FLIBS 2020 Will Resume, With Modifications

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), a decades-old event that supports the city’s multibillion-dollar marine industry, got the green light from Broward County commissioners this week. Despite COVID-19, the Commissioner stated, “I believe the show is needed now more than ever. It is extremely vital.” The region’s marine industry, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida says, generates 111,000 …

IGFA 2020 Tommy Gifford Award

On October 29, 2020, the IGFA will bestow the prestigious Tommy Gifford Award upon five recipients in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the advancement of sport fishing through innovation, outstanding catches or noteworthy examples of leadership in their trade. The Tommy Gifford Award is named for one of the greatest saltwater charter skippers of all time and recipients are selected through …

FLIBS Breaks Billion Dollar Mark

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida, owners of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and Informa Markets U.S. Boat Shows, producers of the show, released an impressive report this past week. In 2019, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, also known as FLIBS, generated $1.3 billion in economic output throughout the state of Florida. This surpasses the $857 million reported from …

PBIBS To Hold A Sounding of Horns May 14th

Because of COVID-19, the 35th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show (PBIBS) was canceled by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and Informa for the safety and well-being of staff, exhibitors, partners, attendees and members. PBIBS has announced that they will still be hosting a “virtual” boat show online on Thursday, May 14. To keep boat show tradition …

2020 Palm Beach International Boat Show Goes Virtual

The marine industry is an important staple of the Florida economy, accountable for over $23.3 billion. The Palm Beach International Boat Show has a total state-wide economic impact of over $682.7 million in Florida. While the show will no longer take place in its original form, Palm Beach International Boat Show will be engaging with exhibitors and attendees via a …

2020 Palm Beach International Boat Show Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The 2020 Palm Beach International Boat Show which was scheduled to run from March 26th through March 29th has been postponed until a future undisclosed date. This announcement has come from the President of Informa’s US Boat Shows, Andrew Doole, after rising concerns about large events further spreading the Coronavirus pandemic. “The governor of Florida made an announcement (on March 11th) that …

The Ultimate 2020 Boat Show Guide

Buying or building a new boat starts with knowing what’s out there and finding the right fit for you. If you’re looking for your next boat, or you just appreciate learning more about boating and fishing, going to a boat show is an exciting way to do so. Here’s an ultimate guide to boat shows in 2020! January 2019 Atlanta …

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The Ultimate 2019 Boat Shows Guide

Whether you’re looking into buying a new boat, looking to learn about new boat releases, talk directly with local dealers, or you just enjoy the company of boating and fishing enthusiasts like yourself, then going to boat shows can be great fun for the whole family. 2019 is around the corner – so check out this ultimate guide of upcoming …

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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018

Come See Release Boatworks at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018! Due to high demand – we’ve been working hard at redesigning our Release outboard model to help pave the way for a new direction in outboard-powered sportfishing boats. We are pleased with the progress we’ve made…so we would like to show the world what we’ve been working on. Release Boatworks …