Blue & Beyond #11 - Bluewater at the 2018 Autumn Boat Shows

Join the Bluewater team at two of the biggest boat shows of the year, the Monaco Yacht Show (26th - 29th September), followed by the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (31st October - 4th November).

By Rebecca Whitlocke • 21 September 2018

Monaco Yacht Show

The 2018 Monaco Yacht Show will be held from 26th to 29th September at Port Hercules and confirm its reputation as a firm favourite on the superyacht industry calendar.
Now in its 28th year, the show has developed into the ultimate luxury showcase under the high patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco. Over 590 exhibitors representing brokerage companies, yacht designers, shipyards, marine technology, toys and tenders will attend as well as 120 superyachts on display, including 40 new yachts that will be unveiled by leading shipyards and designers.

The 2018 show has a number of enhancements to improve the guest and exhibitor experience. This includes more shuttle boats with improved routes, a brand-new Art Pavilion and restructuring of the Quai des Etats-Unis, giving priority to brokerage houses, shipyards and design studios next to their yachts on display in the water. Visitors will also find a new line of superyachts at right-angles to the Quai des Etats-Unis, replacing the former floating pontoon connected to the Central T.

This year, we are very excited to announce that M/Y The Devocean, a 37m Sunseeker accommodating 11 guests in 4 staterooms, will be on display. Available for sale and charter with Bluewater, she is just one of the impressive yachts we invite you to discover during the show.
Visit our team at the Bluewater Stand, QC14, conveniently located by the Quai Louis II / Yacht Club de Monaco entrance, where we will have a representative from each of the main five services, Yacht Sales, Yacht Charter, Yacht Management, Crew Placement and Training on hand to give you expert advice.
Contact one our yacht specialists to arrange a VIP tour of the yachts in the show or for further information on how Bluewater can enhance your yachting experience.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS)

The 59th edition of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) will be held from 31st October to 4th November 2018 and is expected to welcome more than 110,000 visitors from around the world to see the latest yachts, marine products and nautical innovations.
Known as the ’Yachting Capital of the World’, Florida has a grand reputation for promoting nautical lifestyle and FLIBS will impress you with its sheer size and diverse exhibitions.

The five-day show attracts more than 1,200 exhibitors from 52 countries with around 1,200 vessels on display, ensuring visitors are spoilt for choice. Exhibits are displayed over more than 3 million square feet of space, with a network of water taxis and shuttle buses connecting the 7 waterfront locations.

As one of the largest boat shows, the overall show experience is important to the organisers. This year, the main entrance has been repositioned to the north end of the Bahia Mar Hotel and Marina property, along Seabreeze Boulevard, just south of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Marina. The new, professionally designed entrance will boast a plaza-style configuration, efficient security and a VIP and exhibitor gate. The previous main entrance will be used for exhibitor move-in, move-out and other show logistics, improving access for both show visitors and exhibitors.

Bluewater is delighted to have teams from all yachting services at FLIBS to discuss your requirements, from Crew Placement and Training to Yacht Sales, Yacht Charter and Yacht Management. Our charter and sales team can create a tailor-made program of visits to specific yachts and take you around the show.
To schedule your VIP experience at FLIBS, please contact our charter specialists or sales team.