Wharton Alumni Club VIP Experience
at the 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Prime Time Preview Day
Wednesday, November 1, 6:00 – 9:00pm
PLUS, access to full boat show starting at noon
Bahia Mar Yachting Center
The Wharton Club of South Florida is pleased to invite you to this exclusive VIP opportunity. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Nov 1-Nov 5, 2017. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts. This is exactly where you want to be.
RSVP early as this special boat show experience is limited to 100 guests. For more information about boat show logistics, please visit flibs.com.
The VIP Ticket is regularly priced at $225 - Wharton Club of South Florida members receive this exclusive access for ONLY $50 per person! The VIP experience allows access starting at noon on Wednesday, November 1st, with access to the Ulysse Nardine VIP Lounge starting at 6 pm. Wharton Alumni Club VIP Experience includes all-day use of the Water Taxi system. You will receive further information on where to park (Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina or the Galleria/GALLERYone - a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel) in your confirmation email.
$50 per person.
6:00pm: Gather at the Ulysse Nardine VIP Lounge at Bahia Mar for a Wharton Club cocktail reception and greeting from Informa Exhibitions
7:00pm: Tour select yachts with exclusive access for Wharton VIP guests
8:00pm: Continue to enjoy the Ulysse Nardine VIP Lounge. Then board the Water Taxi for the ride back to the Hilton Marina Hotel or the Galleria location.
About the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest in-water boat show in the world, attracting a global audience of approximately 100,000 boating enthusiasts. One thousand exhibitors and more than 1,200 boats are on display each November at the exhibition widely regarded as the industry’s top annual boating event. Over five days, the show draws an international crowd of buyers, sellers and browsers who come to see the latest that the global boating industry has to offer and to do business.
Spanning more than 3 million square feet across seven locations, the show is connected by a network of water taxis, riverboats and land shuttles. Venues include the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center, the Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Marina, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
The show’s local, regional and statewide economic benefits are substantial. According to the results of an economic impact study conducted by Thomas J. Murray & Associates in conjunction with the University of Florida released in July 2016, the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show contributed more than $857 million to Florida’s economy.
Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and managed and produced by Informa Exhibitions, it is the largest boat show in the world in terms of gross exhibitor space and number of vessels.
In addition to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the Monaco Yacht Show, Informa Exhibitions produces Yachts Miami Beach, the Palm Beach International Boat Show, Suncoast Boat Show, and the St. Petersburg Power and Sail Boat Show.
Informa Exhibitions is a division of Informa PLC, a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. With over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions annually, Informa Exhibitions is a global market leader in such end markets as Boating, Beauty, Construction & Real Estate, Life Sciences, Maritime, Health & Nutrition, Agriculture and Pop Culture. Informa PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.