FLIBS 2023…Who’s going?

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by brewster16, Oct 22, 2022.

  1. brewster16

    brewster16 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 9, 2009
    Long Beach Island, N.J.
    '07 44 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins QSC 8.3
    We’re heading down to Florida Friday…will be at the boat show Saturday and Sunday. Always a great show!
     
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  2. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    We will be at the show Friday and Saturday as well
     
  3. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Same here... Friday and Saturday
     
  4. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    Leaving on Wednesday and coming back the following Monday.
     
  5. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    pa
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300
    Thinking about headed over. First timer for the show. We can drive over, so I think we will spend all day Thursday there. Hoping it is not as crowded and can get through and see things.
     
  6. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    I am heading down Thursday night and will be at the show Friday. I unfortunately my wife can only handle 1 day of looking at boats so Saturday will be a Pool/beach day.
     
  7. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Friday and Saturday also. I don't know what I'm looking for but no doubt it'll be expensive.... It always is.
    Old home week with folks we haven't seen in a while also.
     
  8. Pierpressure1

    Pierpressure1 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    256
    Sep 8, 2015
    Richmond, VA
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cat 3116
    Heading to the Show Friday and Saturday. This will be my first Flibs.

    Any advice on where to park and how to attack the show? Not interested in seeing super yachts. Just boats motor yachts in the 50’ range and all the vendors. We are staying in Del Ray.
     
  9. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    12" Axiom and 9" Axiom+ MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    In FLL today, and MIA tonite/tomorrow. Walked by today, thinking about hitting it for a couple hours tomorrow.

    Highlights? Must see items/vendors?
     
  10. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Hey Dave - I spend a lot of time (and money) in the yellow and blue zones. That is including looking at the cruisers and trawlers. Get a water taxi pass if you have time to see it all.
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  11. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    12" Axiom and 9" Axiom+ MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    Made it to opening day. One of the first through the door a little before noon.

    First on the hit list was to get some hands on time with a Isotherm 195 refridge which I did and one vendor has a 25% off show special. I’ll get a quote. This is my first choice for a main fridge replacement.

    Made it by the Sea Ray dock, took a tour of the 400SLX, but really not very interested in the SR line these days…doesn’t fit our style of boating.

    The other interesting product was Teakdeacking Synthetics. Fiberglass backed composit flooring material. This might be another good alternative flooring material for the cabin areas. I didn’t have a whole lot of time to get into the details, so if someone else gets a chance to check them out.
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  12. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    pa
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300
    Spent all day Thursday at the show. SeaRay had an ok booth, nothing spectacular and lacking compared to their competitors. What I did notice is the price tags. 310 OB for $400k, 290 SDX OB deep into the $200 range. They have lost touch a bit. Plenty of other choices for less $$ that were as nice or maybe nicer.

    Probably over 300 boats that were well over $1m. Maybe 100 that were over the $10m mark. Big money in boating in that area. Hard to find anything under the $100k mark. And we did not even go to the yacht area….
     
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  13. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    First day ever at FLIBS. It’s overwhelming! I loved that Sea Ray asked if we were previous owners, picked up a hat and a couple of searay coasters.

    I also learned today that I’m not a big fan of the sea deck style flooring. It looks great, but I don’t really like how hot it gets.

    planning to hit the convention center tomorrow
     
  14. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    12" Axiom and 9" Axiom+ MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    The 400 SLX was $1M and the cabin area underneath was underwhelming.
     
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  15. highslice

    highslice Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 28, 2008
    Table Rock Lake, Hollister Missouri
    270 SLX
    2013 Sea Doo 155 Wake
    496 Mag
    Bravo III
    Corsa
    Yeah, it's disappointing. Next boat will be a Cobalt, Chaparral or Regal. That is unless we move south, then the options change.
     
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  16. brewster16

    brewster16 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 9, 2009
    Long Beach Island, N.J.
    '07 44 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins QSC 8.3
    FLIBS was fun as always....I even got to meet ocgrant at the Bahamas display
     
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