Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

25 Oct, 2023 — 29 Oct, 2023 ((UTC-04:00) Atlantic Time (Canada) )

BVI Finance is thrilled to announce our participation as an exhibitor at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) in Florida, teaming up with the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry and the BVI Tourist Board on October 25 to 29, 2023.

FLIBS, owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Markets, is renowned as the largest in-water boat show in the world. 

Today, the BVI stands as a beacon of commitment to the development of our maritime industry in full compliance with international standards. About 4,000 internationally owned ships are proudly registered by VISR under the BVI Merchant Shipping Act 2001, and this number is on a continuous rise.
These registrations serve a multitude of purposes: to establish nationality, to secure ownership title, and to enable its use as security to obtain a ship’s mortgage, which in turn, is duly registered. What sets the BVI apart is its distinctive Category 1 Red Ensign jurisdiction status. This places the BVI in an elite group of only 10 centres worldwide where meta-yachts and super yachts of up to 3000 gross tonnage, as well as cargo ships of unlimited tonnage, can be registered.

For more details on this and other upcoming events, feel free to reach out to us at +1 (284) 852-1957 or via email at