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New concessions partnership announced for Florida boat shows

An award-winning catering group has announced a premium concessions partnership for five major boating events in Florida, starting with the 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Oct. 31 to Nov. 4. With 39 years of food service and management experience, Informa Exhibitionswill bring new culinary and mixology experiences to the largest in-water boat show in the world, said Informa ...

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Bahia Mar Resort, Yachting Center redesign will improve access

Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center’s redesign will improve community and public access as well as improve infrastructure used by the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. A residential 45-foot “floating platform,” that’s slated for completion by 2020 will allow pedestrian and mobile traffic patterns to flow seamlessly. Lead by architect Kobi Karp, the project will introduce new buildings and urban ...

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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show countdown underway

A month after Hurricane Irma blew through South Florida, preparations are on schedule to welcome the global boating community to the largest in-water boat show in the world: the 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Venues include the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center, the Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale ...

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MMA panel will focus on first-time boat buyer trends

An in-depth look at the decline in first-time boat buyers and strategies for reversing the trend will be the focus of a panel discussion, “Saving Generation Agnostic,” when Marine Marketers of America hosts its bi-annual general membership meeting Nov. 2 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. In 2000, first-time boat buyers represented 42 percent of all boat buyers, compared ...

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Carver Yachts new C34 Coupe completes sea trial

Carver Yachts has completed the first sea trials of its new C34 Coupe, and plans to debut its newest midsize cruising boat at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Nov. 1 to Nov. 5. During sea trails with twin, 300 horsepower Mercury MerCruiser stern drives, the C34 topped out at 35.5 knots with a full load. The C34's cockpit features ...

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FLIBS signs long-term lease with Bahia Mar

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Informa Exhibitions have signed a 30-year lease extension with the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center to keep the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the property through 2050. The new lease also has two 10-year extension options, allowing for up to 50 years in place. Owned by the MIASF ...

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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to be held Nov. 1-5

Organizers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show announced new dates for the 58th annual event: Wednesday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 5. Historically, the show has opened on the first Thursday of November and closed the following Monday. The 2017 event was previously scheduled to open on Thursday, Nov. 2 and run through Monday, Nov. 6. Exhibitor contracts do ...

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FLIBS reports 5 percent attendance increase

The 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) wrapped up on Nov. 7 with positive feedback from exhibitors about buyer enthusiasm for the products on display and the enhanced show experience. "Simply put, our sales results at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show were amazing," said Chuck Cashman, chief revenue officer of MarineMax, one of the show's largest exhibitors. ...

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LH-Finance announces strategic partnership with Formula Boats

Marine financing specialist LH-Finance announced a new strategic partnership with Formula Boats, a company located in Decatur, Ind. Starting at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, LH-Finance and Formula Boats are announcing a partnership in retail financing.
With this partnership with LH-Finance in North America, Formula Boats has a financial partner at their side to achieve their growth targets; especially with ...

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