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.

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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VIDEO: Regulator 25 on display in Fort Lauderdale

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

International Superyacht Society breakfast set for Lauderdale

The International Superyacht Society will focus on engaging first-time superyacht clients in today’s economy during its annual breakfast presentation on Oct. 30 in Fort Lauderdale. The presentation is part of the annual ISS membership meeting and will be moderated by Diane Byrne of MegayachtNews.com. Panelists include industry and non-industry executives, who will discuss finance, promotion…more

U.S. Superyacht Association sets annual meeting

The U.S. Superyacht Association will have its annual meeting Nov. 1 at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale. The meeting will feature a discussion of the work the association has done during the previous year and will introduce the 2013-14 board of directors. USSA founder and CEO Peggy Nordeen will deliver a keynote…more

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