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 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FORT LAUDERDALE – Believing that boat shows are the only way to reach a mass of potential customers might be outdated in the age of the Internet and social media.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


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

Historic yacht to be auctioned at Fort Lauderdale show

Tucked among acres of fiberglass yachts, the 63-foot, wood-hulled motoryacht Elegante will be at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this week, not for sale, but for auction Saturday at B-dock at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center. The historic one-off yacht, built in 1964 at Whiticar Boat Works in Stuart, Fla., was commissioned by John…more


Not just a boat show, Fort Lauderdale

Why the industry will be out in force this fall for the $3 billion extravaganza The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is more than just a boat show. With more than 3 million square feet of exhibit space and $3 billion worth of boats, engines, accessories and more, it’s the industry’s premier fall event. “The…more

Lauderdale show announces emissions pledge

Show Management, producer of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, said it will offset 100 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions from its electricity and fuel use at the 2010 boat show. These carbon offsets will prevent more than 264 tons of global carbon dioxide pollution. A carbon offset is a financial instrument aimed at…more

PR firm named for four Florida boat shows

Pierson Grant Public Relations was named the agency of record for Show Management, the company that produces and manages the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, the Palm Beach International Boat Show and the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show. The agency will be responsible for consumer and…more

International Superyacht Society sets Lauderdale schedule

The International Superyacht Society announced dates for activities to be held during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The annual membership meeting and breakfast is set for 8 a.m. Oct. 27 with a presentation titled, “Antarctica & Patagonia: The Ultimate Destinations for Superyachts.” The 20th anniversary ISS awards for design and leadership will be presented…more

MIAF elects new officers

The Marine Industries Association of Florida announced its new officers for 2010: President: John Yudin, Guy, Yudin & Foster, LLC 1st vice president: Frank Donohue, Dream Harbors 2nd vice president: Paula Fulton, BMC Boats, Inc. Treasurer: Brett Hinely, Blue Water Bay Marina Secretary: Hans Wilson, Hans Wilson & Associates, Inc. Immediate past president: Michael Kiefer,…more

Future of South Florida’s marine industry discussed

In these lean times, no city wants to lose its businesses, so Wednesday the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and the city of Fort Lauderdale co-hosted a workshop to talk about creating a better climate for marine businesses. The city is committed to economic development, creating jobs and preserving its marine industry, said Fort…more


An aura of rebirth at Lauderdale

Some believe the seeds of recovery took root at the bellwether boat show A new day seems to have dawned. Exhibitors at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show celebrated not only the show’s 50th edition, but also a ray of real hope and a reprieve from the unremitting bad news of the last two years.…more

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