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Anchors Away at the 2023 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show

With the world’s largest boating and yachting event now underway, prepare yourself for not only exciting exhibitions and activities, but also access to the latest luxurious debuts and a lavish VIP experience. The 2023 Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show® is taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center and five additional locations until Sunday, February 19th.

The 2023 Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show® – a joint production by Informa Markets, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) – will provide an unforgettable luxury experience, giving guests the unique opportunity of interacting up-close with the most exclusive superyachts and highly sought-after marine products in stunning venues. Guests will also receive one-of-a-kind VIP treatment with unique activations at Superyacht Miami and the Windward VIP Lounge.

“We make it our collective goal to provide an ultimate experience that combines luxury lifestyle and top marine industry standards at all our venues to make the boat show not only seamless, but also as beautiful as the products we put on display,” said Andrew Doole, President of U.S. Boat Shows with Informa Markets, who produces the Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show®. “It’s an absolute thrill to raise the bar for boat shows to come and to create synergies that impact the marine industry worldwide.”

Luxury debuts will be in abundance at the show, so prepare yourself for these showstoppers that will be making their splash at this year’s show. A couple of globally recognized yachts that will be making their entry to the market include, a 60-foot cruiser yacht by Tiara Yachts in partnership with Volvo Penta; multiple debuts by the Italian-based company Absolute Yachts; along with other familiar company names like Beneteau America, Xquisite Yachts, Solara, and many more.

“We look forward to creating special moments for our guests at the 2023 Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show®,” said Paul Flannery, COO of the International Yacht Brokers Association. “Miami has proven time and time again that it is the perfect spot to showcase the world’s largest boating and yachting event. We look forward to another world-class show this Presidents’ Day weekend.”

Superyacht Miami

Attendees have the opportunity to scope out the opulence of the industry at SuperYacht Miami, where the show’s largest and most luxurious yachts will be showcased. SuperYacht Miami tickets provide guests with admission to the show and an opportunity to view the most glamorous vessels, some as large as 300 feet long, along with complimentary water tender services to Yacht Haven Grande Miami and stunning views of the Miami skyline.

This year, ticketholders will be able to enjoy the majesty of Moran Yacht & Ship’s KISMET. At 312 feet, the award-winning superyachtstands as one of the largest vessels on exhibition, featuring a gorgeous exterior design by Espen Oeino and a decadent interior by the world-renowned Reymond Langton Design. KISMET can accommodate 16 guests in 8 opulent staterooms, with the master stateroom featuring a private deck complete with a Jacuzzi and access to the yacht’s helipad. Why not sunbath on the vessel’s spacious sundeck complete with a swimming pool, full-service spa, and a one-of-a-kind retractable outdoor fireplace, as you cruise down open seas. A highly successful charter yacht, KISMET represents the highest quality superyacht available for sale in the world today.

Admission to SuperYacht Miami requires a separate ticket, which includes general access and complimentary water tender service to Yacht Haven Grande Miami. Guest can purchase a SuperYacht Miami admission ticket for One-Day Ticket for $130 or a SuperYacht Miami Preview One-Day ticket for $155 valid Wednesday – Sunday.

Windward VIP Experience

To ensure your Miami Boat Show experience is simply unforgettable and captures the full glitz and glam behind yachting, the Windward VIP Experience is a must. Escape to an exclusive oasis within the show to relax in a private captain’s lounge, while enjoying specially crafted drinks that pair splendidly with various exquisite dishes. Guest will also be able to receive world-class financial service solutions from the LaVictoire Finance team to help assist those looking to finance their dream boat.

Sip away on endless cocktails with an open bar, offering drinks from Tanqueray, Ketel One, Crown Royal, all while being able to enjoy unparalleled views of the Miami skyline. The VIP experience also includes access to the Windward Lounges at Herald Plaza and Miami Beach Convention Center.

Winward VIP perks include:

  • Premium open bar, gourmet food, luxury sponsorship activations, and private restrooms at the Windward VIP Lounge at Herald Plaza and the Miami Beach Convention Center.

  • Windward VIP tote bag from Douglas Elliman.

  • Access to Superyacht Miami, hosted at Yacht Haven Grande Miami.

  • Complimentary shuttle and water taxi service to and from all six boat show locations.

  • Complimentary VIP golf cart transportation service provided by ICON Electric Vehicles, to and from the Windward Lounges at Herald Plaza and the Miami Beach Convention Center.

  • One-Day general admission access to Art Wynwood (2/17 - 2/19), the premier winter contemporary and modern art fair presented by Art Miami. Located at One Herald Plaza, featuring an array of international galleries presenting emerging, cutting-edge, contemporary, and modern works with their own distinct identity and design.


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