New Name, New Show!
The 2016 edition the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show will be the largest in its 28-year history – and it has a new name, and new location to go with it. It is now known as “Yachts Miami Beach.”
Not to be confused with the Miami International Boat Show, which takes place the same weekend, February 11th -15th, Yachts Miami Beach will be held at its traditional location – along a mile-long stretch of Indian Creek Waterway along Collins Avenue – and has also expanded and added a new location at the Island Gardens Deep Harbour Marina on Watson Island. The Watson Island location will be home to a super selection of superyachts.
This show has always run concurrently with the Miami International Boat Show, and though attendees sometimes assumed that both shows were part of the same event, they have always been separately owned and operated. The change of name to Yachts Miami Beach was to be more reflective of where the show is, and what you can expect to see there, and to be more distinctive from the Miami International Boat Show.
According to Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, president of Show Management, who produces Yachts Miami Beach in association with the Florida Yacht Brokers Association, there are a number of reasons why the show is bigger and better this year. “Not only are we seeing growth in yachts themselves, but in the tenders that go with them. The high-end center consoles and tenders are growing, and specifically at the Miami Beach show. We’re known for being a large-yacht show, but we are seeing strong growth in that tender [and] center console category, as well.”
Boat Show Details
There are 12 yachts over 130 feet booked for the Watson Island venue, which can accommodate vessels as large as 500 feet. Viking Yachts is bringing its new 80-foot Enclosed Bridge and 48 Convertible, as well as many others from its lineup. This show really is the place to be for yachts from 60ft to 140ft. Sea Ray, having brought its larger new boats to Collins Avenue in 2014 and 2015, is set to bring more new product to Yachts Miami Beach.
What to Expect from 26N
26 North Yachts will of course be on hand at Yachts Miami Beach. We will be located at the expanded Collins Ave location, which will feature a new boat section between Ramps 6-8 showcasing boats from Absolute, Austin Parker, Bahamas Boatworks, Bavaria, Bertram, Cheoy Lee, CNM, Comitti, Dyna, Fjord, Horizon, Jupiter, Neptunus, Nor-Tech, Ocean Alexander and Rio.
This year we are proud to continue to be the exclusive American dealer of the newly designed Dyna 60 Hardtop, which we will have on display from up and coming Taiwanese Yacht builder Dyna Yachts. Please come by and experience the timeless beauty of this exquisite flybridge motor yacht for yourself.
We will also be showing a luxurious Azimut 62. Azimut Yachts are known for their luxurious Italian styling and attention to detail. Industry standards initiated by Azimut include electric seats, large frameless windows, and walnut interiors.
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