November 5-9, 2015
The 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) takes place in the “Yachting
Featuring $4 billion worth of superyachts, boats of all kinds and cutting-edge technology and products across more than three million square feet of exhibit space, the show’s exhibits include “yacht toys” such as personal submarines, water jet packs, helicopters and an impressive display of exotic automobiles. The largest in-water boat show in the world draws more than 1,000 exhibitors from more than 30 countries each year and an international crowd of about 100,000 people.
In addition to being the event where yacht buyers and sellers converge each year to see what’s new, the show also delivers plenty of fun including crowd-packed floating cocktail lounges, live music, fishing and boating seminars for adults and children of all ages and live paddleboard, kayak, hovercraft and freedive demonstrations.
The boat show’s seven locations are connected by a convenient land and water transportation network offering parking and transportation options to get show-goers to seven locations including the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, Pier 66 Marina and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
“This is an exciting year for the Fort Lauderdale
On Friday, November 6, the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center will glow blue for a fun-filled night specially planned for exhibitors and featuring entertainment, music and fashion at the show’s Sailfish Pavilion. Raffle tickets and great prizes will benefit the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, a non-profit organization that annually serves more than 11,000 children with special healthcare needs in Broward County.
The Boat Show schedule is as follows: a primetime preview on Thursday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; general admission on Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Monday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets are available for purchase online and at the door. To attend the primetime preview on Thursday, November 5, you must buy a separate ticket from the rest of the lineup. Primetime preview tickets are priced at $41 per person online and $43 at the gate. Two-day tickets (valid any two days between Friday and Monday, November 6-9) are $43 online and $45 at the gate. General admission tickets are $25 online and $27 at the gate and are valid any one day between Friday and Monday.
Valet and general parking options are available. A valet parking area is set up at Las Olas Marina and the cost to use this service is $55 for each individual day. General parking is located at War Memorial Auditorium and costs $7.75 each day.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® is owned and presented by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, managed and produced by Show Management and sponsored by Audi, Bank of America, BoatShowHotels.com, Budweiser, DASSAULT FALCON, G-Marine, GEICO, Gosling’s Rum, Palm Harbor Marina, QuintEvents, Smallwoods, Sun Sentinel, Yachtwear, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and ULYSSE NARDIN.
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