Growing number of large yachts exhibiting at the show continues to attract affluent buyers and superyacht charter clients

Superyacht Village, a new dedicated marina and on-shore exhibit space for the largest yachts at FLIBS

Superyacht Village, a dedicated marina and on-shore exhibit space for the largest yachts at FLIBS

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is making a splash for its 60th anniversary in 2019 with

The new display brings to seven the number of show sites in and around Fort Lauderdale, at over 3 million square feet, and was a joint effort of Informa US Boat Shows in cooperation with Tavistock Development Company and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF).

The Superyacht Village will be moored at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina at its new ’Pier South’ property.

“The growing number of large yachts exhibiting at the show continues to attract affluent buyers and superyacht charter clients,” said Andrew Doole, president of Informa US Boat Shows in a news release. “Thanks to a large investment by Informa and Tavistock, we are able to create a new, unique destination for the superyacht community.

An artist's impression

An artist’s impression

One of the only venues in Fort Lauderdale that can accommodate vessels up to 400ft, the 3.5-acre Superyacht Village will include renowned shipyards, along with helicopters, personal submarines, and exotic and collectible automotive and other luxury items related to the superyacht lifestyle. Plans include a destination restaurant, reserved parking, valet and private water tender services, according to the release.

The Superyacht Village will be open to all general admission ticket holders. FLIBS 2019 will take place from October 30 through to November 3.