Yachts Miami Beach 2016 to kick off tomorrow

The 2016 edition of Yachts Miami Beach will kick off tomorrow in Florida for five days. This year sees the show boast around 500 yachts on display, including several new world debuts, including the Princess S86; the Astondoa Century 110; Azimut 66; Azimut Magellano 66; Benetti Crystal 140; Sanlorenzo SD112; and the Sanlorenzo SL86.

"There's no better place than Miami Beach for yacht builders to present their new designs to a sophisticated global audience," said Dane Graziano, Chief Operating Officer for Show Management, the company that produces Yachts Miami Beach and co-owns the show with the Florida Yacht Brokers Association. "International buyers love Miami Beach. It's one of the top trendsetting destinations in the world and people who love luxury and style feel comfortable here."

Just some of the largest yachts on display at this years show will be the 77.10 metre Silverfast built by the Australian shipyard Silver Yachts and the 63 metre Benetti superyacht 11-11 - both of which were completed last year - as well as the 66 metre Natita, built by Oceanco in 2005.

Amongst several new improvements and developments to this year's Yachts Miami Beach is an additional location at Island Gardens Deep Harbour marina on Watson Island, which will feature a limited selection of superyachts from companies including Burgess, Moran Yacht & Ship, Norwood and Ocean Independence. The new marina can accommodate 35 to 75 yachts from 24 to 167 metres, the largest collection of slips for yachts of this size in South Florida, and North America's only marina exclusively designed for superyachts.

The SuperYacht Times editorial and sales teams are both currently in Miami, and welcome the industry to get in touch to organise meetings during the event. Yachts Miami Beach will conclude on 15th February.

By Gemma Fottles

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