Each year Yachts International hosts a VIP Pavilion at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, a space where yacht owners and sponsors are able to entertain their guests in a private, comfortable setting. This year we set up our Pavilion onboard “Kabana Beach”, a charter vessel transformed to host our sponsors, their guests and our Pavilion members for daily lunch buffets and cocktails until late. This being Miami, we added a dash of Latin flavor with Samba Night, a lively invitation-only party that was the talk on the docks.
During daytime the Pavilion provides a casual and pleasant business environment and, in the late afternoon, a friendly place where you can unwind. Open to yacht owners and Yachts International’s announcers, the VIP Pavilion is a slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of the show but still at the heart of the action.
This year IMA Yachts was one of the sponsors that made the Pavilion the usual happening spot. “Yachts International has created the premier boat show venue in which to see and be seen at by the industry’s best,” says IMA Yachts Richard Young. “Like Yachts International, the team at IMA Yachts is committed to the highest level of client service. We were delighted with the opportunity Yachts International provided us to promote our company’s unique focus on the support of the Captain and Yacht Owner in new build, refit and operational phases, and look forward to our continued affiliation at all future premier yacht shows,” Young says.
“There is really no better place to network,” says Lisa Verbit, Senior Vice President of Bank Of America’s marine division, another of our valued sponsors. “A boat show is also an opportunity for socializing and engaging people with whom you may do business down the line. The Yachts Pavilion is the perfect setting for that first conversation or for follow up meetings. We enjoy the opportunity to meet people in a more casual environment, which remains appropriate for discussing topics such as yacht financing and wealth management,” Verbit says.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors for making the VIP Pavilion possible: ARRRCorp, Bank of America, Chartis Insurance, Concord Marine Electronics, Danielle Butler from Fowler White Burnett, IMA Yachts, National Marine Suppliers, Richard’s Aviation and SX Liquors. It is thanks to our sponsors that, each year, we are able to create something new and unique.
We would like to thank everyone who attended and especially the following companies who sponsored this fabulous event: