Miami Yacht Show 2018 has been renamed (again) from last year’s moniker, Yachts Miami Beach boat show. Regardless of the name, it promises to be a grand in-water display of more than 500 yachts. The Miami Yacht Show 2018 takes place February 15-19 along Indian Creek Waterway. While the show has changed a lot over the past 30 years running, it always offers a parade of head-turning, new and pre-owned vessels.
Informa Exhibitions is the show’s producer and co-owner.
The company also produces the Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Monaco boat shows. Hopefully, the numerous improvements planned for Miami Yacht Show 2018 will generate better results than those implemented at the Fort Lauderdale show in 2017. Especially given that this previously free show now requires a $25 per day admission fee.
Spectators strolling along the waterway won’t see much without purchasing an admission ticket. The show’s new layout includes five entrances that drive foot traffic from the sidewalk along Collins Avenue to a network of floating docks. Each entrance will have maps and an information booth, where attendees should be able to get up-to-the-minute information.
The in-water display of new and pre-owned vessels covers more than 1.2 million square feet of space.
To date, Dutch shipyard Amels boasts the largest yacht in the show, 272-foot Here Comes The Sun, which will be docked at Island Gardens Deep Harbour and boarded by invitation only. Charter yachts Mine Games, 203’ Benetti and Skyfall, 190’ Trinity, are the largest vessels currently registered at the Collins Ave location near entrance 2.
Again this year, attendees can upgrade to a VIP Experience for $150 per day. The pass includes show admission and access to a private lounge with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, outdoor seating and concierge services. Purchase a pass for any one day; Thursday, February 15, to Sunday, February 18. Unfortunately, this year, the VIP Experience does not include valet parking, which is an additional $60 ticket.
Select Yachts Charter and Sales Brokers are available to qualified clients for escorted yacht tours at the Miami Yacht Show 2018.
Child (15 and under): FREE
Thur. Feb 15, 10am – 6pm
Fri. Feb 16, 10am – 6pm
Sat. Feb 17, 10am – 6pm
Sun. Feb 18, 10am – 6pm
Mon. Feb 19, 10am – 5pm
Website: Miami Yacht Show 2018