I wondered how the world's biggest boat show would come off this year. If there were fewer boats, and I am certain there were, The Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show didn't show. Instead, the queens of the fleet -- the Italian super and mega yachts over 100 feet LOA --- drew the crowds and I had the pleasure of tromping across several of these beauties. I saw a sign that said, "1 million" and I thought I had a glimmer of what these tri-deckers cost. Instead, as I pointed my well worn boat shoes closer, I read, "1 million off." Hey, what was the final price? I was later introduced to the rule of thumb, million dollars a meter.