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.

Fort Lauderdale show adds superyacht pavilion

This year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will feature a new 16,000-square-foot Superyacht Builders Association pavilion. The pavilion will showcase the world’s leading superyacht builders on a custom-built, floating air-conditioned barge along the Intracoastal Waterway at Bahia Mar, the show’s central location. Adding to the new show design is a revamped superyacht docking layout, offering…more

Fort Lauderdale show plans new features

Organizers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show said plans are under way for enhanced logistics, improved signage, a new layout at the convention center and more parking for the 52nd annual show, which runs Oct. 27-31. Many exhibitors are requesting additional space to accommodate expanded offerings, they said. Improved signage and a more integrated…more

MIASF holds annual waterway cleanup

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida said more than 1,180 volunteers came by land and in 60 boats to 24 sites on Saturday to participate in the 34th annual Waterway Cleanup. The volunteers removed 18.6 tons of trash from Broward County’s waterways, rivers and canals. “We are very proud of the strong effort put…more

MIASF plans annual waterway cleanup

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida is organizing its 34th annual Waterway Cleanup, a one-day event that attracts more than 2,000 volunteers and 100 boats in South Florida to clean up the waterways in Broward County. This year’s event is set for March 5 and includes 24 cleanup sites in the county. Volunteers are…more

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Scenes from the Lauderdale show

Here’s a look at what Soundings Trade Only’s staff saw and heard at the 2010 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show On the docks with Chris Landry EdgeWater Power Boats introduced the first vessel in a line of shallow-water bay boats – the 220 Inshore. “We look at this as a general-purpose shallow-water boat,” EdgeWater president…more

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Signs of a thaw at Lauderdale

With fears of a double dip easing, consumers appear to be emerging from their long hibernation It’s been years since organizers and exhibitors have come out of a boat show using phrases such as “pleasantly surprised,” “upbeat and positive” and “plenty of enthusiasm,” but this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show seemed to surpass the…more

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Fort Lauderdale show sees boost in attendance

Attendance at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which concluded Monday, ran about 5 to 6 percent ahead of last year, show organizers told Soundings Trade Only. Additionally, exhibitors reported strong interest from the crowds, with many touting large increases in the number of boats sold at the show, compared with the past few…more

FLIBS 2010: MMA names Neptune Award winners

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Marine Marketers of America Thursday announced the winners of its third annual 2010 Neptune Awards for Marketing Excellence during the group’s biannual meeting held during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The MMA said contest entries were up 60 percent from last year’s awards. Fifty-eight entries were received in 12 categories.…more

FLIBS 2010: Speaker urges broader marketing horizons

FORT LAUDERDALE – Believing that boat shows are the only way to reach a mass of potential customers might be outdated in the age of the Internet and social media. Expanding on the article “Reinventing the Boat Show,” which ran in the June issue of Soundings Trade Only, Michael Sciulla, vice president of the Marine…more

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FLIBS 2010: Show opens with eye to the future

FORT LAUDERDALE – Hopes were high among organizers and exhibitors, and lines were long with show-goers this morning, as the 51st Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opened under sunny skies and with the promise of a good event for an industry in need of a boost. Although organizers had budgeted this year’s show down 10…more

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