The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Runs October 25th-29th
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) returns this October 25th-29th from sunny Florida, and there will be lots to see and do.
The event spans nearly 90 acres across three million square feet of exhibit space connected by a network of water and ground transportation services.
The five-day show attracts over 100,000 attendees annually with over 1,000 exhibitors representing 52 countries.
2022 saw over 1,300 boats on display ranging from superyachts to personal watercraft and everything in between.
The 2023 FLIBS event is likely the last to take place before a major redevelopment begins along the Fort Lauderdale waterfront.
Here’s what’s going on at FLIBS this year:
What to Expect at FLIBS 2023
As FLIBS prepares to celebrate its 64th anniversary, the event promises to combine cherished traditions with innovative offerings.
“FLIBS 2023 invites attendees 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, FLIBS continues to set new standards for excellence, becoming an unrivaled platform for marine enthusiasts, industry professionals, and luxury aficionados.”
Key Highlights For 2023
●Expanded Show Footprint: FLIBS will include seven show locations. From the Broward County Convention Center, Bahia Mar Yachting Center and Las Olas Marina to the Hall of Fame Marina, SuperYacht Village at Pier 66 South and the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, each site will host thousands of displays of boats and marine products. Visitors are encouraged to purchase a 2-day pass, allowing them to explore all seven show locations and enjoy the extravaganza.
●Broward County Convention Center Returns as Transportation Hub: Visitors will not want to miss out on the incredible products and activations on display at the Broward County Convention Center. In addition to the transportation perks that make the guest experience seamless, the convention center will serve as the FLIBS Transportation Hub, providing over 3,000 parking spots and linking guests to the show’s shuttle and water taxi services that conveniently connect visitors to the seven show sites.
●Cutting-Edge Technology: Advancements in marine technology are reshaping the boating landscape. FLIBS 2023 will showcase the latest in navigation systems, propulsion technology, and digital innovations, revealing the future of boating.
●Superyacht Village Expansion: The show’s Superyacht Village, where luxury yachts command the spotlight will offer visitors the chance to marvel at an even more extensive collection of mega yachts and enjoy an enhanced VIP experience.
●Interactive Workshops: The Broward County Convention Center will offer interactive workshops and seminars conducted by industry experts. Attendees can gain insights into enriching their boating experiences under the tutelage of boating, conservation and fishing experts.