Tickets to the show range from about $22 to $42 per person. And while getting in will give you up-close and personal access to the boats, the crews, and the 1 percent owners and buyers, there's no need to fork out the cash -- or deal with the craziness -- if you're just looking to sneak a peek of the actual motor vessels themselves.
Starting now through after the show, the eateries lining the Intracoastal Waterway offer prime views of the yachts making their way to and from the annual
party event. Here are the five best places to get in on the action, without actually attending the 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.