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 2016: Builders debut wide range of new boats

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opened Thursday with the introduction of dozens of new boats (everything from center consoles to motoryachts to jetboats), a testament to the marine industry’s vitality and continued developments in technology and boat design.

FLIBS 2016 VIDEO: NMMA president urges minority outreach

FORT LAUDERDALE — The demographic projections tell the story, National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich said at a meeting Thursday of the Marine Marketers of America to talk about reaching out to new markets.

FLIBS 2016: MarineMax CEO says to tackle problems directly

FORT LAUDERDALE — A word to the wise: Run at customers’ problems, not away from them, and don’t try to shift blame, said Bill McGill, CEO and president of MarineMax, the largest U.S. recreational boat and yacht retailer, Thursday morning at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show media breakfast at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.

FLIBS 2016: Miami show details 2017 transportation plans

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Progressive Miami International Boat Show faced “some challenges” in 2016 at its new venue at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin on Virginia Key, but “we’ve learned a lot,” National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich said.

FLIBS 2016: Sunseeker International reports sales growth

FORT LAUDERDALE — Sunseeker International, the UK’s largest boatbuilder, has turned the corner and is showing a 44 percent increase in orders for its yachts this year and saw sales double in the United States last year, CEO Phil Popham says.

FLIBS 2016: Active Interest Media holds editors forum

FORT LAUDERDALE — Active Interest Media’s Marine Group on Wednesday hosted a meet-the-editors day, giving companies a chance to talk about their latest products, marketing initiatives and the overall business climate in the marine industry.

FLIBS 2016: Guy Harvey honored by Broward County

FORT LAUDERDALE — Marine artist Guy Harvey exhibited at his first Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 30 years ago and has exhibited at every one since while becoming not only a successful sportfish artist and entrepreneur, but also a philanthropist, conservationist and educator.

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