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FORT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW UNDERWAY
“We are thrilled to kick off another fantastic event in Fort Lauderdale for our 63rd year,” said Andrew Doole, President of U.S. Boat Shows with Informa Markets, who produces the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “Last year’s boat show was an absolute blockbuster event, generating over $1 billion in economic output for the state of Florida and attracting over 100,000 attendees. Year after year, FLIBS has raised the bar for the marine industry, and we cannot wait to welcome back our incredible community to the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.”
With demand for boating products at an all-time high, visitors at FLIBS can expect to have an up-close look at this year’s highly anticipated debuts by the world’s leading boat manufacturers such as Axopar Boats, Northstar Boats, MJM Yachts, LEKKER Boats, Islamorada Boatworks, Schaefer Yachts, Invincible Boats, and more. Guests will also have access to new and exciting superyacht exhibits, kids fishing clinics and family-friendly activities, educational marine seminars, and the Windward VIP Club for gourmet food and five-star views of the event.
“The marine industry has continued to experience unparalleled growth in the past 2 years, and we remain committed to providing the best show experience that caters to a wide range of audiences within the boating and yachting sector,” said Phil Purcell, CEO/President of the MIASF, who owns the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “We are honored to host the 63rd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and look forward to showcasing the best our industry has to offer at the largest in-water boat show in the world.”
Visitors will not want to miss out on the incredible boats, products, and activations that will be on display at the Broward County Convention Center, in addition to the transportation perks that will make the guest experience seamless and enjoyable for all. As the FLIBS Transportation Hub, the Convention Center will have over 3,000 parking spots available at an affordable flat rate of $20 per day. Guests will also have access to and from all seven show locations via shuttle and water taxi services from the Convention Center.
“The FLIBS experience starts at the Broward County Convention Center,” continued Andrew Doole. “From the latest in fishing boats and gear presented by Grady White and Yellowfin, to the most innovative products in the marine industry unveiled by Nautical Ventures, visitors won’t want to miss out on the amazing line-up of brands that will be spotlighted. The Convention Center will offer affordable parking options and access to the show’s shuttle and water taxi services offering visitors a stress-free manner to move throughout the seven show sites.”