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2013 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show to include a flying car, fishing pond and VIP lounges.


The 228-foot Seafair will be one of the exhibits at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Forest Johnson

The 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will be held October 31 through November 4 and will include six locations with 3 million square feet of space. Of course, everything from canoes to superyachts will be on display, and this year, organizers are adding a few extra attractions to the mix.

For starters, the 228-foot motoryacht SeaFair will be dockside at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel and Marina. SeaFair houses an art exhibit, fine jewelry, a restaurant, a bar and VIP lounges.

At the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, show-goers can enter a new Sailfish Pavilion with displays that are expected to include the Miss Geico offshore race boat, a fishing pond, a bar and food trucks.


Organizers also have arranged to have exhibits featuring a personal submarine, a flying car and exotic automobiles. Live music, seminars for boaters of all ages and floating cocktail lounges will also be part of the fun, and a KidZone will once again be set up at the Convention Center venue.

Adult admission is $20 for tickets purchased online, or $22 at the show. Learn more at


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