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.