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What’s missing at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show?


Yacht captains share their thoughts about what would make the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show better.

Click to read The Triton survey on the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

  • A place to hide.
  • Captain’s lounge.
  • A tent or location for government information and homeland security rule guidebook for all flagged yachts. This would help captains prepare with state-to-state rules and laws on operation, waste discharge. etc.
  • A write up of “what’s new at the show”.
  • The really big yachts should start anchoring off the beach, and running launch service from the beach near the Bahia Mar footbridge over A1A
  • Parking.
  • More bathrooms and better food.
  • More access to the tech and installation process.
  • Better information on parties and events outside the show well before FLIBS. I travel from the West Coast so I have to plan hotel and flights well in advance.
  • Tickets for family
  • Better safety. If a yacht ever caught on fire, it would be a domino effect of boats burning. Once you are locked in the show, you are trapped. It is not a very safe set up. Add bad shore power to the mix, boats with no crew living on board while plugged into power, and it is just a matter of time.

About Lucy Chabot Reed

Lucy Chabot Reed is publisher and founding editor of The Triton.

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