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Palm Beach Boat Show 2016: The Round-Up

By Oliver Pearson   21 March 2016

Dodging the occasional flurry of raindrops, the team at YachtCharterFleet spent their weekend in Florida exploring the many exciting superyachts and exhibitions on offer at the Palm Beach Boat Show.

Having recently enjoyed the yachts and facilities on offer at Yachts Miami Beach, the editorial team at YachtCharterFleet were keen to return to America’s east coast for Palm Beach 2016.

Populated by exhibition stands and marine vendors, the docks along Lake Worth Lagoon were swept up in a truly festive atmosphere, with both enthusiasts and captains of industry exchanging the latest news.

Crews and captains were also kept sufficiently busy, with plenty of clients getting on board various motor yachts to take a look around ahead of their next luxury charter vacation.

Keen to get amongstthe action, the team at YCF quickly set about exploring the many sizeable berths, ultimately getting a closer look at the award-winning 66m/217ft motor yacht OKTO and the similarly celebrated 76m/248ft charter yacht ‘Northern Star’.

With the chance to look over the aft deck of Northern Star, it became apparent just how spacious her exterior social areas are- whether guests wish to entertain or relax, it’s easy to see how she could comfortably accommodate both demands with ease.

The winner of best yacht between 60m-84m at the World Superyacht Awards 2010, she made for a great ambassador for the Lurssen shipyard.

Similarly, the swim platform of OKTO caught the attention of more than a few passers-by, with the elevated swimming pool showcasing the kind of unique design which is ideal for any charter guest who prefers their yacht to be on the cutting edge.

Bringing out some of the best luxury yachts available for charter, Palm Beach Boat Show remains one of the most exciting events in the yachting calendar

Balancing yacht tours with high-end entertainment, Palm Beach Boat Show 2016 also hosted a variety of workshops and seminars.

With key speakers ranging from CEOs to some of the brightest minds in marine technology, visitors were ultimately treated to a weekend which was as exciting as it was informative.

One team representing themselves on the ramps this year was Heesen, with a nicely decorated marquee given over to detailing all of their most recent projects.

Catching sight of an impressively sized inflatable slide coming off the upper deck of the 47m/154ft motor yacht BG, visitors to the show were naturally eager to find out if they could have a go themselves.   

Refit last year, the outstanding Feadship superyacht showed exactly why she makes for a more than ideal charter yacht ahead of her summer season in the Mediterranean.

With so much going on, it was with a heavy heart that the team had to turn in after such an eventful weekend.

However, as the yachts depart from their berths in Florida, our attention now turns to South East Asia and the Singapore Yacht Show which takes place next month.

There are fewer destinations than West Palm Beach which bring a glamour equal to that of luxury superyachts

In order to make enquires regarding a visit to Palm Beach Boat Show 2017, or to find out more about how it could help you plan for your next luxury charter vacation, please get in touch with your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, take a look at all luxury yachts in Florida.


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