Boat show week in Miami encompasses multiple venues, but Yachts Miami Beach is the place to be.
The AIM Marine Group, now six magazines strong and comprising several of the world’s most important boat shows, including the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, hosted a raucous party aboard the South Beach Lady to celebrate its first anniversary in February.
The future looked bright for the yachting business after the recent Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, which lined Collins Avenue with one of the biggest fleets in its 25-year history. Exhibitors of everything from motoryachts to water toys to bottom paint gave the show glowing reviews.
At the US winter shows, the boating industry puts its best foot forward. Between Miami and Palm Beach, the region hosts no fewer than five major boat shows. The Yacht & Brokerage Show on Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show, and related Strictly Sail, run February 14 to 18. These three shows mark the debut of dozens of new models and showcase hundreds of craft, from small center consoles to megayachts.
Sessa is a relative newcomer to the flybridge market. A year ago it introduced in Miami its first flybridge yacht, the Fly 45. Then came the Fly 40. In Miami this year Sessa unveils its 54 in part to meet the demands of its US dealer Total Marine.