Boat Show News

FLIBS19: Opening day is hot, hot, hot

The 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opened at noon yesterday, leaving yacht crew extra time for final prep work as the day and docks heated up. Weather today?…

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FLIBS19: Las Olas Marina looks to the future

By Dorie Cox Construction is underway at Las Olas Marina, but it does not impact the in-water display at this year’s show. The marina’s dock layout remains similar to that…

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FLIBS19: Boat raffles raise money for Bahamas

The boat show and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, owners of the show, are raffling off a 2020 Pioneer 180 sportfishing vessel to raise money for relief efforts…

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FLIBS19: Tucked away Oasis treats crew

Crew enjoyed a tasty lunch, casual music and refreshing beverages yesterday in the inside-outside areas of The Oasis Lounge. Sponsors offered award-winning sparkling water, chair massages, and free wi-fi, along…

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FLIBS19: Test your FLIBS knowledge

In honor of FLIBS’ 60th anniversary, our quiz this year is all about the largest in-water boat show in the world. Do you know your FLIBS stuff? These questions go…

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FLIBS19: Opening ceremony focuses on Bahamas

Informa and MIASF opened the 60th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show yesterday with a nod to the Bahamas and its current needs — both in terms of…

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FLIBS19: Crew prepare for this morning’s opening of the 60th annual Fort Lauderdale show

From top to bottom, yacht captains and crew grease, trim, clean, load and otherwise prepare yachts for display on opening day of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which runs…

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FLIBS19: Show bigger, busier after 60 years

By Dorie Cox So many things were different in 1959. Alaska and Hawaii had just joined the U.S. as new states; the average cost of gasoline was 25 cents a…

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FLIBS19: Suntex takes over Bahia Mar marina

Photo and story by Dorie Cox The changes are subtle in the marina at the center of this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.  Suntex took over operations at Bahia…

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FLIBS19: SuperYacht Village comes to life

The new SuperYacht Village was abuzz yesterday as swarms of crew working on the largest boats in the show made their way with flowers, decorations, provisions and, of course, chamois…

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