The Miami Yacht Show is wrapping up its last day today, but next year’s event is already making news.
The Miami Herald reports that the Miami Yacht Show will move in 2019 to Biscayne Bay in Miami between the Venetian and MacArthur causeways. That’s the waterfront site that once housed the Miami Herald and is now transitioning to a live events space.
It’s a big move, considering the show’s been in the same location along Indian Creek across from the Fontainebleau hotel for three decades. The new location offers more parking, with 3,500 parking spaces. Water taxi transportation will connect the 2019 Miami Yacht Show to its secondary site, Super Yacht Miami, at the Island Gardens Deep Harbour marina on Watson Island.
“The show will be better positioned for growth with additional land space to enhance and expand VIP lounges and add entertainment and additional concession options, as well as benefit from the proximity to Island Gardens Deep Harbour for yachts up to 400 feet,” Andrew Doole, general manager of Informa, the Miami Yacht Show’s co-owner and producer, said in a statement. “That being said, we are grateful for the many great years of support and collaboration with the City of Miami Beach and all the other entities that have contributed to the success of the show for the past 30 years.”