Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show kicked off the 60th edition of its annual show, this year celebrating a milestone in the area’s marine traditions, unveiling a new space to feature exhibits by renowned shipyards, yacht “toys” like helicopters (Airbus), personal submarines, and collectible automobiles led by Ferrari, Maserati, Overfinch bespoke Range Rovers, and exotic vehicles.
With the introduction of the new Superyacht Village, a must-see exhibition space and exclusive marina accommodating yachts up to 400 feet, FLIBS enhances an incredible dedication to empowering the nautical lifestyle of thousands of show-goers that come to the “Yachting Capital of the World” to enjoy the large display of some of the world’s most spectacular vessels, exhibits with the industry’s latest boats and yachts of all sizes, and a mixture of marine products and accessories.
During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, organizers of the boat show and city officials spoke about the show’s 60th-anniversary milestone, new activations, and the show’s partnership with the Bahamas and its multiple initiatives to aid in hurricane relief efforts in the Abacos and Grand Bahama.
“We have an incredible debut this year,” said Andrew Doole, President of Informa Markets U.S. Boat Show Division and organizer of FLIBS. “This show has more yacht debuts than any other show in America.”
Mayor Dean J. Trantalis welcomed the 60th International Boat Show which brings an astonishing economic output, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in marine commerce, showcases the city of Fort Lauderdale to a worldwide audience, and providing a tremendous economic boost to local businesses.
The FLIBS 2019 features a large display of some of the world’s most spectacular vessels, exhibits with the industry’s latest boats and yachts of all sizes, and a mixture of marine products and accessories.
The list of exhibitors this year presenting very high-quality products is exponentially large. Dubai’s only superyacht builder is entering the U.S. market for the first time with the debut of the Majesty 140 and Majesty 100 at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Majesty Yachts provides outstanding quality, craftsmanship, and personalization with the attractive benefit of timely delivery. Majesty’s yachts are distinguished by expansive deck areas and large indoor/outdoor flybridges; extendable balconies; fully equipped water sports garages; and beach clubs, where guests can be closer to the water.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show happens from October 30 to November 3. It is located steps from the beach in sunny Fort Lauderdale and will feature 1,200+ exhibitors featuring 1,500+ boats on display. The new Virgin Train system makes the connection easier between the cities of Miami and West Palm Beach, offering special discounts that range between 10 and 25%. The show also offers complimentary shuttles to and from Virgin Trains Station to Riverside.
Expect traffic to be heavy in the vicinity of the Boat Show. Roadways that may be particularly impacted are State Road A1A between S.E. 17th Street and E. Sunrise Boulevard, as well as E. Sunrise Boulevard from N.E. 20th Avenue to Bayview Drive.
Fort Lauderdale Commemorates 60 Years of FLIBS