“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 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.
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.
Show Management CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III said attendance at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was up 5 percent this year from the 2015 show.
Ocean Alexander debuted its newest 100-foot superyacht with its European distributor, Giaroli, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which concluded Monday.
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.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Greenline is back.
The International Superyacht Society announced the winners of its 2016 Design and Leadership Awards at its awards gala in Fort Lauderdale.
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.
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.
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.