Hi! I really can’t believe how fast 2018 has gone by. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is right around the corner and the town is definitely in preparation mode. Several tents are already up outside of the Convention Center and I notice a lot of activity on A1A near Bahia Mar when I drive the kids to school. I did not realize until this year that the show takes place across seven sites. This year, the experts are projecting 110,000 visitors and an economic impact of $857 million for the state. Wow! We are so grateful to the boat show and the visitors it attracts to the area, and Lago Mar.
Our guests love that it’s just a five-minute drive the resort to Bahia Mar and the Convention Center, where the event is held. it’s so close, many even choose to walk. What is also super exciting, is that visitors are not only enjoying browsing the beautiful boats, tasting all of the different kinds of food, sipping cocktails and listening to music, but they are also actually buying boats. Boat sales alone over the five-day period are $500 million! What a great for our economy! In addition to boats of all shapes and sizes, there is everything for sale at the show that one would ever need/want for the boat they might already have. I even found the most beautiful, artsy bench for my fire pit area last year and my exquisite mailbox the year before! The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has something for everyone. Hope to see you there!