FLIBS – The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, will be pulling into port on October 30. The flotilla of over-the-top vessels includes the stainless steel, stilt-anchored Mansion Yacht, and Excellence, the largest mega yacht in the show. Sailing into its 60thanniversary, a sprawling additional location means the world’s largest in-water boat show just got even larger.
FLIBS Expansive 7th Location: Superyacht Village
FLIBS is thrilled to unveil the new Superyacht Village. This seventh site is located at “Pier South”. This is Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina’s new property. FLIBS exhibition now spans a total of 3 million square feet. Showgoers can reach all locations via a network of water and ground transportation services.
Superyacht Village is designed for superyachts and superyacht enthusiasts. The most spectacular yachts in the show line the docks, which can accommodate vessels with an LOA of up to 400 feet. The new marina and on-land exhibition space occupies 3.5 acres. Exhibits by renowned shipyards and yacht toys, including helicopters, personal submarines, exotic and collectible automotive, and other luxury items, showcase the superyacht lifestyle.
FLIBS VIP Experience
The Windward VIP Club is presented by Delta Private Jets and Ulysse Nardin. Delta is the Official Private Jet Carrier of FLIBS. Ulysse Nardin is the Official Timekeeper of FLIBS. The new in-water location is anchored on the main dock at Bahia Mar. A VIP ticket provides attendees with a comfortable, air-conditioned setting to meet, relax and best enjoy this international boating spectacular.
VIP ticket holders can refresh under an arched tent with outdoor terraces for shore and water views. Luxury premium open bar and gourmet food offerings are complimentary. A Cigar Lounge is presented by Delta Private Jets.
The Windward VIP Club is the preferred place to network, lounge, and enjoy exclusive experiences. These include a variety of wine tastings and intimate events by Delta Private Jets and Ulysse Nardin.
Launch the Party Aboard Mansion Yacht
Mansion Yacht is the first yacht made entirely of stainless steel. It will be docked behind the Windward VIP Club for invited guests to enjoy. the Mansion Yacht is a unique build. It measures 84 feet in length and 40 feet across. Spectacular indoor and outdoor decks offer views from high above the entire show.
Mansion Yacht is equipped with four 18-foot hydraulic legs. Each has a lifting capacity of a million pounds. These legs allow the yacht to be raised up to 15 feet in the air in three feet of water. The Mansion Yacht is 9,000 square feet overall, with a 20ft elevated 2,300 square-foot furnished deck for breathtaking panoramic views. Tours and events at the Mansion Yacht are by invitation only.
FLIBS Largest Yacht: Excellence
Excellence, 262′ Abeking & Rasmussen, is the newest superyacht in the show. It will be on display at the Superyacht Village. It is designed by Winch Design for indulgent relaxation. The mega yacht has all of the expected features and then some. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show marks only the second appearance for this superyacht masterpiece, which brings forward a new era in superyacht design.
Sunset Soiree, Second Annual Best Yacht Chef Competition
FLIBS much-anticipated cook-off will take place on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:00pm. The yacht chef showdown, held in the new Superyacht Village, will be sizzling with excitement. Competing for the Best Yacht Chef title, some of the world’s leading yacht chefs will battle it out in this gastronomic competition.
NBC Sports Group will once again feature a one-hour network special. The program will highlight the show’s magnitude, extraordinary yachts and vessels, luxurious lifestyle attractions and VIP events. The program will also reveal the second ever “Best of Show” award. The award is presented to the most innovative new boat model design as selected by a panel of independent judges.
This year, FLIBS will feature over 1,500 boats and 1,200 exhibitors. More than 110,000 visitors from around the world are expected to attend. FLIBS seven waterfront locations are: the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Pier Sixty-Six Marina, Pier Sixty-Six South, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. For more show details, visit FLIBS.com.
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