Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

When? 26-30th October 2022

Where? The show is across 7 locations including; the Broward County Convention Center, Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Hall Of Fame Marina, Las Olas Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Pier 66 Marina, and Superyacht Village at Pier 66 South.

The Show

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest in-water boat show in the world and spans nearly 90 acres across three million square feet of exhibit space which is connected by an intricate network of water and ground transportation services.  The Broward County Convention Center serves as the transportation hub, connecting all seven locations.

The show boasts over 1,300 boats on display, with some of the largest superyachts in the world from the most prestigious shipyards. The Superyacht village will allow attendees to view and experience a vast range of superyachts. The show will house 1,000 exhibitions from 52 countries which will showcase the top services and products in the industry. It also serves a purpose for local businesses selling yachting accessories and equipment, and a selection of luxury goods and crafts aimed to the High Net Worth market.

The shows prestigious reputation and beautiful location attracts the leading firms in the industry, and over 100,000 attendees from the leading shipyards, brokers, lawyers, architects and insurance firms from around the globe. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the latest boat debuts, toys and developments in innovation leading the industry. The show is providing a series of educational seminars, including many activities related to the industry including fishing, cooking and environmental sustainability.

The show has placed an extra emphasis on sustainability this year and has formed a partnership with Yacht Carbon Offset to offset 2,234 tonnes CO2e, which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 198,930 US Gallons of Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (a contribution of the fuel consumed by all the vessels at the show). The partnership will help fund the Chacayes Hydroelectric Project, a large-scale, run-of-river hydroelectric power scheme developed in the Alto Cachapoal Valley of the Andes Mountains.

Chacayes was the first in a series of five hydroelectric projects developed in Chile that added more than 600 MW of renewable energy capacity to Chile’s national grid. The project has made a significant impact in reducing the country’s reliance on fossil fuels and carbon emissions.

Affinity Group

We have operated in the yachting sector since our formation which dates back to 2004. We assist clients with an excellent service which encompasses exceptional attention detail, and our years of experience has developed our cohesive list of services at a very competitive rate.

Our team members, Garry Crossan and Mark O’Neill from our offices in the Cayman Islands and the Isle of Man will be there. Garry has worked in the offshore Financial Services Industry for over 30 years and has experience in the yachting sector by assisting High Net Worth Clients with bespoke structuring in the ownership and registration of a yacht. Mark joined Affinity in 2013 and worked in the yachting team for many years where he built his experience in the sector. Mark holds an integral understanding in all aspects of registering a yacht and the administration thereafter. Mark also completed a professional qualification to support his knowledge in the sector; a Diploma in Superyacht Management (University of Portsmouth).

As a boutique company with an international reach, we provide a personal approach to corporate services which involves close support from a dedicated team member in every aspect of registering a yacht, and the administration thereafter.

Our team members provide our clients with bespoke consultancy to meet their personal goals, and their experience in the sector enables them to deliver the most efficient solution for the client, from the implementation of tax-efficient ownership structures and VAT registration.

Our Services

  • Implementation of tax-efficient ownership structures
  • VAT, compliance and administration
  • Multi-jurisdictional EU VAT registrations
  • VAT efficient importation into the EU
  • Administration of the ownership structure
  • Yacht registration
  • Management and administration of crew payroll
  • Liaison with banks and advisors in relation to financing the yacht
  • Registration of mortgages
  • Liaison with legal advisors and brokers in respect of purchase and sale
  • Payment of supplier invoices and management of crew expenditure and limits
  • Preparation of budgets, periodic management reports and annual financial statements
  • Statutory administration services

Contact Us

Schedule a meeting with Garry or Mark directly, or alternatively contact us here.