2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Recap

According to organizers of the 63rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, there were more than 100,000 attendees, more than 1,000 exhibiting brands, and more than 1,300 boats on display at seven locations over the five-day event, held October 26 – 30, 2022. Here are a few of the new debuts that made a splash […]

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Boating Spotlight: Solace 415CS

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Boating had the chance to get onboard Solace’s 415CS (again!) at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. CEO of Solace Boats, Stephen Dougherty, […]

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Marine Research Hub hosts FLIBS summit

The Marine Research Hub (MRH) hosted the fifth annual Summit during the 63rd Annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (FLIBS), sharing marine research and solutions with emerging commercialization potential. The Summit welcomed over 60 community members including potential investors, educators, and industry leader including blue economy supporters Representative Chip LaMarca and Representative Kelly Skidmore. Three guest […]

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Brunswick reports record sales at 2022 FLIBS

Brunswick Corporation announced another record-breaking performance at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) with record sales and share gains from many of Brunswick’s award-winning brands. Brunswick reported the following notable outcomes from the four-day event: Sea Ray reported a 33% increase in revenue vs. the 2021 show and a 17% increase in overall […]

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‘Crazy’ Fort Lauderdale Show Heads Into Final Day

<!– Event Coverage: ‘Crazy’ Fort Lauderdale Show Heads Into Final Day –> With four days of the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in the books, the Southwest Florida event closes today at 6 p.m. Show breakdown and move out begins tomorrow in earnest. But go-fast powerboat exhibitors including Adrenaline Powerboats, Cigarette Racing Team, Donzi […]

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Feadship EXPV: Double deckhouse concept revealed at FLIBS 2022

A split superstructure giving guests and owners a separate section of the yacht to enjoy makes Feadship’s 87m EXPV a truly innovative superyacht concept… EXPV’s separate superstructures and reverse bow give it a swan-like appearance Striking a balance between entertaining and privacy has long been a challenge for superyacht designers, but Dutch builder Feadship and […]

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FLIBS 2022 kicks off

Today, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) opened its doors, kicking off the 63rd edition of the event. Andrew Doole, president of U.S. Boat Shows with Informa Markets, released a statement reported in full below. “Today, we had an amazingly successful first day of the 63rd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, welcoming thousands […]

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Horizon Powercats PC60 – 2022 FLIBS Preview

Check out the new and enhanced Horizon Power Catamarans PC60 making her debut at FLIBS. Equipped with 800-hp MAN engines, the four-stateroom yacht features an expanded flybridge deck with a dayhead and storage for a 17-foot, 100-hp tender aft. The PC60 (61′ 7″ LOA, 24′ 6″ beam) comes with Garmin 8622 multifunction display screens at […]

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Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS – 2022 FLIBS Preview

Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS The new Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS, the largest in the GLS series of sport luxury bowriders which span from 34 to 50 feet, will make her debut at FLIBS. The 50 GLS (52′ 4″ LOA, 14′ 6″ beam) features bow seating, dinette seating accompanying an ample exterior galley, and a generous […]

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Formula 387 CCF/CCS – 2022 FLIBS Preview

Formula 387 CCF/CCS Formula presents the best of both worlds for fishing and sport boat enthusiasts with the new Formula 387 Center Console Fish (38′ 7″ LOA; 12′ beam) and 387 Center Console Sport (38′ 7″ LOA; 12′ beam). Making their debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, both have the option to power […]

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Nor-Tech Coming Full Force To Fort Lauderdale Show

<!– In the News: Nor-Tech Coming Full Force To Fort Lauderdale Show –> When the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show kicks off this Thursday, it will be one month to the day that Hurricane Ian first made landfall in Cuba and—just one day later—hammered Southwest Florida. Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats has operations in Cape Coral and […]

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Regal 38 FLY – 2022 FLIBS Preview

Regal 38 FLY The Regal 38 FLY has the same layout as its sistership, the 38 FXO, but the newest model swaps outboards for twin sterndrives from Volvo Penta. By moving the engines into the 38 FLY (39′ LOA, 12′ 3″ beam), Regal now offers a full swim platform to complement the entertainment areas. Sun […]

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Hinckley Picnic Boat 40 S – 2022 FLIBS Preview

Hinckley Picnic Boat 40 S With new SilentJet technology, the Picnic Boat 40 S (42′ LOA, 12′ 10″ beam) puts a fresh perspective on the most successful Hinckley series ever built. The SilentJet combines the silent running characteristics of electric propulsion and water jets while also allowing for diesel-powered performance. The completely automatic system seamlessly […]

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Ocean Alexander 28E – 2022 FLIBS Preview

Ocean Alexander 28E Ocean Alexander will debut the 28E in Fort Lauderdale, the second yacht in the Explorer series. The 28E (91′ LOA, 21′ beam) shares the same running profile hull as the 27R and offers a modern exterior and spacious interior, all designed by Evan K. Marshall. An extended swim platform provides the owner […]

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Grady-White Adventure 218 – 2022 FLIBS Preview

Grady-White Adventure 218 Grady-White boasts its new Adventure 218 has the widest beam (8′ 6″) in the 21-foot class. Designers packed a lot into the Adventure 218 (23′ 3″ LOA) while maintaining the walkaround concept. Highlights include a cushioned helm, fish boxes behind the helm seats, and two integrated swim platforms aft. For family water […]

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Mystic Powerboats M5200 – 2022 FLIBS Preview

Mystic Powerboats M5200 Mystic Powerboats has launched its largest center console to date, the luxurious M5200. The new model joins its smaller siblings, M3800 and M4200, in the Florida builder’s lineup. The 52-footer (14′ beam) is powered by quad 600-hp Mercury Marine V12 Verado outboards and can achieve speeds of 80 mph. On board, there […]

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