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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, held annually in the fall, is the largest in-water boat show in the world. It covers six locations and more than 3 million square feet of space. The boats and other vessels on display include runabouts, sportfishers, high-performance boats, center consoles, cabin and express cruisers, sailing yachts, motoryachts, catamarans, trawlers and extraordinary superyachts.
The 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, set to take place Nov. 5-9 in the “Yachting Capital of the World,” is unveiling new attractions this year to further enhance the experience for thousands of boating enthusiasts and marine businesses from around the world who attend the world’s largest in-water boat show.
Numarine will present two new yachts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Nov. 5-9 — the Numarine 60 Flybridge, which will make its world debut, and the Numarine 70 Flybridge, which will have its U.S. premiere.
Show Management, the organization that produces one of the largest in-water boat shows in the world — the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show — chose Starmark International for a new brand, creative campaign and website to be launched this year.
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The expectations going in were sky-high and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show more than lived up to them.
Attendance at the 55th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which was greeted with five days of beautiful weather, was up 6 percent from last year and was the highest since 2006.
Northrop & Johnson hosted a yacht hop and charity event last Saturday at its stand at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show that it said raised $150,000 for a local charity.
This compilation of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show news includes reports on Outer Reef Yachts, Sanlorenzo, the International Superyacht Society, Garmin, Imtra, Pettit Marine Paint and Cobham Satcom.