COVID-19 Boat Show Update – It’s On!
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is moving forward as planned. The health and safety of the staff, exhibitors and visitors is of the utmost importance. FLIBS will follow the industry-wide AllSecure standards created and implemented by Informa in coordination with association partners.
Know before you go…
The “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Wednesday, October 28th through Sunday November 1st, 2020.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest in-water boat show in the world and is usually a huge boost to the local economy, although this year’s attendance and economic affects remain to be seen. Please support Fort Lauderdale and our marine industry by attending this year’s event in accordance with the show’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
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BOAT SHOW TIPS – Venues, tickets, parking, special events, experiences, etc.
The following tips should help you to navigate your way to the boat show and to locate the exhibits and boats you’re looking for. The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center hosts the exhibits, booths and smaller boat displays. If you’re looking for the big-boy boats, including the mega yachts and large sport fishers, then the Bahia Mar Yachting Center on the barrier island is the place to be. You can go between the various show locations by shuttle bus or water taxi. The show is spread out between the following 7 locations.
- Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center / Sailfish Pavilion
- Bahia Mar Yachting Center
- Hall of Fame Marina
- Las Olas Municipal Marina
- Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina
- Pier 66 Marina
- SuperYacht Village at Pier 66 South
WINDWARD VIP CLUB
Located in the heart of the show on the main dock at Bahia Mar, the Windward VIP Club features a beautiful air conditioned arched tent with outdoor terraces offering shore and water views. This boat show sanctuary provides guests with early show access, a premium open bar and gourmet food all day and throughout the evening. Guests may book private appointments with yacht brokers and manufacturers through a private VIP concierge.
More Information on VIP Club
HOOK THE FUTURE – KIDS FISHING CLINICS
Bring the whole family and introduce the kids to fishing at the boat show. Fishing education classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Convention Center.
More Information on Kids Fishing Clinics
You can buy tickets at the show or online for $35 for a one day pass. Children ages 6 to 15 are $15 and children under 6 are free. The busiest days are Saturday and Sunday, so if you don’t like the crowds try to go Wednesday, Thursday or Friday morning. The Primetime Preview on Wednesday is more expensive ($55.00), but worth it if you want the first chance to buy your dream boat. Yes, the good ones do sell early in the show, especially if the weather is good.
Buy Tickets Online
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
Parking close by can be difficult and expensive, so consider taking Uber or a taxi, especially if you want to be at the Bahia Mar, Hall of Fame and Pier 66 Marinas. Another good option is to park at the convention center and take the bus or water shuttle to the marinas. You can also jump on the water taxi from any stop in Fort Lauderdale and connect to all of the boat show locations. All day water taxi passes are only $12. Valet parking is also available at the Las Olas Marina (expensive) or at Galleria Mall. From the Galleria Mall you can walk to the Gallery One Doubletree Hotel and take the water taxi from there.
BOAT SHOW SCHEDULE
October 28th to November 1st, 2020
Prime Time Preview:
Wednesday, October 28th, Noon – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 29th, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 30th, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 31st, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 1st, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
TICKETS: $35 (Prime Time Preview is $55)
Go to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show web site for more information
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