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The largest in-water presence of boats and marine exhibits returns to Fort Lauderdale Wednesday, October 25th–Sunday, October 29th, 2023.

Fort Lauderdale, FL (October 16, 2023) – The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), known for its prestige in the yachting world, is set to make a grand return for its 64th edition, October 25-29, in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Boasting new features, the debut of exquisite yachts, and the return of the Superyacht Village and Windward VIP Club, this year's event promises to deliver an exceptional experience.

"FLIBS 2023 is poised to redefine the boating enthusiast's experience, offering a comprehensive showcase of innovation within the marine luxury space. We aim to unveil the full spectrum of available extravagance and provide a tantalizing glimpse into the world of aspirational affluence," said Andrew Doole, President of U.S. Boat Shows at Informa Markets, the producer of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. "Our unwavering commitment to delivering an unmatched event is vividly evident in the thrilling enhancements and new additions this year."

Making waves with an expanded footprint and an exquisite showcase of luxury components that will outshine all previous editions, attendees of the 2023 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show can expect dazzling displays throughout.

Superyacht Village - A Paradise of Luxury, Now Bigger and More Lavish

The Superyacht Village at FLIBS 2023 is poised to be the epitome of opulence, the largest and most extravagant to date. This exclusive space will be abuzz with exhibitors showcasing their finest offerings, including awe-inspiring products like a helicopter and a Triton submarine. Esteemed exhibitors and yacht builders will present their latest creations in this captivating oasis.

  • Designer Pavilion - Where Luxury Knows No Bounds: Making its grand debut at the show, the Designer Pavilion, located within the Superyacht Village, will redefine extravagance. This refined space will host high-end exhibitors, featuring esteemed names such as THG Paris, Oliver Treutlein, IK Yacht Design, and more.
  • New Exhibitors and Product Premieres - A Fresh Wave of Excitement: Anticipate a wave of excitement with the introduction of new exhibitors showcasing renowned names in the international yachting community. Esteemed yacht builders such as Tankoa Yachts, MCP Yachts, Bering, and more will grace this year's roster. Returning brands like Benetti Yachts, Burger Boat Co., Heesen Yachts, Lurssen, Mangusta, Oceanco, and more will also shine at the SuperYacht Village.

Car Exhibition at the Hall of Fame Marina - A Fusion of Luxury on Land and Water

A must-see for automobile enthusiasts, the Car Exhibition at the Hall of Fame Marina will showcase high-end cars, including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati, alongside other exotic automobiles. Accessible to all attendees, this section promises an exciting fusion of luxury on both land and water.

Windward VIP Experience - Indulge in the Pinnacle of Luxury

Indulge in the ultimate luxury experience at the 2023 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Gain access to your exclusive sanctuary with a Windward VIP Club ticket. The VIP experience offers guests a private indoor and outdoor retreat with a premium open bar, gourmet food, luxury activations, and early access to the Boat Show through the Bahia Mar South entrance.

Proof of the Pudding Executive Chef Matt Copius and his team will welcome Windward VIP guests with curated menus that will surprise and delight. Exceptional culinary experiences and premium service await. New this year, a chef-attended trend station featuring homemade beef and pork tamales served with mango salsa, cotija, avocado, and a variety of other choices. Dinner highlights include a sumptuous Mediterranean rubbed leg of lamb returning as a favorite of guests, a daytime hummus and pita bar featuring four types of hummus, five different types of pita, and 20 toppings.

For the epitome of magnificence, attendees can purchase the Windward VIP + Fort Lauderdale Concours Bundled Ticket ($523) and attend the 3rd Annual Fort Lauderdale Concours, reinventing the concours model by celebrating the automobile and its convergence with pop culture, accompanied by live music, a fine art gallery, and unlimited cocktails and canapés. The event will be at the Superyacht Village at Pier Sixty-Six on Friday, October 27th from 6 PM to 10 PM. Guests will be captivated by the works of celebrated car collectors, rarely-seen classic and iconic cars, fine art, fashion, and a special sneaker curation of high-end collectible sneakers displayed to match the aesthetic of select cars.

Tickets for the Windward VIP Club ($398) are valid for one day from Wednesday to Sunday, including Preview Day on Wednesday. A ticket to the Windward VIP Club also includes complimentary water taxi access to and from all seven Boat Show locations.

"This year, we are embarking on a journey of refinement, where dreams become reality and sophistication meets cutting-edge ingenuity,” said Phil Purcell, CEO and President of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, owners of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “Boating and yachting isn't just for a select few—it's an open invitation for everyone to experience, and we're excited for you to join us."

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Markets. For more information about tickets, Superyacht Village, the Windward VIP Club, and more, please visit:


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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 142,000 middle-class jobs and driving the economic output to $18.5 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 500 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


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