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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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Scout honors top dealers at virtual annual meeting

Scout Boats just completed their 2021 dealer meeting, and because of the pandemic, this year the event was held virtually. During the meeting, Scout awarded its top dealers and sales professionals from around the world for the 2020 model year, including naming Seven Seas Yacht Sales in Ft. Lauderdale top dealer worldwide. “Due to the current worldwide landscape, we held ...

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Mercury outboards to be offered on select Sportsman models

Mercury 400 Verado

Mercury Marine has announced that Mercury outboard engines, including the 350 and 400 Verados and other high horsepower Mercury outboards, will be offered for the first time on nine Sportsman models beginning on November 1.   Mercury has continued to grow its presence in key saltwater markets and customers from around the U.S. have been asking for higher horsepower and ...

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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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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

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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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