FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. – Douglas Elliman today announced its official sponsorship of the 63rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. For the fourth consecutive year, Douglas Elliman will serve as exclusive real estate partner and Windward VIP Sponsor. The 2022 international boat show marks the sixth year of Douglas Elliman’s involvement with the industry’s esteemed annual exhibit.
Beginning October 26th and continuing through October 30th, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the epicenter of the yachting capital of the world. The 5-day show attracts more than 100,000 people and features 642 exhibitors with more than 686 boats on display, making it the largest in-water boat show in the world.
“Douglas Elliman is pleased to continue our support of the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show as the exclusive real estate sponsor this season,” said Scott Durkin, Chief Executive Officer of Douglas Elliman Realty. “As a national brokerage with clients who have a keen interest boating and homes that are on the water, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show gives us the opportunity to connect with our clientele and visitors from all over the world who are drawn to the boating capital of the world this time of year.”
As exclusive real estate and Windward VIP sponsors, Douglas Elliman VIP guests will be invited to the Windward VIP Club, which will take over the Captain’s Lounge and Tower Building with outdoor terraces for shore and water views. Elevating the Windward VIP experience and exclusivity, this year VIP guests will have access to a luxury premium beverage bar, gourmet food offerings and a concierge for booking appointments with yacht manufacturers and yacht.
“The boating industry has seen outstanding growth over the past two years and continues to be a fundamental component of the Florida real estate market,” said Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman’s Florida Region. “We look forward to welcoming clients, agents and colleagues to the largest boat show in the world.”
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world, spans across nearly 90 acres of multiple outdoor sites. Throughout its 63-year history, the show has generated a positive economic impact on South Florida, bringing $1.3 billion to the State and more than 8,000 full-time jobs.