Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


By Editorial Team

The 'Yachting Capital of the World', Fort Lauderdale plays host to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) every year in October/November.

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show presents thousands of industry exhibits alongside more than 1,200 boats, including sport-fishers, centre consoles, cabin cruisers, tenders,  bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, extraordinary superyachts for sale and of course luxury yacht charters.

Hugely popular amongst the Captains of the industry as well as yacht buyers and prospective charter guests, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show frequently attracts over 100,000 attendees to Florida every year. 

Multiple locations, one phenomenal show

Aerial view of Fort Lauderdale during  FLIBS, hundreds of yachts berthed with sea in distance

Extending over three million square feet, the five-day exhibit is the largest in-water boat show in the world and has a fantastic transportation system of water taxis, bus shuttles, and riverboats to give guests easy access to the seven-show locations.

Show locations include;

  • Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center
  • Hall of Fame Marina 
  • Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
  • Las Olas Municipal Marina
  • Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Marina
  • Sails Marina
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center.

A large variety of charter yachts are also displayed, ranging from compact sportfishers to spectacular superyachts

Moving with the times

Overview of Fort Lauderdale, elevated view of causeway surrounded by towering hotels and cosmopolitan backdrop.

In 2017, show organizers extended their contract with the exhibit's host - the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center - for another 50 years, guaranteeing the longevity of this top industry event. 

Further cementing the long-standing success of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the diamond anniversary edition in 2019 saw the inaugural appearance of the now-iconic Superyacht Village.

Featuring nothing but the biggest and most impressive yachts on the market, the Superyacht Village near Pier 66 is an attraction in its own right and continually draws VIP crowds every year.

If you are interested in taking part in the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat show, or if you would like to find out more about the yachts in attendance, then please speak with your prefered yacht charter broker

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