Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show signs with producer through 2046
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida has signed a 30year agreement with Show Management to continue producing and managing the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the parties announced Friday. Show Management, based in Fort Lauderdale, has produced and managed the trade group’s signature boat show since 1976, when it moved to the Bahia Mar Yachting Center. “Our marine industry has become a prominent job creator, and our region is a worldleading marine sales, refit and repair hub,” said Phil Purcell, executive director of the association, which owns the Fort Lauderdale boating extravaganza. “This agreement assures the show’s future leadership presence in our The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will be Nov. 37. (Carline Jean / Sun Sentinel) 2/2 region and within the marine community.”
Financial terms of the new deal were not disclosed. “All of us at Show Management are honored to have been selected to operate the show through 2046 and will continue dedicating all of our resources to ensure [it] remains the largest and best boat show in the world,” said Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, company president. This year, the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will run Nov. 37 at seven sites around the city, including the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, and will span more than 3 million square feet of space.