Shows are perhaps the premier staging site for selling and buying boats. Builders from across the country and around the world deliver their best and newest boats, electronic equipment, engines and supplies to a prime location so boaters can see, inspect and perhaps make a deal to buy them. Whether the location is a glamorous site such as Miami Beach or a small, local venue, shows are where builders and consumers connect.
Sponsor will receive naming rights in Fort Lauderdale, Miami Yacht Show, and Palm Beach, as well as Suncoast and St. Pete.
Rhylee Gerber, who stars on the Bravo channel reality show about yacht crew life, will appear at the show over the weekend.
Volvo Penta signs on as the latest supporter for the annual awards.
Show features $1.2 billion worth of yachts.
The new space offers deeper-water berths and more exhibit space on land than last year’s location.
The 37th annual event will open Friday and run through Sunday.
The PassageMaker event in downtown Seattle also includes an in-water boat show.
The show will have yachts on display up to 300 feet LOA.