5 Must See Things at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

5 Things You Must See at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show


The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is back in town for its 59th year. Running from October 31st – November 4th, the show will once again take over “The Yachting Capital of the World”, Fort Lauderdale. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the ultimate boat show experience. It encompasses 7 venues, 3 million sq. ft. of exhibition space, over 1,200 exhibitors and more than 1,500 boats will be on display. The event attracts more than 110,000 people from 52 countries around the world.

Food and fun are integrated throughout shows, programs, and demonstrations ranging from underwater photography to spearfishing. Of course, viewing the latest and greatest yachts and boating technology are at the top of the list of things to do. But that’s not all that’s being offered—this boat show is expanding its repertoire in a variety of ways.


The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is amplifying the experience with culinary offerings to entice the palate. Vendors at the event itself are serving up everything from pizza to burgers, with vegetarian and vegan options scattered throughout. Purchase your ticket in advance to acquire a specialty ticket that grants you access to exclusive culinary experiences, some of them from restaurants local to the area. From foods made by local restaurants right in the area to a full selection of wines and craft beers, you can enjoy the boat show in culinary paradise.


Some of boating’s biggest names are making an appearance at FLIBS. When you’re perusing the offerings, keep an eye out for names such as Aquila Power Catamarans, Stamas Yacht, and Monterey Boats. All of the vendors here recognize the size and value of this boat show, and some of them will be showing off some of their newer technologies, ranging from engines to sport boats. Get a glimpse of tomorrow’s boating tech before they hit the market.


Great for kids and grownups, The Blue Wild hosts everything from water sports demos to ocean science and animal encounters. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about underwater photography, see how to use some of the newest water toys, or learn how sharks manage to keep swimming even when they’re asleep, then this is where you need to be.

Water Taxis

Bypass trying to find parking and navigating city traffic by taking one of the many water taxis delivering FLIBS guests to their destinations. Watch some of Fort Lauderdale’s most beautiful areas pass by as you float by on the water, and make sure to take the route to the main boat show entrance-that way, you can explore Las Olas Boulevard.

Las Olas Boulevard

With direct proximity to the boat show, Las Olas Boulevard is the authentic soul of Fort Lauderdale and worth experiencing in person. Take some time to purvey the artwork at Blue Gallery, enjoy the modern take on rustic Italian at Louie Bossi’s Restaurant and Lounge, or check out what’s happening at Riverwalk in Bubier Park. If you love it here so much, you may not want to leave-and you don’t have to. Kolter Urban’s new luxury condo tower above a Hyatt Centric® hotel is ascending quickly at 100 Las Olas Boulevard. As the only for sale condominium in the Downtown market, 100 Las Olas will also be the tallest building in town. Residents will live within minutes of some of Fort Lauderdale’s best, including the Broward Performing Arts Center, the NSU Art Museum, and of course, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Icon Las Olas

Developed by The Kolter Group, 100 Las Olas’ 113 private residential condominiums will start on the 16th floor and rise to 499 feet with dramatic city views. Completely separate from the private residences, the lower levels will include private garage parking and a Hyatt Centric hotel with a lobby level restaurant and bar featuring indoor and outdoor seating, and 8,500 square feet of retail space. 100 Las Olas is offering 2- to 4- bedroom, 1,811 sq. ft. to 5,281 sq. ft. , residences from the $900s.

Residents of 100 Las Olas will be immersed in the urban vibe of Las Olas, while enjoying an unprecedented level of service. Condo owners will enjoy a wide array of resort-style amenities reserved exclusively for residents, including a private roof top resort-style pool with private cabanas and fire pit lounge, a Residents’ Club Room with catering kitchen and club bar, a Casual News Room, and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center.

Enviably located directly on Las Olas Boulevard, 100 Las Olas Boulevard is just 10 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. The Sales Gallery is open daily and features a full-scale architectural model and designer kitchen. To preview the floor plans and the latest construction updates, visit OneHundredLasOlas.com or call 954-800-6263 to schedule a private showing.