A highly successful Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show brings sales, new clients, old friends, and a hint of what’s to come.
Spanning five sun-kissed days from October 25th to 29th, the 64th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) boasted a diverse selection of marine toys, innovative products and technologies, and the largest display of luxury yachts and superyachts in the world. Attended by over 100,000 guests, this year’s show saw the return of all seven show locations in Fort Lauderdale – the first since 2019 – and judging by the flurry of activity at the Horizon Power Catamaran display, many of those visitors made a point to see the latest powercat offerings, including a brand-new PC52, the popular PC60 and the first of the acclaimed PC68 model, which was located offsite for private viewing.
Heavy interest in PC52 and PC60 builds was the theme of 2023 FLIBS, with The Powercat Company securing a new build contract for an on-deck master PC60. While this will be their first Horizon powercat, these U.S. owners are experienced boaters as well as previous guest attendees of the Horizon Power Catamaran rendezvous. They plan to extensively cruise The Bahamas, including their favorite locale in the Abacos, and are a welcome addition to the ever-growing Horizon family.
New builds were not the only thing on clients’ mind at the show, however. Yachts available immediately as well as new products coming down the pike also garnered much attention. During the show, The Powercat Company sold the displaying PC60 Encore to first-time Horizon Power Catamaran owners in the U.S. and hinted at some exciting design news for larger powercat models coming in 2024.
“We are thrilled with the momentum that our new PC68 model and the newly re-designed PC60 generated at FLIBS,” says The Powercat Company Founder and CEO Richard Ford. “The enthusiasm, the interest in new models, and the relationships we forged indicates this energy will continue well into 2024. As always, we are ready and eager to see what the future holds.”
The next Horizon Power Catamaran showcase is at the 2024 Palm Beach International Show, held March 21-24th, where the first on-deck master PC68 will make her worldwide debut.
For more information or to make a reservation to visit any of the PC models on display, please call Jason Ford at 954-552-0868 or email [email protected].