The largest on-water boat show in the world, FLIBS 2018 will showcase more than 1,500 boats, including a stand-out selection of superyachts, for five days from 31 October.
All vessels in attendance are now berthed in one of the seven show locations across Fort Lauderdale, and superyacht crews can be spotted on board polishing the exterior paintwork, washing windows and buffing handrails.
Such work is essential in order to provide the very best impression to visitors arriving at the show tomorrow, since many show-attendees will have the opportunity to step on board to tour the yacht and meet the captain and crew.
As you can see from the photos, the attending fleet is looking spotless lined up in port, sparkling in the gorgeous Florida sunshine. Thanks to the hard work put in by crew members, they will continue to look their best over the duration over the show.
Turning heads with a helicopter perched on the aft section of the sundeck is the 59m/193ft superyacht MINDERLLA from Feadship. With her navy blue hull and contrasting crisp white superstructure, she will no doubt continue attracting attention when visitors arrive tomorrow.
Another notable yacht getting ready to welcome attendees is Lurssen’s 85m/279ft superyacht ARETI. Although the largest yacht at this year’s FLIBS, she doesn’t stand out for her sheer size alone. She boasts a whole host of remarkable features, including spa facilities designed for professional athletes.
Excitement is also building surrounding the attendance of the brand new 75m/244ft superyacht ELANDESS from Abeking & Rasmussen which, after wowing at September’s Monaco Yacht Show, is set to be one of the most talked-about yachts in Florida.
Other yachts caught on camera in the final hours leading up to the show’s launch include the 33m/108ft charter yacht BEACHFRONT from Hargrave, Benetti’s 37m/120ft charter yacht ‘Catching Moments and the 37m/122ft Technomar charter yacht JEDI, with her gleaming bronze hull.
FLIBS 2018 kicks off at midday tomorrow, and promises another spectacular five days of touring boats, attending seminars and mingling with fellow attendees with a shared passion for life on the water.