Tag Archives: FLIBS

Brunswick Corporation reports record Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Brunswick Corporation announced a record-breaking performance at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) with record sales, units, and share gains from many of Brunswick’s brands. Some of the many notable outcomes from the four-day event were: For the fourth consecutive year, Mercury Marine had more outboard engines on display in Ft. Lauderdale than any other manufacturer, accounting for more ...

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Boating Industry heads to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Boating Industry team is packing their bags and heading south to attend - and cover - the world's largest in-water boat show; the 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), which will be making waves October 27th–31st at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center. Editor-in-Chief David Gee, managing editor Adam Quandt and sales manager Leslie Palmer will all be walking the ...

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IBEX – and the boating industry – is open for business

By David Gee When the Boating Industry team all boarded airplanes from various parts of the country to converge and convene at IBEX in Tampa, we weren't quite sure what to expect. Though the show is just getting started, the early signs are indeed promising. The industry breakfast featuring the innovation Awards presentations and a keynote by Florida Governor Ron ...

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The future of the show

By Adam Quandt With only a handful of exceptions, the past year has seen one postponement or cancellation after another when it comes to boat shows. However, with an explosion in boating popularity and the world slowly reopening, the recreational marine industry is gearing up to bring boat shows back in full force. But before we look to the future ...

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NMMA President talks boat shows

Frank Hugelmeyer NMMA

After a year filled with uncertainty and disruption, including the cancellation and postponement of many boating industry events and shows, NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer shares his thoughts on the importance and future of boat shows: The unprecedented disruption from COVID-19 has been a blessing and curse for the recreational boating industry. On one hand, we have witnessed a remarkable shift ...

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FLIBS attendance reportedly down only 20%

FLIBS 2020

Representing the first major marine event to take place since April, the 61st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show wrapped up its five-day outdoor show with hundreds of exhibitors and boats on display across nearly 90 acres and six city sites. The show's COVID-19 safety measures included mandatory face coverings and social distancing, a contactless ticketing system, added and expanded ...

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FLIBS offers enhanced transportation and parking

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has added additional shuttle buses and water taxi services to navigate guests safely around the five-day outdoor show while accommodating socially-distanced seating for riders. Both forms of transportation will adhere to the show’s new safety and health guidelines including undergoing deep cleaning before visitors’ board. Before boarding a water taxi, guests will have their ...

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COVID changes for FLIBS in new safety video

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Organizers of the 61st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) have produced a Know Before You Go safety video outlining some of the major changes visitors can expect at this year’s show.Owners of the show, the largest in-water boat show in the world, claim 80% of the show takes place in open-air outdoor spaces. The show is currently set to run as scheduled October ...

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New health and safety standards for FLIBS

FLIBS announces new COVID-19 measures

There will reportedly be new health and safety standards in place at the 61st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the world’s largest in-water boat show, as of now still set to take place October 28 – Nov. 1. The U.S. Boat Shows division of Informa Markets, the organizer that operates international boat and yacht events, including the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show ...

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