The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which is often compared to the Super Bowl of the yachting world, stages its 64th edition from October 25-29. More than 1,000 exhibitors presenting 1,300 boats generate a $1.79B economic impact and an audience of approximately 100,000 attendees. It’s Broward County’s moment to shine as hotels, restaurants and special events also brim with excitement. Please enjoy ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s guide to highlights, news and tips to navigate the sea of experiences.


Seven Venues

Among venues, including Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Broward County Convention Center, Hall of Fame Marina, 17th Street Yacht Basin, Las Olas Marina and Pier 66 Marina, take a deep dive into the exclusive Superyacht Village at Pier 66 South. Its Designer Pavilion premieres with luxury exhibitors like THG Paris, Oliver Treutlein and IK Yacht Design, while toys range from a Triton submarine to helicopters.


Exhibitors & Models

The sportier Benetti Oasis 34M, known for its trademark Oasis Deck—a tiered, open-air sun lounge with fold-out wings, glass-front pool and 270-degree views—makes its U.S. debut. Tankoa Yachts displays its S701 Casino Royal (ex-Solo), while other yachts over 200 feet include Codecasa’s Eternity, Viareggio’s Atomic and Icon’s Party Girl. Heesen, Mangusta, MCP, Lürssen and Bering are also exhibiting. |


Fort Lauderdale Concours

The third annual Fort Lauderdale Concours plans an exciting evening at Pier Sixty-Six’s Superyacht Village on October 27. Beyond a dazzling display of classic and rare cars, the cocktail reception treats guests to a mix of fine art, fashion and collectible sneakers, which are curated to complement specific models. More makers from Ferrari to Maserati will show at the Hall of Fame Marina’s Car Exhibition.



For Your Convenience

The FLIBS 2023 mobile app is already updated with this year’s agenda. Plan and know before you go through detailed directories for exhibitors, products that can be filtered, program and special event schedules, maps, updates and other notifications. The show partnered with transportation services The Water Taxi and Brightline high-speed train, which has a Fort Lauderdale station with complimentary show shuttles. |


Dining Around

Located at Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale, Evelyn’s serves seafood towers and wood-smoked specialties such as octopus and Australian wagyu in a coastal chic setting. Next door, Takato’s Japanese Korean menu features full sushi spreads to short rib kimchi tacos. Famous for its family recipe Giorgio’s meatballs, Timpano Las Olas’s makeover extends to new uni alfredo prepared tableside; pop by for weekend brunches and Italian Sunday dinners. | |