The upcoming 30th edition of Miami’s luxury yacht show, taking place from 15th to 19th February 2018, has been renamed as the Miami Yacht Show @ Collins Avenue.
This is not the first time the annual show has changed its name. For nearly 30 years, the event was known as the Yacht & Brokerage Show before changing its name to Yachts Miami Beach in 2016.
Despite the name changes, the show has maintained its focus on in-water displays, and has also kept its capacity at around 500 boats and yachts.
A new layout, however, premiered in 2017, along with a first-ever admission price. The aim was to direct serious buyers off the sidewalk along Collins Avenue and further into the heart of the show. New yachts and brokerage yachts were also divided into separate sections to make it easier for buyers.
Event owners, the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), believe the change of name will help convey the show's international appeal. IYBA President Paul Flannery said: ‘It also reflects the many changes and improvements visitors will find at the show in 2018.’
Among the updates expected are a different look and layout, although no illustrations have been released yet. The five dedicated entrances to the floating docks along Collins Avenue will be enhanced too.
The admission of $20 will be kept in place, as will the show’s second location at Island Gardens Marina. This invite-only section of the event, named as Superyacht Miami, is exclusively for superyachts, 20 of which are expected in total.
[the new name] also reflects the many changes and improvements visitors will find at the show in 2018
For further information on charter yachts at the show, speak to your preferred charter broker.