© Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 30- November 3, 2019. Every year, the show exhibits a vast array of the industry’s latest boats and yachts of all sizes, worldwide debuts, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle. From yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts, this show has something for everyone!
Located across seven magnificent locations, mainly steps from the beach in sunny South Florida, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show hosts 1,200+ exhibitors, has over 1,500+ boats on display and brings in 110,000 international visitors. Products range from sunglasses to superyachts and everything in between.
During this five-day event, Bluewater will have an experienced team of Charter
, Sales & Purchase
specialists available to show you around the stunning selection of yachts on display, as well as teams from our Management
, and Crew Placement
departments at the show, ensuring that all your yachting requirements are catered for.
Visiting the show? Let us be your guide!
Please contact us if you would like to view any of the yachts on display
for sale or for charter. Our knowledgeable staff will create a custom-tailored tour of the yachts you are interested in and make your visit as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
Ami G. Ira
, yacht charter specialist
, yacht sales & purchase specialist
Events and Training Specials for Yacht Crew
- Save the Date, Bluewater Annual Customer Appreciation Party, November 16th, Bluewater is pleased to announce that once again we will host our annual Client, Captain, and Crew party in Fort Lauderdale. More details coming soon!
- The Bluewater Crew and Training teams will be walking the docks Thursday and Friday handing out special discounts on Training Courses, as well as collecting entries for raffle drawings for a $250.00 training voucher. The drawings will be held at the end of each day of the show, Thursday through Sunday. Crew can enter by signing up with Bluewater staff on the docks during those show days.
- Bluewater Shuttle! Looking to catch a ride to or from the show? Bluewater will have a shuttle running from our office to the show every day of the show during show hours. First come, first served. You will need to have a SPECIAL bluewater tattoo to ride, this will be handed out in all the Bluewater bags as well as from the Bluewater office.
- Top Notch Tabletop Competition
Friday, November 2nd, share your creativity and find new and resourceful ways to redecorate and repurpose your decorations. Participate in one or ALL categories: Luxe Interior & Stylish Outdoors, Prizes will also be awarded for: Most Artistic Napkin Fold, Top Creative Centerpiece, Best Beverage Presentation, Stylish Menu Design, & Tip of the Day. The talented winners will receive a fabulous Bluewater Gift Basket and several other prizes!
- Yacht Chandler’s Annual Captain and Crew Customer Appreciation Party
, November 2nd beginning at 7pm, grab those beads and masks because Bluewater is co-sponsoring Yacht Chandlers’ 12th annual Crew Appreciation Party, and this year’s theme is Mardi Gras! Be sure to wear your best costume attire. This event is by invitation only at Sway Nightclub 111 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
Other notable events at FLIBS:
The 2nd Annual Sunset Soiree & Yacht Chef Competition
on November 1st. This event will be televised as a special event on NBC Sports Network, and guests will have a chance to sample delicacies created by 4 world-class yacht chefs, as well as premium craft cocktails and offerings from luxury food purveyors. This years’ competition will benefit Mission of Hope
, a non-profit organization assisting with recovery and rebuilding in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian.
The WINDWARD VIP CLUB
, a luxurious experience unmatched. Enjoy exclusive access to the Windward VIP Club. The perfect setting to relax, book a tour and plan your day at the show. The Windward VIP Club is the perfect setting to enjoy the excitement of this international boating spectacular. The Windward VIP Club Experience package includes show entry, Windward VIP Club access, food and premium beverages and complimentary access to the water taxi.
, the newest enclave for superyachts and superyacht enthusiasts, Superyacht Village is an exclusive marina and on-land destination area that will display some of the most spectacular yachts in the show. Superyacht Village and marina will also feature yacht toys including helicopters, personal submarines, as well as exotic and collectible automotive. An on-site dining destination, exclusive VIP events and areas of discovery will also pop up within Superyacht Village. The Superyacht Village will be open to all general admission ticket holders.
One company, one complete service.
Bluewater provides yacht charter, yacht brokerage, crew training, crew placement, and yacht management. A full-service luxury yachting company that creates strong and lasting relationships with clients and crew.