Cruising their way across the Atlantic Ocean are over 15 world-class yachts, poised to splash onto the U.S. boating scene as they premiere at this year’s 60th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), set to take place Oct. 30 through Nov. 3.
FLIBS, the largest in-water boat show in the world, will unveil some of this year’s most luxurious, globally-recognized new yachts, including the world debut of Lürssen’s 311-foot Madsummer, the show’s largest megayacht with sweeping exterior curves and a colorful interior; Abeking & Rasmussen’s 262-foot Excellence, a superyacht masterpiece bringing forward a new era in superyacht design; Heesen Yacht’s Vida, a 180-foot yacht that offers more than 2,500 square-feet of luxurious comfort and ample spaces for entertaining; and Lexus’s Marquis Lexus 650, a 65-foot yacht crafted with a similar design as the automobile brand’s premium cars.
Expanding its international portfolio, which includes more than 1,200 exhibitors from over 52 countries, FLIBS will debut yachts from Dubai and Turkey for the first time in its 60 year history. Majesty Yachts U.S.A., a new exhibitor at FLIBS this year, will introduce two new yachts from Dubai, including the Majesty 140, an elegant 140-foot superyacht, and Majesty 100, a 100-foot superyacht equipped with cutting-edge technology and abounding space. Arriving from Turkey, Hargrave Custom Yachts, known for creating the most exquisite and sought-after custom yachts, will premiere the 186-foot 2020 Hargrave Motoryacht “BABA’S”, the largest yacht in the company’s history.
Among the show’s most eye-catching newcomers is the new Superyacht Village, a dedicated marina and on-land exhibition space located at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina’s new “Pier South” property that will display the most spectacular yachts in the show. A destination for superyacht owners, aficionados, and those who aspire to own one, Superyacht Village can accommodate yachts up to 300+ feet making them truly among the grandest vessels of their kind anywhere on the planet from the foremost ship builders in the world. New yacht debuts Madsummer, Excellence and Vida will be on display at Superyacht Village along with other show-stopping mega yachts from Italian yacht brand Benetti, including Benetti’s 116-foot Mr. Loui and 125-foot Lejos.