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 2012: Show will go on amid weather watch

The marine industry has been built around defying the weather. That was the message Marine Industries Association of South Florida president Kristina Hebert gave as she addressed a crowd of about 130 people at an opening breakfast today at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “I know everybody’s talking about weather and it always kind…more

FLIBS 2012 VIDEO: Sea Ray debuts new models

Natural sunlight. Quieter outboards. Easy maintenance. Gathering areas. These are some of the ideas the design and engineering team at Sea Ray Boats wanted to implement in its new models — the 370 Venture and the 350 and 510 Sundancers — and even carry through to existing boats. Sea Ray and MarineMax co-sponsored an event…more

FLIBS 2012: Inside the show preparations

FORT LAUDERDALE – Crews are working around the clock to set up for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which opens Thursday and runs through Monday. It takes a month to build the show, but only a week to tear it down, according to Dane Graziano of Show Management, the company that operates the show.…more

Fort Lauderdale show has sizable impact on South Florida economy

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is big business for local companies. That’s according to an article in the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, which says that because the show has a $500 million economic impact in South Florida businesses have been busily prepping for the event, which attracts about 100,000 people annually. Among them are marine businesses…more

AT&T to deploy portable cell tower at Fort Lauderdale show

AT&T is making a $100,000 investment to try to improve cellular and Wi-Fi service at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The company is bringing in a Cell site on Wheels, or COW, and has set up a mobile tower across the street from Bahia Mar in anticipation of a high number of cellphone…more

Show Management wins award for boat-show app

Show Management, which manages and produces five major boat shows in Florida, including the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, announced that its mobile app, MyBoatShow, won a 2012 W3 Gold Award from the International Academy of the Visual Arts. Fewer than 10 percent of more than 3,000 entries were selected as gold-level winners. The W3…more

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The ‘villages’ of Lauderdale

The huge Oct. 25-29 show is streamlining itself into themed segments to ease access The term “theme park” might not spring to mind when reflecting on the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, but that’s a model producers are trying to emulate in their efforts to make the mammoth show more accessible: They’re creating “villages” themed…more

Fort Lauderdale show tries ‘theme park’ model

The term “theme park” might not spring to mind when thinking about the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, but that’s a model producers are trying to emulate in efforts to make the mammoth show more accessible: They’re creating “villages” themed around certain types of boats and lifestyles. In addition to grouping like products together, the…more

Fort Lauderdale show rolls out new features

Organizers of the 53rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show announced show enhancements. Themed areas, layout changes and entertainment are designed to wow attendees and exhibitors at the world’s largest boat show, organizers said in a statement. As the owners and operators of the show, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Show Management…more

Shows and Events

This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the International Superyacht Society and the Cabo Marine Show. The International Superyacht Society will again celebrate yacht design and industry leadership with the only superyacht industry awards program based purely on peer review and selection at its annual International Awards for Design and Leadership on…more

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