Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2023: Everything you need to know
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (commonly known as FLIBS) is, quite simply, the world’s biggest boat show, with more than 1,000 boats from 52 different countries attracting more than 100,000 visitors.
Held every year in late October/early November, this is the place for manufacturers to show off their latest models.
It’s not just US brands either, with yards from all across the globe flocking to Florida to win over the discerning boaters.
When is the 2023 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show?
This year’s event will take place from Wednesday October 25 to Sunday October 29.
The show opens each day at 10am and closes in the evening at 7pm, however the parties go on long into the small hours.
The exception to this is Wednesday, which opens late (12pm) and Sunday, when the show ends early (6pm).
How much are 2023 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show tickets?
Standard day tickets start at $39 per adult and $15 per child, but due to the size of the show, it’s well worth investing $66 in a two-day ticket.
Wednesday is press preview day, so if you want to be among the first to step aboard the world premieres, then you’ll need to pay an extra $20 (approx) for a Prime Time Preview ticket.
Or if you really want to push the boat out, you can buy a Windward VIP ticket for $375, which includes exclusive entry into the Windward VIP Club, a private concierge to book appointments, an open bar, food, and complimentary access to the FLIBS water taxi.
The ultimate VIP experience is offered with the Bundle Ticket, which includes parking as well as access to exclusive rooftop art gallery and the Fort Lauderdale Concours luxury automobile exhibition. This ticket cost $420 in 2022, but FLIBS have put their prices up this year, so expect to pay closer to $500.
Which boats will be debuting at the 2023 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show?
The full line-up of boats making their debut at FLIBS 2023 is yet to be confirmed, but you can expect worldwide premieres from a whole host of global brands.