This past February was the traditional Miami Yacht Show. Not to be confused with the Miami Boat Show. They are two completely different events, on separate venues, with different scales.
I will explain briefly what the Boat Show is about in case you are curious. Think of the Boat Show as the Disney Land of boats. Not only is it massive in scale, holding more than 4 huge pavilions divided into themes: supplies, technical parts and of course boats, amongst others. It is also very dedicated to fishing. You will not only find sport fishing boats and yachts, but every single gear there is out there related to the subject. This event is also more family oriented and informal.
The Miami Yacht Show on the other hand is a more exclusive event with a VIP lounge that will give you access to the Superyachts. Of course families are welcomed, but the scale and purpose of it, is not as family oriented as the Boat Show. The yacht show is the opportunity for many yacht owners, or for future owners, to take a close look at their possible investment, answer questions they have on the spot and gather the tools to make an informed decision on what type of yacht they want.
The show is partially indoors, where you can find some providers for different needs such as lighting, flooring, or even yacht time sharing companies. But of course, outdoors at the docks is where you want to go. The main yacht brands are located along the docks and will have a welcoming and registration area at the front, and a lounge area at the back. Depending on your interest, you know where to go and look at the specific yachts you are interested. Most of the brands will have 2- 6 yachts for you to explore and decide which is the right one for you.
For this edition, my top favorite ones were definitely the Pershing and the Monte Carlo. Italian design can be recognized miles away and the superb rendering of spaces and details were absolutely stunning. A modern minimalism with neutral colors was the tendency overall. I would also have to add a honorable mention to the Galeon, which was a super fun yacht specially for charter use. Amazing rotatory deck and benches and an elegant but chilled bar next to the deck, seem to be the perfect mode of transportation for a fun day in blue open waters.
My product pick for this post is Quick's secret light. Which I got to experiment first hand at the show. A beautiful hospitality light that can be placed at the end tables of the decks creating a superb environment of relaxation and glamour.