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2007 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS)

Discussion in 'Boat Shows & Yacht Watching' started by Yacht News, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Yacht News

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    The airy expectancy for the 2007 Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) has come and gone. Now it is time for an equally as large Boat Show. From the European Slips of Monaco to the American Slips of Fort Lauderdale, the 48th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).

    As has been widely publicized, the show will start on the 25th of October and runs until the 29th of the month.

    Check in here...
  2. Neil Rooney

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    I have been waiting for some information on this show!! ~FLIBS 2007~
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    I'll see you guys there!
    Have been planning on it for the last few months.
  5. DocRon

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    Help at FLIBS

    Looking forward to getting down to Ft Lauderdale for the show!!!

    If anyone would like some help at the show, I'm offering.
  6. YachtForums

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    Gentlemen, it's time to get ready for a boat show...

    Credentials... Check!
    Creative Parking Plan... Check!
    Dark sunglasses for checking out chicks... Check!
    2007 spiel to extort more revenue from boat builders... Check!
    Get-rich-quick plan to afford a boat on the face dock... Priceless.
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    ..... :D
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    At some point, we need to plan a raft-up. I'm thinking... same time, same place... the Bahia Mar Beer Barge on the NORTH Face Dock @ 2:00 PM on Thursday and Friday. (This is north of the Hall of Fame)
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    I'll be there on Thursday and Friday, working for The Triton and doing some work for myself. Feel free to invite me to any parties you may be hosting/attending.

    Carl, let me in on the creative parking. Usually I park at the convention center and take the water taxi over, just 'cause it's easier than trying to drive on A1A.
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    Don't forget that between the recently ended MYS 2007 and the upcoming FLIBS 2007, there is another major boat show starting in Italy on October 6th: The 47th International Genova Boats Show (9 days of show ending October 14th).

    With no doubt the largest boat show in Europe, some people argue that its getting larger then Miami and FLIBS as well!

    Info Link: http://www.salonenautico-online.it/index.aspx
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  11. Here is some information about the show for some people who might want to come there for the first time.

    Do not attemp to park at the show. There are a couple of lots near the entrance at $50.00. The most fun way is to park at a remote lot and take the water taxi.

    You can not see everything in one day. The convention center has boats under 40 feet and all the boat show booths with shoes, jewelry, fishing stuff and more. Pier 66 has free admission to get in to see maybe 100 boats from 50'-125'. Bahia MarMarina, Hall of fame Marina and the City Marina at Las Olas are all connected with the majority of boats. To walk from one end to the other, inside the show, without stopping to go on a boat could take 30 to 50 minutes. Electronics tent, engine builders and the Superyacht Tent are at Bahia Mar.

    There are a number of floating cocktail barges with live music.

    Wear shoes that are easy to take off as you can not wear them on board, but make sure they are comfortable for a lot of walking and standing.

    All of the boats on display are for sale, the brokers and salespeople on board would like to sell something. If you are just curious or sightseeing, tell them.

    Wear sunscreen, dress for hot weather.

    have fun, buy a yacht....

    Tucker Fallon

    Let's post some more information for attendees to help them enjoy the show. Any more hints and tips???
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    To add on to what Tucker was saying, here is the link to the show's website:

    http://www.showmanagement.com
    Many hotels close to the show, and within minutes of a car ride, even west of I-95.
    If you plan on going, go early to beat the traffic.

    Hours & Special Days: Prime Time Preview - Thursday, October 25, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    General Admission -
    Friday, October 26, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Sunday, October 28, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Monday, October 29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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    I'm going to be there, it'll be great to put some names to faces.
  14. GrahamF

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    I will be there. Just one question for Carl. Do you have any Polo shirts that we can buy with YachtForums embroidered on it.
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    As our season up here is coming to an end, definitely looking forward to the show.
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    Sorry Graham, not at present, but it's something I need to look into.
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    Here we go again. Here is a list of the big ones that will be at the show. I should have pictures posted within the first day of the show.

    223' Lurssen Kismet
    200' Feadship Secret
    188' Abeking & Masmussen Lady Sheridan
    180' Trinity (Mia Elise?)

    164' Westport
    163' Andale
    162' Feadship Pegasus
    162' Swedeship Braveheart
    161' Trinity Janie
    160' MITseaAH
    159' Kanaloa
    157' Christensen Marathon
    157' Trinity Lady Linda
    157' Trinity Imagine
    155' Christensen One More Toy
    154' Perini Navi Andromeda La Dea
    151' Northern Marine
    150' Trinity Magic
    147' Intermarine Aquasition
    145' Benetti
    145' NQEA (Curt-C???)
    144' Christensen
    142' Richmond Status Quo
    142' Trinity Chevy Toy
    142' Palmer Johnson Azure Leisure
    140' Westship Martha Ann
    139' Oceanco Blacksheep
    138' CMN Paramour
    137' Newcastle True North
    124' Hakvoort Perle Bleue
    121' Sunseeker (M4?)
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    Yes- That's us. We'll be at the Bartram & Brakenhoff display at the Las Olas Docks. Once again, any and all YF members are welcome to come around for a tour.
  19. brandonw

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    Looks like the new name is Mustique
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    brandonw, you neglected to include in your list the Marco Polo which left the south of France last Friday 27th September, fully intent on keeping her date at FLIBS.

    The day before departure, there appeared to be at least 3 Atlantic weather systems in various degrees of development (inc. Tropical Storm Karen) all of which appear to have fizzled out at this time. So the plan was to take a much more northerly latitude for the crossing.

    Whatever, if you don't see her at the show, please notify the Coast Guard. At her economical 10.5-11 knots, a lot could still happen this early before the official end of the hurricane season. Not forgetting dem rogue waves... :eek: