YACHT SHOW ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018

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FLIBS is just around the corner and there is always a bunch to think about when prepping for the show. To lend a helping hand we thought we would share our essential guide to making crew life easy in Fort Lauderdale, and make sure you’ve got all the contacts you need.



We all know how important it is to keep the drinks flowing whether its show time, charter time or time when the big boss is on board.

Here are our recommendations for the best suppliers in the area:

ODP – Owen Doyle Provisions

Young’s Fine Wine

superyacht florist table display near beach

We all appreciate the difference fresh cut flowers make adding some life, colour and beauty to any room or deck. Here are the greenest fingers around:

Dianthus Miami

superyacht teak deck with rope coiled on it

To ensure your decks look as good as new or to clean them up after a dreaded red wine spill, these guys know what to do:

Longbow Marine


For the worlds finest quality food, drinks and ingredients; these provisioning experts will have you covered:

ODP – Owen Doyle Provisions

Le Coin des Chefs

Gourmet Deliveries

NeKo Yacht Supply

Cream carpet with red wine spill

With all that delicious food delivered fresh to your yacht and then sampled by your show visitors, you might just need some help cleaning up. These companies can have your interiors sparking again before you know it:

JC’s Carpet Cleaning

Interior Technology Services

Elite Carpet Workroom



To ensure the hull is in pristine condition or the anchors are doing their job, these companies can have someone out and under the sea in a jiffy:

Brownie’s Southport Divers

247 Divers


Running low on parts or just being preparing, these suppliers will have all the components you need:

Longbow Marine


Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida, USA at dawn.

If you want to take the pressure off so you can deal first hand with your guests every desire, these top agents can source the impossible so you have the time to focus on everything else:

Erika’s Yacht Agents

American Yacht Agents – AYA

Fort Lauderdale restaurant on the beach at sunset


If you are new to town and need some recommendations on where to wind down when you get a few minutes off the boat, check out the local crew approved bars here:

List of Bars

and restaurants here:

List of Restaurants

For anything else you need just head straight for our app or website and we’ve got your back. You can even look on the chat section on the app to see which crew are close by and grab yourself a handy dayworker or find some like-minded crew to meet up with.

See you at the show!

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