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FLIBS Adding VIP Boat Show Experiences

With new show dates come new possibilities for your trip to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show later this year. Nicknamed FLIBS (pronounced “flibs”), the show, entering its 56th year, has been moved to the first week of November, in anticipation of better weather. (While hurricane season extends into December, each week after mid-September sees Continue reading

Megayacht Lineup for Cannes Yachting Festival

While there are several luxury-yacht shows worldwide, the Cannes Yachting Festival has long differentiated itself by letting yacht shoppers take sea trials with exhibitors. Some of the megayachts listed below will be participating in these on-the-water test rides. Even if a builder plans sea trials only after the event, the Cannes Yachting Festival is certainly Continue reading at the American Boating Congress

Today through Thursday,’s editor, Diane M. Byrne, is attending the American Boating Congress in Washington, D.C. Organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, it’s a meeting of the minds between recreational-boating industry leaders and U.S. Senators and Representatives. Along with fellow members of the U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA), she’s meeting with federal regulators to Continue reading