Miami International Boat Show 2022 – What’s New?

The Miami International Boat Show returns after a 5-year absence, and with a change of location. 

Miami International Boat Show

 

Where is the show being held this year?

The 2022 Miami International Boat Show will begin on Wednesday, February 16th, and finish on Sunday, February 20th. The boating event will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, One Herald Plaza, Sea Isle Marina, Museum Park Marina, and Island Gardens.

  • Miami Beach Convention Center will offer powerboats up to 49 feet, engine manufacturers, marine accessories, electronics, and retail pavilions.
  • One Herald Plaza will feature larger powerboats, motor yachts ranging from 50 feet to 125 feet in length, yacht tenders, engines, marine accessories, and retail pavilions.
  • The Sea Isle Marina is one of the 5 venues which will showcase boats and engine manufacturers, with trials of over 150 yachts and boats taking place.
  • Museum Park Marina will provide an up-close look at the latest sailboats, catamarans, and sailing accessories.
  • Island Gardens Deep Harbour will showcase SuperYacht Miami with the largest and most luxurious yachts at the Miami International Boat Show.

What exactly is ‘The Boat Show Experience’?

Pride Park will be the ultimate boater’s destination, located directly outside the Miami Beach Convention Center. With non-stop activities for guests, it seems this years event organisers have pulled out all the stops!

Activities list:

  • Nautical Ventures AquaZone – For thrill-seekers and water lovers alike, the AquaZone is designed to give boat show-goers an upfront and personal experience with a variety of water sports and innovative marine products.
  • Discover Boating Educational Zone – An interactive educational and informational resource center dedicated to enhancing your boating knowledge.
  • Costa Conservation Village – Dedicated to sharing information on how we all can protect and promote a healthy marine environment (featuring the Volvo Penta Sustainability stage).
  • Electric Zone “Products of Tomorrow” – State of the art electric propulsion systems, battery-powered boats, and high yech Products from across the globe.
  • Wake Sports Experience – Featuring professional wake sports athletes from the competition circuit. Test your skills aboard the wake surf simulators.
  • Community Corner – Engage with community clubs and associations dedicated to promoting the many benefits of marine stewardship and community involvement.
*There will be live music performances from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Thursday 2/17 through Saturday 2/19.

Who’s on the 2022 Miami International Boat Show exhibitors list?:

To keep up-to-date with the latest exhibitors attending the show, make sure to regularly visit the Miami Boat Show website. A selection of some of this years exhibitors are:

1. Sunreef Yachts

Miami International Boat Show
Image from Sunreef Yachts, via Sailing Yacht Bundalong

2. Wajer Yachts

Miami International Boat Show
Image from Wajer Yachts

3. Wards Marine Electric

Image from Wards Marine

4. Jetsurf USA

Miami International Boat Show
Image from Jet Surf USA

Where can you buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting Discover boating – Miami International Boat Show.

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Dubai Superyacht Summit 2021: What Is It?

The International Superyacht Summit is coming to Dubai this year from 8-9th December 2021. It’s an important event for the superyacht industry, but what does it involve, and what happens there? Read on to find out everything there is to know about the event.


What is the International Superyacht Summit?

The International Superyacht Summit, which started in 2018 was initially dedicated to the development of the UAE as a preferred winter destination for superyachts.

However, organisers are now looking to cast a wider net and address other global topics by introducing two new themes: The first theme addresses how superyacht marina developments empower lifestyle and tourism. Also, it looks to discuss the role of the upscale yachting industry in new and consolidated tourist destinations. The second theme concerns emerging trends in superyacht ownership.

It asks how builders can cater to the needs of a younger generation of owners and charterers. This trend brings an increased awareness of environmental issues and a generation of buyers who will not accept unsustainable practices.


Where is it taking place?

This year, the Summit is taking place on the prestigious Queen Elizabeth 2, in Mina Rashid Marina in Dubai. The Queen Elizabeth 2 reopened its doors in April 2018 as one of Dubai’s most iconic hotels. She has a rich history spanning more than 50 years and is saturated with British heritage. Today, she continues her legacy as a 13-deck hotel, dining, entertainment and events destination.


What happens at the event?

The summit, which is primarily a place for networking and making connections, includes many conferences and presentations. Top industry figures such as Farouk Nefzi of Feadship and Jan Timmerman of Royal Huisman will be of those speaking. A host of topics will facilitate thought-provoking ideas and discussions. Topics such as ‘building the perfect superyacht destination’, and ‘next-generation customer experience’ are on the agenda.

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Everything to Expect at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

After a somewhat quieter show last year due to Covid, the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is back and taking place from 27-31 October 2021. Being the world’s largest in-water boat show, we are expecting plenty of breaking news! In preparation for the upcoming week, we have compiled a list of everything to expect at Fort Lauderdale this year.

More than 1,300 boats and 900 exhibitors

Organisers have said that the 62nd annual show will be “bigger and better” than ever before. With over 900 exhibitors expected, along with more than 1,300 boats on display, this could well be true. Record-breaking numbers of people are expected to attend the event, which spans seven locations and almost 90 acres in Fort Lauderdale.

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The Return of Superyacht Village

After a popular debut in 2019, Superyacht Village is returning to FLIBS 2021 for the third time. Held in the Pier south location, it will be the place to experience the biggest yachts attending the show. With debuts expected from Azimut Yachts, Ocean Alexander, Princess Yachts, and the Ferretti Group, it is sure to be one of the most impressive parts of the event.

Plenty of Yacht Debuts

Whilst there are bound to be many exciting reveals over the five days, they will keep most of these under wraps. However, some yachts that are confirmed to debut this year are:

Azimut Grande Trideck

The first-ever 38m Azimut Grande Trideck will be making its debut. The vessel, which boasts three decks and four terraces, provides the ultimate lifestyle of luxury and leisure. The innovative Trideck also includes a ‘Hotel Mode,’ a sustainable element of the superyacht. It allows guests to enjoy the open waters in peaceful silence whilst contributing zero emissions.

Azimut Grande Trideck
Azimut Grande Trideck

Feadship Boardwalk

Feadship’s pure custom 77m superyacht Boardwalk will also make its first appearance after being launched for its sea trials earlier this year. With a stunning interior and exterior design by Halfmann Designs and Studio De Voogt, respectively, Boardwalk will likely be a popular attraction at this year’s boat show.

Feadship Boardwalk
Feadship Boardwalk

Ocean Alexander 35R

The 35R is one of a handful of yachts to debut by Ocean Alexander this year. It is a continuation of the Taiwanese shipbuilder’s Revolution series. Designed by Evan Marshall and Arrabito Naval Architects, the stylish 35m vessel offers a “lifestyle of pampered privacy” with luxurious spaces, breathtaking views and a beautiful full-width main deck.

Ocean Alexander 35R
Ocean Alexander 35R

Entertainment for Everyone

There are plenty of attractions and entertainment for those visiting Fort Lauderdale this year. As well as plenty of food, drink and shopping on offer, some extra attractions may be of interest to attendees. These include:

Fort Lauderdale Concurs

A new addition to the entertainment lineup is Fort Lauderdale Concurs. Here, guests can enjoy a rooftop art gallery curated with classic and iconic cars, fine art, fashion and live music. Guests can enjoy all of this whilst indulging in cocktails and canapés.

Aquazone

AquaZone is the destination for all thrill-seekers and water lovers at FLIBS this year. The attraction gives boat show-goers a personal and upfront experience with many different water sports and marine products. With products such as the Hobie Mirage Lynx and the HydroFlyer to try, AquaZone will offer a thrilling ride for attendees.

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Windward VIP Club

The Windward VIP Club is an exclusive sanctuary for guests to relish in the excitement of the boat show. The venue boasts a premium open bar and gourmet food. Guests can enjoy this whilst admiring stunning views of the shore and water.

As usual, we are expecting a whole host of announcements once the event is underway. Stay tuned for all of our coverage on the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

Tickets are still available for the event here.