Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Delivers 
VIP Experience at Windward Club
Experience the show in style with a private lounge and concierge services
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (October 20, 2017) - The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is the largest in-water boat show in the world, attracting a world-wide audience of approximately 100,000 boating enthusiasts. The show draws an impressively diverse, international crowd of buyers, sellers and browsers who come to see the latest that the global boating industry has to offer and to do business in the "Yachting Capital of the World."
 
In an industry that takes personalized service and luxury to extraordinary heights, the show offers guests the option to further enhance their visit with the Windward VIP Club. Located at the show's Hall of Fame Marina location, adjacent to many of the show's largest yachts and an impressive display of exotic automobiles, the private club will provide guests with exquisite food and specialty drinks in an artfully-designed, air-conditioned space with comfortable seating.
 
One of the Windward VIP Club's most attractive benefits is the dedicated concierge team, Delmay and Partners, who work on behalf of VIP passholders and are available to arrange various services including yacht tours, local dining reservations, private transportation and more.
 
Windward VIP Club passes are $225 per day per person and include entrance to the show, water taxi service and the option to access the Ulysses Nardin lounge at the Bahia Mar's Captains Quarters.  Passes available for purchase through the show's online ticketing system at FLIBS.com. Valet parking is available at the show's Las Olas Marina location, 201 South Birch Road, for $70 per day, and can also be purchased in advance online.
 
"We have added new features to the Windward VIP experience this year that will allow our VIP passholders to better experience the show," said Informa Exhibitions Vice President and General Manager Andrew Doole. "Nothing can beat coming to the show by water, visiting yachts by personal appointment, taking a break in the beautiful Windward VIP Club while enjoying a bite to eat, and having a dedicated concierge team at your fingertips."
 
The Windward VIP Club will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on November 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. November 2-4, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 5.
 
The Windward VIP Club is sponsored by Bank of America, Florida Luxurious Properties, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Gulfstream Yachts, and Luxury Law Group. 
 
The 58th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is set to take place November 1-5 at 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.
 
FLIBS covers seven locations with nearly 1,500 boats displayed across more than 3 million square feet of exhibit space. The show draws approximately 1,000 exhibitors from more than 30 countries that display 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. Other attractions include Take the Helm on-the-water boat handling classes from Carefree Boat Club, IGFA School of Sportfishing seminars, the Blue Wild dive and marine art show, and Hook The Future kids' fishing clinics. 
 
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show contributes $11.5 billion to the region's economy and supports the sustainability of 136,000 marine industry jobs in South Florida.
 
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® is owned and presented by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, managed and produced by Informa Exhibitions, and sponsored Audi, Budweiser, LeCroix, RAM, Smallwood's Yachtwear, TAITRA/Taiwan Excellence, Ulysse Nardin and
Yachting Pages Media Group.
 
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