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The Miami Yacht Show and Miami Super Yacht Show made a lot of waves this year, literally and figuratively.

After 30 years located along the intracoastal on Collins Avenue, The Miami Yacht Show moved from Miami Beach to a new location in downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay between MacArthur Causeway and Venetian Causeway.

Miami Yacht Show

 

The show’s new 60-acre exhibition complimented the display of hundreds of yachts with pop-up luxury retail, guest lounges and bars, exotic cars, private aircraft and special events.

Ferretti

Ulysse Nardin, drawing inspiration from its marine heritage, was the official timekeeper during the show and had coveted timepieces on display in the Windward VIP Lounge.

Chateau d’Esclan’s Whispering Angel Rose wine was the official rose wine for the weekend.

The new location is closer to the Miami Yacht Show’s satellite display of superyachts known as Superyacht Miami at Island Gardens Deep Harbour Marina on Watson Island.  Water taxis were provided to transport VIPS from one show to the other in true tropical style with the downtown Miami skyline in the background with the sun shining overhead.

Miami Yacht Show

Standouts from this year’s two shows included a variety of yacht classifications.

There were 500 yachts on display in 3 marina sites.

The most over-the-top yachts on the market from 90 to over 320 feet of pure elegance were showcased in Miami.

Miami Yacht Show 2019 by Stephane Chiche of Flash Life TV

Leading yacht builders including Lurssen, Abeking & Rasmussen, Mangusta, Princess, Riva and Pershing, among many more, displayed and debuted new and never seen before floating works of art.

Ferretti is always one of the biggest exhibitors displaying 14 boats from 38 to 108 feet spread between both show sites.

Ferretti Group Fleet
Ferretti Group Fleet

About the Show

The Miami Yacht Show is co-owned by Informa and the International Yacht Brokers Association. It generates an estimated $486 million in economic output. Their upcoming Monaco Yacht Show will be September 25 – 28.

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Hope Gainer
Hope Gainer
Hope Gainer is President of Hope International & Managing Director, Hope International Properties. She is a global imagemaker, marketer and branding expert with over 30 years of lifestyle experience with a focus today on the luxury market. She produces unique, upscale events around the world. Gainer is a contributor to several luxury magazines and Huffington Post. She also represents spectacular ‘trophy’ real estate properties in Miami and globally. Traveling to unique destinations and experiencing new adventures around the world is her favorite pastime.

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