Marine Connection to bring Cobia, Sportsman, and Sailfish 2016 Models to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Join us as we bring the newest 2016 models from CobiaSailfish, and Sportsman boats at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, this weekend in the "yachting capital of the world"!

This years show will feature exhibits ranging from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. Visit our booth, located at the Broward County Convention Center, where we will be showcasing power boats up to 34' 4" including center consoles, dual consoles, and bay boats from some of the worlds top boat manufacturers!

Our qualified staff will guide you through your boat purchase from beginning to end, including financing and insurance options, just like you’d experience in any of our three South Florida locations, making Marine Connection your one-stop shop for all your boating needs.

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® has five distinct show venues in the heart of the city:

Intercoastal Waterway North (on A1A from Seabreeze Blvd. north to Las Olas Blvd.)
•    Bahia Mar Yachting Center:  801 Seabreeze Boulevard, 33316
•    Hall of Fame Marina: 1 Hall of Fame Drive, 33316
•    Las Olas Marina: 240 E. Las Olas Circle, 33316
Intercoastal Waterway South (on 17th Street Causeway from Eisenhower Blvd.
•    Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Conv. Center:  1950 Eisenhower Blvd., 33316
•    Fort Lauderdale Hilton:  1881 SE 17th Street, 33316
•    The Sails Marina 2150 SE 17th Street,Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316
•    Pier 66 Marina, 2301 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Thur. Nov 3, 10am - 7pm
(Ticket valid any show day)

Fri.   Nov 4, 10am - 7pm
Sat.  Nov 5, 10am - 7pm
Sun. Nov 6, 10am - 7pm
Mon. Nov 7, 10am - 5pm


Bahia Mar Yachting Center
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft Lauderdale 33316

Las Olas Municipal Marina
2 South New River Dr. East
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Hall of Fame Marina
435 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale 33316

Greater Fort Lauderdale/
Broward County Convention Center

1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina
1881 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The Sails Marina
2150 Southeast 17th Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Pier 66 Marina
2301 SE 17th St,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Valet Parking at Las Olas Marina
201 South Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
COST: $65 per day - Purchase Online Only

Park N Ride the Boat Show Shuttle buses free from the War Memorial Parking to and from the Broward County Convention Center and the Las Olas Marina.

620 East Las Olas Boulevard (Behind Cheesecake Factory)
FREE BUS (Purple Bus) to and from the Las Olas Marina only.
WATER TAXI STOP: $10 - Unlimited boarding and access to all sites

Schedule: Thurs - Sun: 9am -8:30pm | Mon: 9am-6pm

flibs_transit_map_bus_routes_05PURPLE BUS: Travels to/from War Memorial Parking and Las Olas Marina with stops at the Riverside Hotel Garage Parking.

GREEN BUS: To/from Bahia Mar Yachting Center, The Sails Marina and the Convention Center

BLUE BUS: To/from Bahia Mar Yachting Center & Convention Center

YELLOW BUS: To/from War Memorial Auditorium Parking & Convention Center.

Bass Pro Shops will provide transportation from their Dania Beach store to and from the boat show.
The location to board the bus at Bass Pro is to the left of the front doors. It will be marked by a tent and “To Boat Show” signs. Busses will run 1 hour before and 1 hour after the event closes.

The Best Way to navigate the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is taking the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi. Connecting parking lots to the North, West and South along with connections to all show sites. Relax and see the boat show from the water and enjoy traffic free water ways of Fort Lauderdale.

The Water Taxi service starts one hour prior to the show opening and ends one hour after the show closes. Daily Water Taxi wristbands available at all stops. Discounted five day passes available on line at or call 954-467-6677
Water Taxi - “More than just a boat ride” – Your ride to the greatest boat show in the world.

Runs east and west along the New River and Las Olas Boulevard through Downtown Fort Lauderdale, the New River with the Boat Show at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.

  • Water Taxi Stop – Riverside Hotel garage parking entrance; 600 SE 4th Street : $5

Runs on a loop connecting the Boat Show venues located to the south with the Bahia Mar Yachting Center along with parking facilities and other area amenities.

  • Water Taxi Stop – Broward Convention Center/Hilton Marina/Sailfish Pavilion
  • Water Taxi Stop – Pier 66 Marina
  •  Water Taxi Stop – 15th Street Fisheries Restaurant

Runs north and south along the Intercoastal Waterway, connecting the Gallery One Doubletree Hotel/Galleria Mall with the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.

  • Water Taxi Stop – Gallery One Doubletree Hotel/Galleria Mall: 2670 East Sunrise Boulevard
  • Free Parking at Galleria Mall. Parking entrance at  2414 E. Sunrise Blvd


Click for detailed information on using the Water Taxi for your Boat Show transportation 

620 East Las Olas Boulevard (Behind Cheesecake Factory)

The City Of Fort Lauderdale parking lots downtown that will be used for Boat Show parking
Take I-95 to Broward Boulevard (east), turning south on SE 1st Avenue. The city lot is located within walking distance to the Boat Show Water Taxi and Boat Show Bus Shuttles.

Located at the SE corner of the 17th Street bridge. Transportation to/from Bahia Mar Yachting Center and to/from the Convention Center. Water Taxi pickup is at Pier 66

THE GALLERIA MALL (2414 East Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale)
The Mall will be offering $8 Valet Parking service from the main entrance location on East Sunrise Boulevard in front of the Capitol Grill Restaurant.
From the Valet drop off location our patrons walk east down the walk way in front of the Mall towards the Gallery One Doubletree Hotel. The pathway will be marked with signs indicating the Water Taxi Transportation System to the Boat Show.
The Water Taxi Pick up and Drop off location to and from the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is on the Seawall directly out side of the Hotel Lobby. There will be signs to indicate the location.

Entrance is located at 600 SE 4th Street. Ft Lauderdale.

PRIME TIME PREVIEW (Thurs. Nov 3): $45
Valid any one day Nov 3 - 7, 2016

Valid any two days Fri Nov 4 - Mon Nov 7

Adult: $ 28
Child (age 6-15): $12
Children (under 6)  Free

Please click here for more information.

Marine Connection is your premier South Florida boat dealership carrying some of the worlds greatest boat brands, like Cobia, Pathfinder, Sailfish, Sportsman, Hurricane, and Rinker. With locations in West Palm Beach, Vero Beach and Miami, Marine Connection covers over 250 comprehensive miles of territory on Florida’s East Coast.

Ranked as the #1 Dealer in the World for Cobia and Sportsman Boats and the #1 Dealer in Florida for Hurricane Boats, for years, Marine Connection has been acknowledged for our successes as one of the Top 20 Dealers in the Nation by Boating Industry Magazine, the only Boat Dealer to make the prestigious Inc. 5000 list, voted Indian River County's Favorite Boat Dealer of 2015 by TCPalm’s Readers Choice Awards, and voted Vero Beach’s #1 Boat Dealer of 2015 by Hometown News' Readers Choice Awards.

For additional information about Marine Connection, including inquiries about buying, selling, or financing a boat, contact one of our South Florida locations at or give us a call at (877)497-2552.

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