flibs fort lauderdale beach 2021

FLIBS Drops Anchor in Fort Lauderdale

The 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is dropping anchor throughout Fort Lauderdale, October 27-31, 2021.

Whether you’re a superyacht connoisseur or you’ve been fantasizing about buying a boat since life became all about seclusion with your bubble of family and friends, FLIBS is the world’s largest in-water boat show and features the largest display of boats and new models on display with hundreds of exhibitors across multiple outdoor sites.

Informa Markets AllSecure protocol includes adherence to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines as well as local authority guidance. The show is committed to enhanced cleaning and hand sanitizing stations, no-contact registration, physical distancing, food safety service considerations and the recommendation for non-vaccinated attendees to wear facial coverings.

What to Expect

The outdoor show spans nearly 90 acres over three million square feet of exhibition space featuring more than 1,000 boats and yachts, including multiple cafes and food and beverage garden options for taking breaks.

Soak up our warm weather, balmy breezes and swaying palm trees as you wander waterfront locations including the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, International Swimming Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Superyacht Village as well as the newly expanded exhibit hall at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

Don Dingman, host of Hook the Future on the Sportsman Channel, returns to host multiple Kids Fishing Clinics.

The Showstoppers

Superyacht Village is back in 2021, located at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina's Pier South property adjacent to the southeast corner of the 17th Street Causeway, boasting eye-popping superyachts and exhibits.

“In order to cater to our luxury clientele, we’re once again showcasing the superyacht lifestyle,” says Andrew Doole, President of Informa U.S. Boat Shows.

Marvel at the ultimate yacht toys on display like helicopters, personal submarines and exotic cars by Ferrari, Audi, and Alfa Romeo.

Where to Stay

Fort Lauderdale Beach has more than four dozen places to stay and call your home away from home, ranging from luxury resorts and intimate boutique hotels to mid-century retro and pet-friendly accommodations.

Those searching for beachside elegance and full-service amenities within walking distance to many of FLIBS activities, have some of the most celebrated brands in the world to call home base. A few of the many choices include the all-suite Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, the AAA Five Diamond The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdaleand soon-to-open Four Seasons Hotel, renowned for personalized service and intuitive care. If the ultra-chic is your style, elevate your escape at the award-winning W Fort Lauderdale. Here you will find the highly acclaimed Stephen Starr restaurants Steak 954 and El Vez, and two rooftop WET Decks to stimulate your senses. View our complete hotel directory to personalize your stay and experience.

Getting to FLIBS

Transportation options include valet parking available at Las Olas Marina (Birch Road and Las Olas Circle) and Fort Lauderdale South Beach Park (700 Seabreeze Boulevard directly across from Bahia Mar). “I also recommend taking advantage of our shuttle system and Water Taxi to get to and from the various locations,” advises Doole. “The Water Taxi is the best way to see it all while taking in Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful city and water views.”

Remember since everything is contactless, you'll need to purchase Water Taxi tickets online.


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