Discover Unforgettable Yacht Events...

Yachting events offer the ideal opportunity for industry professionals to come together to share information, showcase yachts and related products, network, and of course, socialize and enjoy the experience! 

 22nd March 2024

 Antigua Charter Yacht Show

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Yacht events are designed to highlight the luxury, exclusivity and adventure that yachting life provides. What you can expect from an event depends on the type of event you’re attending. Here we explore some of the different yachting events on offer around the world and how they may benefit you…

Featured yacht events

There are many yacht events to choose from, of different sizes, for different purposes and in different locations all over the world! Here are some of the great shows and events on offer in the next 12 months: 

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta: 17-22 April 2024
The magical combination of serious racing, laid-back Antigua hospitality, sunshine, plenty of rum, and great camaraderie in a friendly relaxed atmosphere makes the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta what it is!

Mediterranean Yacht Show - Nafplion, Greece: 27 April - 1 May 2024
Despite being a relatively new addition to the yachting calendar, the Mediterranean Yacht Show has emerged as one of the most notable charter exhibitions in the world. As an industry-only event, the show brings together a large exhibition of charter yachts over 24 meters.

Cannes Yachting Festival: 10-15 September 2024
This prestigious Festival has become one of the most important platforms for builders, designers and yacht brokers to present a wide variety of boats, ranging from motor yachts and sailing yachts to multihulls, day boats and tenders.

Monaco Yacht Show: 26-28 September 2024
The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the most prestigious yachting events in the world with more than 125 attending superyachts and around 600 brands exhibiting each year.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show: 30 October - 3 November 2024
The 'Yachting Capital of the World', Fort Lauderdale presents thousands of industry exhibits alongside more than 1,300 boats, including extraordinary superyachts for sale and of course luxury yacht charters.

Antigua Charter Yacht Show: 4-6 December 2024
The Antigua Charter Yacht Show marks the start of the Caribbean superyacht season, and is one of the most significant meets in the charter industry, attracting some of the most impressive luxury yachts in the region.

Bahamas Charter Yacht Show: January - 2025 dates TBA
The Bahamas Charter Yacht Show hosts an impressive exhibition of the most desirable luxury charter yachts operating in the Caribbean.

Miami International Boat Show: 12-16 February 2025
The Miami International Boat Show has been running for more than eight decades showcasing a diverse array of over 1,000 yachts spanning various niches.

Dubai International Boat Show: February 2025
A classic showcase of luxury yachts and accessories from a selection of both local and international brands, along with the most up-to-date innovations in the marine industry. 

Superyacht Challenge Antigua: March 2025
Yachts in excess of 80 feet are invited to participate in this exciting, friendly event! The SYCA Committee will host four days of spectacular racing using the ORCsy rating rule.

Palm Beach International Boat Show: March 2025
One of the top yacht shows in the US, PBIBS mixes a boutique feel with some serious yachting collateral, including an ever-more impressive superyacht line-up.

What are the benefits of yacht events?

  • Yacht events offer a fantastic opportunity to network with a wide range of people in the industry, from yacht owners and captains, to brokers, marine vendors and the press.

  • You can learn more about all the luxury amenities available to the yachting world, such as exquisite catering, high quality wines, amazing wellbeing activities, fun-filled water toys and pursuits and the latest onboard entertainment systems.

  • Yacht events are generally held in exclusive locations which will be a joy to visit and often with favorable weather and stunning scenery, all in all making for a fantastic few days!

  • You’ll experience a combination of luxury, exclusivity and customization that will equate to a truly unforgettable occasion.

Types of yacht events

International Yacht Shows
International yacht shows are prestigious events held in major yachting hubs worldwide, showcasing a diverse range of yachts and marine products to a global audience. International yacht shows gather top industry professionals, yacht builders, designers, brokers and enthusiasts together, offering the opportunity to explore the latest developments in the yachting industry. 

Regional Yacht Shows
These are smaller-scale events that showcase a selection of boats, yachts and maritime products within a specific geographical area. These shows cater to the local boating community and industry, providing a platform for boat dealers, manufacturers and service providers to exhibit their offerings. 

Superyacht Shows
A superyacht show is an exclusive event showcasing luxury superyachts, typically measuring over 24 meters in length, to prospective buyers, charter clients and industry professionals. Attendees have the opportunity to tour the yachts and explore the latest innovations in superyacht technology and design. Superyacht shows often include glamorous social events, private parties, and networking opportunities, offering a glimpse into the world of luxury yachting.

Charter Shows
A charter show is an industry event where luxury yachts available for charter are showcased to brokers and potential clients. They provide an opportunity for brokers to inspect the vessels, meet with captains and crew members, and gather information to better assist clients in selecting the perfect charter experience. The shows often include social events, networking opportunities and onboard tours, allowing attendees to experience the luxury and comfort of chartering a yacht firsthand.

A regatta is a series of boat races or sailing events that are typically held over the course of one or several days. Regattas can vary widely in size and scope, ranging from local competitions organized by yacht clubs, to large-scale international events that attract participants and spectators from around the world. Regattas are not only about competition but also about camaraderie, socializing and celebrating the sport of sailing or boating.

A few words from some ACYS attendees…

“Last year’s show was well organized and an excellent opportunity to connect with professionals in the yachting industry, share ideas and insights and present our yachts to worldwide brokers in Antigua.” Andreea Dobrea Monaco, Burgess

“An incredible experience for our first time at ACYM! Amazing organizing team, beautiful setting and a great opportunity to meet key players in the Caribbean yachting world. See you next year!” Drones for Yachts

“The Antigua Charter Yacht Show is one of the favorites for us to attend. It’s a great show in a beautiful location, and it’s perfect for one-on-one interaction with our potential and existing clients.” Kingston White Liquid Yacht Wear

“I'd like to thank the Antigua Show organizers and staff for their flexibility, professionalism and friendliness. The show was great as always, the post-show activities and events equally interesting and entertaining. It is a great place to network and meet local agents and people helping the yachting industry to succeed in that region.” Yasmine Naitijja, Charter Management Y.CO

Get involved!

  • If you’ve identified a show that you’d like to attend, visit the show’s website (see links above for the shows listed) to see when tickets will be available to purchase.

  • Once booked, be sure to secure any flights, accommodation or travel arrangements needed in good time as there’s likely to be high demand.

  • Have you thought about show sponsorship? This is a great way to fully immerse yourself in the show and get your company/brand in front of a very captive audience…

Find out more about the Antigua Charter Yacht Show, check out our photo galleries for a true insight into the show, and get in touch with any enquiries…

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