Boat Show Transport Tips & Advice

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The 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will take place from November 5th to the 9th in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This is perhaps the largest boat and yacht show in the country, held right in the yachting capital of the world. It is a true test for the products of both established and up-and-coming boat manufacturers, and an excellent opportunity to broker used boats. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the place to strut your companies stuff.

If you are looking to transport your boat to the show, find a transport broker that can safely get your equipment to the show in time for the show. A broker can factor in the dimensions of your cargo, the length of the route, and the permits and insurance it will take to get everything in the right place, at the right time, in the best condition it can be for the show. Perhaps the most important things to consider while you’re getting ready to transport your ship are the weather during the trip and the insurance policies and permits you will need. A broker already takes this into consideration and with it takes away stress from you, the client. The nice thing about some brokers, is that they have their own equipment and can save clients money.

Now that you know you can get your cargo to the show, what about becoming an exhibitor? The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has some space left for boats on the water but as of now, they are out space for exhibits on land. On the water they have about fifty brokerage spots left and those range in size from 50 to 250 feet. If you have a sloop, sailboat, or small craft, call your transport broker, such as We Will Transport It, and they will work to get your boat to the show.

Of course, it’s possible that there just isn’t enough time to get in for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November. Don’t worry! There is still the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, December 3-6. Inside their 40,000 square-feet of tents will be all sorts of marine gear, not to mention many land and water exhibits of marine equipment, power and sailboats, family cruisers, fishing boats, personal watercraft, and yachts. Again, get in touch with your transport company in time for the show and go show off your boats. This is a prime opportunity to not only show off your products for next year, but it’s a perfect time to forge a relationship with a reliable transport broker. A good relationship with a transport broker will make it easier to keep going right into the next show season in 2016, and there are boat expos in early January in Texas, the first of which is the Austin Boat Show, January 7-10. From there, your company can keep showing in Texas through January and be back in Florida in time for the Miami 28th Annual Yacht & Brokerage Show in late February.

Remember, a transport broker is there so your equipment, be it a car, boat, yacht, or construction equipment, gets where it’s going in one piece and to your needs.