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Entry to vessels is at the discretion of the exhibitor, manufacturer, or broker.

No. There is not an option for personal vessels to gain access/dock at the show.

There is no limitation on bag size, however all bags will be subject to search by security upon entry.

No, we do not offer storage facilities for your personal belongings.

Only ADA certified service animals are permitted. 

Email [email protected] and include the email you used to purchase your ticket. They will resend it to you. If you're at the show and have the same issue, please visit our ticketing agents located at the entrance of the show.

The weather in South Florida is always unpredictable and this is a rain or shine event, so it's advised to dress for the occasion! Dress comfortably, and consider wearing good walking shoes that are easy to slip on and off, as you may have to do so when boarding the vessels.

You must purchase your ticket online, as there is NO ticketing box office onsite. All ticket sales are final, and refunds will only be accepted if the event is cancelled. The show will go on rain or shine.

Thank you for your service! Complimentary tickets will be offered to veterans on Sunday, November 3rd free of charge. Please send proof via email at [email protected], or show your ID at to a ticketing agent at the entrance. Family and friends are not eligible for this offer.

We recommend parking and starting your FLIBS experience at the Broward County Convention Center (1950 Eisenhower Blvd), which serves as our Transportation Hub for the show. Park here and access transportation via shuttle, golf cart, or water taxi to all show locations. For additional parking options, please visit our Parking Info page and stay tuned for updates.

Stay tuned for our 2024 show maps! These will be released closer to the show.

Please visit our Shuttle/Golf Cart Info page. Both shuttle and golf cart transportation services are complimentary with your ticket purchase. Stay tuned for updates and/or possible route changes.

Please visit our Water Taxi Info page, which includes a link to purchase tickets along with additional information. Stay tuned for updates and/or possible route changes.

Stay tuned for the FLIBS 2024 Online Directory where you can find exhibitors, view boats/products, and more. This will be released closer to the show!

Yes! We have plenty of options for every taste and budget. With ample options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests - we promise you'll never go hungry! Please visit our Culinary Experience page for more information.

Yes! The Broward County Convention Center is excellent for families, with several activities to choose from. Visit the Kids Corner in the lobby where there will be face painting, arts and crafts, and more. Also check out Kids Fishing Clinics on Saturday & Sunday.

Wednesday, 10/30 (Preview Day): 12pm-7pm

Thursday, 10/31: 10am-7pm

Friday, 11/1: 10am-7pm

Saturday, 11/2: 10am-7pm

Sunday, 11/3: 10am-6pm

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About the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The 64th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will be held October 25-29, 2023 in the Yachting Capital of the World. Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Markets, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is recognized as the largest in-water boat show in the world. FLIBS spans more than three million square-feet of exhibit space across seven waterfront locations that are connected by an intricate network of water and ground transportation services. The five-day show attracts over 100,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors representing 52 countries with more than 1,300 boats on display. 

About Informa Markets

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. We provide marketplace participants around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, targeted digital services and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers across more than a dozen global verticals, including Boating, Pharmaceuticals, Food, Fashion, and Infrastructure. As the world's leading market-making company, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit

About the Marine Industries Association of South Florida

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida is the largest trade organization in the Southeast United States dedicated to promoting, protecting, and growing the 121,000 middle class jobs in Broward County and 149,000 jobs regionally driving the economic output to $12.5 billion regionally. Created in 1961, the not-for-profit trade group is focused on the sound growth of the marine industry in the South Florida Region to benefit its members and their customers, communities, and the environment. The Association has over 400 members in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties and is the owner of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. For more information, please visit: