Where in the World are the Biggest Yacht Conventions?


As home to more superyachts than any other country in the world, the US is known for its love of water-based activities, particularly those with a luxury angle. Which is why it’s no surprise that many of the luxury rentals on Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale have private docks with water access to enjoy. Hand-in-hand with this, is some of the best yachting events that take over the towns annually.

While you’ll find that most of the big yachting conventions take place in the States, there’s also a number of international events to add to your bucket-list too. From the coast of Monaco to the shores of Dubai, here’s six of the most popular yacht shows in the world over the next year.

The Monaco Yacht Show (22-25 September 2021)
With more billionaires per capita than any other square foot in the world, it’s no secret that Monaco is a haven for high-rollers. Take a day trip from your villa rental St Tropez and rub shoulders with the rich and famous, in this high-calibre event. From the Monacho Yacht Summit to the opportunity to board the latest superyachts available for charter or purchase, this is one yachting soiree, that you won’t want to miss.
www.monacoyachtshow.com

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (October 27-31, 2021)
Widely regarded as the biggest (and best) boat show in the world, the FLIBS takes over 278,00 square metres across seven locations when it comes to town.

During the week-long event, a jet-set crowd descend on the many luxury villa rentals in the area, with a real buzz in Fort Lauderdale at this time. It’s easy to see why, with so many luxury yachts for sale, and over 1,500 boats on display, those from near and far come to ogle at the $4 billion haul of superyachts on show. It’s simply unmissable.
www.flibs.com

Antigua Yacht Show (December 4-9, 2021)
Celebrating its 60th year, the annual Antigua Charter is held at a UNESCO World Heritage site this year, with the celebrations in full swing. This fun and friendly show brings together the best of the best in Caribbean culture, with of course, the superyachts taking centre stage.
www.antiguayachtshow.com

Miami International Boat Show (February 16-20, 2022)
A favorite in the calendar, the Miami Boat Show is a stalwart in yachting circles, bringing together an international clique of yacht lovers. Spread across three venues, from the Harbour to South Beach, it’s one of the busiest and most exciting times to visit – as long as you book your Miami villa in good time. This family-friendly event showcases the latest models for sale, an education centre and VIP experiences for everyone to enjoy.
www.miamiboatshow.com

Dubai International Boat Show (March 18 – 22 2022)
The UAE brings another level of prestige and glamour to yachting events, as seen at the annual Dubai International. Attracting a global audience of boat lovers, it’s an opportunity to mingle with the very best in class, amongst is maritime neighbourhood in Dubai Harbour.

From the show’s biggest-ever boat to the renowned Adastra Trimaran, all are on show to enjoy in their full glory, you won’t be disappointed.
www.boatshowdubai.com

Palm Beach International Boat Show (March 24-27, 2022)
And, it’s back to Florida for one of the finest Yacht and Boat shows this side of paradise. Perfectly located on West Palm Beach waterfront, near to all the luxury Miami rentals, you’ll find this popular show, which is always a hit with families. With day tickets available, it makes for an enjoyable day out, with free fishing clinics for the kids and nautical activities to try out.

With yachts upon superyachts on display, it’s a spectacular event, attended by boat enthusiasts, locals and exhibitors. https://www.pbboatshow.com

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