Blue & Beyond #12 - Upcoming Spring Yacht Shows 2019

As winter loosens its grip across the Northern Hemisphere, all thoughts turn to the upcoming summer yachting season, with an exciting line-up of springtime yacht shows showcasing the very finest yachts for sale and charter. For clients wishing to buy a yacht or book a fantastic charter before the Mediterranean or US summer season begins, it’s a great time to be visiting the top yacht shows on either side of the pond.

By Jo Morgan • 20 February 2019

Spring Yacht Shows in the Mediterranean

Spain is where it’s at for Mediterranean yacht shows in spring 2019, with the Palma Superyacht Show kicking off the action between 27th April and 1st May. This international yacht show has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity each year since its launch in 2013, becoming famous for its relaxed and social atmosphere in one of the world’s largest yachting capitals. Featuring around 80 superyachts for sale and charter, Palma has a particularly fine reputation for the high number of sailing yachts on display, with a rare 50/50 breakdown between sailing and charter vessels. There are also 50 international exhibitors from across the marine and luxury exhibits, as well as a dedicated Refit and Repair zone.

Next in the spring schedule is the MYBA Charter Show at OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona, which is an industry-only event running from 30th April to 3rd May 2019. While not open to yachting clients or the public, the MYBA Show is an extremely important event on the international yachting calendar, as it allows yacht brokers to tour the charter yachts in the international fleet and get to know their amenities and crews in detail. Chef competitions, lunches and yacht tours allow brokers to view the assembled superyacht and crews at their very best, so that brokers are armed with the right information to match their VIP charter clients with the right yacht for their next vacation.

Spring Yacht Shows in Florida

Over in the US, spring is a very busy time for yacht sales, with clients looking for the perfect yacht to cruise through the exclusive Hamptons or the tropical Florida Keys. The Palm Beach International Boat Show is one of the largest yachting events in the Americas, exhibiting a superb range of superyachts for sale and charter. Running between March 28th and 31st 2019, the show draws an impressive fleet of yachts to the sunny shores of Palm Beach, with over 1.2 billion dollars’ worth of boats on display, from the latest water toys and tenders to huge superyachts.
The way to get the most out of a yacht show is with an experienced broker by your side. As one of the world’s largest yachting companies with offices in the Mediterranean and the US, Bluewater is perfectly placed at all of these premium events, and our team is available to show clients the full VIP experience at the Palma Superyacht Show and the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

Contact Bluewater to discuss your sale or charter dreams and organise your spring yacht show viewings.