It is time almost time for the 57th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Taking place in the “Yachting Capital of the World” from Nov 3-Nov 7, 2016, and as the largest in-water boat show in the world, FLIBS will attract a world-wide audience of approximately 100,000 boating enthusiasts, drawing an impressively diverse crowd of buyers, sellers and browsers who come to see the latest that the global boating industry has to offer.
FLIBS covers seven locations with nearly 1,500 boats displayed across more than 3 million square feet of exhibit space. The show draws approximately 1,000 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, each showcasing an amazing array of boats, marine products and accessories, astonishing super-yachts, exotic cars, fishing boats, and runabouts, as well as marine art, jewelry and more, all valued at more than $4 billion.
Set to take place at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center, the Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Marina, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, this is exactly where you want to be.
In an industry that takes personalized service and luxury to extraordinary heights, this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat show offers guests the option to further enhance their visit with the VIP Experience at the Windward Club. Located at the show’s Hall of Fame Marina location, adjacent to many of the show’s largest yachts and an impressive display of exotic automobiles, the private club will provide guests with exquisite food and specialty drinks from The Grateful Palate, all set in an artfully-designed, air-conditioned space with comfortable seating and entertainment.
“The VIP Experience was such a success at last year’s show that we chose to repeat it with thoughtful improvements based on feedback from attendees. “We’ve elevated the catering, brought in a few remarkable partners and added an extra day to the schedule, delivering a heightened experience at an even better price point.” – Brett Keating, VP of Consumer Marketing for Show Management
VIP Experience passes are $100 per day per person and are available for purchase through Show Management’s online ticketing system. Tickets to the boat show can be purchased separately in advance online, or in person at the gate. Valet parking is available at the show’s Las Olas Marina location, 201 South Birch Road, for $65 per day, and can also be purchased in advance online.
The Windward Club will be open from Thursday, November 3 through Sunday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.