The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show kicks off Wednesday and runs through Sunday. It is expected to draw about 110,000 attendees to view 1,500 boats displayed by more than 1,200 exhibitors from 52 countries.
Majesty Yachts U.S.A., the U.S. and Bahamas dealer for the Dubai megayacht builder, will exhibit for the first time with the Majesty 140 and 100. Hargrave Custom Yachts, from Turkey, another newcomer, will premiere the 186-foot motoryacht Baba’s, the largest yacht in the company’s history, according to Informa, which produces FLIBS. The show is owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida.
Lürssen will debut the 311-foot Madsummer, the builder’s largest yacht to date and the queen of the show.
The Marquis Lexus 650 officially debuts at the show, a 65-footer that’s a collaboration between Marquis and automaker Lexus.
An opening ceremony and ribbon cutting will unveil the Superyacht Village on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. It will highlight the show’s partnership with the Bahamas and its initiatives to aid the relief effort after Hurricane Dorian.
Trade Only Today today will report daily from the show, with stories in the daily e-newsletter and on the Soundings Trade Only Facebook page.