Home X

Live photos: final preparations for FLIBS 2018

By Rebecca Bradbury   30 October 2018

All hands are on deck as crew members prepare their superyachts for the 2018 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (FLIBS), and YachtCharterFleet is on the ground in Florida to give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the action.

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.

Live photos: final preparations for FLIBS 2018 photo 1
Live photos: final preparations for FLIBS 2018 photo 2Live photos: final preparations for FLIBS 2018 photo 3

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. 

Live photos: final preparations for FLIBS 2018 photo 4
Live photos: final preparations for FLIBS 2018 photo 5
Live photos: final preparations for FLIBS 2018 photo 6
Live photos: final preparations for FLIBS 2018 photo 8

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. 

Live photos: final preparations for FLIBS 2018 photo 7

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. 

To find out more about any charter yachts attending FLIBS, get in touch with your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, view all superyachts attending the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Live photos: final preparations for FLIBS 2018 photo 9
Live photos: final preparations for FLIBS 2018 photo 10
Live photos: final preparations for FLIBS 2018 photo 11
 
Shortlist

Yachts in your shortlist