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Fort Lauderdale boat show to debut Superyacht Village

Mar 21, 2019 11:56 AM

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — In a move that continues to build upon the enhancements to the largest in-water boat show in the world, the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will unveil Superyacht Village, a new dedicated marina and on-land exhibition space that will display the most spectacular yachts in the show. 

Informa U.S. Boat Shows, in cooperation with Tavistock Development Co. and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), has announced the debut of this seventh site as part of the boat show’s 60th anniversary. Making its debut in time for the show Oct. 30-Nov. 3, Superyacht Village will be hosted at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina at its new “Pier South” property, which is adjacent to the southeast corner of the 17th Street Causeway Bridge in Fort Lauderdale.

“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 U.S. Boat Shows. “Thanks to a large investment by Informa and Tavistock, we are able to create a new, unique destination for the superyacht community within this extraordinary boat show directly across from Port Everglades. We are excited to expand our partnership with Pier Sixty-Six as they embark on an exciting future to revitalize the iconic waterfront venue that has been part of the boat show history since its inception.”

One of the only venues in Fort Lauderdale that can host vessels up to 400 feet, the 3.5-acre Superyacht Village will be framed by a notable display of some of the world’s most spectacular superyachts and exhibits by 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.
 
As part of the show’s 60th anniversary celebration, the Superyacht Village also will feature areas of discovery with programming taking place both day and night. Examples include wine and champagne tastings, intimate concerts, pop-up luxury fashion and jewelry exhibits, automotive and superyacht toy interactives, award receptions, seminars, and the second annual FLIBS Best Yacht Chef Competition.
 
The Superyacht Village will be open to all general admission ticket holders with direct access by water tenders and shuttle bus routes from the show’s other six locations.
 
For more information, visit FLIBS.com.

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