FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Ahoy matey! The 52nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show sails into South Florida this weekend.

The largest in-water boat show in the world kicks off Thursday more than $3 billion worth of boats, yachts, super yachts, electronics, engines and thousands of boating accessories from every major marine manufacturer and boat builder across the globe, as well as exotic cars, clothing and jewelry.

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GUIDE TO THE 2011 FT. LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Buyers in the market for a new boat or yacht will have a chance to talk to representatives and dealers on site ready to start negotiations. Test drives, however, are not allowed but can be arranged after the show has concluded.

Other activities at the Boat Show include The Blue Wild Dive Show, IGFA’s School of Sportfishing and Hook the Future’s Kids Fishing Clinics.

Those who attend will be transported between the show’s six locations on a network of water taxis, riverboats and bus shuttles.

BOAT SHOW SCHEDULE
Prime Time Preview:
Thurs. Oct 27, 10am – 7pm

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General Admission:
Fri. Oct 28, 10am – 7pm
Sat. Oct 29, 10am – 7pm
Sun. Oct 30, 10am – 7pm
Mon. Oct 31, 10am – 5pm

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Admission:
Prime Time Preview (Thurs. 10/27) – $34 online/$36 at show

General Admission (Adults) – $16.00 online/$18 at show
Children, ages 6-15 – $3 online/$5 at show
Children under 6 – Free

2-Day Ticket – $32 online/$34 at show
5-Day Ticket – $85 online/$90 at show

Show tickets (cash only) are available from the box office at the following locations on the days of the show: Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Las Olas Marina, Las Olas Riverfront (downtown Fort. Lauderdale) and the Broward County Convention Center.  There are no ticket sales at the Hall of Fame Marina, The Sails and the Ft. Lauderdale Hilton Marina.

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