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Catamaran Cove returns to FLIBS

Following great feedback from the inaugural gathering of multi-hulled vessels at Pier 66 during last year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), Catamaran Cove returns this year with a wide variety of catamarans from many of the industry's builders. Included among approximately 20 catamarans set to be on display at the 57th edition of the largest in-water boat show in ...

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New food options for 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

At the 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, this year’s food and beverage selections at the concessions area located at the Bahia Mar marina – the show's main location – will be presented by Great Performances, a New York City-based catering and special event company and the official caterer for other notable events including the Miami Open tennis tournament ...

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Weekly 5: FLIBS plans improvements for 2016

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. FLIBS plans improvements for 2016 Attendees and exhibitors at this fall's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show should see some improvements in display space, food and more, show organizers ...

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New study highlights economic impact of FLIBS

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Show Management, the owners and producers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, respectively, announced the results of an economic impact study conducted by Thomas J. Murray & Associates in conjunction with the University of Florida. The study concluded that the 56th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) contributed $857 million ...

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FLIBS site renovation plans scrapped

Plans to redevelop the site of the Fort Lauderdale have fallen apart, raising questions about the future of the show in Fort Lauderdale, the Sun Sentinel reported. TRR Bahia Mar LLC, a partnership among Tate Capital, Rok Acquisition, Rialto Capital Management and RCI Marine, announced plans last year to redevelop the Bahia Mar Resort & Marina, site of the show, ...

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Weekly 5: House bill aims to limit ethanol

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. House bill aims to limit ethanol Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, has introduced HR 5180, the Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act of 2016, which would require the EPA ...

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MIASF and Show Management extend deal to produce FLIBS

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and Show Management have signed a 30-year agreement to produce the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. "Our marine industry has become a prominent job creator, and our region is a marine sales, refit and repair hub," said Phil Purcell, executive director of the MIASF, which owns the Fort Lauderdale ...

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Weekly 5: Sales ‘way up’ at FLIBS

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Sales 'way up' at FLIBS While attendance was down about 2 percent for this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, sales were "way up" from 2014, the Sun-Sentinel ...

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FLIBS 2015 attendance down 2.7 percent

The 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was the largest ever in terms of exhibit space, even as attendance dropped 2.7 percent, show organizers said this week. Show organizers blamed "abnormally high temperatures" for the decline in attendance for the show, which ended November 9. Attendance was up 10 percent for the first two days of the show. "Initial ...

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