The yachting world is rapidly gearing up for the largest in-water boat show on earth, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, better known in the industry as ‘FLIBS’. Between October 31st and November 4th, the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2018 will draw a staggering 1500 vessels to the sunny Florida shores for six days of yacht viewings, marine displays, and lively entertainment.
FLIBS has everything for the ultimate yachting experience, from the latest thrilling water toys to spectacular superyacht debuts. There are sport-fishers and tenders as well as cruisers and catamarans on the show, with yachts and marine exhibits separated over separate zones. Spanning seven venues across Fort Lauderdale and a massive three million square feet of exhibition space, FLIBS is an immense production, offering everything from fishing clinics and boat handling workshops to the latest marine electronics.
No matter where your boating enthusiasms lie, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2018. And for those who are just as interested in the lifestyle that complements the yachting experience, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied, from supercar displays and luxury brand exhibits to VIP lounges and parties.
Yachts worth Seeing at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2018
Superyacht buyers will be in their element at FLIBS, with a stunning collection of yachts available for sale, as well as some for charter. Below are just a few of the magnificent superyachts that VIPs can view at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2018.
M/Y SOVEREIGN is a yacht to boast about. Featuring two master staterooms, an elevator, gym and beach club, this stunning 180′ (55m) superyacht makes the most of her exceptional volume. Launched from Newcastle Shipyards in 2011, this superyacht has been precision-built and meticulously upgraded, offering exceptional features including Quantum four-fin zero-speed stabilizers and a fresh superstructure paint job. Accommodating 14 guests in six opulent staterooms, M/Y SOVEREIGN is on the market at FLIBS with an asking price of $28,950,000 USD.
165′ (50m) M/Y BROADWATER is a dark-hulled, Dutch-built beauty. Launched by the acclaimed Feadship yard in 2000 with design by Donald Starkey, this tri-deck superyacht is presented in immaculate condition for sale after a 2017 refit, including an all-new contemporary interior. Accommodating up to 14 guests in six sophisticated staterooms, BROADWATER also features a beach club, gym and Jacuzzi as well as a raft of updates including AV systems, Quantum zero-speed stabilizers, and fresh paint. Buyers looking for a quality-built yacht with a shallow draft and exceptional stability have a great buying opportunity at FLIBS, with M/Y BROADWATER for sale at $27,500,000 USD.
123′ (37.5m) M/Y JEDI is an award-winning yacht from Italian yacht builder Admiral in collaboration with designers Luca Dini and Gian Mario. Built-in 2014 and refit in 2017, JEDI took out the 2015 Superyacht Award for ‘Best Semi-Displacement Two-Deck Motor Yacht’. And it’s easy to see why. Her extraordinary features far belie her size, with a beach club, tender garage, sauna, gym, and 8-seater Jacuzzi. JEDI offers a five-stateroom, 11-guest layout in a stunning and light-filled interior, with huge floor-to-ceiling windows letting in endless views of sky and sea. M/Y JEDI is on the market at FLIBS with a sale price of $10,900,000 USD but is not available for sale to US residents while in US waters.
Westport Yachts are a huge crowd favourite with the American market, and 112′ (34m) M/Y CASTLEFINN is a great example of the brand. Launched in 2012, this flybridge yacht is presented like new after a lifetime of exceptional care by her single owner. Buyers will enjoy the comfortable four-stateroom, eight-guest layout, with a full-beam master, VIP, queen and twin cabins located on the lower deck. The mahogany interior lends a classic opulent style, while the country kitchen, multiple dining spaces, barbeque, and spa create plenty of options for relaxing and entertaining. Fitted with zero speed stabilizers and benefitting from a shallow 5′ 6″ draft, CASTLEFINN is on show at FLIBS with an asking price of $8,995,000 USD.
97′ (29.5m) M/Y CHANSON epitomizes the elegance, comfort, and seaworthiness of a luxury cruiser. Hand-crafted and launched in 2007 by Vicem and refitted in 2017, this gorgeous cream-hulled cruiser has been maintained in superb condition by her one owner and professional crew. Her beautiful wood-panelled interior has more than a touch of the historic gentleman’s yacht about it, yet you’ll find all the modern comforts and state-of-the-art equipment on board. Built for luxurious long-range cruising with low fuel consumption, CHANSON accommodates up to eight guests in four beautiful staterooms, while out on deck you’ll find entertaining spaces and a Jacuzzi. M/Y CHANSON is on the market for $2,795,000 USD but is not for sale to US residents while in US waters.
55′ (17m) M/Y YAPA is a flash of silver speeding by at up to 27 knots. This single-deck, centre console Alen Yacht was built in 2015 and comes turn-key ready after a 2017 refit with numerous upgrades. The yacht features accommodation for four in two staterooms, with a master and a guest with two single berths, and there is also a convertible sofa for extra overnight guests. Most of the living happens upon the beautiful deck, with an eight-seater dining table, huge sun pads, swim platform, and outdoor kitchen for entertaining. YAPA is a GRP composite yacht with a silver hull and superstructure, and teak on the walk-around deck. M/Y YAPA presents a good-value buying opportunity at FLIBS, with a sale price of $990,000 USD.
To organize a VIP viewing of any of these fantastic yachts at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2018, contact your yacht broker.