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.
Luxury expert Christopher P. Ramey will tell dealers how to market to rich folks.
Sponsor will receive naming rights in Fort Lauderdale, Miami Yacht Show, and Palm Beach, as well as Suncoast and St. Pete.
The new space offers deeper-water berths and more exhibit space on land than last year’s location.
Events include FLIBS, Miami Yacht Show and Palm Beach International Boat Show.
The VT X 32 Pleasure could be the first performance boat built in Dubai.
Prospective buyers can charter the PC65 for a week for 1 percent of the boat’s selling price.
The Delta Air Lines subsidiary is the presenting sponsor of the boat show’s Windward VIP Club.
Informa Exhibitions, which operates the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, has named Lana F. Bernstein vice president of marketing for the company’s boat shows in the United States. The company also operates the Miami Yacht Show, the Palm Beach International Boat Show, the St. Petersburg Boat Show and the Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, Fla.
For 2018, producers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show say they have improved parking and will provide “an expedient transportation network to make reaching the show easy from any direction.”
The world’s largest in-water boat show also will have new organic-food providers.
Informa Exhibitions, producer of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and Miami Yacht Show, is expanding its presence in the United States with the opening of a 7,700-square-foot office in Fort Lauderdale.
Catering group Proof of the Pudding has partnered with Informa U.S. Boat Shows for five events in Florida, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the St. Petersburg Boat Show, the Miami Yacht Show, the Palm Beach International Boat Show and the Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota.
Lauderdale Marine Center has received Production Authority under its existing Foreign Trade Zone. Provided by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection, the designation is the first of its kind in the recreational marine industry and it allows work to be performed on international vessels while they are in the FTZ.
NBC Sports Group will cover the 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this December on NBCSN, the first in a three-year agreement.
An impromptu celebration broke out at the Viking Yachts display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Nov. 3 when the saloon doors of a Viking 92 Convertible flew open and it was announced that the boat had been sold.