Kick-starting the Caribbean yachting season, the Antigua Yacht Show and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show are two must-see events on the international yachting calendar. These world-class yacht shows provide leading players in the industry with the unique opportunity to learn about the Caribbean charter fleet, as well as the chance to meet existing and new clients ahead of the season.
Discover more about what to expect from these premium yachting events: FLIBS 2022 and the Antigua Yacht Show 2022.
Premium Yacht Shows
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is one of the most prestigious yacht shows in the world and is set to return to the sunshine state on October 26-30, 2022.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2022 attracts around 100,000 visitors each year and is the largest in-water boat show in the world with over six miles of floating docks.
Each year, FLIBS 2022 showcases more than US$4 billion worth of yachts of all sizes, as well as a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle. From luxury yacht brokers and designers to exotic cars and charter yachts, FLIBS 2022 is the ultimate yachting event.
Aside from reveling in the beauty of the world’s largest superyachts, FLIBS 2022 will host the AquaZone, an engaging and super exciting live-action exhibition uniquely designed to give a personal experience to the latest marine products and in-water sports, as well as the Marine and Electronics Tent, featuring the latest water-based activities.
Now in its 63rd edition, FLIBS 2022 is no longer just about admiring the vessels on display but bringing a yachting community together and enjoying a convivial social scene throughout the five-day event. Attendees should make the most of a lively roster of entertainment, including live music, cocktail parties, and demonstrations.
For an elevated luxury yacht show experience, make the most of the Windward VIP Experience where guests can enjoy exclusive access to a private lounge with an open bar serving perfectly chilled Champagne. Alternatively, enjoy a cold drink with other yachting enthusiasts from the Superyacht Village at Pier 66, an exquisite balcony with unrivaled views of the largest superyachts.
Antigua Yacht Show 2022
The Antigua Charter Yacht Show is one of the most highly admired yacht shows in the globe, with many international attendees descending to Antigua’s beautiful coastlines at the start of the yachting season.
The show takes place in the midst of the beautiful & graceful surroundings of the Nelson’s Dockyard UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the Antigua Yacht Club Marina and the Falmouth Harbour Marina on December 4-9. Here, vibrant entertainment spots and a variety of 1st-class restaurants can be found within walking distance of the show.
The Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2022 will be one with a difference, the show’s long-standing traditions of partnerships & festivities and honoring the successes of the past while embracing the future of yachting.
This year, the show is expecting around 75 superyachts for charter to grace the shores of Antigua, along with hundreds of leading brokers, agents, crew, and captains. The Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2022 gives yacht brokers a unique opportunity to learn more about the Caribbean fleet, better equipping them to match their precious clients with their dream luxury yacht charter in the Caribbean.
The yachts on display will also welcome all the guests for exclusive yacht tours, social events, and networking activities, including a sail day, where the yachts invite yacht brokers onboard for an exclusive ‘micro-charter’ around Antigua.
There is also a super lively social program of welcome parties, evening yacht hops, broker lunches, and activity days. Finally, don’t miss the annual Charter Chef’s Competition, a mainstay of the Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2022 and one of the most admired culinary contests in the charter industry.
Which one of these prestigious yachting events are you most excited about attending?