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5 Things to Know for the Yacht and Brokerage Boat Show in Miami Beach

February 9th, 2017

Miami Beach Yacht & Brokerage Boat Show - What You Need To Know

For an extended weekend in February, Miami Beach becomes the scene of one of the hottest events for yachting enthusiasts. This Yacht and Brokerage Boat Show, now referred to as simply Yachts Miami Beach, transforms the shores of this southern Florida city. Boasting hundreds of vessels, this event is free to attend. However, to make the most of the experience, it is important to keep the following things in mind.

1. You Need Several Days to Fully Appreciate the Scope of the Event

Yachts Miami Beach takes over Collins Avenue, and that means vessel after vessel will be on display. As the organizers proudly note, the in-water vessels cover in excess of a million square feet of water. In other words, it will take a long time to traverse the length of the show.

Rather than rushing through the experience, plan to meticulously examine each yacht. Part of the enjoyment is in the discovery. Allow yourself this thrill.

2. You Can and Should Feel Free to Talk In-Depth With Exhibitors

Whether or not you are actively in the market to charter a yacht, take the time to discuss your yacht, boat and maritime questions with the exhibitors displaying their vessels. Not only will this help you become a wiser consumer of yachting experiences, but it will increase your overall understanding of the world of yachts and super-yachts.

Make sure to get the information of exhibitors you spoke with at length. You may find them a valuable resource in the future.

3. Plan to Spend Time Enjoying Miami Beach

Even if you are mainly going to Miami Beach for the Show, you will want to take in the breathtaking scenery, cultural opportunities and thriving upscale nightlife of the city. If you can add a day or two to the beginning and/or end of your trip to visit Yachts Miami Beach, do it. Even younger members of your family can find entertaining activities beyond sightseeing along the waterfront.

4. Snag a Hotel Anywhere in Miami Beach

If you have a preferred hotel in the area, feel free to make your overnight reservations well in advance. Buses to and from the Show run throughout the length of the showcase, so it is convenient to find your way there. Of course, you can also rent a car, hire a limousine or hire a driver to travel in comfort.

5. Consider Investing in a VIP Package

There are a number of Yachts Miami Beach VIP packages available each season. While it is unnecessary to purchase a VIP package for every member of your party, you may want to take advantage of this offer if the Show is important to you.

VIP packages can allow you to get insider access to yachts and super-yachts, which can be a serious asset if you are considering chartering or buying a luxury vessel for personal and/or business use. If you end up buying a vessel, contact us for recruiting your crew.

Above all else, use the Show to expand your horizons and open your mind to all the perks that come with having a yacht available to you.