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The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is an international event taking place in our own backyard. This event brings yachts, boats, trawlers, and vessels of all shapes and sizes to Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterways. If you’re planning on attending the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, check out our guide for this international event.

The History of FLIBS & What to Expect at FLIBS 2019


2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Fort Lauderdale is the perfect home for FLIBS; our city is known as both the Yachting Capital of the World and The Venice of America, with miles of intracoastal waterways that make the perfect playground for yachting. FLIBS has been in many locations throughout Ft. Lauderdale over its 60 years, and this year is no different.


For 2019, visitors to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show can see the most exciting yachting offerings available. FLIBS 2019 will include:


  • 6 miles of floating docks
  • 3 million square feet of exhibition space
  • 7 locations throughout Fort Lauderdale
  • Over 1,500 boats and yachts on display
  • 1,200 exhibitors from marine and yachting industries


FLIBS is a truly international event, with over 110,000 visitors from around the world. For 2019, it is estimated that the visitors will hail from 52 countries, making FLIBS the largest in-water international boat show in the world. One highlight of FLIBS is the Superyacht Village, a new hub for the finest yachts at the show. The Superyacht Village will feature vessels over 300 feet that typify the most elegant and impressive yacht designs, features, and technologies. 1


Other features unique to the 2019 rendition of the boat show include a chef’s competition, an angler’s hospitality lounge, and multiple seminars on a wide variety of topics.


Attending FLIBS 2019


Whether you’re a new yachting novice, an industry-involved diesel specialist, or a family looking for a great day out, FLIBS offers what you’re looking for. Part of the popularity of this show is its ability to appeal to visitors of all types, from yachting pros to boating novices and everyone in between. With such a variety of exhibits, beautiful yachts, and exhibitors from around the world, there is something for everyone at FLIBS.


If you’re attending the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, be sure to visit our team from Marine Diesel Specialists! As leading providers of MAN marine diesel engine parts, engine repairs, and marine diesel services, we are always excited to participate in FLIBS as exhibitors and attendees.