Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (commonly known as FLIBS) is, quite simply, the world’s biggest boat show, with more than 1,000 boats from 52 different countries attracting more than 100,000 visitors. Held every year in late October/early November, this is the place for manufacturers to show off their latest models. It’s not just US brands either, with yards from all across the globe flocking to Florida to win over the discerning boaters. When is the 2023 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show? This year’s event will take place from Wednesday October 25 to Sunday October 29. The show opens each day at 10am and closes in the evening at 7pm, however the parties go on long into the small hours. The exception to this is Wednesday, which opens late (12pm) and Sunday, when the show ends early (6pm).