Miami Yacht Show on Collins Avenue offers new VIP program

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The renamed Miami Yacht Show on Collins Avenue, now in its 30th year, attracts a global audience to a display of more than 500 new and brokerage yachts. This photo was taken in 2017. 

The renamed Miami Yacht Show on Collins Avenue, now in its 30th year, attracts a global audience to a display of more than 500 new and brokerage yachts. This photo was taken in 2017. 

The Miami Yacht Show on Collins Avenue, formerly known as Yachts Miami Beach, has announced a new VIP Experience for the 2018 event, with amenities designed to make the show more valuable for discerning attendees and exhibitors.

Celebrating its 30th year and set to take place Feb. 15-19 along Collins Avenue across from the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels in Miami Beach, the show attracts a global audience to a display of more than 500 new and brokerage yachts and a wide array of marine technology and accessories.

This year, a new floating waterfront lounge will be in the center of the show, nestled among some of the largest yachts on display, and will offer pass holders an open bar and refreshments, special showcases and concierge services, all in a climate-controlled setting.

The dedicated concierge service provided by Delmay & Partners will provide personalized service for arranging private yacht tours and honoring 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. Shuttle service will be available for VIP ticket holders to and from the yacht show to the timepiece event, which is in the Miami Design District.

“We are excited to welcome guests, exhibitors and sponsors to an event that has been elevated on many fronts,” Mary Bender, vice president of marketing for Informa, the show’s producer and co-owner, said in a statement. “The new VIP Experience complements our recent rebranding 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 a 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 yacht show covers more than 1.2 million square feet of space. In addition to the display of yachts and accessories, the show features floating cocktail lounges, food and live musical entertainment.

The yacht show also includes a display of superyachts, known as Superyacht Miami, on Watson Island at the Island Gardens Deep Harbour marina.

Yacht brokers can arrange transportation for clients between the two show locations or guests may visit MiamiYachtShow.com/superyacht to register for access.

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 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 and held on Virginia Key.

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