Upcoming Events: Countdown to FLIBS! October 26, 2018

The 59th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Wednesday, October 31st through Sunday, November 4th

October 31st
Prime Time Preview
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

November 1st through November 3rd
Daily Hours
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

November 4th
Daily Hours
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

New at FLIBS this year are some enhancements to form and function. The main entrance will be redesigned and repositioned several hundred yards to the north end of the Bahia Mar Hotel and Marina property, just south of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, and will feature a plaza-like configuration, efficiently designed security, and a VIP exhibitor gate.

Award-winning catering group, Proof of the Pudding, will oversee management and operations of all food and beverage areas and offer dedicated catering for exhibitors, with ‘Ports of Call”-themed food stations, specialty cocktails, premium wines, and onsite “guest brewers” at drink stations.

NBC Sports Network will be filming for a one-hour special that will be aired on Sunday, December 23rd at 5:00 p.m. Expect to see multiple camera crews and NBC commentators Townsend Bell, Will Christien, and Leigh Diffey as they capture exciting moments of the show, including the new ‘Best in Show” award for vessels being debuted and the Yacht Chef competition with celebrity judges.

MIASF’s ever-popular Exhibitor Party, for FLIBS exhibitors and MIASF members only, will be held on Thursday, November 1st from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. onboard the MIASF Hospitality Lounge at the Bahia Mar Face Dock Purple Zone 12. This year’s theme is an elaborate Venetian Carnival that you won’t want to miss! Attendees will receive two free drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment. Admittance is free, however, donations to support marine industry summer camps are encouraged.

Join USSA members and representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard for an informative presentation on the implementation of the new U.S. flag registry on Wednesday, October 31st from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. onboard the MIASF Hospitality Lounge. For more information, contact Kitty McGowan at 800-208-5810 or

PLEASE NOTE: Maritime Monday, MIASF’s monthly networking event, will be on hiatus for November and December due to FLIBS and the holiday season. We look forward to returning to the regular schedule beginning January 2019. Feel free to contact with any questions.

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Marine Industries Association of South Florida. 221 SW 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. Phone: 954.524.2733