Things To Do

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show cruises into South Florida this weekend

Get ready to embark on a voyage through South Florida’s largest boat show, boasting no less than six venues with a floating inventory of boats and sea vessels including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts. 

The weekend will be replete with chances to explore a multitude of brands plus get in on VIP experience with an all-inclusive private dining area with premium open bar, gourmet food, climate control and meet and greet events. Also, visit the CruiserPort, a designated area promoting the cruising lifestyle with free boating activities taught by PMM editors and other industry professionals.

The weekend also include seminars on a range of topics like Yachts International’s workshops with Annapolis-based maritime attorney Todd Lochner, a specialist in maritime law who will explore tax issues and best practices for hiring captains and crews. Guests can visit “The Blue Wild Watersports and Marine Art Expo” in Lobby B/C of the Convention Center to listen to experts speak about different water sports — from freediving and spearfishing to stand up paddleboarding and underwater photography.  

Fun for the kids includes the annual Fishing Clinics, hosted by Hook the Future, taking place Saturday and Sunday at noon and 2 p.m. The clinic is free for kids.