With the goal of developing the largest catamaran show in the world, organizers of the 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) have announced the addition of Catamaran Cove.
Located at the Pier 66 show location, the dedicated catamaran section will feature both power and sail catamarans. There will be approximately 20 catamarans on display ranging in size from 35 to 95 feet from manufacturers including Gemini, Horizon and Gunboat.
"This segment of the market has very dedicated enthusiasts and this new 'show within a show' will be a fun and convenient place for them to experience a big selection of both new and pre-owned, power and sail cats, all in one place," said Brett Keating, VP of consumer marketing for Show Management, the company that has produced FLIBS since 1976.
"Catamarans are one of the fastest growing segments of the industry, both power and sail," said Staley Weidman, CEO of The Catamaran Company, which will have many boats on display in the new section of the show. "Every major catamaran dealer and brokerage firm has an office in Fort Lauderdale, so of course we would host the largest catamaran show here."