Catamaran Cove Returns to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Lagoon Newsletter Story
Dedicated display at Pier 66 features both power and sail cats

FORT LAUDERDALE,  Fla. (September 28, 2016) – Following great feedback from the inaugural gathering of multi-hulled vessels at Pier 66 during last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS),  Catamaran Cove returns this year with a wide variety of catamarans from many of the industry’s leading builders.

gunboat storyIncluded among approximately 20 catamarans set to be on display at the 57th edition of the largest in-water boat show in the world are Lagoon, Gunboat, Horizon, Leopard and Hudson, among others, both sail and power, ranging in size from 35 to 75 feet.  

“Our goal with Catamaran Cove is to develop it into the largest catamaran show in the world, taking place each year during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,” said Brett Keating, vice president of consumer marketing for Show Management, producers of FLIBS since 1976. 

The Pier 66 Marina is well equipped to accommodate Catamaran Cove.  It offers the convenience of multiple restaurants, including Grill 66 & Bar and Pelican Landing; a Water Taxi pick-up and drop-off dock; valet parking at the Hyatt Pier 66 hotel; and nearby self-parking across the street at the Sails Marina.

Horizon News StorySet to take place in the “Yachting Capital of the World” from Nov. 3 to 7, FLIBS is the world’s largest in-water boat show, covering seven locations with nearly 1,500 boats displayed across more than 3 million square feet of exhibit space.

Drawing more than 1,000 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, the show features an amazing array of boats, marine products and accessories, from astonishing super-yachts, fishing boats, runabouts and boats for every budget, to fishing gear, marine art, jewelry and more, all valued at more than $4 billion.

leopard NewsetterIts convenient network of parking, ground transportation, water taxis and riverboats transports visitors to seven show sites: the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center, the Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Marina and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

2016 SHOW SCHEDULE:   
Thursday, Nov. 3
(Prime Time Preview)  10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 4              10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5          10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6            10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 7            10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2016 ADMISSION:

Adults      $28
Children (ages 6-15)     $12
Children (under 6)  Free
Prime Time Preview (Thursday, Nov. 5) $45
Two-Day Ticket $46

Special Ticket Offer: Click for $5 Off Tickets  | For VIP ticket packages visit VIP.FLIBS.com.

Hands On Boat Handling Classes available at the Show. Register here

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® is owned and presented by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, managed and produced by Show Management and sponsored by
Audi, Bank of America, Gosling’s, International Gamefish Association (IGFA), Smallwood’s Yachtwear The Sun Sentinel and Taiwan Excellence.

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