The Miami International Boat Show and Palm Beach International Boat Show are Coming

What to Expect at Florida’s Upcoming Boat Shows

Boat show season is upon us, and Moran Yacht & Ship is happy to be attending both the Miami International Boat Show and the Palm Beach International Boat Show once again this year.

Every year, yachting shows like these give us the opportunity to promote the Moran Yacht & Ship brand and reach more members of the boating community, sharing our vast troves of knowledge and industry insight.

Because these shows bring so many yacht builders, buyers, and charter enthusiasts together in one place, it allows us to meet and connect with industry experts, ship builders and owners, as well as potential charter clients — exploring new partnerships, collaborations, and ventures.

The Nautical Synergy of Yacht Ownership

Yacht brokerage, much like yacht ownership, involves being part of an exclusive community. Networking with other yacht owners, enthusiasts, and luminaries in the boating business can open doors to collaborative opportunities, and helps us learn more information that we pass on to our clientele of yacht owners and those who charter their vessels.

We pride ourselves on connecting boat owners with prospective charter opportunities, creating a perfect partnership.

After all, owning a yacht provides a unique opportunity for individuals to fund trips across the world through the flexibility of chartering. Because yacht chartering involves leasing out one’s yacht to third parties when it’s not in personal use, it allows owners to treat their vessel much like an income property — one they can charter in the specific luxurious locales they plan to visit themselves.

Chartering allows owners to strategically visit their favorite marinas around the world, where renters who embark there cover the lion’s share of the cost associated with sailing to those lavish locations.

Day or night: it’s always the perfect time to check out the boat show

The Best of All Worlds

While generating income through chartering, yacht owners retain the option to use their vessel for personal enjoyment. This allows them to embark on their own global adventures when the ship is not in use, combining business with pleasure.

Chartering not only generates income, but also keeps crew members sharp, and keeps yacht equipment and components tip top.

Yacht owners have the flexibility to decide when and how often they want to charter their yacht, and this flexibility allows them to schedule trips around their own travel plans.

Top of the Line Vessels

There is a growing demand for bespoke yacht charters among affluent individuals seeking exclusive and personalized travel experiences. Yachts offer a level of privacy, comfort, and luxury that appeals to those looking for a uniquely exclusive travel option.

Of course, Yacht owners should opt for professional yacht brokerage services to handle the logistics of chartering, including marketing, bookings, maintenance, and crew management. These services can streamline the process for the owner and ensure the yacht is well-maintained for both personal use and those who lease the ship.

Whatever your taste, Moran has a yacht with your name on it

If you’re wondering how to buy a yacht that’s right for you, be sure to get in touch with a reputable yacht brokerage. If you’re looking to buy a yacht, here are just a few of the incredible charters we offer at Moran:

When yacht owners work with an experienced brokerage, they guarantee that their charters will be handled seamlessly and with professional care.

And if you’re still hungry for more information, we’ll be attending two exciting upcoming boat shows in the South Florida area. If you’re going to be attending, you should come by and check in to see the incredible yacht options for purchase and for charter this year.

The Miami International Boat Show Delivers

The Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show have joined forces this year to create the ultimate boating and yacht show in the world. These two boat shows historically attract hundreds of thousands of attendees to South Florida, generating an estimated combined annual economic impact of $1.34 billion.

With everything on display, from mobile kayaks to the world’s largest super yachts, this unbelievable boat show will deliver the latest in aquatic innovations and technological marvels from February 14h to 18th, and we will be there representing the sales and charter branches of our business.

The on-land portion of the event will take place at the newly reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center and Pride Park.

The Miami Convention Center will be showcasing boats up to 49 feet in length, with pavilions for manufacturers, marine accessories companies, electronics divisions, and retailers of all shapes and sizes.

Yachting after dark has never been more exciting

Meanwhile at Pride Park, you’ll discover a collection of experiential boating lifestyle activations, innovative cuisine displays, educational seminars, as well as incredible entertainment for off-hours networking — including the can’t-miss VIP-only Yachts After Dark event.

In-Water Options Aim to Impress

The in-water components of the show will take place at Venetian Marina, Herald Plaza, Museum Park Marina, and Yacht Haven Grande Miami.

At Herald Plaza, you can explore powerboats, motor yachts ranging from 30′ to 125′, as well as yacht tenders, marine accessories, and retail pavilions.

At Venetian Marina, you can test drive more than 150 trial vessels and find additional new and brokerage boats and engine manufacturers.


The crown jewel of the event is definitely the yacht Haven Grande, an exclusive marina featuring the world’s largest and most spectacular super yachts, and the unveiling of the latest innovations in boating. Here you’ll meet and greet with the world’s foremost yacht builders, sellers, brokers, and enthusiasts. It’s a veritable Who’s-Who in the yachting community, attracting high-net-worth individuals and those seeking the pinnacle of maritime luxury.

The Palm Beach International Boat Show

If you miss us in February in Miami, Moran Yacht & Ship will also be attending the Palm Beach International Boat Show March 21st through the 24th.

The Palm Beach International Boat Show is held in one of the most upscale and luxurious destinations in the United States — Palm Beach, Florida. The show takes advantage of the picturesque waterfront setting, offering a backdrop of palm-lined streets and stunning views of the superyachts on display.

Find the superyacht you’re looking for at Moran Yacht & Ship

Palm Beach is associated with affluence and exclusivity, and the boat show reflects this ambiance. The event attracts a high-net-worth clientele interested in luxury yachts and high-end marine products. Naturally, the show caters to a discerning audience seeking top-tier vessels with the latest in design and technology advancements.

The show often offers VIP experiences and exclusive events, providing attendees with an elevated and personalized experience, which includes private viewings, premium hospitality areas, and access to invitation-only events.

Events You Won’t Forget

These shows are unforgettable and feature more than $1.2 billion worth of the world’s top-tier vessels, including superyachts nearly 300 feet in length.

Every year, there are activations that cater to every age and adventure-seeking lifestyle. Ticketholders have access to exclusive VIP experiences as well as massive installations such as the AquaZone, and attendance opens the door to a plethora of networking events featuring complimentary open bar, gourmet food, concierge, and pop-up activations in a unique indoor and outdoor lounge setting. Boating enthusiasts do not want to miss out on the yachting event of the Spring season.

Expertise on Display

If you’re looking to purchase a yacht and capitalize on the unequaled travel and income charter opportunities ownership offers, consider finding us at one of these incredible boat shows, or better yet, contact one of our experienced brokers to begin the yacht-buying process.

Purchasing or selling a luxury motor yacht is a major undertaking, and understanding how to leverage the cost to charter a yacht against your own travel expenses takes expertise. This is why it’s imperative to consult the services of an experienced luxury yacht sales brokerage before you sign on the dotted line.

Moran Yacht & Ship brings over 35 years of yacht sales and purchase expertise, along with unmatched nautical experience and work at sea. This combination allows us to offer our clients an unparalleled level of technical knowledge and the ability to connect them with the resources and relationships needed to execute any transaction successfully.

And as always, continue to check in here for more industry insight. Bon voyage.

By: Tyler Willis