Hailed as one of the top five boat shows in the country, The Palm Beach International Boat Show returns for its 32nd iteration on March 23- 26, 2017. Slated to feature more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers, including appearances from more large yachts and European Exhibitors than ever before.
Among the prestigious builders joining the roster of exhibitors at the 2017 event are Amels, Feadship, Heesen, Moonen and Palumbo. To accommodate the number of superyachts larger than 200 feet at this year’s event, a satellite location will be held at Rybovich. Private water tenders will transport interested buyers and charter clients to and from the additional show locale to the north. With so much to see and such little time we’ve round-up five vessels that deserve a look while making your rounds at show.
Horizon Yachts New E98
Hull One of Horizon Yachts’ new E98 motoryacht series will make its global debut. The brand new E98 marks yet another exciting debut for the builder, which recently showcased its new RP120 motoryacht at Yachts Miami Beach in February.
Offered in both skylounge and open bridge versions, The E98 on display will showcase an open bridge layout that incorporates a fixed front glass windshield and EZ2CY side panels that allow the area to easily transition between open-air and enclosed and air-conditioned. On this deck, which features a custom bar with seating for five as well as a large dinette. An expansive aft deck and a bow seating area with a dinette and sunpads round out the variety of entertaining spaces.
A custom interior layout within a 23’ beam that extends the main salon forward through the space normally occupied by a formal dining room to a pass-through opening into the large country kitchen. Luxurious fabrics, neutral stones and custom furnishings feature prominently throughout the living areas and the four spacious en suite guest staterooms on the lower deck.
The E98 will be on display at Ramp 1, slips 101-106
FERRETTI CUSTOM LINE NAVETTA 28
The Custom Line Navetta 28, will be on display at Ramp 6, slip 735. Notable features include the beautifully open layout with panoramic dining area with round glass sliding doors which allows for great flexibility in the use of the upper deck.
On the main deck, a continuous window goes from stern to bow, while below deck there are four innovative hull windows at the level of the guest cabins. Below deck you have four guest cabins, three of which with double beds (the two stern cabins can have twin beds), all of them with en-suite head. Starboard you have the galley, towards the bow, is the area reserved for the ship owner with a large bathroom. The twin MAN V8 engines at 1.200 mhp allow for a top speed of 16 knots and 13,5 cruise speed.
The innovative Dual Mode Transom (DMT), a Ferretti Group patent, combines in a single system a floodable garage, a diving platform and a spacious Beach Club.
The Navetta 28 will be on display at Ramp 6, slip 735
Fairline Yachts – Squadron 53’
Come see the design expertise of Italian superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini, in Fairline’s new Squadron 53’. Based on the existing 53’ hull, this new version was designed from the deck upward by Mancini, showcasing Fairline’s future direction, blending tradition with technology and updated styling.
A spacious main deck with a flat floor from the cockpit to the lower helm ensures a flat ceiling in the master cabin and generous 6’ 4” headroom at the foot of the double bed. New layout configurations provide complete flexibility, including three or four cabins and multiple galley locations from the main deck, forward, aft or below deck. New foredeck seating was also added.
Handcrafted to order by Fairline’s experienced and dedicated craftsmen in Oundle, England, the new Squadron 53’ offers control from the sleek flybridge or interior cockpit as well as great entertaining spaces.
Visit G Marine at Ramp 7, slips 718-721
Moonen – Sofia
Moonen joins the list of prestigious builders presenting at this years show. With a total of 3 vessels on display, we hone in on the stunning 42 meter custom motoryacht, Sofia.
The three-deck displacement long range semi-explorer type motoryacht, features a sun, bridge, main and lower deck and a large swimming platform. The sun deck boasts a large 7 person Jacuzzi, sun and bar area. While the bridge deck features an open air deck lounge, gym/guest cabin and wheelhouse. On the main deck is the salon and dining area, with professional galley lay-out for excellent service.
There are four guest cabins on the lower deck and the owner’s suite forward on the main deck. Crew area with 4 crew cabins for 6-8 crew. Take a tour of this custom beauty, a good precursor to the upcoming launch of the promising Moonen Caribbean, The 120’/350 GT Martinique.
The Moonen custom motoryacht, Sofia will be on display at PHE; Slip 106
Lurssen – SOLANDGE
It will be difficult to miss the largest vessel at the show, the 279 Ft. (85.1m) award winning Motor Yacht SOLANDGE. Launched by the Lurssen yard in 2013, the stunning vessel features a timeless exterior designed by Espen Oeino and a gorgeous interior by Rodriguez Interiors. Spread out over six decks, SOLANDGE offers generous space for guest relaxation and entertainment. Highlights include a spa as well as spacious accommodation for 16 in 8 staterooms.
Fully equipped with a beauty salon, sauna, state-of-the-art gym, and modern kitchen area, this majestic superyacht is well-suited as a luxury charter yacht as well as a private yacht. The large individualized owner’s suite on this six-deck yacht adds a personal touch and private space for a restful retreat. Situated forward and running full width of the vessel to provide a stunning vista, the owner’s deck features a private jacuzzi and salon, plus entertainment area with bar and games room, and a private office in the Master Suite. The infinity pool on the bridge deck is an arresting sight, whilst the stylishly modern sun deck area on the top deck has an al fresco bar and circular padded seating arrangement to allow guests to relax and enjoy the spectacular views.
Available for sale or for charter. Asking sale price is €155,000,000
SOLANDGE is located at the show’s new satellite location, Rybovich Marina