Yachts Miami Beach Puts on the Ritz with New VIP Package

VIP NewsMIAMI BEACH (Jan. 18, 2016) - Yachts Miami Beach, known in the yachting world as the place to see the biggest boats on display during Miami's annual boat show weekend, is taking luxury to a new level this year with the introduction of a unique VIP package for experiencing the show, in collaboration with the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach, MiRide and HauteLiving.

The show's first-ever VIP package welcomes guests to Yachts Miami Beach with convenient, on-site valet parking on Collins Avenue. When it’s time for a break or a meeting, an exclusive tender service will take guests from the show to a special VIP lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach, where a dedicated concierge will be waiting to arrange personal yacht tours and other conveniences. Guests can also schedule car service through MiRide, a provider of luxury vehicles and licensed chauffeurs.

The VIP package also includes access to exclusive boat show events, all for $350 dollars per person per day. The VIP package will be offered on Thursday, Feb. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 13, the first three days of the five-day yacht show.

“Buyers and exhibitors from around the world love Yachts Miami Beach because of this amazing destination and the opportunity it presents to see hundreds of stunning yachts in the water along Collins Avenue,” said Brett Keating, Vice President of Consumer Marketing for Show Management, the company that produces the show. “Our new VIP package, featuring the exquisite, new Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, offers a truly exclusive boat show experience in the perfect setting.”

Formerly known as the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, Yachts Miami Beach spans more than a mile of the Indian Creek Waterway from 41st Street to 54th Street along Collins Avenue, across from the legendary Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels, a location it has called home for 28 years. 

With its spectacular display of 500 new and brokerage yachts in the water, the show attracts thousands of yachting enthusiasts from around the world. The show does not sell tickets; admission is free.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, set in a quiet corner of Miami Beach where bay, ocean and waterway meet, features extraordinary modern architecture and design, along with the attentive services and fabulous amenities for which Ritz-Carlton is known. The luxury waterfront property includes seven acres of gardens, pools, entertainment spaces and a private marina. 

Two different boat shows take place in Miami and Miami Beach during Presidents’ Day weekend in February. Show Management produces Yachts Miami Beach and co-owns it with the Florida Yacht Brokers Association. It is completely separate from the Miami International Boat Show.

An additional Yachts Miami Beach location at Island Gardens Deep Harbour Marina on Watson Island features a limited selection of superyachts from companies including Burgess, Moran Yacht & Ship, Norwood and Ocean Independence. Once fully completed, the new marina will be able to accommodate 35 to 75 yachts from 80 to 550 feet, the largest collection of slips for yachts of this size in South Florida and North America’s only marina exclusively designed for superyachts.

Transportation is available from Yachts Miami Beach on Collins Avenue to Island Gardens Deep Harbour on Watson Island.

For more information about the VIP package, contact Brett Keating at bkeating@showmanagement.com
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Yachts Miami Beach is managed, produced and co-owned by Show Management and co-owned and sponsored by the Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA).  For more information, call (954) 764-7642 or (800) 940-7642, or visit ShowManagement.com. Like Yachts Miami Beach on Facebook, follow the show on Twitter at twitter.com/boatshowupdates, connect on Instagram at instagram.com/boatshowphotos and tune into Boat Show TV at youtube.com/showmanagement.

To make travel arrangements, contact the show's official travel partner, BoatShowHotels.com, at (866) 877-3083 or visit BoatShowHotels.com.