The annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest boat show in the world, and expects to be even stronger this year with a list of new features and firsts. From Thursday, October 28 to Monday, November 1, 2010, the 51st Annual Boat Show will hold more than $3 billion worth of yachts, superyachts, electronics, engines and boating accessories from all the major manufacturers and boat builders worldwide.
Why this year’s show will be even bigger and better than ever:
- Florida’s sales tax cap on boats was passed on July 1, 2010. The tax on boats is 6 percent and capped at no more than $18,000. This tax incentive is expected to tremendously boost yacht sales at the show this year.
- The largest boat built in the U.S. since the 1930’s, the 281-foot Cakewalk, will make its international debut in Fort Lauderdale.
- The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show goes green! Show Management, the company that manages the boat show, has pledged to offset 100 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from the boat show. Also, the Broward County Convention Center is on track to becoming LEED-certified.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show sprawls across over 3 million square feet of space in 5 locations:
1. Bahia Mar Beach Resort and Yachting Center
2. The Hall of Fame Marina
3. Las Olas Municipal Marina
4. Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
5. Broward County Convention Center
Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale – the yachting capital of the world – is Atlantic Yacht and Ship, which has been serving the yacht community for over 50 years. With an extensive list of motor yachts for sale, Atlantic is sure to make a splash at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year.