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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018

FLIBS 2018

There are only a few weeks left before the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018 to be held this year from Oct 31 to Nov 4 (Wednesday to Sunday) still at the same Bahia Mar site.

This year, it will be a defining year. The end of the Searay 40 feet and more, the US market decline given all the new taxes, in short, some uncertainty has settled and has made the buyers hesitant.

Europeans will probably be very aggressive to take the market left free by Searay especially for yachts from 50 to 65 feet. I am referring to the Class A yachts like Ferretti, Princess, Riva, Pershing and some Azimut whose all new models are Class A, Sunseeker and Sanlorenzo.

The Class B boats such as Prestige, Beneteau, Jeanneau, Galeon, Bavaria will also try to win the parts of the market. Also, boats with outboard engines that are rated below 40 feet will be present. The Searay turn in this direction is very significant.

Beneteau will introduce in North America its ANTERES range of 21, 23 and 27 feet with outboard engines.

The new generation of center-console of 40 feet and more asserts itself more and more. These boats are more and more luxurious, comfortable, well equipped (with the SEAKEEPER stabilizer) and especially strongly motorized.

But back to the world leaders Ferretti Group, Azimut-Benetti, Sanlorenzo, Princess and Sunseeker.

Azimut will certainly introduce the new Azimut S6 as well as the new Azimut 55 flybridge.

The Ferretti group plan a big splash for FLIBS 2018 with more than 19 yachts, the new Ferretti 670, the Custom Line 120 and the new Pershing 9X. But will also present several Riva including 27, 33, Rivamare 38, Rivale 56, 76 Perseo, 76 Bahamas, 88 Domino Super and 88 Florida.

The Pershing 5X, 70 and 82 will also be on display. The Ferretti 450, 550, 850 and 920 flybridges will also be present. The superb Navetta 33M will also be present.

It is also likely that the English shipyard PRINCESS will be presenting all their new models as well as the other large UK manufacturer, Sunseeker.

Of course, do not miss the visit to SANLORENZO booth, which is part of the Italian trio of the three major manufacturers of the world industry.

Power Catamarans are also not to be missed,  SUNREEF is worth the detour, believe me. There are also other popular manufacturers such as Fountaine-Pajot, Lagoon and Leopard.

The team of Ita Yachts Canada will be on site, do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to be accompanied for a purchase / sale process or simply if you have questions. Contact us …

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