Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show signs new contract with its …

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida has signed a 30-year agreement with Show Management to continue producing and managing the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the parties announced Friday.

Show Management, based in Fort Lauderdale, has produced and managed the trade group’s signature boat show since 1976, when it moved to the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.

“Our marine industry has become a prominent job creator, and our region is a world-leading marine sales, refit and repair hub,” said Phil Purcell, executive director of the association, which owns the Fort Lauderdale boating extravaganza. “This agreement assures the show’s future leadership presence in our region and within the marine community.”

Financial terms of the new deal were not disclosed.

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