60th Anniversary Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show: Introducing the new Superyacht Village at Pier Sixty-Six Marina.
Informa U.S. Boat Shows, in cooperation with our parent company Tavistock Development Company and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), will be unveiling a new expansion area named the Superyacht Village during this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The Superyacht Village will be hosted right here at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina at our “Pier South” property, which is adjacent to the southeast corner of the 17th Street Causeway Bridge. The debut of this new dedicated marina and on-land exhibition space displaying the most spectacular yachts in the show will happen October 30 – November 3rd.
Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa, the Show attracts a global audience of more than 110,000 yachting and boating enthusiasts from 52 countries. The “Yachting Capital of the World” becomes the worldwide destination to experience five days of jaw-dropping superyachts, luxury cars and aircraft, yacht toys and marine accessories.
“The growing number of large yachts exhibiting at the show continues to attract affluent buyers and superyacht charter clients,” said Andrew Doole, president of Informa U.S. Boat Shows. “Thanks to a large investment by Informa and Tavistock, we are able to create a new, unique destination for the superyacht community within this extraordinary boat show directly across from Port Everglades. We are excited to expand our partnership with Pier Sixty-Six as they embark on an exciting future to revitalize the iconic waterfront venue that has been part of the boat show history since its inception.”
One of the only venues in Fort Lauderdale that can host vessels up to 400 feet, the 3.5-acre Superyacht Village will display some of the world’s most spectacular superyachts and exhibits by renowned shipyards, along with helicopters, personal submarines, exotic and collectible automotive and other luxury items. Plans include a destination restaurant, reserved parking, valet and private water tender services.
As part of the show’s 60th anniversary celebration, the Superyacht Village will also feature delightful experiences and areas of discovery with events taking place both day and night. Including exclusive, dedicated fine wine and champagne tastings, intimate concerts, pop-up luxury fashion and jewelry exhibits, automotive and superyacht toy interactives, award receptions, seminars, and the second annual FLIBS Best Yacht Chef Competition. The Superyacht Village is open to all general admission ticket holders with direct access by water tenders and shuttle bus routes.
“We are honored to host the new Superyacht Village at Pier Sixty-Six’s new ‘Pier South’ property, which overlooks the Port and offers superyachts the perfect place to call home,” said Jessi Blakley, senior director of Tavistock Development Company. “Pier Sixty-Six is one of the East Coast’s premier yachting destinations, and the exclusive offerings of the Village align with our vision for the future of our iconic property as the social harbor of Fort Lauderdale.”
For more information, visit FLIBS.com.