Fort Lauderdale boat show opens Wednesday

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(NewsNation) — The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opened on Wednesday, bringing more than 100,000 people to Florida’s southeast coast.

The marine industry just for Florida alone is a $1.79 billion industry, and Hurricane Ian devastated the western side of the state. With a massive commercial fishing industry, many people are expected to make their way to the boat show to find themselves a new boat.

“Why is it special this year? Sustainability is a theme,” national transportation insider Mike Caudill said.

With over 1,300 boats on display, Caudill said there is a boat there for everybody. Plus, he said that electric boats are the new thing in the boating world, trying to make boating more sustainable.

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