Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2015: Review
4 billion US dollars, 3 million square feet, 100,000 people and 1500 yachts, the 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was the biggest and best show yet.
During November, Florida played host to a fun filled five days of yachts, stands, meetings, sales and parties. At 90 degrees Fahrenheit, the Camper & Nicholsons stand provided a breezy and inviting haven from the heat. Located at the very heart of the show surrounded by three beautiful yachts from the Camper & Nicholsons fleet, the stand welcomed clients from all over the world wishing to discuss yachting business with their broker.
Camper & Nicholsons had a stunning fleet of superyachts on display for sale and for charter. A 50 metre sailing yacht was sold in the morning of the first day of the show and many of the showcased yachts are rumoured to now be under offer.
Senior Charter Broker, Barbara Dawson, commented on the show: "Business was brisk with new clients stopping by to inquire as to charter. The boat show overall seemed to be busy with several client meetings discussing available options for summer 2016 in the Mediterranean. Charter bookings for the Caribbean are strong and spring is also looking to be quite busy. With a limited number of options in the Caribbean this year booking early for spring break and Easter holidays is a must."
Populated by serious buyers interested in sale and charter, C&N ensured clients experienced the full VIP treatment during their visit as the team played host to lunches at the VIP lounge inside the Bahia Mar Hotel, and provided clients with Camper & Nicholsons branded Cadillac Escalades to transport them to, from and around the harbour.
On the Sunday evening of the show Camper & Nicholsons threw their famous annual crew party. Attended by over 200 people including captains, the event was a great success, with live music and drinks.