The world knows that Miami is one of the boat capitals of the world and that Miami yacht charters are a fabulous way to enjoy the amazing waters around the city and beyond.
In February however, boats take on even more importance. The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show will be docking docks in the Magic City from February 15-19, 2018, at the iconic Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin. But that’s not all.
The newly rebranded Miami Yacht Show – formerly known as the Yachts Miami Beach show and now in its 30th year will be staged – complete with floating docks – along Collins Avenue across from the legendary Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels at the same time, February 15th – 19, 2018.
Therefore, if you love beautiful boats – as well as fabulous food and drink and stellar entertainment – then Miami is certainly the place to head this coming President’s Day weekend.
What’s in store for you if you do? Here’s a look to whet your appetite for some Miami nautical fun even further:
Sponsored by Progressive Insurance, GM Marine Technology, Miller Lite and a slew of other big names this show offers sailors, boaters and dreamers thee chance to explore over 1,400 new boats, yachts, sailboats, catamarans and to peruse thousands more boating accessories.
Highlights of the show include crewed demonstrations of some of the most extraordinary boats from all over the world, the chance to take some basic boating lessons, shop for some amazing gadgets and if you like to eat, the dockside dining options are huge in number.
This year that is especially true as in addition to several sit-down restaurants some of the city’s best known and best loved food trucks will be in attendance and there will be some very innovative – and tasty – pop up food stands dotted around the site as well.
Entrance to the show is very affordable – just $25 for the day – and there is a great mix of boaters – from the highly experienced to the landlubbers who want to become boaters and everyone in between, so the conversation is always lively, informative and entertaining.
This show is all about the best that the yachting world has to offer. Over 500 yachts will be moored up during the show along Collins Avenue, ranging from ultra-high end super yachts to more affordable options designed for those just entering the yachting world (with pricing ranging, were you in the market to buy, from $250,000 to $30 million!)
There will also be many classes and seminars available that are designed to educate, entertain and inform boaters of all kinds and skill levels, and some excellent dining options – include some excellent dockside dining opportunities featuring the best locally caught seafood – available as well.
Entrance for the day to the Miami Yacht Show also costs $25 here and the show encompasses the stretch of Collins Avenue from 41st Street to 54th Street. Alternately you could choose to enjoy a VIP experience that will give you access to all of those really stunning super yachts.
Staging a Show of Your Own
As Miami residents and boat aficionados we love to attend both shows and can highly recommend that you do as well, should you get the chance.
We also have another suggestion; while you are here in Miami checking out the boat shows why not turn the trip into something really special by taking advantage of one of our Miami yacht charters?
Great examples of many of the models you will see at the boat shows make up the offerings available for charter at BOAT.ME. Did you fall in love with a particular boat while at the show but know you are going to have to save for a few years before you could ever consider buying one? Check out our easy to search rental listings, as the chances are you might find something similar there. Then you can plan your very own ‘boat show’ to round of your fabulous trip.
And remember that VIP trip idea being floated at the shows? Why not enjoy your own? Want to enjoy champagne and Michelin Star class food on board a yacht fit for a supermodel? We can help. Did you love all the cool water toys on display? Many of our rentals do come equipped with some of the best of them, letting you ‘play’ with them all day.
Click to book
There are lots of amazing sights, sounds and experiences to take in in Miami at any time, but the upcoming ‘boat week’ offers you even more than usual. This event only happens once a year, so don’t miss out. Make your plans, buy your show tickets and book your Miami yacht rental now!