The 53rd iteration of “FLIBS” features more superyachts than ever, but it isn’t just superyachts. Here is a sample of coming attractions
Looking for a deal on the brokerage market? There will be plenty of attractive superyachts for sale at FLIBS this year, but don’t expect a steal. Contrary to persisting rumors, brokers tell us that, while prices dipped drastically in 2009 (up to 40 percent), they have recovered and have been holding pretty steady ever since. Of course, that is good news for the yachting industry and for yacht owners seeking to trade up or down as they reach a new stage in their boating lives.
In the following pages, we highlight a few superyachts available on the brokerage market and bring you a small sample of new boats of all sizes expected in Fort Lauderdale this year. A few of those making their US debut include Overmarine’s Mangusta 165, the Benetti Delfino 93 and the CdM’s Darwin 86. While the US economy is slow to recover, it is going in the right direction, which makes this large and mature boat market pretty attractive again. Among boating companies investing in the United States is British boatbuilder Sealine. This year the company is showcasing two of its newest models.
For more information on show, visit showmanagement.com.
The yachts below are listed in descending size order.
New Yachts and Boats:
Cruisers & Tenders:
BOAT SHOW SCHEDULE
October 25-29, 2012
Prime Time Preview:
Thurs. Oct 25, 10am - 7pm
Fri. Oct 26, 10am - 7pm
Sat. Oct 27, 10am - 7pm
Sun. Oct 28, 10am - 7pm
Mon. Oct 29, 10am - 5pm
Prime Time Preview (Thurs. Oct.25) -
$34 Online and $36 on Show Site
$36 Online ($38.00 at show)
Tickets (cash only, but ATM’s are nearby) are also available from the box office at the following locations on the days of the show: Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Las Olas Marina, Las Olas Riverfront (downtown Fort. Lauderdale), Broward County Convention Center. There are no ticket sales at the Hall of Fame Marina, The Sails and the Ft. Lauderdale Hilton Marina.
IMPORTANT: No Pets allowed.The only pets we can allow are guide dogs or other licensed, working dogs (service animals).
Photo ID required for visit to Convention Center