VIP Boat Show

What’s New at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Victoria Barnett

By Victoria Barnett

September 29, 2015

If you’ve been to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show before, you are familiar with the typical experience: exciting activities, heat, decent food, a ton of people and lots of walking. We know how much fun the Boat Show is; there’s no denying that! But we also know you wouldn’t mind a little A/C, gourmet food and even valet parking.

Brace yourself. You can have all that and more.

The new VIP Boat Show Experiences program is here! So what does that mean? It means the
Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is stepping up its game. You wanted it; we’ve got it!

Take a look at the exclusive amenities you can now enjoy at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show!


Valet Parking

If you’ve attended the Boat Show before, you know the parking situation. You can’t park directly in the Boat Show. The Show does have official transportation at several areas around Fort Lauderdale, but it will cost you. There are also other private parking lots that charge high premiums during the Show.

Instead of having to deal with the chaos, the Boat Show now has a convenient option for you: valet parking. You don’t need the stress of dealing with parking; let us deal with it for you. You can drop your car off right at the entrance to the Swimming Hall of Fame and then pick it up in the same place. It’s easy and worth it. Trust us!

Air Conditioning

The weather in Fort Lauderdale is beautiful, but when you’re outside all day, you are likely to get a little heated. The good news is, there is now a place you can retreat to when you need to relax and spend time in the A/C. Let me introduce you to the one and only Windward Club, presented by National Jets. This indoor, climate-controlled venue is the perfect place to get a respite from the heat while at the Boat Show!


Gourmet Food

Sure, a hotdog or hamburger isn’t so bad. But if you knew you could have a better option, wouldn’t you jump on the opportunity? We think so. Say goodbye to average and hello to gourmet. At the Windward Club, presented by National Jets, you can enjoy delicious gourmet food buffets throughout the day from 10am – 7pm, Thursday through Saturday.

Premium Open Bar

You want a beer? You can have a beer. The Boat Show has plenty of beer to go around. You want a glass of wine? A nice cocktail? You won’t exactly find it while walking the docks. But if you step foot inside the Windward Club, presented by National Jets, you’ll find just what you’re looking for.

The Windward Club, presented by National Jets, offers a premium open bar, which is perfect for those of you who want to enjoy a nice alcoholic beverage. Whether you want beer, wine or liquor, we’ve got you covered.

Private Yacht Tours


We decided you need an easy and convenient way to tour the yachts on your most wanted list. So what did we do? We added an on-site concierge inside the Windward Club, presented by National Jets, just for you.

Susan Phipps will be available to schedule you private, intimate yacht tours throughout your time at the Boat Show. If you have your eye on a certain boat, Susan will personally arrange an appointment with that dealer or manufacturer.  

We suggest going to the FLIBS website ahead of time to look at the selection of boats that will be at the Show. Find what you are most interested in and decide which boats you would like to tour. That way, when you get to the Show, you will be ready to go!

Be a Boat Show VIP!

You’re probably wondering how you can have all of the above amenities. It’s simple. An Official Ticket Package through VIP Boat Show Experiences contains all of that and more! You’ll get your ticket to the
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show plus valet parking and access to the Windward Club, presented by National Jets. Keep in mind, the Windward Club, presented by National Jets, is closed off to the public so only those with VIP access will be able to enter.

We know how great the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is. But we also know that an upgraded experience will make it even better. Don’t you agree? See you in Fort Lauderdale!

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