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FLIBS 2021: Complete Guide [Yachts On Display]

Everything You Need To Know About The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show begins Wednesday, October 27, and ends Sunday, October 31. Each year, the show brings together boat enthusiasts from across the globe to the “Yachting Capital of the World.” Attendees get access to the industry’s latest boats and yachts of all sizes.

Held at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, FLIBS showcases more world and U.S. debuts than any other boat show in the country. The 5-day event showcases over 1,500 yachts and boats across seven locations. The boat show is an excellent opportunity to participate in the best of Fort Lauderdale’s luxury lifestyle, which includes waterfront dining, seven miles of white sand beach, luxury resorts, and high-end shopping.

Mark your calendars. Here’s your complete guide to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2021. Stop by the Denison display to experience some of the most impressive yacht exhibits at the show.

Featured Yachts on Display

185′ Oceanfast | 4 ROSES

125′ Broward | CHIMERA

118′ Azimut | SHALIMAR

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Schedule

Wednesday, October 2712:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday, October 2810:00am-7:00pm
Friday, October 2910:00am-7:00pm
Saturday, October 3010:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, October 3110:00am-6:00pm

FLIBS 2021 Map

What To Expect FLIBS 2021 [Safety Measures, Exhibitors, Transportation]

With over 80 percent of the show taking place in open-air outdoor spaces, FLIBS will continue to offer a safe experience for exhibitors, visitors, and the local community. Informa Markets will implement AllSecure health and safety standards including enhanced cleaning, hand sanitizing stations, and social distancing. Vaccinated guests are not required to wear a facial covering. You can find the full list of safety measures here.

From yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts, FLIBS has something for every attendee. When you’re not touring Denison’s impressive yachts, check out the Superyacht Village, Windward VIP Club, water sports display, marine vendors, and fishing clinics for kids. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will offer plenty of food and beverage options throughout the event including gyros, tacos, burgers, beer, and more.

The best way to get to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is by water taxi so that you can enjoy the waterways of Fort Lauderdale. Other transportation options include shuttle service from local hotels, Uber/Lyft drop-off zones, or parking.

Hotels Near FLIBS

Visiting from out of town? There are plenty of places to stay near the boat show. You can find beachfront locations, rooftop pools, and excellent restaurants all within a five-minute drive of FLIBS 2021. Book your stay early, FLIBS is expecting a big crowd this year.

Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale Beach

The Ritz Carlton on Fort Lauderdale Beach pays homage to the yachting capital of the world with an elevated pool inspired by a ship’s bow. Select rooms and suites have oceanfront views that incorporate elements of the sea. This luxury hotel has a seaside charm that’s perfect for unwinding after FLIBS 2021.

Location: 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Marriott Harbor Beach

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort is hidden off A1A, near the main entrance of FLIBS 2021. This hotel is in an excellent location that’s close to the airport, right on the beach, and within walking distance to the boat show. There’s also plenty of dining options near the Mariott Harbor Beach Resort.

Location: 3030 Holiday Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Riverside Hotel

The Riverside Hotel sits right along the New River and adds the option for boat dockage for vessels up to 150 feet. It’s also on the Water Taxi route (stop 1) so you can easily cruise to FLIBS 2021. Riverside’s location is also within walking distance of some of the best restaurants and boutique shops in Fort Lauderdale.

Location: 620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Restaurants Near FLIBS

The boat show is an excellent opportunity to participate in Fort Lauderdale’s culinary scene. Make plans to refuel, recap, and relax at one of these local restaurants. Expect excellent seafood, ice-cold beer, and live entertainment. 

Southport Raw Bar & Grill

Looking for something that’s no-fuss, casual, and easy to get to? Southport is your best option. The Fort Lauderdale staple is a neighborhood favorite offering burgers, seafood, ice-cold beers, and live music on weekends. Come to unwind, stay for the atmosphere.

Location: 1536 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale


Coconuts Restaurant

Coconuts is your best bet if you’re famished immediately after the boat show. It’s walking distance from FLIBS so you can pop over to enjoy food and drinks with a waterfront view. The restaurant hosts a lively and fun atmosphere while being the perfect spot to recap your favorite exhibits and displays from the show.

Location: 429 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Lona Cocina Tequileria

Lona Cocina

If you crave a margarita after a full day of walking the docks, then Lona is your gate to heaven. This new Mexican restaurant on Fort Lauderdale beach is filled with flavorful ceviches, tostadas, and tacos, plus 300 different tequilas and mezcals. The outdoor patio hosts a lively atmosphere with an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Location: 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

FLIBS 2020 Highlights


STARLIGHT | 106' Derecktor yacht charter

STARLIGHT | 106′ Derecktor

$39,000/week [Slip: HOF 300]

CRU | 96' Westship yacht charter

CRU | 96′ Westship

$45,000/week [Slip: HOF 319]

HELIOS | 92' Lazzara yacht charter

HELIOS | 92′ Lazzara

$42,000/week [Slip: HOF FD 44D]

BUNDALONG | 80' Sunreef yacht charter

BUNDALONG | 80′ Sunreef

$67,000/week [Slip: FG 28]

Show Location

Schedule A Private Showing

Take a private tour on your favorite yacht at the show

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