From October 31st to November 4th, the eyes of the yachting industry will be on Florida for this showcase yachting event.
The excitement is building for the largest in-water boat show on earth, the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Commonly referred to as FLIBS, this year’s show will run between the 31st October and the 4th of November, drawing an incredible selection of yachts for sale to the sunny Florida shores.
With three billion dollars’ worth of boats on display, there’s something for every boating enthusiast at the Fort Lauderdale, whether you’re in the market for a limousine tender, a sport fisher, or a spectacular super-yacht on its global debut.
There’s also a vast range of marine product and company exhibits, from marine electronics and designer yacht furniture to shipyard displays for your new-build super-yacht project. There’s information and entertainment aplenty at FLIBS, from kids’ fishing clinics to boat handling workshops and live music, while, as always, the latest-model super-cars and futuristic water toys will attract a huge crowd.
Running over seven spectacular Fort Lauderdale venues, the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is like no other yacht show on earth, bringing thousands of yacht buyers, yachting professionals and the international press to the ‘Yachting Capital of the World’.
Best Yachts to See at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
49.07m (161′) M/Y THREE FORKS is a superb Christensen yacht, with extraordinary features for a yacht in this size range, including a helipad, six-stateroom layout, and an elevator servicing all decks. With a full-beam Owner’s suite complete with study and an elegant wood and marble interior by Carol Williamson and Associates, this 2009 yacht is presented for sale at FLIBS in immaculate condition after a 2018 refit, with an asking price of $22,500,000 USD.
Launched in 2013, 45.72m (150′) M/Y STATUS QUO is a magnificent example of the Richmond Yachts tri-deck super-yacht. Sporting a stunning interior of book-matched mahogany and marble, onyx and granite, the yacht accommodates 12 guests in six opulent staterooms, including a main deck master with Jacuzzi and lounge as well as an upper-deck VIP. Below deck, buyers will find a massage room, while on the sundeck, a Jacuzzi, full bar and large TV screen await. Fitted with zero-speed stabilizers and boasting a 3,500 nm range, M/Y STATUS QUO is for sale at FLIBS for $17,900,000.
44.2m (145′) M/Y MAG III is a spectacular Benetti super-yacht with a glamorous modern interior designed by Bannenberg and Rowell and an exterior by Stefano Righini Design. She can accommodate 12 guests in five palatial staterooms, including a full-beam master suite with panoramic views. A central glass elevator connects the decks, from the lower cabins right up to the expansive sundeck with its Jacuzzi, lounges and bar. Launched in 2009 and comprehensively refit in 2016, M/Y MAG III features a tender garage, zero speed stabilizers and a wealth of toys, and is appearing at FLIBS with an asking price of $14,250,000 USD.
Also appearing at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the 36.9 m (121′) M/Y NOMADESS, a very fine example of the Benetti 121 Classic Series. Launched from the Italian yard in 2013, this yacht has an exceptional world-cruising pedigree and has been meticulously maintained by her Owner since delivery. This yacht sleeps up to 10 guests in five beautiful cabins, including a large main deck master suite with huge views and private study – a rare addition on a yacht in this size range. With a gorgeous wood and marble Zuretti interior, zero speed stabilisers for comfort, and wonderful deck spaces including Jacuzzi, M/Y NOMADESS is a great buying opportunity at FLIBS with an asking price of $11,500,000 USD.
More Yachts to See Outside the Show
Savvy yacht buyers travelling to Florida for FLIBS won’t just limit their search to yachts appearing in-show. There’s also a large number of yachts for sale in nearby locations across Fort Lauderdale, including 85m (279′) M/Y ARETI, 45m (146′) M/Y CRACKER BAY, 38m (125′) M/Y SPIRIT, 29m (96′) M/Y CRU, and 21m (67′) S/Y COLUMBO BREEZE. Your yacht brokerage can organize VIP viewings of these yachts to coincide with your visit to FLIBS.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is one of the greatest yachting events of the year. To view any of these yachts during FLIBS, contact your yacht broker for a VIP tour.