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SPECIAL EVENTS

AQUAZONE
For the first time ever, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show®, will be featuring the “AquaZone” by Nautical Ventures. This new attraction will be located at the Sailfish Pavilion outside the Broward County Convention Center and will include demos all day that range from live paddle boarding, SUP Yoga, Hobie kayaks, and hovercrafts, life rafts, Lehr propane outboards, new Evinrude G-2 outboard, WaveJet self-propelled SUP, VersaDock modular docking systems all  within their  25-foot-by-50-foot 15,000-gallon  tented pool. Be sure to not miss this year’s newest attraction at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® on October 30th through November 3rd!
www.nauticalventures.com


BOAT SHOW FILM FESTIVAL - Big Screen Entertainment
The Boat Show Film Festival features visual entertainment on the BIG SCREEN in our dedicated theater room, Lobby D of the Broward County Convention Center.  Sharing the screen along a set schedule, you will get a glimpse of the real yachting lifestyle according to professional yacht crew who have produced five minute short films to enter into Crew Unlimited's Fort Yachtie Da Film Festival.  You will also see tremendous shark footage and documentary films produced by Guy Harvey's Ocean Conservancy Group, and trailers to some of this year's entries into the Fort Lauderdale Independent Film Festival.  Each hour of each day will have something different and exciting to watch, so come relax, soak in the beautiful scenery on the screen, all while enjoying the cool air conditioning of the Boat Show Film Festival.  You can even text2vote for your favorites to win this year's Fort Yachtie Da competition!  Visit www.boatshowfilmfest.com for the complete schedule and additional information.
Website: www.boatshowfilmfest.com

STARLIGHT SCREENING AT FLIBS - FORT YACHTIE DA FILMS - Big Screen Entertainment
Sunday, November 2nd From 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Captains and crew are invited to a free Starlight Screening, which features visual entertainment on the JUMBOTRON, located in the Bahia Mar food court/beer garden area at FLIBS. Showing will be the best films from 2008-2013 and also the new entries of 2014. These are five minute short films put together by professional yacht crew for Crew Unlimited's Fort Yachtie Da International Film Festival. Each film is different and exciting to watch, so come relax under the stars with the stars of Fort Yachtie Da. Make sure to take part in the fun and interactive text2vote option, where you can choose YOUR favorite in this year's Fort Yachtie Da competition! Food and beverages available for sale. First come, first served, space is limited, for more information and to register please  CLICK HERE.


CRUISERPORT ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
CruiserPort is a designated area within leading mainstream boat shows, promoting the cruising lifestyle. Flags and banners identify participating vessels that serve this niche. CruiserPort offers free boating activities taught by your favorite PMM editors and other industry professionals. CruiserPort is your portal into the cruising lifestyle. The CruiserPort Activity Center is sponsored by PassageMaker Magazine .
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IGFA SCHOOL OF SPORTS FISHING SEMINARS
The IGFA School of Sportfishing will be hosting eight "mini-sessions" on site with some of the area's best captains and professional anglers throughout the boat show. Now while checking out the latest gadget or considering a new skiff, anglers will also be able to pick up hot tips and tricks from not just one or two, but eight of the most experienced fishermen on the water.


THE ANNUAL KIDS' FISHING CLINICS:  Presented by Hook the Future
Saturday & Sunday,
Clinics begin each day at 12:00 and 2:00pm.The clinic is free for all children once you have bought a ticket to the show. The clinic is for ages 5-16.


THE BLUE WILD -- OCEAN ADVENTURE SEMINARS & MARINE ART SHOW

The Blue Wild features diving and board sports, world-renowned marine artists, a bikini fashion show, and a Friday/Saturday Happy Hour.  The show includes free seminars for those interested in learning scuba, freediving, spearfishing, underwater photography, SUP Yoga, and more.  Speakers/exhibitors include outdoorsman Manny Puig, marine artist Carey Chen, the US Coast Guard rescue swimmers, and a variety of industry experts.  Come join the party atmosphere and try out some new water sports!
Website: www.thebluewild.com/ft.laud.int.boatshow.htm

THE INTERNATIONAL SEAKEEPERS SOCIETY
Founders’ Dinner 2014:

Private Residence – Las Olas Isles, Ft. Lauderdale

Every year during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, SeaKeepers hosts the exclusive Founders’ Dinner in honor of their most generous contributors. This year it will be held  at a private residence along the intercoastal waterway where guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner with views of the Boat Show.
Call us at 305-448-7089 extn 141 or visit our website at www.seakeepers.org for tickets or  any information.
THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - DOCKS and MARINAS©
The internationally acclaimed course, Docks and Marinas© is being presented by the University of Wisconsin just prior to the Fort  Lauderdale International Boat Show. Boat Show attendees are eligible to receive a special discount to attend this class. Learn more about this class and to claim your discount, click on this link:  http://epd.engr.wisc.edu/2014marinas