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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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New study shows $1.3 billion economic impact of FLIBS

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Following the 60th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), Thomas J. Murray and Associates, Inc. conducted a study on the economic impact of the world’s largest in-water boat show. The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), owners of the show, and Informa Markets U.S. Boat Shows, producers of the show, released the impressive results of the completed study ...

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MIASF, Informa release FLIBS economic impact results

Following the 60th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), held October 30th through November 3rd, 2019, Thomas J. Murray and Associates, Inc. conducted a study on the economic impact of the world’s largest in-water boat show. The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), owners of the show, and Informa Markets U.S. Boat Shows, producers of the show, released ...

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Brunswick sets records at FLIBS 2019

Brunswick Corporation announced that its Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and Mercury Marine brands have set multiple records during the 2019 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.  Sea Ray, which launched a new 320 Sundancer Coupe at Ft. Lauderdale, saw an 80% increase in show sales from a year ago. Brunswick said Boston Whaler continues to benefit from significant year-over-year sales growth ...

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Final day at FLIBS

By David Gee On our last day at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, managing editor Adam Quandt and I had an interesting conversation with our Uber driver on the way to the show. I'll share a bit of it. Uber driver: So you're going to the big boat show, huh? Us: Yep. Uber driver: Are you going to buy ...

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Day 2 at FLIBS: Superyacht Village

By David Gee Okay, I admit it. Any boat show I attend from now on that doesn't have a "Superyacht Village" might be a bit of a disappointment. Day two of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show saw us in morning press events once again. For me, it was Groupe Beneteau to begin with, a company that builds 200 different ...

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My first day at FLIBS

By David Gee How do you begin to describe it? Over 1,500 boats, most quite large, wedged in bow to stern, gunwale to gunwale, seemingly stretching to the horizon? Yachts that have tenders that cost more than your house, day boats, night boats, bowriders, center consoles...all here at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and all for sale and looking ...

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Marine Marketers of America announce keynote speaker for FLIBS luncheon

Marine Marketers of America (MMA) announced its annual membership luncheon during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will feature a keynote presentation by luxury marketing expert Christopher P. Ramey who will address “The 8 Laws for Marketing to High Net Worth Individuals.” The event will take place on October 31 from 11:30 – 1 p.m. at Bahia Mar in Fort ...

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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to debut new Superyacht Village and Marina

The 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will unveil Superyacht Village, a new dedicated marina and on-land exhibition space that will display the most spectacular yachts in the show.   Informa U.S. Boat Shows, in cooperation with Tavistock Development Company and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), has announced the debut of this seventh site as part of ...

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