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 tries ‘theme park’ model

The term “theme park” might not spring to mind when thinking about the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, but that’s a model producers are trying to emulate in efforts to make the mammoth show more accessible: They’re creating “villages” themed around certain types of boats and lifestyles. In addition to grouping like products together, the…more

Fort Lauderdale show rolls out new features

Organizers of the 53rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show announced show enhancements. Themed areas, layout changes and entertainment are designed to wow attendees and exhibitors at the world’s largest boat show, organizers said in a statement. As the owners and operators of the show, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Show Management…more

Shows and Events

This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the International Superyacht Society and the Cabo Marine Show. The International Superyacht Society will again celebrate yacht design and industry leadership with the only superyacht industry awards program based purely on peer review and selection at its annual International Awards for Design and Leadership on…more


Sun shines on the Palm Beach show

Organizers report healthy increases in attendance, boats displayed and exhibitor revenue Signs of better times for the industry continued this spring with a successful Palm Beach International Boat Show. Ticket sales at the March 22-25 show increased 6 percent from last year, according to Show Management, organizers of the event. Exhibitor revenue rose 5 percent.…more

Shows and Events

Show Management is gearing up for its first two big shows of 2012 — The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach and the Palm Beach International Boat Show. {loadposition postiion10} The Yacht & Brokerage Show returns to Collins Avenue Feb. 16-20, presenting yachts and superyachts from numerous international production and custom boat builders. The…more


Fort Lauderdale: On the docks with Jim Flannery

French boatbuilder Beneteau, continuing its bid for a share of the U.S. powerboat market, debuted four Italian-styled express cruisers: the Flyer Gran Turismo 34, 38, 44 and 49 (also available with a flybridge). The builder introduced its Swift Trawler 42 to this country in 2005 and added a 52 in 2009, a 34 in 2010…more


Fort Lauderdale: On the docks with Rich Armstrong

Ferruccio Rossi, North American country manager for the Ferretti Group — which comprises Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and the Custom Line — said the group as a whole is developing 42 models that will debut between the end of this year and the end of 2013. He noted that sales…more


Fort Lauderdale: A wet but winning show

Despite ‘monsoon’-like downpours, people came out and boats were sold Mother Nature may not have smiled down on the 52nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, but despite the rain many exhibitors reported sales and solid leads coming out of the five-day event. Marquis Yachts says it sold 14 new yachts, with additional deals pending,…more


Fort Lauderdale: On the docks with Chris Landry

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

Officials: Grand prix won’t affect Fort Lauderdale show

Fort Lauderdale city officials are promising organizers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show that the proposed Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix 2013 will not hurt the show in any way. Promoters of the race held an open house last week, showing their plans to the community and inviting feedback, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported.…more

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