Things to Do on Valentine’s Day in Miami – Attend Miami Yacht Show 2019
Reasons to Go to Miami Yacht Show 2019 on Valentine’s Day
This year, the Miami Yacht Show starts on Thursday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day. This international boat show, showcasing some of the world’s most luxurious and expensive yachts, will be held at One Herald Plaza in Downtown Miami from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
While this event may not be the first thing that pops to mind when considering things to do on Valentine’s Day in Miami, our yacht restoration and yacht management professionals will make a case for why it would be the perfect date idea.
Beautiful Biscayne Bay Location
Co-owned by Informa and the International Yacht Brokers Association (our South Florida yacht maintenance and management company is proud to sponsor the IYBA’s monthly yacht brokers open house), the Miami Yacht Show 2019 will now be a joint venture with the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show.1 One motivating factor of this collaboration is the event’s change in location from Miami Beach to the One Herald Plaza on Biscayne Bay.2
This larger site will provide significantly more parking as well as wonderful views of the bay. Water taxis and VIP yacht tenders will transport attendees back and forth the from the main site to Watson’s Island’s Gardens Deep Harbor Marina (just a short distance away), where the show’s largest mega yachts will be docked. Spending a day out on the water – we can’t think of a better way to spend Valentine’s Day in Miami!
Stunning Yacht & Superyachts on Display
The Miami Yacht Show is arguably the most glamourous international boat show in South Florida and that’s due to the caliber of boats that will be exhibited. Yacht builders and brokerages pull out all the stops for this luxury event by showcasing some of their largest and most expensive superyachts.3 Here’s a list of some the luxury yachts on sale4 that will entice you to attend the Miami Yacht Show 2019 just to check them out in person.
- Size: 312 ft or 95.2 m
- Builder: Lurssen
- Presented by: Moran Yacht and Ship
2. Excellence V
- Size: 199 ft or 60.9 m
- Builder: Abeking and Rasmussen
- Presented by: Burgess
3. Lazy Z
- Size: 170 ft or 51.8 m
- Builder: Oceanco
- Presented by: Burgess
- Size: 118 ft or 57.3 m
- Builder: Feadship
- Presented by: Merle Wood & Associates
- Size: 180 ft or 55 m
- Builder: Amels
- Presented by: Torrance Yachts
Exclusive VIP Experiences
Priced at $200 per person per day, the Winward VIP Experience includes show admission, valet parking, and private tender service to and from the Superyacht Miami Show in Watson’s Island’s Gardens Deep Harbor Marina.5
VIP guests can lounge in an exclusive, climate-controlled venue and enjoy gourmet food, a premium open bar, and numerous private events like an exclusive preview of luxury watch manufacturer Ulysse Nardin’s latest collection of nautical-inspired timepieces.
An Evening Celebration for Couples
While you can go to Miami Yacht Show 2019 at any time from February 14 – 18, attending the prime-time preview on opening day is well worth it, particularly for the opening night party, “A Yacht of Love.” An exclusive Valentine’s evening celebration for couples, it’s a perfect party for those who love luxury and the yachting lifestyle.
From 6 pm to 9 pm, the party will feature romantic dock strolls, kissing booths, live music, handcrafted cocktails, and wine by Chateau d’Esclans’ Whispering Angel Rosé. Admission is $50 per couple and all proceeds benefit the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science.6 End the night on the bay with a touch of romance!
A Great Valentine’s Day Idea
So, if you are looking for exciting things to do on Valentine’s Day in Miami, attending the Miami Yacht Show is a good bet, an added bonus if you are already in the market for a boat. There’s no better Valentine’s Day gift than a new luxury yacht!
If you do buy a yacht or already own one, enlist Yacht Management South Florida to meet all its management and maintenance needs. From our Fort Lauderdale marina and full-service boatyard, we provide first-rate management services and carry out regular maintenance schedules which include premier boat bottom cleaning and boat hull painting in South Florida. Learn more about our services and specialties by contacting us or calling (954) 941-6447 today!
2. David J. Neal, Miami Herald –After three decades, the annual yacht show is leaving Miami Beach for new waters
3. Bill Springer, Forbes – The Top 5 Most Expensive Yachts At The Miami Yacht Show
4. Boat International – The Superyachts on Sale at The Miami Yacht Show 2019
5. Miami Yacht Show – Top Six Experiences You Won’t Want to Miss at the 2019 Miami Yacht Show
6. Miami Yacht Show – “A Yacht of Love” on Deck this Valentine’s Day at the Miami Yacht Show