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 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

Honored yacht to make Fort Lauderdale show debut

As part of the 50th anniversary of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Feadship’s 214-foot Trident was crowned Queen of the Show and will make her international show debut at the Oct. 29-Nov. 2 event. Feadship’s Trident is the result of the union between two of the most respected “royal bloodlines” in the industry. The…more

Fort Lauderdale boat show sponsors announced

Show Management, producers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, announced the official sponsors for this year’s golden anniversary edition of the show. The show will be held Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 at six locations around Fort Lauderdale. The sponsors are: Intellian Technologies, presenting sponsor and information booths/show bus system. Yachts International, official show…more

MIASF hands out annual awards

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida presented Kristina Hebert with its 2009 Golden Anchor Award during its annual meeting and awards reception last weekend. The award recognizes an individual for lifetime achievement and extraordinary accomplishment benefiting the marine industry. Hebert is vice president of her family’s business, Ward’s Marine Electric, and past president of…more

Organizers seek seminar proposals for Fort Lauderdale show

Educational seminar proposals are being sought for the crew seminars and captain’s briefing at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which takes place Oct. 29 through Nov. 2. The seminars are designed to provide insights and information about topics relevant to superyacht captains and crew that will help them in their personal and professional…more

MIASF names new officers

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida elected its officers and directors for the 2009-2010 term. The officers are John Stephens, Lewis Marine Supply, president; Mark Hanke, Merritt’s Boat & Engine Works, vice president and Jim Renfrow, Fairline Florida, secretary/treasurer. Past president is J.J. McConnell, Gilman Yachts of Fort Lauderdale. The directors of the board…more

MIASF raises money for scholarships, programs

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida raised more than $7,000 from its 13th annual Plywood Regatta, held April 25-26 at the Dania Beach City Marina. Money raised goes toward the Plywood Regatta Scholarship Fund and marine industry education programs in South Florida. Nearly 300 students on 36 teams of middle school, high school and…more

Gillen expands for megayachts

Gillen Diesel & Marine Services of Dania, Fla., has expanded into a second facility at the Lauderdale Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale to better service the megayacht market. The company says the new location will allow it to haul boats up to 300 tons. “We had been looking for another facility that would allow us…more

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