The 63rd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The 63rd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is expected to draw record exhibitors and attendees when it takes place October 26-30 across seven locations including the Bahia Mar Yachting Center and Broward County Convention Center. The show, owned by Marine Industries Association of South Florida and produced by Informa Markets, attracted more than 100,000 attendees last year, and promoters expect similar attendance this year for the world’s largest in-water boat show. Attendees are encouraged to park at the Convention Center, which has 3,000 parking spaces. Shuttle bus and water taxi services will take attendees to the other show locations: Bahia Mar, Las Olas Marina, Hall of Fame Marina, SuperYacht Village at Pier 66 South, Pier 66 Marina, and Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina.
Some of the attractions organizers have planned for the ﬁve-day show include: Superyacht Village, featuring superyachts and exhibits; Windward VIP Club, an exclusive club with gourmet food and premium bar; Culinary experience, featuring 100 food concessions and satellite bars; The AquaZone by Nautical Ventures, freshwater pool with in-water demos; Marine and Electronics tent; educational seminars for adults, and a kids’ corner. A one-day general admission ticket is $39, a two-day general admission pass is $66, and the special Wednesday preview ticket is $60. The Windward VIP ticket is available for $300 and includes early entry. This year, FLIBS is offering military veterans and ﬁrst responders free admission on Sunday, October 30th, with a valid picture ID. Here’s a pre-show glance at some of the new models that will be on display at the docks and the Convention Center.
Here’s a pre-show glance at some of the most exciting new boats!