Why You Need to Attend the 2018 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Will you be visiting South Florida this fall? Perhaps you’re considering destinations to visit and ports of call to enjoy while you get away from the snows of the north. On the other hand, you could simply be a boating enthusiast who wants to explore all there is in the world of boating. Whatever the case, the 2018 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is a must-experience event.

About the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Held in Fort Lauderdale every year in the fall, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will enter its 59th year in 2018. It spans seven different locations in town and offers a cumulative 3 million square feet of exhibition space. You’ll find six miles of docks alone, as well as 1,200 different exhibitors, with over 1,500 individual boats on display. Ultimately, 110,000 visitors will flock to the city to enjoy the show.

When and Where

The 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show runs from Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4th. Note that a Prime Time Preview is available on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from noon to 7 PM if you want to beat the crowds and see what the show is all about.

Boats on Display

While Fort Lauderdale might be known as the yachting capital of the world, there’s much more to enjoy during the boat show. Of course, you’ll find motor yachts and even superyachts, but there are also sailing yachts, express cruisers, cabin cruisers, skiffs, and even inflatables on offer.

If you have ever wanted to get up close and personal with a particular type of boat, whether to see if it’s right for you to purchase, or just to explore and learn about, you’ll discover it here. You’ll also find a number of supercars on display here, giving you an intimate glimpse of luxury travel in all its forms.

Food and Drink

As you would expect from an international show of this caliber, there will be plenty of food and drink available for show-goers. According to festival planners, there will be over 100 different food vendors in attendance. You’ll be able to sample everything from lobster and fresh seafood to burgers and hot dogs, pizza, and street tacos. There’s a food option for everyone in the family, no matter how much of a picky eater they might be.

Become a VIP

If you are planning to attend the 2018 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, you might want to think about being a VIP. You can purchase a Windward VIP package ahead of time, which comes with a number of important perks. One of those is access to a private VIP dining area and open bar where you can relax during the heat of the day. However, there are other perks, including access to a dedicated concierge, and a central location near where the most luxurious superyachts will be on display.

Whether you’re interested in the newest superyacht technology, or just want to spend a fun weekend surrounded by boating enthusiasts, the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is a must-see event.

 

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