The 2018 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show will be on October 31 through November 4. Fort Lauderdale is heralded as the "Yachting Capital of the World," with the international boat show celebrating the 59th show with seminars, workshops, designers, company representatives, and prizes.
Boat shows in Fort Lauderdale represent a major opportunity for dealers to make big sales and market the brand name, boat designers to showcase their products, and for boat enthusiasts to stay aware of the latest and greatest in the hobby.
Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Seminars and Workshops
Topics will range from water safety, boating care and maintenance, and fishing techniques. Being an exhibitor at the boat show can help position your product in front of tentative buyers within the marine and boating industry. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has a high attendance from year-to-year, with marketing initiatives and media coverage hoping to bolster sales of our partners. For customers, they will have the ability to be hands-on with product and services.
For Visiting Attendees and Boating Enthusiasts
Fort Lauderdale is nestled between the Everglades and blue wave beaches, making it the ideal access point for attendees. From kid-friendly attractions, water sports, and sightseeing, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show offers endless entertainment and education for the five days that it will be live. Attendees can visit the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District, where you will raise the curtain on cultural experiences like classical opera and world-class museums. Right next door you'll find the Florida Grand Opera, the Museum of Art, and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
IGFA School of Sportfishing Seminars. The free seminar is perfect for those who want to learn the ins and outs of sportfishing. It's ideal for attendees who are just starting in the hobby or want to expand their technique. The seminar is free for all visitors to the boat show.
Kids Fishing Clinics by Hook The Future. Kids and teenagers between the ages of 4 and 16 are welcome to join this free club to obtain hands-on experience on fishing.
Coral Reef Stage. For those who are environmentally conscious, this seminar explores the meaning of research and conservation in the city of Fort Lauderdale.
The Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo. This seminar is three days long, showcasing speeches and workshops from the pros.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show VIP Experience
Presented by Delta, the Windward VIP Club offers a premium open bar, gourmet food offerings throughout the day, and a climate-controlled environment. Exclusive experiences for VIP holders include wine tastings, the ability to network with the professionals, and complimentary access to the Fort Lauderdale water taxi.
Visit Propeller Depot in the Engine Tent at Bahia Mar, and pick up the complimentary camoflague drink koozie.