60th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Custom Yacht Enclosures in Pompano Beach at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

60th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

It’s that time of year again! Celebrating its 60th year, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is returning to familiar waters, drawing crowds to Fort Lauderdale Beach from October 30th to November 3rd. From beautiful custom yacht enclosures in Pompano Beach to impressive yachts in Miami, sea bound vessels of all shapes and sizes are bound for Fort Lauderdale’s Bahia Mar Yachting Center. Along with these ships comes thousands of visitors and residents draw to this and all the other beachside attractions. Boating enthusiasts, water sports fans, and lovers of the extravagance and luxury can all enjoy a night out in the sun, enjoying the water and festivities.

If you are planning to join in on the fun of the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, here’s what you need to know.


While Bahia Mar is the official location of the boat show, it actually spans across much of Fort Lauderdale’s intercoastal marina scene. In fact, there are seven locations that provide an ideal vantage point for watching the boat parade, visit exhibits, or enjoy other adjacent experiences. With over 1,500 vessels on display including custom yacht enclosures from Pompano Beach or exotic ships from abroad, there’s no shortage of things to do and explore.

Beware, though: this year’s boat show is anticipating more than 110,000 visitors, so things may get cramped. Arriving early and securing your seats before the boat parade itself is key to ensuring you get a great view. Otherwise, avoid the headache of trying to navigate traffic and parking yourself by taking advantage of the shuttle service and in-land designated parking. As always, the water taxi will be in service to ferry you and your group to various destinations around Fort Lauderdale’s downtown waterway.


This world-famous boat show is about more than just looking at a few fancy ships. There’s all sorts of fun for everyone! Seminars are scheduled throughout the week for boating enthusiasts, marine conservationists, and industry professionals alike. Stay abreast of the latest in maritime technical advancements, including yacht personalization options like custom yacht enclosures in Pompano Beach. Learn what researchers have to say about our impact on Florida’s precious natural ecosystem and what measures are being taken to protect it.

Or, you can spice things up with a culinary adventure! Several of our vendors offer unique culinary experiences framed around sea. From local and Caribbean cuisines to dishes native to lands farther away, foodies from across the country are in for a treat.

One of the most anticipated events happening during this 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the second annual Yacht Chef Competition. This ticketed event allows guests to tastes dishes from four world-class chefs competing for prizes and honor. While a panel of pre-selected judges will ultimately choose a winner, guests will also enjoy live entertainment in Superyacht Village’s lavish oasis.

If you are a boat lover, don’t miss your chance to attend this internationally acclaimed event! If you want to customize your own vessel, contact C-Worthy Yachts and let us make your vision a reality.