After feedback from the inaugural gathering of multihulled vessels at Pier 66 during last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Catamaran Cove returns this year with a wide variety of catamarans from many of the industry’s leading builders.
Included among about 20 catamarans set to be on display at the Nov. 3-7 57th edition of the largest in-water boat show in the world are Lagoon, Gunboat, Horizon, Leopard and Hudson, among others, both sail and power, ranging from 35 to 75 feet.
“Our goal with Catamaran Cove is to develop it into the largest catamaran show in the world, taking place each year during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,” Show Management vice president of marketing Brett Keating said in a statement.
Show Management, which has produced FLIBS since 1976, and Trade Only Today are part of Active Interest Media.
The Pier 66 Marina is well equipped to accommodate Catamaran Cove. It offers the convenience of multiple restaurants, including Grill 66 & Bar and Pelican Landing; a Water Taxi pick-up and drop-off dock; valet parking at the Hyatt Pier 66 hotel; and nearby self-parking across the street at the Sails Marina.
Set to take place in the "Yachting Capital of the World," FLIBS covers seven locations. Nearly 1,500 boats will be displayed across more than 3 million square feet of exhibit space.
Drawing more than 1,000 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, the show features an amazing array of boats, marine products and accessories, from astonishing super-yachts, fishing boats, runabouts and boats for every budget, to fishing gear, marine art, jewelry and more, all valued at more than $4 billion.