FORT LAUDERDALE — The prognosis for this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was good — in fact, very good — at the media breakfast today aboard the superyacht Florida Princess just before the show opened.
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 — With a steady influx of new boats from 11 to 100 feet from such brands as Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Azimut and Scout, MarineMax executives painted a bright financial picture for the industry during a press event Wednesday on the eve of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
FORT LAUDERDALE — The Offshore Fishing League, launched Wednesday on the eve of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, wants to bring the excitement, passionate fan base and profits of the National Football League to big-game tournament fishing.
FORT LAUDERDALE — The superyacht industry is very focused on attracting the next generation of buyers, but it is not paying enough attention to cultivating the next generation of craftsmen, engineers, marketers and crew to build, maintain, sell and operate the growing fleet of yachts larger than 80 feet.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Simrad will use the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to aggressively promote its new ForwardScan forward-looking echosounder technology.
The International Superyacht Society presented its 2014 design and leadership awards at the ISS Awards Gala on Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is now spread across seven locations, but the massive show still gets built in about two weeks—akin to building “a small city for a week.”
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show doesn’t start until Thursday, but there’s already plenty of buzz around #FLIBS2014 on social media.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opens Thursday with seven venues, including a return of the newly renovated Pier 66, which will allow the display of superyachts as large as 200 feet and and expanded sea trial opportunities.
The results of a new study examining the economic impact of the marine industry in southeast Florida are expected to show that numbers are trending up.