Just as America shuts down for a long four day Independence weekend comes news that this years Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is to feature added attractions to enhance the total visitor experience
For the 54th year, the self proclaimed Yachting Capital of the World will host the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), the largest in-water boat show in the world. This year it runs from October 31- November 4, 2013 and yes we will be there to report on all that is going on.
Attracting an international audience of hundreds of thousands of marine enthusiasts, the show covers six locations with more than 3 million square feet of space. From super-yachts to fishing boats, runabouts and boats for every budget, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show delivers boating, for every lifestyle.
This year, the show continues with its strategic plan of exciting new enhancements, solidifying its position at the forefront of the marine industry as the lifestyle event where interested people gather to connect, learn, see, and buy what is new.
The show’s latest new attraction is, SeaFair, a 69 metre (228-foot) custom yacht-like craft that houses
- an art exhibit
- fine jewellery display
- a restaurant and bar
- the AIM Pavilion,
- VIP lounges
Located dockside at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel and Marina, SeaFair is specially designed to provide a club-like environment where guests can meet to relax or conduct business.
Other exhibits that are sure to attract lots of attention include a personal submarine, a flying car, and an exotic auto display.
The everything marine experience includes world-famous floating cocktail lounges, live musical entertainment, and an exciting schedule of fishing and boating seminars and workshops for adults and children of all ages.
Making for easier navigation and an enhanced show experience, fans will again enjoy themed areas including the:
- Performance Village
- Sportfish Village
- Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) Pavilion
- Yacht Builders Tent
- KidZone (located at the Broward County Convention Center)
The show’s six locations are connected by a convenient land and water transportation network. Boat show headquarters are at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center, with additional exhibits at the Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
All attractions and show locations can be easily located through MyBoatShow, the show’s free smartphone app, designed to help navigate the show’s docks, land areas and tents.
- Thursday, Oct. 31 (Prime Time Preview) 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 1 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 2 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 3 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 4 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Adults $20 online, $22 at show
- Children (ages 6-15) $5 online, $7 at show
- Children (under 6) Free
- Prime Time Preview (Thursday, Oct. 31) $36 online, $38 at show
- Two-Day Ticket $38 online, $40 at show