The Boating Business team is packing their luggage and heading south to attend – and address – the world’s largest in-h2o boat display the 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale Intercontinental Boat Demonstrate (FLIBS), which will be earning waves October 27th–31st at the Bahia Mar Yachting Heart.

Editor-in-Chief David Gee, controlling editor Adam Quandt and sales manager Leslie Palmer will all be going for walks the docks, attending push conferences, climbing on boats, looking at what is actually new, and what is not, and of course talking up our impending ELEVATE Summit Meeting November 8-10 in Atlanta.

“I took a calendar year off from college and lived on a boat not much from the place the present takes place, so Fort Lauderdale generally delivers back loads of warm memories – virtually and figuratively,” commented Gee. “This exhibit combines boats, massive and modest, people today from the international boating community, h2o and heaps of sunlight, all issues I appreciate! We ordinarily stroll five to six miles each and every day of the show and we all just like it. It really is really 1 of the highlights of our 12 months.”

Owned by the Marine Industries Affiliation of South Florida (MIASF) and manufactured by Informa Marketplaces, FLIBS offers the greatest in-drinking water presence of boats and maritime exhibits. The 5-day outdoor event showcases a lot more planet and U.S. debuts than any other boat present in the region.

“We are enthusiastic to welcome back again the world wide neighborhood of readers and exhibitors to the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Worldwide Boat Clearly show,” said Andrew Doole, President of U.S. Boat Demonstrates with Informa Markets, who generates the Fort Lauderdale Intercontinental Boat Show. “In 2020, Informa was equipped to host an exceptionally prosperous event that exceeded industry expectations despite the pandemic, and we foresee that the 2021 boat present will raise the bar even higher for boating exhibitions.” 

“The marine market has been fortuitous to expertise unprecedented achievements over the last year. South Florida is honored to host for the 62nd time the leading yachting exhibition that is the world’s premier in-drinking water boat demonstrate. Area companies, brokers, and marine service professionals whose organizations influence the local financial system all calendar year will be joined by their global counter pieces showcasing the most effective items and services the field has to offer,” said Phil Purcell, CEO/President of the MIASF, and a member of the Boating Market Leadership Council.


FLIBS is a major economic driver for the maritime industry, the town of Fort Lauderdale, and the state of Florida with a complete statewide financial effects of $1.3 billion as a final result of the 2019 show and around $714 million in goods sold above the five-day celebration. 

With around 80% of the present having put in open up-air outdoor areas, FLIBS will offer you a protected, open-air knowledge for exhibitors, guests, and the neighborhood group to delight in.