FLIBS Is Coming – Is Your Boat “Show Ready”?

It’s almost boat show season folks, and the Fort Lauderdale International Boating Show (FLIBS) will be coming to town once again! You can expect this year to be way bigger than last year. So hold onto your hats, because this isn’t just going to be the biggest boat show you can attend, but it will also be a huge jackpot for sunny South Florida.

FLIBS 2018 will present more than 1,200 boats and a thousand plus exhibitors across impressive seven show locations. With its amazing stats, the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is the largest in-water boat show in the world and attracts a global audience of around 105,000 boating enthusiasts whom all share a common interest in this five-day extravaganza.


Where Can You Find FLIBS?


Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host its 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from October 31st to November 4th, 2018, which is right around the corner! The show will exhibit from runabouts, sport-fishers, and center consoles to tenders, sailing yachts and motor yachts, the range of boats on display will be huge and, as always, there will be an outstanding selection of luxury charter yachts.

While the 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International boat show quickly approaches, anticipation for the largest boat show on the planet is building. Adding to the excitement surrounding the show several incredible yachts that will have everyone talking as it premieres on the docks of Bahia Mar and Las Olas.

Not only this is a beautiful experience, FLIBS also helps generate millions of dollars in revenue to South Florida, so restaurants and all types of vendors are very pleased when this boating season arrives.


Is Your Boat Ready for FLIBS 2018?



If you’re like one of the many yacht enthusiasts who come to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to show off their boats, you need to make sure you have everything ready! Since it’s right around the corner, here is a list of the things we suggest to look out for, so you can have your boat ready just in time for the boat show.

  1. Inspect the hull and all other parts of the boat for damage that may have occurred since the last time you used it.
  2. Ensure that the engine is in good working condition, by turning it on and checking that the battery is charged.
  3. Navigation lights and all the other electronics on the boat should also be thoroughly inspected.
  4. Do a general cleaning of hull, deck, and topsides using a mild detergent.
  5. Clean and polish metal with a good metal polish.
  6. Put on a good coat of wax.
  7. Check for hull abrasion, scratches, gouges, etc. and repair.
  8. Check for blisters and refinish is necessary.
  9. Check rudder and fittings.
  10. Check and replace zincs.


If you’re looking for a full body painting for your vessel or fiberglass repair, Chi Yacht Refinishing will gladly have your back at a valuable price. We have the most experienced painters, refinishers, and problem solvers in the industry who will work around the clock to make sure the job gets done, on a budget, and just in time for the FLIBS show.