Preparations Underway For 60th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2019

Preparations for the largest yacht show in the world are in full swing as the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show prepares to host a standout fleet and more than 110,000 international visitors.

The 60th anniversary edition of the show is set to take place from October 30 to November 3 and will include an expansive on-display fleet of stellar superyachts, sports fishing yachts, tenders, speed boats and submersibles.

The milestone 60th year of the show will see organisers unveil a packed schedule of activities and expand the show even further with the opening of a seventh location.

More than 110,000 visitors are set to attend the event

The new Pier South Superyacht Village will host the most spectacular yachts at the show in a new dedicated marina. The area will also include a 3.5-acre space featuring shipyard exhibits, as well as yacht accessories including helicopters, submersibles and cars.

Located at the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina, the location will expand the show’s overall exhibition space to more than three million square feet, consolidating the show’s status as the largest yacht show in the world.

Excellence is among the superyachts scheduled to attend

Other pre-existing locations see the show's 1,200 exhibitors present at the Bahia Mar Yachting Centre, Hall of Fame Marina and the Hilton Fort Lauderdale marina, amongst others. All locations will continue to be connected through an intricate network of water and ground services.

Elsewhere, superyachts in the massive 1,500 fleet of attending yachts have already started to arrive ahead of the show.

Among the packed activity schedule is the second annual yacht chef competition

Standout new superyachts attending the show include the 79.95 metre Abeking & Rasmussen Excellence, 55 metre Heesen superyacht Vida and, the largest yacht at the show this year, the 95 metre Lurssen Madsummer.

The show will also see the return of the second annual Sunset Soiree and Yacht Chef competition. The evening will take place on November 1 and allow guests the opportunity to taste the delicious food cooked by a selection of world-leading yacht chefs.

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