The world of luxury yachting is getting more and more popular each year. With this surge in popularity comes the chance to explore the latest and greatest at luxury boat shows around the world. There are currently over 15 mega boat shows held around the world each year. With so many to choose from it can be hard to decide. If you are thinking of taking a trip to one of these amazing events, you won’t want to miss these top three 2019 boat shows.
Despite the cold temperatures, the Boot Düsseldorf boat show held in January helps boating aficionados dream of warmer weather excursions. Over 250,000 visitors from over 90 countries visit the Boot Düsseldorf each year. The show is spread over 2,368,060 square feet with 18 themed areas, including Sailing Center, Motorboats, Superyachts, Travel, the Dive Center, Beach World, the World of Paddling, the Refit Center, and the Sportfishing Center. This year you’ll see superyachts from Azimut, Ferretti, Princess, Fairline, and Sunseeker among others. For luxury sailing, look for boats from Amel, Bénéteaum, CNB, Nautor’s Swan, and Solaris. There will also be plenty of tenders for those yachts on display. With 2019 marking the 50th year of Boot Düsseldorf, we expect this boat show to be even more popular than normal this year.
Newport Charter Yacht Show
The Newport Charter Yacht Show is one of two summer yacht shows. Newport is widely regarded as America’s sailing capital so it only makes sense that it hosts this unique boat show. The show is limited to only charter yachts.
Celebrating 35 years in existence, the Newport Charter Yacht Show is a showcase of luxury charter yachts alongside a display of ancillary goods and services for the charter industry. This four-day event is dedicated exclusively to yacht charter professionals; agents, owners, brokers and captains in the dynamic, picturesque setting of Newport, Rhode Island. The Newport Charter Yacht Show is produced by Newport Shipyard, also the host to the Newport Brokerage Boat Show held concurrently with the Newport International Boat Show each September.
This boat show caters to industry professionals. It holds various competitions to show off the talent of charter boat chefs, captains, deckhands, stewards, and stewardesses. Even if you are not in the industry, it is worth the trip to Newport to see the beautiful yachts. Newport itself is also a wonderful destination in and of itself with its 19th-century mansions on the Cliff Walk and boutiques on Thames Street. This is one of the 2019 boat shows you don’t want to miss!
Cannes Yachting Festival
No article on the best 2019 boat shows would be complete without featuring the Cannes Yachting Festival. Many know Cannes for its yearly film festival but the Yachting Festival actually attracts more visitors! Last year’s show featured over 600 boats on display, including yachts over 150 feet and 108 world premieres.
Since 1977, the Cannes Yachting Festival takes place every September in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes. As the first show in the boating season, the Cannes Yachting Festival is Europe’s leading in-water boating event. The major players in pleasure yachting come here to launch the show season by showcasing their new worldwide models.
The show attracts over 500,000 visitors a year, more than half of which travel from outside of France to attend. It features not only various luxury boats and yachts but also luxury lifestyle items. The onsite Luxury Gallery carries to luxury, crafts, and lifestyle. This Yachting Festival is the biggest premiere yachting event in the world.
So, which of these 2019 boat shows will you attend this year? For even more in the world of luxury yachting, explore Charter Destinations For a Luxury Seafaring Adventure.