Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Opens this Week

54th annual event showcases all things boating and fishing

Lauderdale boat show 2013

Lauderdale boat show 2013

Courtesy Show Management

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opens to the public Thursday, Oct. 30, with a special preview day and runs through 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4. The show spans six locations — including Bahia Mar Yachting Center and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center — and more than 3 million square feet of space.

Some of the new fishing boats we expect to see debuted at the show include the Regulator 25, Sea Vee 430 Fish Around and Z Series, and Boston Whaler’s 345 Conquest and new and revamped Dauntless models. The show also features new electronics and boating accessories.

Sport Fishing's team will upload photo galleries from the show to a** special Fort Lauderdale Boat Show page** on our website and share some of the big reveals with our Facebook fans.

To get you in the boat-show mood, check out some of our coverage from last year's event, which was made particularly memorable by a brief brush with the fringes of Hurricane Sandy.