The next edition of the annual Miami Yacht Show will showcase more than 400 boats and megayachts of all shapes and sizes. Among the latter, anticipate almost 60 measuring more than 100 feet (30.5 meters). One of the biggest, and making her U.S. debut: Bold, the 279-footer (85-meter) just delivered a few months ago.
The show, from February 13 to 17, is in downtown Miami, a location it moved to earlier this year after three decades in Miami Beach. As for Bold, she’s a rugged-looking explorer with lines by Espen Øino. The largest project to date from Australia-based Silver Yachts, Bold splashed in May of this year. She made her global boat-show debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, but this is her first time at a stateside event. The 36-foot-beam (11-meter-beam) boat has an expansive aft deck, for holding adventure-seeking watertoys as well as a knuckle-boom crane to launch and retrieve them.
While Bold shows off teak, oak, and metallic-painted surfaces inside, her globetrotting purpose is most important of all. To ensure Bold can reach the far corners of the world, her engineering package permits a reported 18-knot cruising speed. That, in turn, allows for a range said to be 5,000 nautical miles. Her swifter-than-typical abilities additionally allow for a reported top speed of 24 knots. It’s all thanks to a hull form similar to that of her fellow Silver Yachts launches, including Silver Fast.
Given her dimensions, Bold will likely be at the SuperYacht Miami section of the show. Featuring the biggest of the big yachts, it centers around Island Gradens Marina on Watson Island, a water-taxi ride away. The organizers have not yet revealed what other yachts will be in the water. However, they do say show-goers can enjoy a new experience. Two floating cocktail lounges are joining the yachts in the water by the Venetian and Macarthur Causeways, the primary Miami Yacht Show location.
Both general-admission tickets as well as Superyacht Miami Preview Day tickets are available.
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