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.

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FLIBS 2013: SeaVee debuts twin-stepped hulls in Z Series

FORT LAUDERDALE — SeaVee Boats announced a trio of center consoles Thursday with twin-stepped hulls — its Z Series — for better efficiency and overall performance. The 390 Z is on display at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The 320 and 340 will be introduced at the Miami International Boat Show in February.…more

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FLIBS 2013: Irwin Jacobs introduces new Larson chief

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

FLIBS 2013: Bavaria makes U.S. debut

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

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FLIBS 2013: Exhibitors host preshow events

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

Reality TV marketing event Thursday in Fort Lauderdale

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

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VIDEO: Familiar face at the helm of Palm Beach Motor Yachts

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

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VIDEO: Joystick technology will abound in Lauderdale

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

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