The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show kicks off today with hopes for a return to the success of 2019, which generated $1.3 billion in economic output for Florida, according to the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and show organizer Informa.
A significant number of boats will make North American and global debuts at the show, including the Absolute 64 Fly and 48 Coupe, Azimut Verve 42, Beneteau Grand Trawler 62, Burger 50 Cruiser, Cruisers 34 GLS, Jaguar 36 Offshore Fish, Nordhavn 80, Riviera 645 SUV and Viking 64 Convertible.
Ferretti Group will premiere models from Ferretti, Riva and Pershing, and Ocean Alexander will debut three vessels. Also, Princess, Horizon and Sunseeker will make world premieres.
Organizers said more than 80 percent of the show is in open-air spaces.
Trade Only Today will provide reports from FLIBS, which runs through Oct. 31