The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has earned its reputation as the greatest boat show in the world. Spread out over seven areas of the city, the boat show has specialties for any guest regardless of whether they like fishing, sailing or living luxuriously on one of the most luxurious yachts with all the bells and whistles. Even visitors who can't afford a boat right now can certainly enjoy window shopping among the tremendous selection of new and used boats available. Be sure to visit Deep Blue Yacht Supply in the Bahia Mar engine tent (right across from the floating barge bar)
The show is presented by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, but Informa Markets produces the extravaganza to leave an indelible impression on every guest. The show takes place on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 through Sunday, October 30, 2022, and guests can window shop or find outrageous bargains on new and used boats from the 1,300 or more exhibitions. The seven show locations offer a variety of local services, more than 1,300 boats on display and that unbeatable atmosphere that makes the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show the greatest of Florida's numerous boat shows.
Superyacht Village is an exclusive marina nestled among the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina area near the 17th Street Causeway. There you'll find exotic yachts of the highest caliber, mingle with custom yacht builders and get answers to your most pressing questions. Find a sympatico builder for your next project, or choose one of the models currently for sale. The 17th Street Causeway Bridge serves as the entry point for the boat show.
VIP Experiences for Every Guest - You can book your hotel directly at onPeak, the official provider and concierge of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, FLIBS for short. The hotel provider offers many options around the city and offers flexible change and cancellation policies.
True connoisseurs of the Florida Boat Show experience can join the Winward VIP Club to enjoy incredible pampering that includes gourmet food, premium open bars and complimentary water taxi service for appropriate travel in the Yachting Capital of the World.
Las Olas Marina - The Las Olas Marina area features a water promenade, pedestrian-friendly navigation, boat slips to accommodate superyachts and tremendous dockage and boating services.
Bahia Mar Yachting Center - The Bahia Mar Yachting Center offers some of the finest dockside amenities you will find anywhere, and the combination resort and marina offers world-class shopping, fine dining, pools, beach activities and more.
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina - The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina offers magnificent views of all the boats in the harbor, great shopping, superior dining and a beach shuttle for guests. Hotel guests can book water taxis directly from their hotel.
Hall of Fame Marina - The Hall of Fame Marina showcases boats for those who love the finer things in life. The marina serves as home port for seasoned skippers and yachtsmen, and the type of boats you'll see include top-tier boats for cruising, sport fishing and sailing.
Pier 66 Marina - Pier 66 Marina straddles both sides of the 17th Street Causeway, and the dockage is perfect for boats up to 400 feet in length. There are 164 slips, and the types of boats run the gamut from everyday personal boat transportation to Superyachts. The marina also has a dedicated section for catamarans.
Broward County Convention Center - The best was saved for last. The Broward County Convention Center is the central location of the boat show, and guests can view a remarkable variety of watercraft and accessories that include fishing and diving equipment, personal watercraft and electric vehicles at the Official Ford Trunk and Towing Hub. Other types of new and used boats for sale will be on display in top condition including cruisers, all types of fishing boots, runabouts and marine accessories.
You can park all day at the center for only $20, and you get to and from the other show locations by shuttle bus or water taxi. The center also provides a 40,000-gallon freshwater pool where you can receive instructions in various types of water sports and innovative equipment operation. You can also visit the Angler's Lounge with a premier buffet and cash bar, but the Main Bar offers a full-service bar with premium brands that's complimentary for Winward VIP Club members.
The Kids Corner Chases Away Boredom.
Don't worry about the kids being bored because they can be well-entertained at the Kids Corner, an area set aside for kids' fishing clinics, face painting and other arts and crafts shows that are common at festivals. Adults have so much to see and do that there's no risk of boredom, but some adults and many children prefer the educational seminars conducted by celebrity instructors who work at boat-related businesses throughout the Fort Lauderdale area. Topics of the seminars include fishing best practices, sailing or boating tips, conservation advice and the importance of sustainability.