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.

Fort Lauderdale show debuts travel contest

Organizers of the 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show have announced a call for entries for the show’s first travel contest, “Bring a Friend to FLIBS,” in partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Boat Show Hotels, the show’s official travel partner.

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show spreads across six locations, but the Bahia Mar is the main venue.

Developer drops Bahia Mar upgrade

The development company that holds the lease on the Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center — the main venue of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show — has withdrawn its application to redevelop the property, with partner Jimmy Tate saying that after recent events the project “is no longer economically viable for us.”

Developer withdraws plan to redevelop Fort Lauderdale show site

FORT LAUDERDALE — The development company that holds the lease on the Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center — the main venue of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show — withdrew its application to redevelop the property, with partner Jimmy Tate saying that after recent events the project “is no longer economically viable for us.”

The face dock at the Bahia Mar and the convention center lobby were crowded with boats and people.

A ‘fantastic’ FLIBS

The mood was buoyant, the days were sunny (if a bit too warm), and sales were hot — blisteringly so — at the 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

In terms of exhibit space, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was the largest in the event’s history this year.

Exhibitors report high demand in Fort Lauderdale

The 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show wrapped up Nov. 9 and organizers say all signs point to another successful year for what some refer to as a “Super Bowl” of boating events.

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