While most events in South Florida have been canceled over safety concerns with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is moving full steam ahead.
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), along with show producer Informa U.S. Boat Shows, announced Thursday that the 61st version of the annual boat show will go on as planned.
At the Broward County Commission meeting, officials gave the green light for the five-day show to begin Oct. 28 with safety standards in place.
Some of the precautions include contactless ticketing system, 14 new entrances, docks widened to widths up to 30 feet, temperature checks for guests, and sanitization systems.
All exhibitors and attendees will be required to wear face coverings, and all customer lines – including entrances, restrooms, and food and beverage stands – will be spaced out, with visual markers every 6 feet. Hygiene stations will be installed throughout the show area.