The Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show 2012 left Collins Avenue dripping with swag this past Presidents’ Day weekend. Appropriately located across from The Fontainebleau and Eden Rock Hotels on Miami Beach, more than 500 of the world’s most luxurious, custom-built yachts and super yachts, valuing over a billion dollars, were shipped to the floating show by world-wide yacht transportation companies. Attracting buyers and sellers from all round the globe, as well as the lusty on-looking admirer, the show had a spicy, international flair unlike any other in its class. Combine that with the sexiest city on earth and you have concocted pure oceanic bliss that leaves you yearning for more.
One of the shows most desirable watercrafts was the 180-foot Benetti Diamonds Are Forever (Ramp 30). Benetti Livorno never disappoints, continuing to provide the industry with their beautiful Tuscan style and flare, this James Bond inspired, and jaw-dropping sensation truly sparkled like a 10-carat rock. We’re talking another level of luxury sea-traveling here, one that leaves everyone seething with envy wishing they were in your shoes even just for a day. Another craft worth mentioning is The Shooting Star, the brand new 125-foot super yacht (Ramp 1, Slip 20), which was built by Danish Yachts. Carrying a price tag of a cool $22 million, this yacht is sure to impress with its sleek, stylishly seductive exterior and superior speed capability powered by two 4,600-horsepower MTU engines, this mega yacht offers a maximum speed of up to 48 knots! Fast and ready to go, just how we like it. Whether coming from Europe’s most prestigious manufacturers or from the far east, these and many more lavish vessels lit up the show with style and beauty.
So now that you’ve decided (or fantasized about) which mega yacht you’ll be adding to your toy box, you mustn’t forget to select only the finest accessories and services available to accompany your new baby. The show boasted all that and more from the worlds leading marine companies dishing out the latest in marine technology to the most premiere yacht transportation specialists.
Covering nearly 1.2 million square feet of space along the Indian Creek Waterway, the show included something for every type of yacht enthusiast from the adventurer to the realist. For the thrill-seekers, Brownie’s Yachtdivers debuted the Jetlev (think rocketman meets aquaman), which is a super-charged diving backpack yacht toy that could launch its wearer either 30 feet into the air or into the sea, priced at $99,500. And for the more hands-on yachter always looking for the newest products to be utilized on your vessel, perhaps Awlgrip and Interfluxs’ new products: Awlgrip 321 HS Undercoat Primer and the Awlgrip SE, a Special Effects Topcoat Finish, may tickle your tender.
One thing’s for sure, whichever category you are in and whichever type of voyager you see yourself to be, you want peace of mind and security when transporting your customized vessel from point A to point B. Your premier international yacht transportation specialists make every effort necessary to ensure that your prized possession remains just as it always was throughout the entire voyage. They are like the soft loving hands of the sea, gently carrying your valuables to their intended destination, ensuring that wherever you may feel the need to roam about, you may roam about, freely. And in the yacht transportation industry, there are only a few companies that hold themselves to a higher standard and give you the peace of mind you need.
The 24th annual free event was truly a splash providing so much more than just aesthetic appeal. In addition to the oohs and aahs, the show delivered a tasty sample of an amazingly, over-the-top lavish lifestyle that some of us may only dream of.