FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW: TOP TEN “MUST DO” ITEMS!

amy vulpis fort lauderdal real estate boat-showFort Lauderdale’s 54 th Annual International Boat Show is underway! Here are the show locations:

  • Mar Yachting Center: 801 Seabreeze Blvd. 
Ft Lauderdale 33316
  • Las Olas Municipal Marina: 2 South New River Dr. East
 Fort Lauderdale 33301
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center (Photo ID required!): 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale 33316
  • Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina: 1881 SE Seventeenth Street, Fort Lauderdale 33316
  • The Sails Marina: 2150 SE Seventeenth Street, Fort Lauderdale 33316
  • Hall of Fame Marina: 435 Seabreeze Blvd. 
Fort Lauderdale 33316

Valet Parking is available at Las Olas Marina 201 South Birch Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Purchase Valet Parking tickets here: https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/a/3cb818

For regular parking, check out the show’s guide map: http://www.showmanagement.com/insider/transportation-2013.html

To help enhance your boat show experience, I have reprinted the Boat Show Media Release for the Top 10 things to see at this year’s show.

  1. Tour the amazing exhibitor displays – As the leader in the global marine industry, FLIBS, creates custom-made, in-water exhibitor displays ranging from 400 to 10,000 square feet of temporary floating structures for display, sales and entertainment.
  2. Shop like a rock star! New to the show this year, The Club at Seafair, a unique 228-foot exhibition megayacht, will offer fine art, jewelry, and design for yacht and home in a luxurious club-like atmosphere, including a 120 seat restaurant and cocktail lounges with panoramic views of the boat show.
  3. View the new Sailfish Pavilion – more than 90,000 square feet of additional space located outside the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center featuring boats ranging from 15 to 40 feet and an extraordinary selection of marine accessories, including the new Florida Sportsman pond with daily fishing demonstrations and the new LandShark Bar with a grilled food menu.
  4. Check out the yacht toys – SEABOB underwater scooters; Quadski amphibious ATVs; JetLev (flying jet packs); JetSurf and WaveJet (motorized surfboards); Sealegs (amphibious boat)
  5. Enjoy refreshments and cocktails on one of the show’s world-famous floating cocktail lounges, including Guzzlers presented by Budweiser, the Superyacht Lounge presented by Palm Harbor Marina and the Gosling’s Rum Dark & Stormy Island Bar. Enjoy live musical entertainment, kick back and relax
  6. Learn from top pros from the International Game Fish Association’s School of Sportfishing and The Blue Wild at one of the free fishing and boating seminars at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center and enjoy workshops for adults and children of all ages, including Hook The Future kids fishing clinics.
  7. Attend special events! Check out the concerts, demonstrations, classes, dinner opportunities with yachting enthusiasts like you! CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF SPECIAL EVENTS 
  8. View marine industries latest offerings with similar products and boats conveniently grouped in categories such as high performance and sport fishing. CruiserPort features the world’s best selection of long range cruisers and related seminars. The Superyacht Experience features the world’s largest collection of superyacht builders of yachts over 40 meters. CLICK HERE FOR SUPERYACHT ASSN. INFO
  9. Arrive by boat. Enjoy the City’s waterways with a free riverboat ride down the New River to the show from Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Riverfront complex. Attendees can also ride the Water Taxi for $10 per day to any of the show’s six locations while touring Fort Lauderdale from the water. Boat show headquarters are at the Bahia Mar Hotel & Yachting Center, with additional exhibits at the Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. CLICK HERE FOR WATER TAXI INFO
  10. Accessorize your yacht! Shop for every marine accessory and gift in one of the show’s six clearspan tents ranging in size from 20,000 to 70,000 square feet of air-conditioned comfort.

Be sure to let me know how you enjoyed your boat show experience. Perhaps you’ll find that special yacht to dock behind your next luxury waterfront property!

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