Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will take place from Wednesday, October 31st - Sunday, November 4th, 2018. Bluewater is delighted to present the 74’ Buddy Davis Sport Fisherman PEGASUS and our team of charter and sales specialists will be at the show to guide you round the great selection of other yachts on display.

By Shalom Weiss • 25 October 2018

Show Information

FLIBS 2018 is spread over seven different locations, has over 1,500 boats on display and 6 miles of floating docks, as well as a display of exotic cars. This is an unmissable event for any yachting enthusiast, with over 110,000 visitors from all over the world.

Show schedule:

Prime Time Preview
Wed. Oct 31, Noon - 7pm

General Admission
Thur. Nov 1, 10am - 7pm
Fri. Nov 2, 10am - 7pm
Sat. Nov 3, 10am - 7pm
Sun. Nov 4, 10am - 6pm

The show maps are available to download here.
Windward VIP Club – Open all Show Hours
The Windward VIP Club, presented by Delta Private Jets in partnership with Ulysse Nardin, is situated at the Hall of Fame Marina. This sanctuary offers the luxuries of a premium open bar, daily wine tastings powered by Wine Enthusiast and Grands Chais de France Group, delicious gourmet food throughout the day, an air-conditioned lounge area, a dedicated concierge service and a great program of events (wine & vodka tasting, cigar rolling and mixology experiences). Tickets available here
Yacht Chef Competition Thursday, November 1st, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
In partnership with National Marine Provisions, Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina and Wine Enthusiast, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is holding a competition for select Chefs onboard vessels in the show. Enjoy a premium open bar, cocktails and tasty canapés while the Chefs compete to win the ultimate prize. Celebrity Chef, author and TV personality, Ingrid Hoffman will host, with the presence of special guest judges NBA All Star & Founder of Mourning Family Foundation, Alonzo Mourning, Wine Enthusiast Contributing Editor (Food), Nils Bernstein and the Sun-Sentinel’s dining critic Mike Mayo. Tickets available here
Sperry’s & Spirits "Casino Night" Fundraiser Friday, November 2nd, 8pm-2am
Bluewater is sponsoring Sperry’s & Spirits, a fundraiser for 4Ocean at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina. This fantastic night will include live music, guest DJs, casino tables, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, scotch tastings, and an open bar. Bluewater is delighted to be sponsoring this event and this fantastic cause, and we hope to see you in the Panorama Ballroom for a night to remember! Tickets available here
Angler’s Hospitality Lounge, Friday – Sunday, November 2nd – 4th, 11am – 7pm
Located at the Convention Center, this is an ideal place to relax. Enhance your FLIBS experience by adding onto your general admission ticket, allowing you to enjoy the amenities and comfort of a luxury suite, a Key West tapas style menu with buffet, two complimentary cocktails, a birds-eye view of the show, live entertainment, beverage tastings, and more at this exclusive venue. Tickets available here
To ensure you make the most of your time at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information on any of these events and experiences. To view yachts for sale or for charter, book a broker-guided tour here.


Bluewater is pleased to be presenting M/Y PEGASUS at the show; this 74’ Sport Fisherman is located at slip FG27, between Bahia Mar and Hall of Fame.

PEGASUS was built at the Buddy Davis yard in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, with advanced composites used for advanced rigidity. Perfect for a serious sportfishing campaign, she benefits from full video monitoring and fishing layout. PEGASUS is genuinely turnkey and in immaculate condition, having been immaculately maintained by the same captain for over 18 years.

Following several recent price reductions, PEGASUS is competitively priced to sell at US$1,025,000. Please contact Robert Moore for further information or to arrange a viewing.
Throughout the show, Bluewater will have an experienced team of charter and sales specialists available to show you round the stunning selection of yachts on display, as well as teams from our Yacht Management, Training and Crew Placement departments available to assist, ensuring that all your yachting requirements are catered for. We look forward to seeing you there!