FORT LAUDERDALE — Industry veteran Rob Parmentier was introduced as president and CEO of the Larson Boat Group on Thursday, promising to breathe new life into the 100-year-old builder. “It’s good to be back in the industry,” Parmentier, former president of the Sea Ray Boat Group at Brunswick Corp., said at a press event at…more
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.
This is the biggest Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in the event’s 54-year history, Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, chairman and CEO of Show Management, said Thursday morning at the opening media breakfast.
FORT LAUDERDALE — German engineering. That’s what Bavaria Yachts CEO Constantin von Buelow thinks will draw Americans to his company’s motoryachts. Bavaria, Europe’s No. 2 boatbuilder, is bringing its yachts into the United States for the first time, where they’re debuting at the Fort Lauderdale show. The German company is entering the market with its…more
Joysticks at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show will be all around the show grounds.
FORT LAUDERDALE — The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show doesn’t open until Thursday, but a number of companies that want to get an early start are holding events today. “It’s a trend we started seeing seven or eight years ago,” said Steve Sheer, marketing director for Show Management, which produces FLIBS. “Companies make a major…more
A population surge has begun in Fort Lauderdale as organizers, exhibitors and visitors head to South Florida Oct. 31-Nov. 4 for the 54th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
The Marine Marketers of America and Boating Writers International are teaming up for a luncheon and discussion at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on using reality TV shows as an advertising and marketing vehicle. Julie Perry, who has delivered presentations on using YouTube as a marketing platform, will demonstrate how low-budget reality TV shows…more
One of the most successful contemporary sailors will be walking the docks this week at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, but he’ll be there to showcase his powerboats as a well-respected boatbuilder. Mark Richards’ traditional-looking, Down East-style yachts — the Palm Beach 55 Flybridge and the new Palm Beach 45 — will be display…more
The joystick has dominated the new-product/technology news in the propulsion world, especially in the last two years. Expect its presence to continue to rule at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Engine companies and manufacturers of helm controls and transmissions have pumped out product steadily since Volvo Penta introduced its IPS pod drive system with…more
For many boat companies, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show plays a vital role in generating business through the introduction of new products. Case in point: Regulator Marine of Edenton, N.C. Earlier this month, I spent a couple of hours at Regulator’s largest dealership, Oyster Harbors Marine in Osterville, Mass. I was there to test…more