With the morning sun spilling through the plane windows in the early hours of Thursday morning, it was clear that the weather could not have looked more promising for Yachts Miami Beach 2016.
Following an incredibly brief check in at the hotel, the team headed down to Collins Avenue in order to get a better idea of what to expect over the next few days.
Within a matter of minutes it became clear that the event is shaping up to exceed all of the expectations which have surrounded it- deckhands are consciously ensuring that every last inch of their vessels are immaculate, various exhibition stands are continuing to pop up, and the background noise of industry chatter is enough to get anyone excited.
Indeed, the growing sense of anticipation here is entirely palpable, with crews and captains bound to be asking themselves: who will step on board tomorrow? will someone make an offer? who else will be here?
Along with charter brokers, agents, and the press, the team will be studying up at the show so that all future reports are full of the most exclusive details and up to date information.
As well as hosting a range of impressive superyachts, the event will also showcase the most recent developments in marine technologies and towable toys.
With so much on offer, the team will be keeping all ears to the ground and will be writing stories throughout the event.
Providing the rare opportunity to get a close look at various luxury charter yachts in the company of their dedicated crews, Yachts Miami Beach is in many ways a kind of education