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By Katia Damborsky  18 February 2020

Yesterday marked the end of another successful edition of the Miami Yacht Show, and as YachtCharterFleet returns from a whirlwind five days of touring yachts and meeting with clients, we take a look back at the boat show.

Running between 13 - 17 February, the Miami Yacht Show welcomed thousands of attendees and hundreds of yachts to downtown Miami. 

A grand total of 117 yachts measuring over 78ft were on display at the show, with 25 available for charter and 91 for sale. The average price of attending superyachts for sale was $8 million- a price tag that tops the past two editions of the show.

a fleet of superyachts berthed in miami for the 2020 miami yacht show in Florida
a fleet of luxury superyachts berthed in florida as part of the miami yacht show 2020a spokeswoman sitting on the platform of a grand superyacht that is being showcased in the miami yacht show 2020 in Florida

The average price of attending superyachts for sale was $8 million- a price tag that tops the past two editions of the show.

We published our official intelligence report the day before the show, giving you exclusive insight into market data and key statistics. 

One of the most interesting takeaways from our report shows that 2020 played host to one of the youngest fleets in the boat show’s history.

superyacht BOLD in the miami yacht show showcasing her spacious aft deck with ehlipad and helicopter as a group of men perpare for the 2020 miami yacht show

This was clear on the docks, with the 2019-built 279ft (85m) explorer yacht BOLD taking center stage as the largest yacht in attendance. This marks the first time since 2016 that the largest yacht in the show has been delivered in the same year as the boat show or the year preceding it.  

The motor yacht made her US debut at Watson Island, impressing attendees with her rugged Espen Oeino exteriors contrasted by refined interiors from Australian studio Vain. Her winter garden was also the subject of much acclaim, having recently scooped up an award at the BOAT Design & Innovation Awards 2020.

the interior lounge / cinema room in superyacht BOLD at the miami yacht show 2020
the colourful and comfortable seating inside superyacht BOLD upper deck overlooking the docks of the miami yacht show 2020 in floridaa sleek helicopter landing on superyacht BOLD 14 metre helipad at the miami yacht show 2020

BOLD marks the first time since 2016 that the largest yacht in the show has been delivered in the same year as the show or the year preceding.

Our Instagram followers loved a video we shot showing off the yacht’s 14m-wide helideck and AW109 helicopter, as well as the yacht’s basketball court set-up. This area is the perfect example of the yacht’s versatility and ability to host a number of different types of yacht charter vacation.

Attendees included serious buyers, prospective charterers and boating enthusiasts.

the luxury motor yacht Bella Vita berthed on the sunny marina of the 2020 miami yacht show in Florida

Interestingly, the four largest yachts at the show are all available to charter. Lurssen’s 247ft (75m) motor yacht ‘Bella Vita’ drew in attraction with her navy hull and country-manor interior styling. This was the yacht’s first time attending the Miami Yacht Show, and those stepping on board were able to admire her ample alfresco deck areas and upper deck fitness center.

The 238ft (73m) charter yacht ‘Quantum of Solace’ was another popular addition to the line-up. Show-goers enjoyed her innovatively-placed beach club, located amidships on the lower deck with a side-opening balcony that sits at water level.

the side platform of superyacht bella vita as she is showcased in the 2020 miami yacht show
extended walkway on a motor yacht tha is in the miami yacht show

2020 represents one of the youngest fleets in the boat show’s history.

the close up f a red superyacht's aft deck while they are berthed at the 2020 miami yacht show
a superyacht illuminated by luxurious hull lights underway to the miami yacht show 2020
the sharp and sleek bow of a luxury superyacht that is debuting at the miami yacht show 2020

The weather kept well over the course of the show, with some showery intervals and overcast spells. This didn’t stop attendees turning up to view the yachts though, with plenty of serious buyers, prospective charterers and boating enthusiasts among the show-goers.

After successfully debuting a new location last year, the show was back at its new address for 2020. The main show was held at One Herald Plaza between the MacArthur and Venetian Causeways, while the Superyacht Miami element of the show took place at Island Gardens Deep Harbour on Watson Island.

The four largest yachts at the show are all open for private yacht charters.

the entrance of the 2020 miami yacht shwo with eager brokers making their way into the buzzy venue
guests looking at an awe inspiring superyacht that is berthed at the miami yacht show 2020

Once again, the two locations proved popular among show-goers, with a clear understanding of which yachts were set to go on display in which location and a water taxi service between the two locations. The show is expected to stick with this format for 2021.

As the Miami Yacht Show continues to go from strength to strength, we can expect a superb lineup and more success from the boat show next year.

A man walking down a walkway off of his tender from his voyage between superyachts at the 2020 miami yacht show
event guests and brokers on the lower aft deck of a luxury superyacht that is part of the 2020 miami yachts how
a spokeswoman for a charter brokerage sitting behin the tender of a luxury superyacht in the 2020 miami yacht showan elderly couple sitting on the foredeck of a luxury superyacht at the 2020 miami yacht show

If you’d like to learn more about any of the yachts at this year’s yacht show, please reach out to your preferred yacht charter broker.

You can also view and compare all yachts to rent in Miami.

 
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