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The U.S. Superyacht Association provided an elevated experience with our 2023 USSA Sky Lounge.

Elevate Your Experience
The USSA Sky Lounge at FLIBS 2023

U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA) Sponsors, Partners and members were once again treated to an Elevated Experience during the 2023 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, with the extremely popular exhibitor Pavilion and Sky Lounge at Bahia Mar.  The Member/VIP Sky Lounge, only steps outside the Show, offered a welcome respite from the action, quality networking opportunities and provided sweeping views of the white sands of the Fort Lauderdale beach in an open and inviting venue.


The Sky Lounge continued its standing as “The Place to Be” throughout the Show, thanks to the activation of numerous unique and targeted industry events specially curated to attract key industry sectors.  These events showcased USSA member Sky Lounge partners to maximize their investment and ROI as well as provide valuable updates on critical industry issues and topics for attendees.

The combination of traditional exhibitor offerings in the USSA Pavilion with world-wide partners, held in tandem with Sky Lounge events and networking opportunities, positioned the United States and destination partners, as the “Gateway to the World” and secured USSA’s position as a global superyacht industry powerhouse.

Partnerships have always been the cornerstone of USSA’s development and success.  Individually strong….together a powerful force, is the key focus of every association creation, by providing mutually beneficial experiences for all participants from attendees to the largest sponsors.

Overlooked Fort Lauderdale beach and providing a birds-eye view of the Show member partners: IGY Marinas, Robert Allen Law, IRI/Marshall Islands Registry, Karen Lynn Interior Design/ATA Floors, JMS Yachting/Seakeepers International and MedAire, , were prominently featured and enjoyed premier exclusive lounge areas with bespoke furniture on loan from the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA).  High-end meetings, client deals and many deals were signed, while enjoying the comfort of this oasis away from the show.

Members and VIPS enjoyed access to premium bar and beverage services as well as nibbles and gourmet food offerings throughout the Show.  Special thanks to RPM Diesel, Shore Premiere Finance, Engineered Yacht Solutions, Quantum Marine and Crown Wine & Spirits.  These benefits would not have been possible without the support of the many Sky Lounge sponsors.

Special Thanks to DCOTA and featured showroom Gloster for the use of exquisite furniture and décor.

New face-to-face connections and business deals were signed at the USSA’s Sky Lounge in the center of the Show. Daily sponsored Breakfasts by Aere Marine Group; RPM Diesel; SF Marinas; Thunderbolt started the days on the right foot. Happy Hours, hosted by Cayman Island Registry; RPM Diesel; Marine Group Boat Works; created optimal and successful networking scenarios.

Each afternoon everyone stops by for networking at our afternoon Happy Hours hosted by Cayman Island Registry, RPM Diesel, Marine Group Boat Works and



If you missed the USSA Sky Lounge this year, make sure to secure your access because it will be even better in 2024!

We are currently working on packages and opportunities that will be available for the 2024 Show.  Contact the USSA Office today to have your name added to our waitlist.