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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Boat show offers VIP packages to lure heavy-hitters

Boat show offers VIP packages to lure heavy-hitters

Aiming to attract more high-end visitors, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is adding VIP packages for this year's edition. For nearly $400 per day or almost $1,100 for three days, the packages offer valet parking, entry to the show and all-day access to an air-conditioned VIP lounge at the Hall of Fame Marina that features gourmet food, a premium open bar and a concierge. The concierge can help VIPs with appointments for private tours of the top super-yachts and access to other private boat-show events, show organizers said. The VIP packages are the first ever offered for the annual boat extravanganza, set this year for Nov. 5 to 9, said Brett Keating, vice president of...

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