After the last edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, where we delivered 21 stand presentations, the FairPromotion team has worked on delivering 5 stands at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This year was extra exciting because the moving of the Superyacht Pavilion to Pier66. We hope that our 5 clients have a very succesfull boat show in Fort Lauderdale!
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show celebrate her 60th anniversary. The show is running from 30 October until 3 November 2019 and is this week the superyacht capital of the world. The show that find her live in 1959 had in her first edition 13 exhibitors. Now there are around the 1200 exhibitors each year and at least 110.000 attendees from 52 countries are expected to visit the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The FLIBS has exponentially grown over the past few decades. It began as a boat show for local exhibitor’s but is now grown into one of the biggest worldwide yacht shows. This show has a regional economic impact of nearly 1 billion dollar.
At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show there will be 4 billion-worth of yachts, which include 2.2 billion-worth of superyachts (131 feet or larger). The sales average are around the 100 million a day and the average boat length of these sales are around the 100 to 126 feet.
Some facts about the FLIBS:
- 4 billion-worth of yachts
- 500 million of sales
- around the 1 billion of regional economic impact
- 1200 exhibitors
- 1500 boats
- 110.000 attendees
- 6 miles of floating docks
Where to go and how to get around?
The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show takes place at seven locations across the city. The main entrance is located at 801 Seabreeze Blvd, at he Bahia Mar Yachting Centre. FLIBS 2019 is open between 10am until 7pm. On Sunday the FLIBS will close at 6pm. Here you can find the complete list of locations of the FLIBS.
- Bahia Mar Yachting Center
- Hall of Fame Marina
- Greater FortLauderdale
- Pier 66 Marina
- Las Olas Marina
- SuperYacht Village at Pier 66
- Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina
The best way to move from between different show locations is the watertaxi. This is the fastest (and you see everything that is on display) way to get around. This service starts at 8.30am until 8.30pm and you pay $12 for an all-day ticket. Every show location has is own pick-up and drop-off point. There is also a shuttlebus service that takes you around the show.
This year there are also some changes at the 60th anniversary of the FLIBS. Because of the replacement of the ‘Superyacht Village’ to Pier66. The village will be the newest enclave where they show a collection of world’s finest yachts. With as crown jewel vessels topping over 300 feet. Next to the superyachts the village will also feature yacht toys including helicopters, personal submarines and exotic supercars. Also, an on-site dining destination, exclusive VIP events and areas of discovery will also pop up within the Superyacht Village.
The Superyacht Village is open for all people with a general admission ticket. And has acces by water tenders and shuttlebus routes from the other six locations.
Where to eat?
Most visitors will go to Coconuts at 429 Seabreeze Boulevard. This is THE prime setting to socialise, have the most amazing views over the water and enjoying the best seafood the city has to offer. Don’t want to leave the show for lunch? Than go to the Anglers’ Lounge in the Broward County Convention Centre. Here you can try the Key West-style tapas and have a good view over the boat show.
For dining, go to Chima Steakhous at Las Olas Boulevard. Here you can get Brazilian beef but also a variety of fresh and tasty salads.
More information about the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show? Go to there website and find out more.