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Your Guide to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Added: Aug 07, 2018
Category: Festivals & Events

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Known as the “Boating Capital of the World,” Fort Lauderdale boasts plenty of opportunities for boaters and those interested in learning more about watercraft. One of these opportunities comes in the form of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, an annual event that exhibits a vast array of the industry’s latest and largest yachts and boats. If you’re looking for something fun to do this fall, here’s why you won’t want to miss the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show!

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Overview of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018

Now in its 59th year, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is a must-see event for boat lovers and travelers. Not only will you see several various types of boats on display, but you’ll also have the chance to find a medley of marine products and accessories that only enhance your nautical lifestyle. From yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and tasty food, this festival has a little something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Here is a quick look at some of the luxury boats you’ll be able to view at the event:

  • Motor Yachts

  • Super Yachts

  • Sailing Yachts

  • Canoes

  • Inflatables

  • Jet Boats

  • Trawlers

  • Sportfishers

  • Flat Boats

These boats can be viewed at seven locations across 3-million square feet of exhibition space! More than 110,000 visitors are expected to be in attendance this year, and we hope that you’ll be one of them! The 2018 event is scheduled to take place October 31st-November 4th, so be sure you’re here to enjoy the celebration.


In addition to boat viewing, guests of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Festival can also participate in educational classes and seminars related to boating. Whether you want to improve your sportfishing skills or let the kids enjoy a hands-on fishing experience, you’ll be sure to find something that will enhance your festival experience. Seats for these classes are very limited, so we recommend registering for your favorites in advance!


During your attendance at the boat show, you’ll be spoiled with more food than you could ever hope to consume in a single weekend! Over 100 vendors will be present to serve festival patrons with a wide variety of delicious foods including handcrafted burgers, wood-fired pizza, authentic street tacos, and upscale beverages. If you’re a foodie, then this is your paradise! There will also be plenty of budget-friendly options, so you won’t have to worry about emptying your wallet just to eat at the show.

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Tickets

Tickets for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show are available now! General tickets are $33 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-15, and children under six are free. Please note that parking, flibs show tickets, seminars and classes, and the Windward VIP Experience package will cost extra.

Purchase your tickets online right now!

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