Top 20 Biggest International Boat and Yacht Shows
A BOAT SHOW is a public exhibition or trade fair of current boat models, debuts, concept vessels, or out-of-production classics. Due to the nature of the industry building around yachting and nautical tourism, a boat show may be a social event. It is commonly attended by marine manufacturers, ship and boat builders as well as yachtsmen.
Most boat shows occur once a year, typically for the duration of a week. They may have exhibitions on land or on water. Boat shows are vital to marine manufacturers and local dealers as a public relations exercise, for advertising products, and for increasing publicity.
Boat & Yacht Show News & Resources
- 5 Largest ‘Must-See’ Yachts At The 2022 Palm Beach Boat Show - "When it comes to yacht shopping in the United States (and easily being able to go aboard some of the world’s largest and most recognizable yachts that are for sale and/or available for charter), the Palm Beach International Boat Show that’s taking place along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach Island will be the place to be this weekend."
- 5 Largest Superyachts At The 2023 Miami International Boat Show - "APHO is the 377-foot-long superyacht that was designed by Nuvolari–Lenard that has been on the cover of every major superyacht magazine since it was launched in 2021. And Kismet is the 312-foot-long superyacht owned by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan that has been chartered by numerous A-list celebrities including Beyonce and Jay-Z. So, when it comes to sheer size and star power, these two superyachts that will be on display at the 2023 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show from February 15-19 at IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens are in a league of their own. In fact, since the next largest yachts at the show are in the 100-foot-range (and include every other type of boat from powerful sportfish down to Jet-Skis, SeaBobs and stand-up-paddleboards too), Miami will be the place to be for anyone looking to get out on the water this year."
- 5 Largest Superyachts At The 2023 Monaco Yacht Show - "The queen of the show might just be 318-foot-long Carinthia VII that was designed by Tim Heywood and built by Lürssen in 2002. I say this because Carinthia VII has been widely regarded as one of the world’s first true megayachts."
- 5 Largest Yachts To See At The 2022 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show - "If you happen to be in the market for a yacht - of all sizes to charter or to buy - there’s simply no better place to be than the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) from October 26-30. And with demand for boats - of all sizes to charter and bu - continuing to be extremely strong, hundreds of boats built by many of world’s leading boat manufacturers will be there."
- 5 Standout Yachts From This Year’s Venice Boat Show - "New launches from Ferretti Yachts, Azimut, Tecnorib, Wally and Nerea show the range of Italy's builders. Plus, what better setting than Venice for a boat show?"
- 5 Superyachts To See At The 2022 Miami International Boat Show - "After we’ve all suffered through what seems like a lifetime of travel restrictions, I’m not sure if I’ve ever looked forward to a boat show more than I’m looking forward to going to the Miami International Boat Show that takes place next week (February 16-20). All the newest gear and technology along with a long list of new boats and water toys will be on display at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Pride Park, Sea Isle Marina, One Herald Plaza, and Museum Park Marina."
- 7 Stellar New Superyachts Debuting at the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show - "After a year's hiatus, the world's most important big-yacht show returns to Monte Carlo, with 82 superyachts on display. Here are some top premieres."
- 8 of the newest Italian superyachts for sale 2023 - "The brokerage market for luxury yachts has experienced an unprecedented surge in demand, accompanied by a scarcity of new vessels entering the market. In this article, we delve into the captivating world of high-end yachts, carefully curating a list of the most sought-after vessels launched in the past two years. Join us as we explore the exceptional craftsmanship, cutting-edge design, and enduring allure of these top-tier yachts currently available for sale." Superyecht Times.
- 10 biggest yachts at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show - CNN.
- 11 Most Exciting New Yachts at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2022 - "From a $71 million, 206-foot superyacht to a 30-foot offshore dual console, this year's PBIBS has something for everyone."
- 345-ft 'gap year' superyacht unveiled - "'Millennial' superyacht makes waves at Dubai boat show."
- 2019 Monaco Yacht Show superyacht line-up released - "Once again, in the world’s second-smallest country, some of the biggest names and vessels in the superyacht industry are set to come together for four days. The Monaco Yacht Show 2019, which runs from 25th to 28th September, is one of the main highlights of the year for the yachting industry."
- 2021 Superyacht Trends You Need To Know - "When it comes to the world of superyachts, we’re seeing greater attention paid to the world that surrounds us; we’re seeing quality of trips prioritised over frequency; we’re seeing privacy valued more than ever before - the list goes on."
- Best Boats At The 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival - "With less than two weeks until the start of the European yacht festival season, some of the world’s best yachts are setting sail for the southern France for the inaugural event, the Cannes Yachting Festival (12-17 September). As the largest in-water boat show in Europe, the annual festival is an excellent showcase of the latest launches and innovations from the nautical world. This year, guests can discover around 130 yachts, including many world premieres. New for 2023 is a new small boat marina plus activations themed around the concept of ‘green’ yachting." Forbes.
- billionaire's 365 ft superyacht TIS - "Take a tour of Lurssen's, Tis yacht. One of the largest giga yachts in the world. This yacht features two helicopter pads, movie theater, elevator, swimming pool, just to name a few. This video was filmed at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show." YouTube 17:47.
- Boat Show - Wikipedia.
- Cannes Yachting Festival 2020: Inside The World’s First Post-Coronavirus Yacht Show - "Show Director Sylvie Ernoult On Hosting The World’s First Post-Covid-19 Yacht Show."
- Cannes Yachting Festival 2021 - in pictures - "This year’s Cannes Yachting Festival drew to a close over the weekend after five days of boat show action on the French Riviera. Despite Covid-19 restrictions and new health measures enforced at the show, the event attracted large numbers of boating enthusiasts and professionals during the week."
- Highlights From The 2021 Monaco Yacht Show - "What We Learned On The Ground At Monaco Yacht Show 2021."
- IFBSO | INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF BOAT SHOW ORGANISERS - "The No. 1 source of information about the world's best boat shows." All forthcoming shows ordered by date.
- Lamborghini Unveils A New High-Performance Powerboat - "4,000 Horsepower Lamborghini Powerboat Brings Italian Supercar Style And Technology To The Water."
- LIST OF BOAT SHOWS - Wikipedia.
- Major marina rendezvous at Yacht Show - "For the second Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marina Rendezvous, M3 (Monaco Marina Management) has partnered again with Blumorpho, experts in innovation for sustainable business, to organise this unique networking rendezvous, focused on actions to be taken to meet environmental challenges."
- Many Of The World’s Largest Superyachts Are Still Scheduled To Appear At The Monaco Yacht Show - "'The 30th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) is still on course to take place from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 September 2020 at Port Hercule in Monaco,' they say."
- Monaco yacht buyers shrug off climate concerns - "At annual yacht show, only a handful of customers said they were troubled by vessels’ disproportionate carbon footprint."
- Monaco Yacht Show 2018: How the super rich are saving the seas - "It may be a magnet for ocean-going excess, but the Monaco Yacht Show is becoming an increasingly precious jewel in the fight to save our seas."
- Monaco Yacht Show 2019 unveils its biggest superyacht fleet ever - "Ever wanted to see what more than $4,000,000,000 looks like when it's floating on the water? The glitzy European principality of Monaco is about to make that happen."
- Monaco Yacht Show 2022’s Top 5 Largest Superyachts Will Take Your Breath Away - Forbes.
- Monaco Yacht Show announces first list of superyachts for 2022 show - "On Wednesday, August 3 the Monaco Yacht Show published the first list of superyachts that will be exhibited in the Principality’s Port Hercule as part of the upcoming show next month."
- Monaco Yacht Show unveils Carbon Neutrality Transition Plan - "The Monaco Yacht Show recently unveiled its Carbon Neutrality Transition Plan in an exclusive webinar with exhibitors and suppliers, emphasising the show’s commitment to sustainability and shining a light on the ongoing efforts to minimise its environmental impact. The MYS is dedicated to becoming completely carbon neutral, which is no small feat when taking into account the colossal carbon footprint of the yachting industry. Nevertheless, the show aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 60% by 2025 compared to 2022, while aiming to achieve carbon neutrality alongside the Principality as a whole by 2050."
- On board the biggest boat at the Monaco Yacht Show - "IJE is doing what she was always meant to do: cruising, far away from ports and marinas, in the company of dolphins, blue whales and manta rays. This 108-metre custom creation from British design studio RWD and Italian builder Benetti has the soul of an explorer in a supremely elegant package"
- See The Largest Superyachts Of The 2021 Monaco Yacht Show - Forbes.
- The spectacular superyachts on display at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show 2023 - "‘If you’re not there, then you don’t exist’: Billionaires sail in for world’s largest superyacht event."
- The Wealthiest of the Wealthy's $4.8 Billion Boat Party in Monaco 2019 - "The annual Monaco Yacht Show showcases the pinnacle of design, engineering, and luxury available to the seafaring superrich."
- Top 5 Superyachts To See At 2023 Palm Beach International Boat Show - "I’m just going to say it. The quality and quantity of superyachts that will be on display at the 2023 Palm Beach International Boat Show from March 23-26 is simply spectacular. Of course, the docks off Flagler Street will be filled with yachts of all shapes and sizes from all of the world’s most popular shipbuilders. And numerous yacht-related business from charter brokers to engine manufacturers will be there too."
- Top 10 Yachts Scheduled To Be At The Upcoming 2020 Cannes Yachting Festival - "When it comes to international yacht shows (or any other large gathering), it’s almost impossible to say anything will happen “for sure.” But according to the latest reports, the Cannes Yachting Festival is scheduled to go on as planned—with significant safety protocols in place—from September 8th through the 13th on the Côte d’Azur."
- Top 16 Largest, Hottest, Fastest And Newest Yachts At The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2019 - Forbes.
- Top 100 Marine & Boat Events - 10Times.
- What it's like to own a superyacht - "In a rare interview, Folch-Rusiñol Corachán gave CNN Travel the rundown of what it's actually like to own one of these lavish leviathans, why he's willing to spend his millions keeping it afloat, what he uses it for - and whether his friends are jealous."
- World’s richest celebrate end of summer at $4bn Monaco yacht show - "Number of billionaires interested in superyachts said to have grown despite Russia sanctions and global economic crisis."
- Yachts Worth Over $1.2 Billion And Eager Buyers Are Set To Return To 2021 Palm Beach International Boat Show - "After a year of Covid19 hardship and lockdowns, the upcomming 35th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show (PBIBS) is a welcome sign of better days to come. Starting on Thursday, March 25 and through Sunday, March 28 along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, the show will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories, including hundreds of boats ranging from small inflatables to superyachts nearly 300 feet in length."
- YACHTSXL.COM - since 2009. "Founded in 2009, YachtsXL was the first online film publisher in the world of superyachts and has grown into an umbrella brand for producing and distributing content to present the superyacht industry beter than ever. Not just to those looking to buy, charter or refit a luxury yacht, but for any individual that wants to get inspired by the global superyacht industry."
Top 20 Biggest International Boat & Yacht Shows
- ABU DHABI international boat show | ADIBS - "The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) is an unmissable global opportunity for learning about the latest innovations in boating, fishing, and water sports. Bringing together some of the world’s best brands and industry specialists, ADIBS is the ideal show for leisure marine companies to exhibit, discuss business and find partnerships to help boost the growth of this sector. The Show is the perfect place where marine enthusiasts and families can come together to enjoy engaging attractions, live performances and navigating Abu Dhabi." November 24-27, 2022.
- Antibes Yacht Show - since 2007. Port Vauban, Antibes, France. The largest pleasure harbour in Europe. The show attracts all the biggest names in the industry as well as showcasing some of the worlds most luxurious yachts.
- Barcelona International Boat Show | Salon Nautico - since 1963. For the first time ever in 2019, the Show will take up the five halls in the Gran Via Exhibition Centre and the On-water Show in Port Vell will exceed the 670 boats that were displayed in the previous show. A highlight of this year’s show will be the first BCN Dive, dedicated to the underwater world. October 12-16, 2022.
- Cannes Yachting Festival 2023 - since 1977. "The Ultimate Rendez-vous". With 638 boats on display in water and on land and 122 world premiere editions, the three exceptional French Riviera sites, the ‘Vieux Port’, ‘Port Pierre Canto’ and the 'Riviera', located at either end of the famous French Riviera in Cannes, are just right for hosting Europe’s leading in-water luxury boat show. The Yachting Festival will orchestrate this event by moving more than 100 sailing boats, monohulls and multihulls to Port Canto to host the largest in-water exhibition in the world of new sail boats. September 12-17, 2023.
- 26th CHINA (SHANGHAI) INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2023 | CIBS - since 2004. Regarded as the largest comprehensive boat show in Asia. March 27-29, 2023 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.
- DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2023 | DIBS - since 1991. The most important and established event of its kind in the Middle East region and Indian subcontinent. Dubai Harbour, United Arab Emirates (formerly Dubai International Marine Club). March 1-5, 2023.
- DÜsseldorf International Boat Show - since 2005. 1900 exhibitors from 68 countries. January 21-29, 2023
- FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW - since 1959. The "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 26-30, 2022.
- 62nd GENOA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2022 - since 1962. "Wave of the future." One of the world's premier boat shows. The exhibition area comprises both on land and in water shows, with 100,000 square meters of water basin surface and more than 200,000 square meters of pavilions and outdoor areas. September 22-27, 2022.
- 14th Hamburg Ancora Yachtfestival - "Germany's largest in-water boat show." With the start of the yachting season, 200 yachts present themselves in their natural element, the water. Discover new boat worlds, find out more in our expert lectures, workshops and demonstrations and let yourself be inspired by the exciting entertainment programme. May 12-14, 2023.
- HAMBURG BOAT SHOW - since 1959. Has the motto "By boaters for boaters", and this is reflected in the exhibition halls. September 6-9, 2022.
- London BOAT SHOW - since 1954. The show's cancellation from 2019 was announced in May 2018, with organisers citing the show as commercially unviable for the industry in its current format.
- MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW - annual event in February since 2009. The on-land portion of the event will take place at the newly reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center and Pride Park. The in-water components of the show will take place at Sea Isle Marina, One Herald Plaza, Museum Park Marina, and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens. February 15-19, 2023.
- MIAMI YACHT SHOW - since 1988. "The city’s premier luxury yacht show, takes place from February 15-19, 2023 in its new location at One Herald Plaza between the Venetian and MacArthur causeways." The Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show have joined forces to create the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, the largest boat and yacht event in the world. Discover everything from kayaks to superyachts!
- 33rd MONACO YACHT SHOW 2023 | MYS - since 1990. The most prestigious boat show in the world. Brings together professionals from the international luxury yachting sector; ship-builders and designers, equipment suppliers, brokers and service providers. The exhibition features 500 major companies and 125+ super and megayachts - the boats range from around 65 feet to over 250 feet in length. The MYS is held in Port Hercules, and is Europe's biggest in-water display of super and mega yachts. Port Hercules: September 27-30, 2023.
- MOSCOW BOAT SHOW - since 2007. "International exhibition of boats and yachts." Russia’s best known exhibition for the boat and yacht industry. Features a wide range of products from the smallest accessory to world-class super yachts. March 2-5, 2023.
- 40th Palm Beach International Boat Show 2023 | PBIBS - "The show will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories, including hundreds of boats ranging from 8-foot inflatables to super yachts nearly 200 feet in length." 101 South Flagler Drive, Downtown West Palm Beach, FL 33401, U.S.A. March 23-26, 2023.
- SINGAPORE YACHT SHOW - since 2011. "Your opportunity to discover some of the world's finest superyacht and international yacht brands in an elite and highly social setting, giving you a chance to enjoy luxury yachting at its finest." Singapore Yacht Show has become the premier boat and yacht show in Asia. April, 2023.
- SO Dalian - since 2009. East Port Marina, Dalian, China. "Yachting in China." The first international Yachting and Lifestyle Rendezvous in the North of China.
- Southhampton Boat Show - since 1968. "Britain's biggest and best festival of boating showcases a plethora of beautifully designed boats and products from over 600 global marine brands." September 16-25, 2022.
- TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW - since 1959. Canada’s largest and most popular marine marketplace. January 20-29, 2023.
- Venice Boat Show | Salone Nautico Venezia - snce 2019. "The art of shipbuilding is back home." Visitors will not only be able to admire more than 220 boats being showcased by over 160 exhibitors, but they can also see the spectacular structures of the City’s Arsenale; a symbol of the military power and authority of the Venetian Republic and the heart of its ship-building industry that made it one of the greatest maritime powers for centuries. This evocative historical backdrop in the centre of Venice consists of a water basin of 50,000 m2, over 1000 linear metres of pontoons for about 150 boats in the water, 30,000 m2 of outdoor exhibition spaces, and 5,000 m2 indoor pavilions. Arsenale, May 31 - June 4, 2023.