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.

Consumer confidence is up — and so was attendance, by 5 percent.

A FLIBS driven by innovation

“Bonkers.” That’s how one exhibitor at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show described the pace of sales at this year’s show to Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III.

Fort Lauderdale show exhibitors report strong sales

Organizers of the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show reported strong sales and said they received positive comments from exhibitors about buyer enthusiasm for the products on display and the enhanced show experience.

FLIBS 2016: Numarine debuts 60 Fly

FORT LAUDERDALE — Responding to consumer demand for flybridge yachts, Numarine introduced its 60 Fly at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The Turkish company showed the boat with its new U.S. partner Bradford Marine.

FLIBS 2016: Builders debut wide range of new boats

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opened Thursday with the introduction of dozens of new boats (everything from center consoles to motoryachts to jetboats), a testament to the marine industry’s vitality and continued developments in technology and boat design.

FLIBS 2016 VIDEO: NMMA president urges minority outreach

FORT LAUDERDALE — The demographic projections tell the story, National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich said at a meeting Thursday of the Marine Marketers of America to talk about reaching out to new markets.

FLIBS 2016: MarineMax CEO says to tackle problems directly

FORT LAUDERDALE — A word to the wise: Run at customers’ problems, not away from them, and don’t try to shift blame, said Bill McGill, CEO and president of MarineMax, the largest U.S. recreational boat and yacht retailer, Thursday morning at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show media breakfast at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.

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