The 62nd-annual edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) kicks off two weeks from now. While travel restrictions are preventing most Europeans and other international exhibitors from attending, some will still be present via their U.S. representatives. And, of course, plenty of American, Bahamian, Caribbean, and Central and South American exhibitors will be at FLIBS 2021. Here are six yachts premiering at the show, from October 27 to 31.
Azimut Grande Trideck. Fresh from her world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival, the new Azimut flagship is making her North American debut. LOA: 125 feet (38 meters). Highlights of the design include a mezzanine-like area lending the illusion of her having a fourth deck.
Dorothea III. Fresh from a just-completed refit, this 147-foot (45-meter) globetrotter covered more than 40,000 miles over the past two years. Besides a variety of topside touchups, you can see fully rebuilt engines and upgrades to all major systems.
Hargrave Custom Yachts’ Hyperion. Currently en route to South Florida from her shipyard in Turkey, Hyperion (above) is a trideck 116-footer (35.35-meter) which a Hargrave client has decided to sell so that he can build even bigger. She accommodates an owners’ party of 10 and features a shallow draft ideal for Bahamian cruising.
Horizon E81. This megayacht is making her global debut at FLIBS 2021. Available with a skylounge (below) or as an open-bridge design, the newest member of Horizon’s E Series is a high-volume cruiser with three staterooms and an office.
Nordhavn 80. With a barbecue, hot tub, and sunpad on her flying bridge, hull number one of this new Nordhavn series is unlike many of the rugged cruisers from the builder. However, the shipyard’ semi-custom approach is what makes them, and more, possible. FLIBS 2021 marks not just her North American debut, but her global boat-show debut, too.
Ocean Alexander 37L. This 118-footer (35.9-meter) is the latest in the ongoing collaboration between the shipyard and designer Evan Marshall. She’s also the largest yacht in Ocean Alexander’s Legend series so far, accommodating cruisers wishing to enjoy longer stays onboard and longer-distance trips.
Besides these, you can check out a few special exhibit areas. For instance, the Superyacht Village returns, a dedicated display of megayachts, personal submarines, and collectible cars. A few superyacht shipyards are exhibiting here, too. If you’re seeking new watertoys, head over to the AquaZone. Fun products like the Hobie Mirage Lynx pedal kayak and the HydroFlyer, akin to a foiling surfboard, are among about two dozen in total in the huge display.
Due to COVID precautions, ticketing is digital only, and in advance.