The annual Miami Yacht Show megayachts lineup attracts both brokerage and new-build buyers from around the world. As the industry, interest, and yachts have grown, though, the show’s longtime location couldn’t accommodate them. Now concentrated in downtown Miami, the event promises more yachts, and more ease in getting around.
For its three-decade history, the Miami Yacht Show (previously the Yacht & Brokerage Show) set up in Miami Beach, along the Indian Creek Waterway. However, the narrow nature of that waterway restricted the length and draft of exhibiting yachts. Even with the addition of Island Gardens Marina on Watson Island a few years ago, the footprint restrictions remained. From February 14 to 18, though, everything changes. The Miami Yacht Show megayachts will spread out between the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways, on Biscayne Bay, as well as at Island Gardens Marina.
In fact, show organizers anticipate more than three dozen yachts in the water at Island Gardens Marina alone. Listed in alphabetical order, here are seven to put on your must-see list.
Excellence V. Just shy of 200 feet (60.9 meters), Excellence V saw delivery from Abeking & Rasmussen in 2012. A circular glass elevator whisks you from the uppermost deck to the lower deck. Highlights include a private cinema and a children’s/staff cabin within the master “apartment.”
Kamalaya. Part of the Amels 180 Limited Editions series, Kamalaya is an excellent example of a globe-trotter. In fact, she’s even visited the Arctic Circle. Fresh off a repaint last year, the yacht boasts a full-beam skylounge and an overall soothing interior by Remi Tessier.
Kismet. This lady (at top) is undoubtedly the “queen” among all the Miami Yacht Show megayachts, since she is the largest on display. LOA: 312 feet (about 95 meters). Don’t miss her mosaic pool, her two-deck-high lounge, or her spa. Lürssen delivered Kismet in 2014.
Lazy Z. A successful charter yacht, this 170-foot (51.8-meter) Oceanco has one of the coolest assortment of watertoys. They include an inflatable rock-climbing wall, plus diving boards on each deck. The owners’ suite is pretty special, too, complete with a private, elevated observation area.
Miss Moneypenny V. Part of the Mangusta 165 series, Miss Moneypenny V should appeal to those with a need for speed. She maxes out at a reported 38 knots. Featuring a media room perfect for enjoying movies, the megayacht also showcases bleached teak and limed oak throughout. Note, too, that the master has direct access to the gym.
Silver Fox. The Miami Yacht Show is the American debut for this newly delivered yacht (second from top). LOA: 156 feet (47.6 meters). Baglietto started her on spec as the 48M T-Line. When a customer saw her at September’s Cannes Yachting Festival, he knew he had to have her. Read more in our Megayacht News Onboard feature.
Silver Lining. Part of the Christensen 164 series, Silver Lining has been cruising since 2016. She accommodates a party of 12 in an unexpectedly voluminous atmosphere. Rich-toned woods envelop you wherever you step inside. Impressive stonework (above) abounds, too. Take a virtual tour of Silver Lining through our photo gallery.
Note that the Island Gardens Marina displays require a separate ticket for entry. You can, though, buy a combined ticket option. Check the Miami Yacht Show website for details, as well as VIP lounge access options.