Now that South Florida’s annual superyacht celebration just about to kick off at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center and Pier 66 from Wednesday, October 27 through Sunday, October 31 you could say that some things are returning normal. But that wouldn’t be exactly true since travel to the US from most European countries won’t really open up until the first week of November. But that’s ok. At least the Fort Lauderdale Internatinal Boat Show (FLIBS) is happening. And since many European brands have dedicated American offices, the show will offer a good taste of all the new designs the global yacht industry have been developing during these unprecedented time.
And since the 5-day event features the return of the Superyacht Village at Pier 66 and the premiere of the Fort Lauderdale Concours, there will be lots to see including the following high-profile world debuts from Viking Yachts, Azimut Yachts, Princess Yachts, the Ferretti Group and others.
The Viking 64 Convertible that will make world premiere at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the second-generation of this model. It’s a four-stateroom, three-head fishing boat that’s designed to shine on the tournament circuit and set the new standard in luxury, accommodations and comfort.
The Azimut Grande Trideck offers three decks and four terraces that are designed to be perfect for sunbathing, dining, and adventure. This model is also capable of operating for lengths of time in silence (using battery power in “hotel mode”) while contributing zero emissions.
The Y72 from the UK-based Princess Yachts that will debut at FLIBS features three beautifully appointed guest cabins. A dedicated staircase leads from the main deck to the full-beam owner’s stateroom that’s is furnished with a sofa, dressing area and vanity desk. And the entire accommodations plan is awash in natural light thanks to numerous hull windows.
The Ferretti family of brands will be debuting six new models at FLIBS. I’ve chosen to feature the new Riva 76 Perseo Super because its main deck is just so cool. But the truth is the other models making their world premieres (from Ferretti Yachts, Riva and Pershing) are oozing with cool too.
The Sunreef 80 catamaran that’s making its debut at this year’s show was custom built in 2019 and refreshed in 2021. And since she’s 80-feet long and 38-feet wide (almost the exact same dimensions as a tennis court!) owners and guests can enjoy over 3,700 square feet of living space on three deck levels.
And that’s only a taste. You’ll have to come to Ft. Lauderdale to see all the new models from Sirena, Beneteau, Pursuit, Cigarette Racing, Sunseeker, Tiara, Intrepid, Ocean Alexander, San Lorenzo, and many others for yourself
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