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
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.
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
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
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
Sunreef Yachts announced the U.S. debut of its 60 Power at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. It is hull No. 3 of this model. The company said the catamaran, named Forever, will be available for viewing and sea trials Nov. 9-10 in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Organizers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show announced several transportation and parking arrangements to make attending this year’s show more convenient. In addition to transportation and parking enhancements, Las Olas Bridge construction will be halted from Oct. 28 through Nov. 6, with all four traffic lanes open during the Oct. 31-Nov. 4 show. Newly…more
The latest new models from Australia’s Riviera and Belize will make their American debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which runs Oct. 31-Nov. 4. The show will mark the official U.S. release of Riviera’s new 565 SUV, the second model in the new SUV range, with sleeping capacity for six to seven adults…more
Organizers expect the strongest Lauderdale show since 2007, with lots of new attractions The 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is on a mission to outperform itself. The Oct. 31-Nov. 4 event continues to add to offerings spread over six locations with more than 3 million square feet of space. One of this year’s new…more
$40M yacht will function as The Club at SeaFair, a showroom of art and elegance for the VIP set One new venue at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is a “village” unto itself: the 228-foot megayacht SeaFair. Launched in 2007, the $40 million yacht was built as a traveling showroom of fine art, jewelry…more
The prospect of using reality television such as Bravo’s “Below Deck” as an advertising and marketing vehicle for marine businesses and as a platform to grow boating will be explored on Oct. 31 from noon to 2 p.m. during the opening day of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. A takeoff on the British television…more