Fort Lauderdale, Florida
30 Oct - 3 Nov 2019
Now entering its 60th edition, the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (FLIBS) has cemented itself as one of the highlights of the international yachting calendar.
For five action-packed days, around 1,200 boats will be on display across seven different show locations in Florida, transforming the city of Fort Lauderdale into a hive of on-the-water activity. There will be a dazzling fleet of superyachts among the line-up, including some of the year's most exciting new launches.
As ever, FLIBS is expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors from around the globe, ranging from boating enthusiasts to industry professionals.
In-between perusing the superyachts on display, show-goers can expect to find around 1,000 exhibitors lined up along the boardwalks, including esteemed shipyards and prestigious brokerage firms. They will be presenting their latest concepts, as well as supplying useful information for prospective clients and interested onlookers.
As well as excitement on the water, there will be a range of auxiliary events on land. Among them will be informative seminars on a selection of topics and talks given by key players in the boating industry.
Enlivening proceedings, there will be plenty of festivities including glamorous parties and social mixers. After its successful debut last year, FLIBS’ yacht chef competition will be back for its second edition, seeing a new selection of yacht chefs battle it out for a prestigious Wine Enthusiast award. Onlookers can sample mouthwatering cuisine and sip cocktails while watching the action unfold.
Connected by a land and water transportation service, the seven show locations include the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center, Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, Pier 66 Marina and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
For more details on the charter yachts on display at FLIBS 2018, speak to your preferred charter broker.