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.


Air of optimism after Fort Lauderdale show

The second Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show held amid the economic downturn wrapped up Monday with the expected mix of optimism and realistic expectations expressed by exhibitors. Celebrating its golden anniversary this year, the show, which typically draws about 100,000 attendees, saw attendance drop 4 percent last year, and organizers budgeted for an 8 percent…more

Showtime in the Sunshine State

FORT LAUDERDALE – The mood was upbeat at this morning’s press breakfast at the opening of the 50th anniversary Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “As of 20 minutes ago, online ticket sales were up 20 percent over last year,” said Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist, president and CEO of Show Management, the event’s organizer. A month earlier,…more

Sponsors named for Yacht Info program

The 2009 sponsors were announced for the first Yacht Info program in Fort Lauderdale. The International Superyacht Society, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and the U.S. Superyacht Association, organizers of the first Yacht Info program, announced the names of those who have supported the program, and its goal to continue professional development in…more

MIASF sponsoring trade mission at Fort Lauderdale show

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida is spearheading an inbound buying trade mission that will be coming Oct. 29-Nov. 2 to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The trade mission focuses on international companies in the recreational marine industry seeking to acquire the products and services of MIASF members and exhibitors at the show.…more

Boatbuilders prepare for Lauderdale showcase

Less than two weeks before the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, set to kick off Oct. 29 and run through Nov. 2, manufacturers are announcing plans to showcase their products. Denison Yacht Sales will be introducing the Selene 60 luxury trawler to the U.S. at the show. “It’s great to have a new model arriving in…more

Fort Lauderdale show releases promotional video

The upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is trying to excite attendees with a new video promoting what the show has to offer. The show, which will be held Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in South Florida — and is considered a bellwether for the industry — will have approximately 1,500 exhibits, 15,000 exhibitors and 140,000 attendees.…more

Owner auctioning off his yacht online

Talk about putting your money where your mouth is. Sully Sutherlin, president and co-owner of, plans to have his boat, Minx, a 74-foot Awesome luxury catamaran, on display at the Oct. 29-Nov. 2 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show while he auctions it off online through his Web site and a link to eBay, where…more

Fort Lauderdale mayor to mark show’s 50th anniversary

Tonight, Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with a commemorative show proclamation. Within this proclamation, Seiler will congratulate the show on its major milestone, speak on the economic vitality the show adds to the community and announce Oct. 29-Nov. 2 as official…more

YachtInfo sets schedule for Lauderdale show

  YachtInfo finalized the curriculum for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show crew seminars, scheduled for Oct. 30 at the Bahia Mar. The seminars are as follows: Flag Options: Flag Registration – What Does This Mean to the Captain and Crew; and Chartering Regulations. Security/Piracy: Piracy, Firearms & the Law; and Taken Hostage – What…more


Lauderdale: The long-awaited turning point?

Mood surprisingly upbeat for the 50th anniversary show that will set the table for the months ahead It’s been a very difficult year for the marine industry, to say the least. But exhibitors and organizers of the 50th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show are putting their most optimistic foot forward for this year’s event.…more

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