After 30 years on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, the Miami Yacht Show is relocating to just north of downtown Miami at One Herald Plaza, between the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways, which encompasses Sea Isle Marina. The new location offers expanded exhibition space (67,000 sq ft of it), deeper water and a whopping 3,500 parking spaces close by. The new location is also closer to Super Yacht Miami at Island Gardens Deep Harbour marina on Watson Island, as well as the Miami International Boat Show, taking place at Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key. Visitors can access each site by water, which – as anyone who knows Miami will testify – is the only way to get around.
(New this year: buy a combo ticket to both boat shows.) VIPs who need a break from Biscayne Bay boat traffic can find respite at the Yacht Show’s Windward lounge, returning this year bigger than before, with a premium open bar, gourmet hours d’ oeuvres and exclusive events. miamiyachtshow.com BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE… Adjacent to the show and running concurrently will be Art Wynwood, a contemporary modern art fair. And from February 15 to 17, the Miami Design District will hostWatches&Wonders, featuring luxury timepieces and jewelry, as well as Miami Concours, showcasing rare vintage sports and exotic cars.
For the first time in the US, this is a Baglietto built under the yard’s new Gavio Group ownership. Silver Fox, launched last summer, shows what the Italian builder can do.
Coming in at under 500 gross tonnes, she is well balanced between luxury interiors and vast outdoor spaces, including a sundeck with infinity pool and a 500ft2 beach club.
LENGTH: 156′ 2″
EXTERIOR DESIGN: FRANCESCO PASZKOWSKI
INTERIOR DESIGN: BAGLIETTO
NUMARINE 78 HTS
The first 78 HTS was purchased by a client in Hong Kong but will be used in the US, hence its Miami world debut. Evolved from the popular 78 HT, this model adds a “sportsfly,” a petite top deck with sunpads and helm station. Hull No 1 is highly customized and has lithium-ion batteries that allow the generator to remain off.
LENGTH: 78′ 8″
EXTERIOR & INTERIOR DESIGN: CAN YALMAN
IVA 100′ CORSARO
Launched in 2017, the Corsaro has finally made its way across the Atlantic, making an entrance in Miami with its metallic shark gray hull punctuated with lustrous black detailing. Just as show-stopping, the interior presents a veritable who’s who of European design, from Poltrona Frau dining chairs to Hermès cashmere cushions.
LENGTH: 98′ 1″
EXTERIOR DESIGN: OFFICINA ITALIANA DESIGN
INTERIOR DESIGN: OFFICINA ITALIANA DESIGN, FERRETTI GROUP
RIVA 66′ RIBELLE
Riva’s eternal style shines throughout the newest addition to the sports flybridge range. The exterior’s mahogany and polished stainless steel details pay homage to the brand’s storied tradition, while the interior is dressed in opaque mahogany, leather and lacquer, finished with steel elements that glimmer like jewelry.
LENGTH: 67′ 4″
BUILDER: RIVA ON BOARD
EXTERIOR & INTERIOR DESIGN: OFFICINA ITALIANA DESIGN, FERRETTI GROUP
When a couple as experienced in building and owning superyachts as John and Jeanette Staluppi announce a new project, you know it’s going to be spectacular. The yachting world has been waiting for Spectre, and it’s now official: Miami will stage her premiere. A bit of a contradiction, she’s a sporty yacht with huge volume filled with every conceivable comfort. Thanks to clever naval architecture by Mulder Design, she will reportedly go 30 percent faster than her displacement hull should allow.
GIORGIO M CASSETTA
INTERIOR DESIGN: BENETTI
SANLORENZO SX 76
At first glance, it’s clear the SX76 follows the design lead of her big sister, the SX88, which debuted in America at the Fort Lauderdale Show last November. This addition to the new crossover line successfully blends the function of an explorer with the aesthetics of a traditional motor yacht in a sub 80ft package. Also look for the US premiere of Sanlorenzo’s SL102, a planing model with a novel asymmetrical design (see page 66 for full feature).
LENGTH: 76′ 7″
EXTERIOR DESIGN: ZUCCON INTERNATIONAL PROJECT
INTERIOR DESIGN: MARTY LOWE
The all-new queen of the V Class fleet may be making her Miami debut, but she already fits right in on Biscayne Bay. An electric opening roof and floor-to-ceiling windows bring in the Florida sunshine, the foredeck features convertible seating/ sun pads to see and be seen, and she virtually flies, topping out at close to 40 knots.
LENGTH: 80′ 4″
EXTERIOR & INTERIOR DESIGN: PRINCESS
ASTONDO A52 FLYBRIDGE
David Galante of G Marine knows there is a big difference between cruising the Med and the Bahamas, so he took the 52 Flybridge –born in Spain– and completely redesigned it for the tropics. In lieu of the crew, the cabin is a garage for the paddleboard and PWC, and the galley and bar have been relocated aft, convenient for cockpit dining. There are even ice chests alongside the barbecue on the top deck to keep the beer nicely chilled.
OCEAN ALEXANDER 45 DIVERGENCE
Turning their talents to sports boats, venerable yacht builder Ocean Alexander and superyacht designer. Evan K Marshall shows that great things come in small packages. This is a boat for those who love to be on the
water, whether fishing or diving – it can be customized for both. The
bulwarks unfold at anchor to double the cockpit size so there’s plenty of
room to kick back at the water’s edge.
TECHNOHULL OMEGA 45
“Fast” doesn’t begin to describe Technohull’s new 45ft flagship RIB. Factory testing indicates speeds up to 85mph. The thrill factor is only an illusion though, for the boat utilizes the yard’s patented new hull technology it calls DynaStream, which guarantees a balanced, efficient and seaworthy ride – in other words, it’s very safe.
LENGTH: 52′ 6″
EXTERIOR & INTERIOR DESIGN: ASTONDOA, G MARINE