Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show – November 1-5, 2017


Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017

November 1-5, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Nov 1-Nov 5, 2017. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats 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. This is exactly where you want to be.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Locations

Visit one of our 7 locations and enjoy the ultimate boat show experience!

Bahia Mar Yachting Center

801 Seabreeze Blvd.

Ft Lauderdale 33316

Las Olas Municipal Marina

2 South New River Dr. East

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Hall of Fame Marina

435 Seabreeze Blvd.

Ft. Lauderdale 33316

Greater Fort Lauderdale/

Broward County Convention Center

1950 Eisenhower Blvd.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina

1881 SE 17th St.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The Sails Marina

2150 Southeast 17th Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Pier 66 Marina

2301 SE 17th St,

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316



Show Schedule

Wed. Nov 1, Noon – 7pm
(Ticket valid any show day)

Thur.   Nov 2, 10am – 7pm
Fri.  Nov 3, 10am – 7pm
Sat. Nov 4, 10am – 7pm
Sun. Nov 5, 10am – 6pm


PRIME TIME PREVIEW (Wed. Nov 1): $46.50
Valid any one day Nov 1 – 5, 2017

Adult: $29.00
Child (age 6-15): $12.00
Children (under 6)  Free


Special Events at FLIBS

Hands on Boating Skills Courses available only at the Boat Show!! 

Hosted by Carefree Boat Club

Take the helm with confidence! Gain knowledge and hands on training by joining us for On the Water Skills training! This year add more fun and excitement to your boat show experience while taking your boating skills up a notch. Nothing beats hands on instruction when it comes to improving your helm skills and learning new ones.  There’s something for everyone – from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers!

Learn from the experts; all sessions are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors.  You’ll learn basic and advanced skills that will last a lifetime!

Space is limited. Advance registration is highly recommended. Participants can register on line or directly at the Skills Training Center during the show. Courses located at the end of Limezone “A6” Dock, South side of Bahia Mar.  Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the class start time.

Courses Available:

  • Basic Docking Skills
  • Anchoring and Multi-Vessel Rafting Techniques
  • Open Water Boat Handling Skills
  • Advanced Docking & Precision Boat Control
  • Powerboating Made Easy – Capable, Confident, Safe!


Located at the Broward County Convention Center.

Rooms 222-223

Be sure to visit “TheBlue Wild Watersports and Marine Art Expo”. You will get the chance to listen to experts speak about different water sports — from freediving and spearfishing to stand up paddle boarding and underwater photography.  Also, stop by and meet celebrity speakers Gator Boy Chris Gillette and Manny Puig — they will be displaying their artwork andphotography.  While there, be sure to visit the extensive Marine ArtDisplay room, featuring a wide range of artists — from serious, high-end works of art to underwater photography to whimsical and contemporary pieces.  There is something for everyone at The Blue Wild!

THE ANNUAL KIDS’ FISHING CLINICS: Presented by Hook the Future

Located at the Convention Center show site, clinics begin at 12:00 and 2:00pm on Saturday & 1:00 and 3:00pm on Sunday .The clinic is free for all children who have a ticket to the boat show and are between the ages of 5-16.


12:00 PM – Convention Center

2:00 PM – Convention Center


1:00 PM – Convention Center

3:00 PM – Convention Center


Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

  • Secrets for Dolphin
  • Kingfish Tips & Techniques
  • Targeting Inshore Game Fish

Saturday, Nov 4, 2017

  • Stalking the Flats
  • Offshore Masters Panel
  • Destination Fishing

Friday, Nov 3, 2017

  • Winning with Wahoo
  • Reef & Bottom Fishing Basics
  • Destination Fishing

Sunday, Nov 5, 2017

  • Targeting Inshore Game Fish
  • Offshore Masters Panel
  • Big fish on Light Tackle

Stone crab season begins in South Florida

KEY BISCAYNE, FLA. (WSVN) – Time to get cracking, South Florida: stone crabs are back in season.

The first shipment of fresh stone crabs arrived at Miami Marine Stadium in Key Biscayne, Sunday afternoon.

The stone crabs were flown in by helicopter from South Florida fishing boats.

For several local restaurants, the delicious arrival means a lot of money will soon by pouring into Florida.

“This is the official kick-off of the tourist season for Dade County and South Florida,” said Coconut Grove Seafood Festival organizer Tony Abelo. “I know Joe’s opens up, Monty’s opens up, and all the tourism developed from the stone crab season is more than we can expect.”

Crab lovers can expect all your favorite stone crab suppliers to be stocked and ready to sell.

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