The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is long renowned for being the world's largest event of its kind, featuring more than three billion dollars’ worth of boats, yachts, super yachts, electronics, engines, and thousands of boating accessories from every major marine manufacturer and boat builder worldwide. The 54th edition of the show will take place October 31– November 4, 2013 and cover more than 3 million square feet of space, both on land and in the water.

But if all that isn't enough, there are at least a dozen more reasons to make this the year for novice to serious fishermen, recreational boaters, even underwater adventurers to head over to Fort Lauderdale Beach for the 54th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

IGFA SCHOOL OF SPORTS FISHING SEMINARS
Ft. Lauderdale: the IGFA School of Sportfishing will be hosting fourteen seminars on site with some of the area's best captains and professional anglers throughout the boat show. Now while checking out the latest gadget or considering a new skiff, anglers will also be able to pick up hot tips and tricks from not just one or two, but seven of the most experienced fishermen on the water. Admission to the seminars is free with paid boat show admission and you can receive a special $5.00 IGFA Discount on Boat Show Tickets (Promo code: fish).  Click here for the School of Sportfishing Seminar Schedule.

CRUISERPORT ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
CruiserPort is a designated area within leading mainstream boat shows, promoting the cruising lifestyle. Flags and banners identify participating vessels that serve this niche. CruiserPort offers free boating activities taught by your favorite PMM editors and other industry professionals. CruiserPort is your portal into the cruising lifestyle. The CruiserPort Activity Center is sponsored by PassageMaker Magazine.
Click here for the full Schedule of Events and to Register

The ANNUAL KIDS' FISHING CLINICS: Presented by Hook the Future
Clinics begin Saturday & Sunday 12:00 and 2:00 pm.The clinic is free for all children once you have bought a ticket to the show. The clinic is for ages 5-16.

THE BLUE WILD DIVE and TRAVEL SHOW SEMINARS
For young or old, beginner to advanced, this Expo is for anyone that loves the underwater world. Interact with subject matter experts as this hands on workshop features freediving, scuba, spearfishing, marine art, boating, safety, conservation, underwater photography, videography, product demos, and more!!! Ask questions...get accurate answers. - For details, click here

BOAT SHOW TICKETS
If you have yet to purchase your tickets for the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show October 31-Nov 4, 2013, now is the time! (Don't forget to enter the $5.00 IGFA promo code: fish)

Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats and sea vessels will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts. Covering six locations and over 3 million square feet of space, the show's transportation network of bus shuttles, water taxis, and riverboats ensures attendees can easily navigate the boat show and its expansive waterways system.