The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is the largest boat show in the world, appealing to a global audience of about 100,000 hobbyists on the water.
Founded in 1959, FLIBS is the world's largest US domestic boat program in terms of gross exhibition space and number of ships. FLIBS takes place in the beautiful city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Thanks to this international event, the benefits of local, regional and statewide economies are very significant. As a result of a study of economic impacts conducted by Thomas J. Murray & Associates in conjunction with the University of Florida in July 2016, FLIBS 2015 contributed more than $ 857 million to the economy of Florida
The program attracted a great deal of buyers and sellers of boats to negotiate. There are also newcomers joining the international boating community to see what the latest global sailing industry proposes and does in business. One thousand exhibitors and more than 1,200 boats on display each November at the show are considered the annual culmination of the boat industry.
An impressive array of boats, marine products and accessories will be on display at FLIBS. From superyachts, fishing boats, motorboats, rowing boats of all values to all kinds of art from the sea, jewelry and more. All worth an average of more than $ 4 billion will make every visitor can't help, admire their diversity and luxury.
Guests will have the opportunity to participate in actual rowing at the "Take the Helm" course sponsored by Carefree Boat Club. First-time rowers, as well as long-term rowers, can learn more and improve their roleplaying skills from experts at this course. The guide covers basic and advanced assembly skills, anchoring and rowing techniques with a variety of boats, opening and closing of boats, team coordination skills and more.
At the program's Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center (in Broward County), visitors will come across the "Hook The Future" fish care center, where children are given a fishing rod or fishing line combo and many other awards. In addition, IGFA Sports Fishing School offers a range of adult workshops covering all aspects of fishing.
Outside the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, at AquaZone, you will be able to watch live shows such as paddle rowing, kayaking, hovercraft and hovercraft. The whole operation is presented by Maritime Joint Venture.