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.

FLIBS 2011: FLIR, Raymarine display products

FORT LAUDERDALE — About 150 dealers and distributors, product representatives and members of the media took a firsthand look Wednesday night at the latest electronics and thermal night vision cameras from FLIR Systems and Raymarine during a cruise aboard a 131-foot tour boat. “This is an event that we use, first of all, to say…more


FLIBS 2011: Opening day coverage

FORT LAUDERDALE — The 52nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opened this morning to sunny skies and a bright outlook for the future of the marine industry. Exhibitors at this year’s show are up 10 percent from 2010, said Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, chairman and chief executive of Active Interest Media, the parent company…more

FLIBS 2011: Show sees increase in exhibitors

FORT LAUDERDALE — Signs are looking good for a successful Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III said this morning at the show’s opening-day breakfast. Exhibitor numbers were up 10 percent as of Wednesday, said Zimbalist, chairman and CEO of Active Interest Media, the parent company of Show Management, which produces FLIBS for…more

FLIBS 2011: AIM Marine Group gathers at show

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opens today, and it marks the first time Active Interest Media’s entire Marine Group will assemble in one place. “We’re happy to have the entire Marine Group here and look forward to a great show,” AIM Marine group publisher Gary DeSanctis said. The staffs of the…more


FLIBS 2011: Ferretti bullish on industry future

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Ferretti Group opened its Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Wednesday evening with a press event that touted the company’s recent sales successes and push into new markets before ending with a surprise grand finale. Looking back at the last 12 months, several company leaders spoke about significantly reinforcing Ferretti’s commitment to…more

Dockwise makes grand entrance in Fort Lauderdale

The 686-foot Yacht Express draws attention. But when the flagship of Dockwise Yacht Transport’s fleet pulled into Fort Lauderdale Monday with a record-breaking cargo of yachts valued collectively at more than $270 million, it was a sight to see. Dockwise transported 19 luxury yachts to the port, and some of them are scheduled for display…more

Panel discussion added to Fort Lauderdale show

Two associations representing the marine industry’s writers and marketers are joining forces to co-produce a seminar on the opening day of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The Marine Marketers of America and Boating Writers International will meet at noon Thursday in the Grandview room of the Bahia Mar Resort for the presentation of MMA’s…more

Australian groups step up Lauderdale show presence

Members of the marine industry in Australia will be prominent at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Australia’s leading internationally focused industry organizations, Australian Marine Export Group and Superyacht Australia, joined forces to showcase Australian products and promote Australia as an idyllic cruising destination. Australia-based Aqualuma, a manufacturer of marine lights and the current…more


Big show is even bigger

The $3 billion Fort Lauderdale production adds TrawlerPort and an enhanced superyacht pavilion For more than half a century, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has been a mainstay on the fall show circuit, but the world’s largest in-water show isn’t resting on its laurels. It’s continuing to grow and change with the times. From…more

Fort Lauderdale show rolls out new app

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show organizers announced the debut of MyBoatShow, the new smart phone app that will officially launch at this year’s show. The free app, available on iPhone and Android platforms, is designed to help people navigate the show’s docks, land areas and tents. Attendees will be able to access show maps and…more

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