Also evolving this year is Yachts Miami Beach, a separately owned show that runs concurrently with the Miami International Boat Show.
Show Management, which operates Yachts Miami Beach, brought in design company EDSA to “reimagine” the show for 2017.
There will now be five show entrances along Collins Avenue, and an entry fee of $20 per person, per day. The new show layout means that attendees will find themselves walking along a network of floating docks, as opposed to navigating the Collins Avenue sidewalk, to see the yachts on display (including the Sirena 56 and 64, at right, which are making their world and U.S. debuts, respectively).
Further updating the show layout, yachts will now be organized into new and brokerage sections for shoppers. Water taxis will run to parking hubs, and a VIP experience will be available with an air-conditioned lounge, open bar, private bathrooms and more. The superyacht venue will return for its second year at Island Gardens Deep Harbour on Watson Island, with more than 20 yachts expected at that marina.