March 22 marks the start of the annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, steadily rising in profile among megayacht exhibitors and buyers. Superyacht shipyards like Amels, Heesen Yachts, Burger Boat Company, Mangusta, and Perini Navi (exhibiting for the first time, in fact) will have stands, too, some in the special Superyacht Villas area. In addition, some of the biggest brokerage buys will be docked at the nearby Rybovich Marina. Regardless, you’ll get to see several significant yachts. These seven are among the megayachts to see at the Palm Beach show.
1. Lady S. Coming in at nearly 225 feet (68.5 meters), Lady S (below) is the queen of the show. She departed Amels in 2006 and is reportedly in show condition due to a proud owner. Four decks await guests, as do some stand-out relaxation areas. For instance, the glass-enclosed gym can convert to a VIP cabin when needed. The saloon can double as a cinema, due to a terrific A/V system. The elevator can whisk guests up to the sundeck, too.
2. Unbridled. The 191-foot (58.2-meter) Unbridled has been in the hands of the same owner since delivery from Trinity Yachts in 2009. (Burgess Yachts has her central sales listing and is exhibiting her at Rybovich.) Quite knowledgeable about charter, the owner equipped her with a mini armada of watertoys. He also specified big lounging areas outside and inside, with bars and more to keep the fun factor high.
3. Lady Sheridan. Yet another single-owner-since-delivery yacht, Lady Sheridan should attract plenty of interest from buyers, too. Abeking & Rasmussen built her in 2007. A highlight inside includes a skylounge that doubles as a private cinema. Another highlight: The master suite features an extra room with a daybed and bath.
4. Silver Lining. Delivered by Christensen Shipyards in 2016, Silver Lining measures 164 feet (50 meters) and is for sale. Silver Lining dazzles with design details like the entry to the saloon (top). Dark, high-gloss walnut wood carries out the rest of the design throughout her decks.
5. Book Ends. The 154-foot (47-meter) Book Ends (above) is making her stateside event premiere at the Palm Beach show. Heesen Yachts handed her over last year, to an American customer. With accommodations for 10, she has a warm, modern interior, where carpeting and other materials make bold design statements. She also represents the 13th launch in Heesen’s 47M displacement series.
6. Westport 125. Since announcing this new model in 2014, Westport has sold the first four hulls. Hull number five should hit the water in February of next year. The Westport 125 results directly from customer feedback. Several felt the trideck aspect of the Westport 130 made for a too-big step up in size. The two-deck, semi-custom 125 therefore gives them more peace of mind—and in-demand amenities like a beach club.
7. Cerri 102 Flyingsport. In the Cerri Flyingsport range, “flying” means she has a flying bridge, and “sport” signifies she’s sporty in looks and speed. (Reported top end is 37 knots.) The Cerri 102 Flyingsport should turn heads at the Palm Beach show, where she’ll mix in among more traditional-looking megayachts. She’s a semi-custom megayacht, too, so you can request the interior design elements that suit your lifestyle.