Known for displaying the world’s most magnificent boats and yachts, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will once again rock the waters in the boating industry.
The celebrated event, which is in its 60th year, will showcase more than 1,500 boats across 9.6 kilometres of floating docks at the picture-perfect ‘Yachting Capital of the World’ in Florida, US.
With opulence oozing from every corner of the exquisite show, it’s easy to let the eye wander across more than 1200 exhibitions including the finest motor yachts, superyachts, bowriders, ski boats and high-performance boats.
While the highly anticipated Fort Lauderdale show may be a few months away – just over 280 days to be exact – here are 18 phenomenal watercrafts expected to be on display over the five-day event.
Abeking & Rasmussen: Elandess (74m)
Built in the German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen, the incredible 74-metre superyacht is nothing but elegant.
The motor yacht features a blade-like Atlantic bow, 8-metre swimming pool, expansive observation deck and sleek interior and exterior styling by Harrison Eidsgaard design studio with the capacity to hold up to 14 guests.
“A visionary but down-to-earth approach, a feel for beauty yet a sense of reality, artistic and artisan skills, extensive experience and spontaneity … Yet shipbuilding also means bringing opposites into harmony,” Abeking & Rasmussen wrote online. “This mission has inspired and driven us since we began.”
Icon Yachts: Party Girl (62.5m)
As one of the top charter yachts in her class, Party Girl certainly lives up to her name with elegant interiors styled by Christiano Gatto and extraordinary 180-degree views from the penthouse.
Offering two owner suites as well as the luxe penthouse, 12 guests can enjoy the chic ambience of a five-star holiday. Art deco vibes with an Oriental touch create a contemporary Zen-like atmosphere mirroring that of a lavish spa retreat.
“Superyacht Party Girl is the crème de la crème of the charter market,” Northrop & Johnson wrote online. “From her luxurious accommodations to her impressive onboard spaces, she is the ideal luxury charter yacht for your next holiday.”
Feadship: Minderella (57.3m)
Flaunting her near US$20 million facelift, Minderella boasts space for 10 guests with five staterooms all fitted to exceptional standards.
Interiors have been designed by Yacht Next while exterior styling was completed by Mauro Micheli during her refit three years ago.
Delivered to a proud yacht owner in 1986, the luxury motor yacht was crafted by Feadship with Deutz engines, Teak decks and steel hull.
Heesen Yachts Custom: Abbracci (55m)
Built in the Netherlands by Heesen, Abbracci is nothing short of magnificent.
Omega Architects crafted the stunning exterior and interiors of the 55-metre vessel featuring a sauna, deck jacuzzi and wi-fi on board.
Originally delivered as Serenity in 2012, the superbly finished vessel has clocked up over 90,000 kilometres – a testament to her fundamental design.
Oceanfast: Fortunate Sun (54m)
As the only yacht with exterior and interiors designed by renowned superyacht designer Tim Heywood, the aesthetically balanced profile of the Fortunate Sun marries perfectly with its contemporary craftsmanship.
The 54-metre yacht, which was commissioned for a New Yorker in the pharmaceutical business and built in 2003, features a distinctive grey hull and white superstructure, and can accommodate up to 10 passengers.
Here are the other superyachts expected to make for a grand exhibit at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show later this year:
Abeking & Rasmussen: Elysian (60m)
Rossinavi Vector: Utopia IV (63m)
Abeking & Rasmussen: Excellence V (60m)
Abeking & Rasmussen: Lady Sheridan (57m)
Damen Shipyard: Axis (55m)
Amels Amels: Gene Machine (54m)
Newcastle Shipyards 5500 Series: Sovereign (54m)
Sensation Yachts: Noble House (53m)
Oceanco: Lazy Z (51m)
Codecasa: Emelina (50m)
Feadship Tri-Deck: Broadwater (50m)
Christensen: Silver Lining (50m)
Heesen: Septimus (49m)