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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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Volvo Penta 8-liter diesel engine and IPS drive make American debut at FLIBS

For the first time in the U.S., Volvo Penta is presenting its 8-liter diesel engine and new IPS drive. These solutions, along with other innovations recently introduced by the company, will be showcased at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in booth 1203/1204. These products are an extension of Volvo Penta’s Easy Boating initiative, featuring Helm-to-Prop Integration, according to Ron ...

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FLIBS hosts presidential election straw poll for charity

On November 5, a straw poll at the 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) will gauge which candidate has the lead in the presidential race. Attendees at the show will have the opportunity to purchase red or blue cookies in the "Sink or Float" cookie poll and show their preference for the Democratic or Republican nominees. Proceeds from ...

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Albemarle introducing 29 Express at FLIBS

Albemarle Boats is set to debut its newest model, the 29 Express at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show next week. “The 29 is the newest addition to our line-up of Yamaha outboard powered express boats,” said Albemarle General Manager Burch Perry. “It is unique in that it offers the ultimate in hardcore fishing amenities and the comforts of home in ...

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Marine Marketers of America to premiere New Markets educational module at FLIBS

Marine Marketers of America will host its bi-annual general membership luncheon on Thursday, Nov, 3 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. during the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, featuring special keynote presenter Thom Dammrich of the NMMA who will present the new industry educational training module, “Proven Strategies for Engaging New Markets.” The presentation, produced by the Recreational Boating Leadership Council’s ...

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Three Princess Yachts to make North American debut at FLIBS

Join Princess Yachts America will showcase 13 yachts, including three making their debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show next month. The three new yachts are the Princess 49 with IPS, V58 Deck Saloon and the 75 Motor Yacht. Information from Princess on the three yachts appears below: Princess 49 Flybridge "Cutting through the waves or cruising at highly ...

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