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.
The recession took its largest toll on 20- to 50-foot boats and the industry’s bounce-back is evidenced by the large rebound in that size range, with several boats making their debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which opens Thursday.
The 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show starts Thursday, drawing a larger and more international mix of exhibitors than ever — and it will feature the largest boat that has ever been displayed at the five-day event.
Zodiac Nautic North America, a subsidiary of RIB and inflatable manufacturer Zodiac Nautic, is planning to introduce a new owner to the industry at the Nov. 5-9 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.