The largest yachts at the upcoming Palm Beach show

This year will see the Palm Beach International Boat Show in Florida celebrate their 30th edition. The annual event is one of the top five boat shows throughout the United States, and this year is set to feature a wide range of vessels accessories from some of the world’s leading marine manufacturers with a staggering combined worth of over $1,200,000,000.

The four largest vessels on display will include yachts from Benetti, Amels, Abeking & Rasmussen and Lürssen, including the 55 metre Step One. Launched by the Dutch shipyard Amels in 2012, she is part of the Amels Limited Editions series which was introduced in 2005, and features exterior design from the renowned Tim Heywood Design. She accommodates up to 12 guests on board and amongst her many notable features is a touch-and-go helipad, an enormous sun deck, Jacuzzi, a large private beach club and, inside, sophisticated, light and spacious living spaces. She is currently listed for sale with Moran Yacht & Ship.

In addition to Step One will be the 55.30 metres Bennetti built Cakewalk. Launched from the shipyards Viareggio facility in 2003, she is currently undergoing a refit in Fort Lauderdale and will be completed in time to display at Palm Beach. She features exterior and interior design by Stefano Natucci, accommodating up to 12 guests over one master suite, one VIP suite, two double cabins, and two twin cabins. Powered by twin CAT 3512B engines, she has a top speed of 16 knots, a cruising speed of 15 knots, and a range of 5,000 nm. She is jointly listed for sale with Burgess and Merle Wood & Associates at an asking price of $29,500,000.

The second largest yacht to be present at the show by a couple of metres will be the 57.91 metre tri-deck superyacht Lady Sheridan, built by the German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen in 2007. Featuring interior and exterior designs from the world class Donald Starkey Designs, she accommodates up to 12 guests as well as a crew of 15. Her living spaces are generous and designed in a classic, elegant style throughout. She is listed for sale with Denison & Daves Yachting at an asking price of $58,900,000.

The largest yacht to be on display in Florida will be the 60.97 metres superyacht Aurora, built by the prestigious Lürssen shipyard and launched in 2004. Built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, she boasts exterior and interior design by Andrew Winch Designs, with Dawn Moffitt Design collaborating with the British designers to create her bold and sophisticated interior reportedly inspired by the New York 1930s era. Accommodating up to 12 guests in total, she is also listed for sale with Moran Yacht & Ship at an asking price of €49,75,000.

In addition to the vast array of yachts on display at the show, organisers have also coordinated a list of special events available to participate in, including a basic and advanced hands on skill training; the Aquazone showcasing several water sports such as paddle boarding, kayaking, and SUP Yoga; free kids fishing clinics; and eight mini-sessions from the IGFA School of Sports Fishing.

The Palm Beach International Boat Show will be held from 26th to 29th March.

By Gemma Fottles



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