Palm Beach show opens Thursday

The four-day event will continue through Sunday.
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Martha Ann, a 230-foot Lürssen, will be the largest superyacht on display at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

Martha Ann, a 230-foot Lürssen, will be the largest superyacht on display at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

The 32nd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show will start on Thursday, featuring more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories.

The four-day event, which will continue through Sunday, includes hundreds of boats ranging from 8-foot inflatables, powerboats, fishing boats, center consoles, bowriders and personal watercraft to superyachts larger than 150 feet.

Organizers said the show will feature more superyachts than ever before. Amels, Feadship, Heesen, Moonen and Palumbo will join the list of builders with boats on display.

To accommodate the number of superyachts larger than 200 feet, a satellite location has been added at Rybovich Marina.

Here’s a look at the top five largest boats at this year’s show:

Martha Ann, a 230-foot Lürssen presented by IYC, will be the largest at the show this year. The yacht is equipped with a huge gym, large pool, cinema theater and outdoor areas for relaxation and entertainment. The yacht’s interior is by Italian designer Francois Zuretti and includes handcrafted woodwork, custom furniture, gold accents, marble flooring, onyx countertops, silk carpeting and seven staterooms that can accommodate as many as 18 guests.

The second-largest yacht will be Double Down, a 214-foot Codecasa exhibited by Merle Wood and Associates.

This 214-foot Codecasa will be the second-largest yacht at the Palm Beach show.

This 214-foot Codecasa will be the second-largest yacht at the Palm Beach show.

Skyfall is a 191-footer by Trinity Yachts, exhibited by IYC. Skyfall’s all-aluminum exterior with a shallow draft allows for access to shallow waters that yachts of this size typically cannot reach.

Madsummer, a 182-foot Feadship exhibited by Moran Yachts, will be the fourth-largest yacht at the show. Designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon and launched in 2005, Madsummer was the winner of the World Superyacht Award for a custom superyacht.

Lastly, Spirit, a 180-foot Amels exhibited by Amels, is designed by Tim Heywood.

The Palm Beach International Boat Show also will feature hands-on training and other seminars.

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