Inside the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with Yachting Magazine.
November 6, 2017
Yachting walked the docks (many times over) of the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show covering all that the show had to offer. From climbing aboard a world debut by Pearl Yachts to birds-eye views from the bow of the 164-foot Heesen superyacht Home, the yachts on display didn't disappoint.
The Fort Lauderdale show ran from November 1-5 and the weather was idea,l with sunny highs of 85 degrees fahrenheit during the day and breezy lows of 66 degrees fahrenheit at night.
The show attracted 105,000 visitors — a 7 percent increase from last year, according to the Sun Sentinel — and more than 1,200 boats, with the largest being the 257'7" Lurssen-built TV, according to Boat Show Management.
A press release from Boat Show Management states that according to research by the University of Florida released in July 2016, the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show contributed more than $857 million to Florida’s economy.
To say the least, the world's largest in-water show always impresses.