Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Returns for 63rd Edition

Tickets are on sale for event, which lasts from Oct. 26 through Oct. 30

The 63rd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) will take place across five days at seven locations in Broward, including the Broward County Convention Center (BCCC) and the Bahia Mar Yachting Center. The yearly show, owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Markets, will feature numerous boating and yachting exhibitions that showcase numerous world and U.S. marine-related product debuts.

“We are thrilled to kick off another fantastic event in Fort Lauderdale for our 63rd year,” Andrew Doole says, president of U.S. Boat Shows with Informa Markets. “Last year’s boat show was an absolute blockbuster event, generating over $1 billion in economic output for the state of Florida and attracting over 100,000 attendees. Year after year, FLIBS has raised the bar for the marine industry, and we cannot wait to welcome back our incredible community to the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.”

As demand for boating products reaches an all-time high, patrons at FLIBS can experience the product releases from the world’s leading boat manufacturers such as Axopar Boats, Northstar Boats, MJM Yachts, LEKKER Boats, Islamorada Boatworks, Schaefer Yachts, Invincible Boats and more. Patrons will also have access to new superyacht exhibits, kids fishing clinics, family-friendly activities, educational marine seminars and the Windward VIP Club for gourmet food and unrivaled views of the event.

“The marine industry has continued to experience unparalleled growth in the past 2 years, and we remain committed to providing the best show experience that caters to a wide range of audiences within the boating and yachting sector,” Phil Purcell says, CEO and president of the MIASF. “We are honored to host the 63rd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and look forward to showcasing the best our industry has to offer at the largest in-water boat show in the world.”

One of the primary attractions of the five-day event will be the new boats, products and activations on display at the Broward County Convention Center, which serves as the FLIBS Transportation Hub with over 3,000 parking spots available at $20 per day. Guests will also have access to and from all seven show locations via shuttle and water taxi services from the Convention Center.

“The FLIBS experience starts at the Broward County Convention Center,” Doole says. “From the latest in fishing boats and gear presented by Grady White and Yellowfin, to the most innovative products in the marine industry unveiled by Nautical Ventures, visitors won’t want to miss out on the amazing line-up of brands that will be spotlighted. The Convention Center will offer affordable parking options and access to the show’s shuttle and water taxi services offering visitors a stress-free manner to move throughout the seven show sites.”

This year’s show will feature complimentary admission on Sunday, Oct. 30 for military veterans and first responders, such as police officers, firefighters and paramedics. A valid picture ID is needed or guests can send an ID copy to to receive the ticket in advance.

To purchase tickets, please visit

Photo credit: Informa Markets

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