The 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Opens

By Ben Roberts

The 55th edition of the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show opened to the public today, boasting three million square feet of exhibition space for some of the finest superyachts on the water and a legion of visitors from across the US and beyond.

Increased American market activity has provided a surge in industry movement, and the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show will undoubtedly add to the consistent brokerage and new build reports emerging from the region.

Yachts such as Skyfall, Arianna, Lady Linda and the Benetti Swan will be on display amongst a long list of striking vessels stretching across an enormous expanse of exhibitors.

Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, FLIBS is globally renowned as the largest in-water boat show in the world, with last year’s instalment drawing more than 1,200 exhibitors and a staggering $3 billion-plus worth of yachts, electronics and marine accessories.

As always, will be bringing you the latest updates and exclusive interviews from the docks.

By Ben Roberts