Save the Date: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The 61st annual outdoor event is slated for Oct. 28 to Nov. 1
One of the region’s major annual economic drivers, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), will anchor for a five-day run this fall—with enhanced safety protocols in place. The 61st annual edition, scheduled to run from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1, will feature more than 1,300 boats on display and some 900 exhibitors—with more marine industry debuts of boats, yachts, superyachts, products and accessories than any boat show in the nation. Last year’s Boat Show had a statewide economic impact of approximately $1.3 billion, with more than $714 million in products sold.
FLIBS is increasing its six miles of floating docks to widths of up to 30 feet; there will be seven waterfront locations accessible by 16 show entrances. On the COVID front, FLIBS will follow all local and government safety and distancing regulations, as well as adhere to Informa Market’s enhanced AllSecure standards for events such as the boat show.
Among the highlights, expect the return of the Superyacht Village, located at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina’s “Pier South” property, adjacent to the southeast corner of the 17th Street Causeway Bridge. The 3.5-acre site, with a dedicated marina and on-land exhibition space, will host some of the world’s jaw-dropping superyachts, and luxury accessories that support the lifestyle.
The Windward VIP Club, on the main Boat Show dock at Bahia Mar (801 Seabreeze Blvd.), will sport outdoor terraces for shore and water views, along with a luxury premium open bar, gourmet food offerings and concierge for booking appointments with manufacturers and yacht brokers.
Ticketing starts at $35 for a one-day general admission pass (Oct. 29 to Nov. 1). Prime Time Preview tickets, good for early access, are $55 and good for Oct. 28. For additional ticket pricing and packages, including information about the Windward VIP Experience, click here.