Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Tips

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Author: Rich Barnhart

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Are you planning on going to the boat show? If so, here are some tips and additional information to help you with your planning.


Don’t miss the boat on the real estate market! If you are also considering a real estate purchase while in town for the show then here is a list of properties you may want to consider. Our list contains everything from Las Olas Mansions to waterfront condos with boat slips and we even have a vacant point lot on the Intracoastal waiting for you to build your own custom home. Do you have specific criteria for your boating dream house? Contact us for a custom search or to setup a property tour while you are in town. We can even arrange for a tour by boat so you can truly experience what the Venice of America has to offer. If you’ve never owned waterfront property before, check out our Boater’s Guide to Buying Property.

BOAT SHOW TIPS – Tickets, parking, etc.

For starters, you can buy tickets at the show for $18 for one day, $34 for a 2 day pass or $90 for a 5 day pass. If you buy online you save $2. The busiest days are Saturday and Sunday, so if you don’t like the crowds try to go Thursday, Friday morning, or Monday. The Primetime Preview on Thursday is more expensive ($34), but worth it if you want the first chance to buy your dream boat. Yes, the good ones do sell early in the show. Parking at Bahia Mar is difficult and expensive, so consider taking a taxi if you want to be at the marina. Another good option is to park at the conference center and take the water shuttle. Here is the full schedule and link to the Show Management web site:


October 27-31, 2011

Prime Time Preview:
Thurs. Oct 27, 10am – 7pm

General Admission:
Fri. Oct 28, 10am – 7pm
Sat. Oct 29, 10am – 7pm
Sun. Oct 30, 10am – 7pm
Mon. Oct 31, 10am – 5pm

Go to the Show Management web site for more information

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Intracoastal Point Lot in Pompano Beach

Opportunities like this don’t come often. This is one of the few buildable point lots in all of Broward County. Just 2 miles from Hillsboro Inlet, this could be the site of your new custom home with plenty of room for up to a 90 foot yacht on the wide Azalea Canal.

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Blog Author:

Rich Barnhart

Rich is the broker and owner of By The Sea Realty and a frequent contributor to the company's real estate blog.

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