The expectations going in were sky-high and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show more than lived up to them.
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.
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.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Among the highlights at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year were the introductions of boats from three big industry names — Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and S2 Yachts (Tiara/Pursuit).
FORT LAUDERDALE — The Active Interest Media Marine Group handed out its Editors’ Choice Awards Friday night at a ceremony held at the Tranquilo Hotel in conjunction with the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
FORT LAUDERDALE — High-performance Miami-based luxury yacht builder Magnum Marine plans to build a 100-foot yacht at a yard in Maine, president, CEO and owner Katrin Theodoli said Friday during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
FORT LAUDERDALE — British builder Williams Performance Tenders is making its first foray into the worldwide standalone boat market with the introduction of the new Sportjet 460, a 15-foot jet tender powered by the Austrian-made Rotax 4-TEC 150 jet propulsion engine.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Hispanics make up more than 17 percent of the U.S. population and account for more than 53 million people, but despite the enormous potential within these exploding demographics, the marine industry is missing the boat.
FORT LAUDERDALE — The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has clearly become international, from the languages spoken on the docks to the array of foreign-designed and built boats.