About the American Pavilion


The American Pavilion is “The Place to Be” at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Known for having a variety of unique opportunities all under one roof, the American Pavilion provides something for everyone in the large yacht market. 

High Quality Exhibitors

Exhibitors in the American Pavilion pay a premium and are all quality companies that service the yachting industry. Booth space sells out quickly.  If you have an interest in exhibiting in the American Pavilion contact the USSA Office Today.

Member’s Only VIP Lounge

The USSA Lounge has become known as the place to meet, mingle and network with fellow industry professionals and potential clients.  Reserved for USSA Members, Sponsors and VIPs only, the lounge provides a full open bar, daily snacks and a comfortable place to sit for a few and recharge during the show. 

Seminar Stage

The Seminar Stage is the focal point for the hottest destination at the Show. The highly-promoted platform showcases hourly presentations designed for maximum impact and exposure that include press conferences, educational programs and celebrity guest appearances. In prior years presentations have included: Exploring unique destinations for yachts (ie Nova Scotia, Cuba, Australia, Bahamas, the Great Lakes, Panama and many more), Mixologists, Technology and celebrity appearances by Captain Lee & Captain Sandy from the hit Bravo Show “Below Deck.” 

Daily Events

The USSA hosts many different social events throughout the Show designed to increase your exposure and reach your prime customer targets during the world’s largest boat show.  Events include A Taste of Fort Lauderdale, various types of cocktail competitions, events with partner associations, networking events, members only events and more. 

Refit America Salon

As part of the Refit America campaign the USSA has created an area in all of our show locations to promote the U.S.  as the ultimate destination for SERVICE, REPAIR, BUILD and CRUISING. In order to remind everyone that the best resources for a yacht’s refit are right in here in our own backyard. The most talented craftsmen, most progressive technologies, and the most generous tax incentives are here for the experiences. Cruise the world confidently then come home for your yacht’s maintenance, rebuilds and repair. This area within the pavilion features some of our various member shipyards to assist with all your future refits. 

And much more!


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