The annual Miami Yacht Show, known by yachting enthusiasts worldwide as the luxury in-water exhibition during Miami's annual boat show week each February, has announced a new VIP Experience for the 2018 event with amenities designed to make the show even more extraordinary for its discerning attendees and exhibitors.
Celebrating its 30th year and set to take place February 15-19 along Collins Avenue across from the legendary Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels in Miami Beach, the show attracts a global audience to a spectacular display of yachts and marine products, including more than 500 new and brokerage yachts and a wide array of the latest marine technology and accessories.
This year, a new floating waterfront lounge will be located at the center of the show, nestled among some of the largest yachts on display, and will offer pass holders open bar and refreshments, special showcases and concierge services, all within a climate-controlled setting. The dedicated concierge service provided by Delmay & Partners will provide personalized service for arranging private yacht tours and other requests.
Featured among the special VIP showcases is Watches & Wonders Miami, a nearby event representing more than 20 of the world's leading luxury timepiece manufacturers. VIP Experience guests will enjoy The Mastery of Time virtual experience, placing them at the center of watchmaking's milestone inventions. Watches & Wonders Miami coincides with the Miami Design District Concours, an exceptional showing of more than 100 of the most significant post-war vintage, sports/exotic cars and supercars including iconic examples from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls Royce.
Shuttle service will be available for VIP ticket holders to and from the Miami Yacht Show on Collins Avenue to Watches & Wonders Miami, located in the Miami Design District.
"We are excited to welcome guests, exhibitors and sponsors to an event that has been elevated on many fronts," said Mary Bender, vice president of marketing for Informa, the show's producer and co-owner. "The new VIP Experience complements our recent re-branding of the show, formerly known as Yachts Miami Beach, to reflect its uniquely beautiful location and special appeal among yacht shows worldwide."
Priced at $150 per day per person, the VIP Experience ticket includes admission to the show and may be purchased online.
Spanning more than a mile along the Indian Creek Waterway from 41st Street to 54th Street, the picturesque yacht show covers more than 1.2 million square feet of space. In addition to the amazing display of yachts and accessories, the show features floating cocktail lounges, food and live musical entertainment.
In addition to its iconic Collins Avenue location, the Miami Yacht Show also includes a display of superyachts on Watson Island at the Island Gardens Deep Harbour marina, known as Superyacht Miami. Yacht brokers can arrange transportation for clients between the two show locations.
Two different boat shows take place in Miami and Miami Beach during Presidents' Day weekend in February. Informa manages and produces the Miami Yacht Show on Collins Avenue, which it co-owns it with the International Yacht Brokers Association. The event runs concurrently with the Miami International Boat Show, which is owned and operated by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.