All Aboard for . . . Yachts Miami Beach
by Jean Phillips, Warren Jervey
Whether you thrive on the salt air and freedom of the open seas or prefer to marvel at opulent oceangoing vessels dockside, Yachts Miami Beach has something for you. After all, who can say no to a bevy of big, beautiful boats flanked by magnificent mansions and blue water and sky as far as the eye can see? That’s just part of the magic of Yachts Miami Beach. The 29th annual in-water luxury yacht show took place in February along Collins Avenue, across from the legendary Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels.
Thousands of seafarers and landlubber alike from around the world flocked to Miami Beach to enjoy a spectacular display of yachts and marine products, including more than 500 new and brokerage yachts and a wide array of the latest seagoing technology and accessories – with a value reaching more than $1 billion. Add to that, floating cocktail lounges, VIP events, food, live musical entertainment, boating classes, lectures and more, and you have an event of the first magnitude that offers something for everyone . . . whatever floats your boat!
For the second year, more than 20 superyachts were showcased at Island Gardens Deep Harbour on Watson Island. This invitation-only show within a show, known as Superyacht Miami, featured some of the event’s largest yachts.