Prepare to embark on an extraordinary maritime adventure at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) 2023, which is set to grace downtown Fort Lauderdale from October 25th to 29th.
For more than sixty years, FLIBS has stood as a vital congregation point for boating enthusiasts, marine industry professionals, and anyone enamored with this realm. Over time, it has transformed into an unparalleled event, historically attracting well over 100,000 attendees, and showcasing a remarkable array of vessels, ranging from lavish superyachts to cutting-edge personal boats. Throughout its storied history, FLIBS has played a pivotal role in shaping the boating industry, fostering networking opportunities, and enhancing Fort Lauderdale's stature as the esteemed "Yachting Capital of the World."
“FLIBS 2023 invites guests to immerse themselves in a sensory voyage, where cutting-edge design, state-of-the-art technology, and sustainable initiatives converge to redefine the future of boating,” said Andrew Doole, President of U.S. Boat Shows with Informa Markets, who produces the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “With a legacy spanning over six decades and injecting over $1.79 billion into the state’s annual economy, FLIBS continues to set new standards for excellence, emerging as an unparalleled platform for marine enthusiasts, industry professionals, and luxury aficionados.”
As a flagship event owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and organised by Informa Markets, this five-day extravaganza features more world and U.S. premieres than any other boat show in the nation.
Navigating Uncharted Waters: A Glimpse into What Awaits
In its 64th year, the 2023 show pledges an unmatched experience, seamlessly blending cherished traditions with innovative offerings. Visitors will be spellbound by the incredible products and activities showcased at the Broward County Convention Center, alongside special transportation amenities that promise a seamless and enjoyable guest experience. Serving as the FLIBS Transportation Hub, the convention centre will offer over 3,000 parking spaces and connect guests to the show’s shuttle and water taxi services, seamlessly linking visitors to the seven show sites.Photo: J ChristopherThe show's iconic Superyacht Village will undergo expansion, welcoming a greater number of luxury yachts and mega yachts, elevating the VIP experience for visitors.
Among the exciting components to be featured in the 2023 show are:
- Windward VIP Club: An opulent oasis offering an exclusive retreat with access to gourmet food options and premium open bar tastings courtesy of DIAGEO Brands, featuring Ketel One Botanical, Tanqueray, and Crown Royal. VIP ticket holders gain early access to the show through the Bahia Mar South Entrance and receive a unique gift bag sponsored by Douglas Elliman. Guests also have the chance to purchase bundled Windward VIP + Fort Lauderdale Concours tickets at a 20% discount, for the Concours event taking place at the Superyacht Village on Friday, Oct. 27th, from 6-10 pm.
- Culinary Experience: Featuring over 100 food concessions and satellite bars throughout the show, FLIBS will showcase a delectable spread of food options all weekend. Must-see culinary attractions include the Island Cocktail Barge and an array of Coca-Cola products.
- Kids Corner: An exciting component at the Broward County Convention Center, offering guests the ultimate family-friendly experience with face painting and marine arts & crafts with The Blue Wild, alongside kids fishing clinics with Captain Don Dingman.
- Educational Seminars: in partnership with the Marine Research Hub, FWC Officers, and Ocean Rescue Alliance, FLIBS 2023 will have a variety of educational seminars for visitors to have the opportunity to hear from industry experts.
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