The Fort Lauderdale show’s statistics boggle the mind — more than 1,500 boats covering 100 brands with a combined estimated value of $4 billion.
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.
It’s known as the boat show where people come to buy — and as such, the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is stepping up its sophistication factor this year to accommodate the droves of people who come not just to browse, but also to close on a new boat.
The 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which will be held Nov. 3-7, said it will offer guests the option of enhancing their visit with the VIP Experience at the Windward Club.
Italian boutique shipyard Tankoa Yachts and its global sales and marketing agent, Yacht-Ology, will debut M/Y Suerte S693 to an American audience at the Nov. 3-7 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Columbus Yachts, a brand of the Italian Palumbo Group S.p.A., will bring its M/Y Eleonora III — the first model of the 40-meter Sport Hybrid series — to the Nov. 3-7 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show for her U.S. debut.
Turkey-based Numarine said it has appointed Numarine USA as its exclusive distributor for the United States and Canada, in partnership with Bradford Marine.
Washington state-based Westport Yachts has launched its first 125-foot motoryacht.
Plans are moving ahead for the 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, set for Nov. 3-7 at seven locations.
Organizers of the 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show have announced a call for entries for the show’s first travel contest, “Bring a Friend to FLIBS,” in partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Boat Show Hotels, the show’s official travel partner.
The development company that holds the lease on the Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center — the main venue of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show — has withdrawn its application to redevelop the property, with partner Jimmy Tate saying that after recent events the project “is no longer economically viable for us.”