts liliana(at)propelyachts(dot)com.

About Propel Yachts
Propel Yachts is a boutique luxury yachting company comprised of a dynamic team of seasoned international experts providing bespoke support, advise and exclusive detail to every aspect of mega yacht charters and sales, charter management and marketing, yacht management and interior design. For more information visit PropelYachts.com.

About BG Signature
BG Signature is a global portfolio of VIP experiences and exclusive luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including the flagship BG Polo & Equestrian in Ocala, Florida, a 100-acre luxury equestrian retreat featuring world-class stables and lodging for traveling horse enthusiasts. A fleet of private yachts, private jet and four polo and equestrian clubs complete the collection.

ShowBoats: On Board with Bobby Genovese

We are excited to share the June 2015 issue of ShowBoats International Magazine featuring Bobby Genovese and the BG Yacht Collection by Marilyn Mower.

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On Board with Bobby Genovese

Bobby Genovese made his fortune in the same way he has approached yachting: acquiring companies and yachts in rapid succession. Here, he shares his ventures into the business of fun with Marilyn Mower.

“WHO HAS MORE FUN THAN US?” If you watch Bobby Genovese race his kids up a 55-foot natural granite rock climbing wall at his summer house in Canada, charge along on a polo pony, blast out of his Lake Rosseau boathouse in one of his vintage speedboats or Jet Ski around one of his charter yachts, you quickly understand the question is rhetorical. His face has two speeds: grin and bigger grin.

I first heard about Genovese in connection with a 154-foot Feadship he’s refitting, Charade, thinking it might be a good story for Boat International Media’s Refit annual. Since Charade was in full “Frankenboat” stage at Derecktor shipyard, his PA suggested meeting on one of his other boats in Miami Beach or at his polo and equestrian club in Vero Beach, Florida. Serial boat owners, I’ve known aplenty; polo ponies added a new twist.

Screenshot_050815_022401_PMGenovese is a Canadian entrepreneur with an improbable success story that sounds like a TV script; oh wait, his life was bundled into a script, eight episodes to be exact of a program called “Bobby G: Adventure Capitalist” that aired in 2008 and followed him and his CEO Marco Markin as they bought, built and sold companies.

Genovese is chairman of BG Capital Group and BG Capital Management Corp., both based in Barbados, BG Capital Investment Trust and now BG Signature Resorts.

Tall, tan and fit-looking under a shock of sandy hair, his style is friendly, folksy, self-effacing and yet totally confident and prepared for anything. He has a knack for establishing working assets, and the harder they work the better. We were sitting on one of them, a Lazzara 78 LSX sport yacht that chartered 170 days last year in Florida and The Bahamas. Our backdrop was another one of his yachts in the BG Signature Luxury Yacht Collection, a Sunseeker Predator 75 he’d added to the portfolio in December 2014.

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