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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) 2022

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

26 - 30 Oct 2022

By Katie Scott

The 'yachting capital of the world' comes to life once again as the prestigious Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opens its doors for the 63rd edition.

Scheduled to showcase more than $4 billion worth of yachts and nautical merchandise, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, or FLIBS for short, prepares to open once again at the end of October as an ideal opportunity to view and buy some of the latest innovative products in yachting.

Now on its 63rd edition, the esteemed show is no longer just about viewing yachts, but bringing a community together and engaging in a high-flying social scene throughout the five-day event. 

What to expect at FLIBS 2022

Glimpse of some exhibitors at FLIBS, yachts moored on either side of floating dock with hundreds of visitors walking in between.

Spread over seven locations around Fort Lauderdale, a seamless transport network escorts visitors through all of the available exhibits which display an extensive selection of yachts including flybridges, sailing boats, superyachts, tenders, water toys and naturally luxury charter yachts.

Annually attracting around 100,000 visitors Fort Lauderdale is the biggest on-water boat show in the world and it certainly delivers to that caliber.

With over six miles of floating docks and around 1,200 exhibitors due to attend, there's plenty to see and do throughout the event plus ongoing entertainment around the seven locations such as live music, cocktail parties and live demonstrations.


VIP lifestyle

Landscape view of female charter guest onboard yacht at FLIBS, other yachts moored in background.

Being a VIP at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show certainly has its perks, especially with the Windward VIP Experience in tow.

Including access to an exclusive lounge with an open bar serving perfectly chilled champagne, the Windward VIP has been an immensely popular attraction since its inception and continues to grow each year thanks to its enticing list of benefits.

Enjoying unrivaled views of the show, VIPs have an ideal place to finalize deals and make new connections before heading towards the yachts for an afternoon of cocktails in the sun. 

For visitors wanting to see nothing but the best in show class of yachts, the Superyacht Village at Pier 66 is the place to be with some of the most impressive, and biggest, yachts on display at the show.

Chartering Florida and FLIBS

Overview of Fort Lauderdale coastline, towering hotels overlook busy road, sandy beach and sea to starboard.

By far one of the most popular destinations to charter in the US, Florida not only provides an abundance of 24-hour entertainment and sightseeing, but a buzzing social scene and perfect weather for making the most of the summer sun.

Hiring a Florida yacht charter is ideal for families and corporate gatherings alike due to the close proximity to the Bahamas and of course the inclusion of other popular American destinations like Miami and Key West.

To find out more about how you can incorporate a visit to FLIBS with your next Florida yacht charter, contact your preferred yacht charter broker for more details.

Related yachts

The following 157 luxury yachts will be on show at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) 2022, including several charter yachts, please contact your preferred yacht charter broker if you would like them to visit the yacht.

* This is the number of guests for Quayside events and hospitality - not for sleeping overnight.

Zones are subject to change, check with your Charter Broker for the latest information.

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