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The Highlights From FLIBS2017 So Far

By Oliver Pearson   2 November 2017

With bright skies and a score of outstanding superyachts on display, the opening day of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017 (FLIBS2017) caused quite the sensation in Florida.

Keen to get straight to the heart of the action, the team at YachtCharterFleet headed out to the opening of this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show yesterday morning.

Stepping on board one of the largest motor yachts attending the show, the team walked the 73m/238ft motor yacht CLOUDBREAK and got to take a look at her Bell429 helicopter sat on her fully-certified helideck- a rare feature to find on a charter yacht.

Sat immediately ahead of the 64m/208ft expedition yacht SURI, the award-winning superyacht was kept in very good company, and both superyachts drew admiring glances from onlookers.

Another superyacht currently attracting plenty of attention in Florida is the privately owned 66m/217ft motor yacht VANISH from Dutch icons Feadship. Berthed close to the other privately owned 50m/163ft luxury yacht HOME, there’s no question that the show is very much a sight to behold.

A further highlight was the International Superyacht Society (ISS) Awards hosted in the evening. With charter yachts storming to victory in two of the most prestigious categories, the 86m/281ft motor yacht AQUILA won the award for best refit, whilst the 49m/160ft motor yacht CHASSEUR won the title of ‘Best Design’ in the category for yachts between 40-65m.

With both CHASSEUR and her sister ship, the 50m/164ft luxury yacht ‘Silver Lining’, on display at FLIBS, guests will be able to take a look at the newly crowned champion until Sunday.

With some of the world’s finest superyachts going on display, and a number of awards being handed out, FLIBS 2017 has gotten off to a blinding start

Sure to keep up the momentum of the opening day, a range of demonstrations are scheduled to take place across the various show spaces across the following days, allowing visitors to get an insight into the very best parts of the superyacht lifestyle.

There is also a series of seminars set to take place, all aiming to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the superyacht and charter industries.

To keep up to the minute with all of the action taking place at FLIBS2017, be sure to keep an eye on our livestream of the best Instagram posts from the event.

In order to find out more information regarding any of the charter yachts attending FLIBS2017, feel free to get in touch with your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, take a look at all of the superyachts on display at FLIBS2017.


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