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.

Family and togetherness are themes that are emphasized when reaching out to the Hispanic market.

The untapped Hispanic market

More than 53 million people of Hispanic origin live in the United States today and Hispanics account for 55 percent of all U.S. population growth during the last decade. The Hispanic population is expected to reach 65 million by 2020, with the largest concentrations in California, Texas, Florida and Illinois — all states with a…more

Fort Lauderdale show reports attendance gains

Attendance at the 55th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which was greeted with five days of beautiful weather, was up 6 percent from last year and was the highest since 2006.

Final bites from the Fort Lauderdale boat show

This compilation of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show news includes reports on Outer Reef Yachts, Sanlorenzo, the International Superyacht Society, Garmin, Imtra, Pettit Marine Paint and Cobham Satcom.

Sea Ray president Tim Schiek

FLIBS 2014: Builders roll out new boats in style

FORT LAUDERDALE — Among the highlights at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year were the introductions of boats from three big industry names — Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and S2 Yachts (Tiara/Pursuit).

The 15-foot Sportjet 460 is designed to be a standalone boat and a high-end yacht tender.

FLIBS 2014: British builder debuts 15-foot jet tender

FORT LAUDERDALE — British builder Williams Performance Tenders is making its first foray into the worldwide standalone boat market with the introduction of the new Sportjet 460, a 15-foot jet tender powered by the Austrian-made Rotax 4-TEC 150 jet propulsion engine.

FLIBS 2014: Hispanic marketer urges industry to take notice

FORT LAUDERDALE — Hispanics make up more than 17 percent of the U.S. population and account for more than 53 million people, but despite the enormous potential within these exploding demographics, the marine industry is missing the boat.

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