Best Tips For FLIBS 2018


FLIBS 2018 is finally here! The moment we’ve all been waiting for! The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the world’s largest boat show with over 1,400 exhibitors and more than 1,200 boats on display. If you’re thinking about taking your yacht to this years boat show then you are going to need the best tips for FLIBS 2018:


#1 Anti-Fouling Your Yacht’s Hull

There is a misconception out there that just because the hull of a boat is in the water, it can’t be seen. It can most certainly be seen and it can even more so on a dock with people no more than 5 inches away from the boat. Is your hull looking shiny and spotless? You might just need some sand blasting and Anti-Fouling to make it look almost new but get this done ASAP so your boat looks spiffy at FLIBS.

#2 Take Out Cash

There are so many wonderful vendors at FLIBS, you should definitely take out some cash to keep with you. While many do take cards, by allowing you to use your card the vendor pays a percentage to the company allowing them to charge your card. Help the vendors out at FLIBS by bringing your own cash.


Whether you’re taking your boat to FLIBS 2018 or not, you should still consider taking an Uber or Lyft to the event because there will be a lot of traffic and not to mention surging parking prices raising daily.

#4 Your Yacht’s Top Coat Needs To Be Better Than Good

Your whole yacht could look good but when was the last time you got top coat refinishing done? Remember that FLIBS 2018 is no regular small boat show, it’s the biggest in the world. Your top coat needs to be a whole lot better than good!


#5 Wear Sunglasses & A Hat

As you know in sunny Florida, there is quite some sun out all the time no matter what the weather channel tells us. Make sure you wear sunglasses and a hat to protect your head and eyes from over exposure of the sun.


Have Fun At FLIBS 2018!

Now that you have the best tips for FLIBS 2018, we hope you have the funnest time out there this year. If you’re thinking about showing off your yacht at this year’s boat show, you can depend on our team at CHI Yacht Refinishing. We pride ourselves with high expertise workmanship in every project so you know your yacht will be in good hands. We can’t wait to see you soon!