Boat show week in Miami encompasses multiple venues, but the place to be is at the Yacht & Brokerage Show.
Prepare for an endless parade of eye candy on Miami’s streetsand waterways alike as boat show mania once again descends on South Florida’s favorite city. With concurrent events running this year from February 13-17, there will be boats of all sizes and styles on display at the various show venues. But the place to see the biggest, most impressive launches will be at the Yacht & Brokerage Show.
As in years past, the Yacht & Brokerage Show will turn the Indian Creek Waterway along Collins Avenue into a massive, in-water display of more than 500 new and brokerage boats. This year, the big-boat concourse is expanding to an additional venue at Miami Beach Marina next to Government Cut. The marina’s capacity for yachts up to 250 feet allows access to the show for even larger superyachts than in years past. As with the Collins Avenue venue, admission at Miami Beach Marina will be free.
The Yacht & Brokerage Show will once again be a great place to see new models from builders of larger production boats, as well as new and brokerage offerings from semi-custom and all-custom builders. Notable new launches expected to be on display this year include the MCY86 from Monte Carlo Yachts, making her U.S. debut in Miami with some serious international flair. Her interior décor features Hermes, Armani, Poltrona Frau and Pierre Frey, and she boasts foldout side platforms that typically are found only on larger yachts. Hargrave Yachts will have two new models at the show. The 101 Raised Pilothouse and the 80-foot Monte Fino Monacle Edition will be part of a display expected to include 10 new and pre-owned Hargraves. Nearby will be a never-before-seen Sanlorenzo Yachts SL104 with a number of new features compared with other 104s, including retractable panels that enhance views from the master stateroom, a new five-stateroom layout and a bespoke interior with Botticino marble.
The Princess Yachts S72 will make her world premiere as the first in a new S-class of designs from the British builder, which says she can achieve a top speed of 37 knots. Overmarine will host the world debut of the new Mangusta 110, which boasts zero-speed gyroscopic stabilizers. Outer Reef Yachts is expected to display its new 700, which shipped to the States from Taiwan less than two months ago.
Show Management, which organizes the Yacht & Brokerage Show, says attendees can also expect to see newer launches on Collins Avenue including a Pershing 72, Cheoy Lee Alpha 87, Hatteras 100, Viking 76 Enclosed Bridge, Canados 102, Azimut 80, Horizon 88, Mondo Marine 123 and Vicem 107.
In the brokerage areas of Collins Avenue and Miami Beach Marina, look for the 162-foot (49.3-meter) ChristensenRemember When, a 2011 launch from the builder’s custom series. She’ll be near the 121-foot (36.8-meter) Moonen trideck Victoria Del Mar, a 2001 build most recently refit in 2008, and the 124-foot (37.7-meter) LloydsEndless Summer, a custom build with a dedicated scuba and water-sports locker. The 107-foot (32.6-meter) NAC sailing catamaran La Sella del Diavolo will be easy to spot thanks to her 41-foot beam, while the 150-foot (45.7-meter) RichmondExcellence will be showing off the 9-foot-1-inch headroom in her pilothouse, which features a domed overhead studded with fiber-optic lights arrayed like the night sky. The 154-foot (46.9-meter) DeltaUsher will be available for tours that include the chic Polynesian décor you may remember from when she was called Mr. Terrible, and the 126-foot (38.4-meter) NorshipImpulsive will be showing off her fun-filled sundeck, which includes an outdoor plasma TV.
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