The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) took place across five days from October 25–29, 2022. Featuring the best of the best in the boating world, this show returned to Fort Lauderdale for its 63rd time and boasted tens of thousands attendees. 

Enjoying a unique VIP experience is part of the intrigue of attending FLIBS. And this year was no different, as FLIBS was able to offer an exclusive experience at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center’s Captain’s Lounge. This indoor/outdoor oasis housed VIPs on any one day of their choice. It included access to the boat show one hour early, complimentary shuttle and water taxis, private restrooms, attendance to a VIP classic cars evening event with live entertainment, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and of course gourmet food and a premium open bar. Here are a few Winward VIP Club menu highlights:

  • Shrimp & Snow Crab Cocktail Shooter: Spicy Lemon Pepper Cocktail Sauce, Sofrito Aioli, Lemon Wheel
  • Korean-Style Philly Cheese Steak: Shaved Ribeye, Gochujang Demi, Caramelized Onion Dip, Ciabatta Bread 
  • Beer Brined Smoked Cajun Turkey Breast: Vinegar BBQ Sauce, Pickles, Hawaiian Roll
  • Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos: Mango & Jalapeno Salsa, Cotija, Guacamole, Cilantro, Shaved Radish, Grilled Corn Tortilla
  • Citrus Octopus Salad: Shaved Octopus, Shaved Red Onion, Cucumber, Jalapeno, Baby Arugula, Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Blueberry Cobbler Cheesecake
by Dina Biondo in Event