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April 2019:

Luxury Chamber Presents:

Steak, Socialites and Success

Boca Raton Networking Event To Highlight the Efforts of The Toby Center for Family Transitions

  On Monday, April 15th, join Dr. Mark D. Roseman with the Toby Center and Luxury Chamber of Commerce for a meaningful evening of networking with celebrities, philanthropists and purveyors of luxury goods and services. This unique networking and charity event aims to connect like-minded philanthropists through forming valuable networks which inspire community and co-branding initiatives. The Toby Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which offers a complete program of services for separated and divorced parents and their children including supervised visitation, family therapy, mediation and support.

This fashionable yet mindful function will be hosted in The Mizner Room banquet hall inside Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Boca Raton. Ruth's Chis is in the Boca Raton Office Building on the east side of Mizner Park.

Patrons and donors will enjoy a mini fashion show with designer Lis Castella and her models, mingling with celebrities and local notables, complimentary Lamborghini brand champagne, one complimentary cocktail, appetizers, a cash bar and door prizes. Event photos will be published in South Florida Magazine's May 2019 issue.

  • Date: Monday, April 15th, 2019

  • Time: 6-9 pm

  • Location: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse – 225 NE Mizner Blvd.

  • Tickets:

To learn more about The Toby Center and their services please visit

Please contact Jay Shapiro for more information.

March 2019:

 The 3rd Annual South Florida Celebrity Fest

Networking Event Aims to Kick the Butt Out of Smoking & Vaping

  On Monday, March 18th, join Never Start and Luxury Chamber of Commerce for an inspirational evening of networking with celebrities, philanthropists and purveyors of luxury goods and services. This unique business networking event aims to connect like-minded philanthropists through forming valuable networks which inspire community and co-branding initiatives. Never Start is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with focuses on smoking and vaping prevention by providing students with multiple channels of expression including song, dance, sports, technology and the arts.

This fashionable function will be hosted at the on-the-water patio of Artisan Beach House inside Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour. Guests will enjoy mingling with celebrities and local notables, a complimentary glass of champagne, a cash bar and door prizes. Event photos will be published in South Florida Magazine's April 2019 issue.

  • Date: Monday, March 18th, 2019

  • Time: 6-9 pm

  • Location: Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour 10295 Collins Ave

  • Tickets:

To learn more about Never Start and their initiatives please visit

Please contact Jay Shapiro for more information.

February 2019: 
News Items: 
  • Luxury Chamber Media Group's South Florida Magazine approved for media credentials at the 13th Annual Concours D'Elegance in Boca Raton
  • Luxury Chamber creates another facebook group with a focus on Boca Raton by the name of: Boca Raton Society
  • Dr. Khalilah Camacho-Ali to speak at our Monday February 2019 event at Crazy Uncle Mike's in Boca Raton, FL
  • Please join us in welcoming skincare and cosmetics CEO Samantha Jagroop as our new membership director.

FEBRUARY 22-24, 2019



  The Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, world’s largest and fastest growing for charity
Celebrating the Marque of the Year, Bentley Motorcars and its 100 th Year Anniversary
Tremendous weekend of events to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

The 13 th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation on
February 22-24, 2019 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club announces Jay Leno, from the “Jay Leno’s
Garage” television show, to attend the entire 3-day weekend as the celebrity guest at the hangar party,
gala headline entertainer and celebrity judge. Jay will be presenting the “Big Dog Garage Award” to his
favorite automobile and motorcycle during the Sunday, February 24 th judging on the Show Field. Auto
enthusiasts will celebrate with Marque of the Year, Bentley Motorcars on their 100 th Year Anniversary.

The Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance is the world’s largest for charity, and fully benefits the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Broward County. Founded and directed by Rita & Rick Case of The Rick Case
Automotive Group as volunteers who have annually continued their leadership and hands-on
involvement over the last 13 years and Honorary Chair Mike Jackson Chairman, CEO and President
of AutoNation, is all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and the more than 12,300 at-
risk youth it serves. “The entire Concours team is comprised of over 300 volunteers who donate their time
to the planning and execution of the event,” says Brian Quail, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Broward County. Quail added, “In 2018, the event attracted thousands of attendees and to date has
raised more than $10 million for our organization.”

Friday, February 22: (1:00pm)
Jay Leno and other celebrity guests provide media an opportunity for Q&A about the 13 th
Annual Concours d’ Elegance with a preview of the classic cars arrival and the show set-up
 Press Conference location: On the Concours (golf course) green at the Boca Raton Resort & Club
/ 501 East Camino Real in Boca Raton.


Friday, February 22: (6:00 – 9:00pm)

Jay Leno attends “duPont REGISTRY™ Live Hangar Party” at the Boca Raton airport
  •  Event location: Atlantic Aviation 3700 Airport Road – Boca Raton
  •  Shuttle Service for parking from FAU University located at 777 Glades Road in Boca Raton
The weekend kicks-off with the duPont REGISTRY™ Live Hangar Party at Atlantic Aviation at the Boca
Raton Airport with celebrity guest, Jay Leno. Guests can peruse an impressive selection of exotic cars,
motorcycles, private jets, premier vendors and more and will also experience gourmet tastings from more
than 20 of South Florida’s finest restaurants and indulge in an array of fine wines and spirits as plus live
entertainment. Participating restaurants include: Boca Raton Resort & Club; A Alexander; Abe & Louie’s;
BGCBC Culinary; Enerbee; Oceans 234; Ouzo Bay / Loch Bar; Sette Bello Ristorante; Sette Mezzo
Ristorante; Taverna Opa; Potions in Motion; Café Med; Seasons 52 and more.

Saturday, February 23:

Daytime seminars + Evening Dinner & Live Auction Gala with Jay Leno Headline performance
  •  Boca Raton Resort & Club / 501 East Camino Real in Boca Raton
Seminars Featuring educational automotive seminars designed for the true automotive collector
enthusiast with informal appearances by Jay Leno:
  •  (9:30 - 10:30am): Bentley – The First 100 Years: Presented by Rubén Verdés
Rubén Verdés is the past President of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club
  •  (11:00am – 12:30pm): CCCA – What We’re All About – Presented by Jay Quail
Executive Director and CEO of The Classic Car Club of America (CCCA), Jay Quail

(5:30pm – 11:00pm): Grand Gala Dinner, Auction & Show. Prior to dinner, guests will enjoy a cocktail
hour and will have the opportunity to bid on a unique array of items at the silent auction. Immediately
following the cocktail, guests will be served a gourmet dinner during which they will have the chance to bid
on one-of-a-kind trips and experience packages like tours of Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage, luxury jewelry
and a Commissioned painting of by BCDE artist from England, Barry Rowe and the original Bentley
portrait and commemorative poster during live auction. Additionally, guests will enjoy the presentation of
the National Automotive Manufacturer Lifetime Achievement Award to Mercedes-Benz USA
President & CEO, Dietmar Exler, National Automotive Dealer Lifetime Achievement Award to Rick
Hendrick, Chairman and Owner of the Hendrick Automotive Group and Hendrick Motorsports and
National Automotive Racing Lifetime Achievement Award to Ryan Hunter-Reay as well as a stellar
performance by one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country, Jay Leno.
Sunday, February 24: (10am – 4:00pm)

 13 th Annual Concours d’Elegance Located at the Boca Raton Resort & Club / 501 East Camino Real
 Sponsored by Rick Case Automotive Group, Sunday’s all day-event features the Boca Raton
Concours d’Elegance automobile and motorcycle exhibition

10:00am / VIP Brunch with Jay Leno and Wayne Carini, Host of TV Show Chasing Classic Cars
The day starts with an exclusive private brunch where guests can join Jay Leno and Wayne Carini, Host
of TV Show Chasing Classic Cars for an intimate brunch with a Q&A session. ($1,000 per person).
10:00am / Gates open to the show field
Guests can enter the show field and admire over 200 collector cars and motorcycles.
Guests from around the world will experience an automotive showcase like no other, featuring vehicles
and motorcycles from an array of time periods. Celebrity Judge Jay Leno will join an expert panel of
judges including Chief Judge Dr. Paul Sable and Steve Moskowitz, Executive Director of AACA and Jay
Quail, CCCA Executive Director. Additionally, Grand Marshal Wayne Carini, host of Chasing Classic Cars
joins the group for another stellar year along with Master of Ceremonies Bill Rothermel and Tom duPont,
who will select the finest vintage, antique, classic and exotic vehicles based on period, presentation and

11:00am / Jay Leno walks the show field
Celebrity Judge Jay Leno walks through show field meeting automobile, motorcycle owners and
attendees as he searches for his favorite automobile & motorcycle to present the Jay Leno Big Dog
Garage Award.

11:30am / Concours d’ Gourmet
Once the show kicks off, guests are invited to enjoy a selection of gourmet food, wine and cocktails from
over 20 of South Florida’s finest restaurants at the Concours d’Gourmet Pavilion.

12:00pm / “Wheels from the Heart” Car Giveaway
Wheels From The Heart will donate their 100th car to a single mother (member) from the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Broward County. Steven Muschlitz founded Wheels From The Heart which gives single mom’s in need the a
vehicle to get a job, drive to school and all of the things we do every day with an automobile.
The official 2019 artist for the overall event is Barry Rowe from England one of the world’s leading
automotive artists which has developed a worldwide following due to his distinctive style and passion for
his technique featuring atmosphere and interaction which allows you to see every automobile at its finest.
Rowe has been commissioned by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and acts as a resident artist for inaugural
cruises and is also the author of the award-winning book, Atmosphere and Light: The Automotive Art of
Barry Rowe, is a complete retrospective of Barry’s work and includes paintings and sketches from Barry’s
long love affair with art and the automobile, placing each within its historical content. Additionally, since
1998, Rowe has created posters for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The 2019 Collector of the Year, Robert Jepson of Savanna, GA will feature his Vintage Auto Collection
including the debut of several vehicles: 1920 Stutz Bearcat (debut); 1926 McFarlan, Model 145 TV - Six
Passenger Touring (debut); 1927 Isotta Fraschini LeBaron, Model 8-AS Dual Cowl Phaeton (multiple
award winner); 1928 Stutz BB Cabriolet by Phillips (CCCA First Place Winner); 1929 Bugatti Type 435
Cabriolet; 1930 Packard, Model 734S (debut).

Purchase tickets: For additional information on the 13 th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance and a
full schedule of events, please visit or please call (954) 537-1010.

All these events are open to the public with tickets sold separately:
 (Friday) duPont Registry™ Live Hangar Party: ($125/person)

 (Saturday) Seminars (No Charge)

 (Saturday) Grand Gala Dinner, Auction & Show: ($500/person select seat and $1,000/per person
premier seat; table options also available)

 (Sunday) Guests can join Jay Leno and Wayne Carini for an intimate exclusive brunch with Q&A.
($1,000 per person).

 (Sunday) Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition: ($100/person general admission or $150/person
early admission with Concours d’Gourmet access).

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) private agency, dedicated to
helping young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their
critical period of growth. Serving more than 12,300 at-risk youths, ages 6-18 each year from its 12 Broward
County-area clubs, their purpose is to inspire and enable children to realize their full potential as productive,
responsible and caring citizens. BGCBC has once again received the coveted 4 stars rating (out of 4 stars) by
Charity Navigator for the seventh year in a row. Only 4% of the Non-Profits in the USA have achieved this level
of excellence. Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County is located at 877 NW 61st Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL
33309. For more information please call (954) 537-1010 or view the website at

About AutoNation, Inc. AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, through its bold leadership,
innovation and its comprehensive brand extensions, is transforming the automotive industry. As of March 31,
2018, AutoNation owned and operated over 325 locations from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 11
million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation’s success is driven by a
commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes.
Through its Drive Pink initiative, AutoNation is committed to drive out cancer, create awareness and support
critical research. AutoNation continues to be a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and
other cancer-related charities. Please visit:,,,,,, and, where AutoNation discloses


additional information about the Company, its business, and its results of operations.
November 16-18 2018, Friday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm Saturday Noon - 9:30 pm Sunday Noon - 7:30 pm South Florida’s largest residential improvement expo returns to Fort Lauderdale offering thousands of home and garden products and services. Find the latest trends, get expert advice, compare and purchase while finding special offers exclusive to the show! Enjoy some craft therapy with Linda Phan of HGTV’s Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House. Linda will present seminars and demos: “Table Talk” and Q&A on Saturday, November 17th and “The Wishing Wreath” on Sunday November 18th. Enjoy daily lifestyle seminars; Family Day art activities presented by Broward County Parks and Recreation; and designer room vignettes created by Martha Antonini, Francy Arria, Perla Lichi, and Viviana Galetto in collaboration with Special Spaces. Featured Interior Designers offer décor and design inspiration and advice all weekend. New to the Home Show: “Ely’s Special Space”: a designer room showcase inspired by a teenage boy diagnosed with malignant bone cancer and the next recipient of a Special Spaces Boca Raton bedroom makeover. For information and updates, visit and follow on social media for updates @FLHomeShows #FLHomeShows. Purchase tickets online by Friday, November 15th and SAVE $3.00.

Jet Access Aviation Expands Fleet with Citation Excel

The Citation Excel is immediately available for charter. The aircraft is based in Atlanta, GA (PDK) but will float and is easily positioned for true, one-way pricing. The addition provides another mid-size jet to their steadily growing fleet of light, mid-size, super-mid and heavy jets. The addition of the aircraft poses Jet Access Aviation as the largest operator based in the Southeast. “We strongly believe our dedication to unparalleled communication and customer service is driving our customer demand which is a key element in our growth and fleet expansion” said Jet Access Aviation’s Founder and President, Jack E. Lambert Jr.

The Citation Excel can climb to its altitude in just eighteen minutes and can cruise at 423 knots and boasts the shortest takeoff distance of any midsize jet. The Citation Excel holds seven passengers in a cabin that’s equipped with Wi-Fi and an entertainment system.

Jet Access Aviation is an ARG/US Platinum and Wyvern Approved worldwide charter operator and aircraft management firm adhering to the strictest safety standards. Jet Access helps connect business travelers with easily accessible aircraft and specializes in the floating fleet model which offers one-way private jet charter flights. The company’s fleet consists of a variety of aircraft which include a Challenger 604 and 605, Gulfstream G200s, Falcon 2000s, as well as Hawker 800XPs, Lear 60s, Citation Excels and several Light Jets.

For more information about Jet Access Aviation, please or call (561) 283-1214.

Massive Expansion for Swim Week
Miami Swim Week Powered By Art Hearts Fashion

Miami Beach, Florida: From July 12th-16th 2018, Swim Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion transformed South Beach into a swimwear wonderland. Designers, buyers, and industry professionals from around the world flocked to Miami Swim Week’s annual swim and resort wear event. Art Hearts Fashion expanded its footprint as the largest producer of runway shows during Swim Week. With over 33 top tier international designers and a rare first-time collaboration with luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue, Art Hearts Fashion celebrated the sexiness and excitement that is Swim Week at the world class Faena Forum.

“This was by far the biggest production this season for Swim Week in Miami in terms of size and scale”, said Erik Rosete, Founder and President of Art Hearts Fashion International. “We had a record number of designers presenting along with the most leading brands in the industry including several designers carried at Saks Fifth Avenue”. Attracting over 10,000+ attendees, Miami Swim Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion was a massive undertaking that truly represented the City of Miami. The massive event spanned across the city with runway shows at the renowned Faena Forum and special events at exclusive locations including E11ELEVEN Miami, and Saks Fifth Avenue. “We wanted to showcase the diversity, fun, and sexiness that are indicative of Miami and swimwear.” Rosete said. The vast event drew an eclectic group of celebrities including, but not limited to, Ryan Phillippe, Soccer Star Eduardo Salvio, NFL Super Bowl Winner Devin Thomas, Male Super Models Tyson Beckford and Garrett Neff, Cast Members of Love and Hip Hop Miami and WAGS Miami, and Carmen Carrera, the first transgender model to ever walk the runway for Swim Week.

Designers included:
(Photos w/ Full Usage Rights Compliments of Art Hearts Fashion / Arun Nevader)
To View and download Photos and Videos Please visit and download images courtesy of Art Hearts Fashion / Arun Nevader

Sponsors & Partners included: Saks Fifth Avenue, Executive Styles, Principessa Prosecco, Bioderma, BoConcept, Andrew Steven Shoes, Style The Runway, April Love Pro Team, Health-Ade Kombucha, Monster Energy, Fashion Week Online, Apparel News, Sotheybys, Tiffany Wax, and more. 


Established since 2011, ART HEARTS FASHION is a forward-thinking and innovative fashion platform that is breaking new ground with cutting-edge runway presentations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Asia. The visionary productions have garnered national and international acclaim from fashion authorities including, but not limited to, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, WWD, Cosmopolitan, Popsugar, and Refinery29. It has attracted mass media coverage by major outlets such as Today Show (NBC), Fox Television, CBS Television, Amazon Prime, The Huffington Post, and numerous digital and cable networks throughout the world. As of 2018, Art Hearts Fashion produces the #1 Los Angeles Fashion Week, #1 Miami Swim Week, and is in the top 3 New York Fashion Week Productions.

ART HEARTS FASHION has amassed an A-List Celebrity following that includes Oscar Winner Adrien Brody, Britney Spears, Kelly Rutherford, Nick Cannon, CeeLo Green, Drew Barrymore, Kelly Bensimon, Curtis Young “50 Cent”, Jason Derulo, Male Super Models Tyson Beckford and Garrett Neff, Lindsey Lohan, Philip Bloch, Steve Madden, Adam Dell, and Christopher Forbes. Consisting of 4-days of unrivaled shows, the highly sought-after event has a daily attendance of over 1,500 guests, celebrities, fashion editors, stylists, influencers, media, and VIPs. 
2018 swim week fashion show

Wine & Design 2018 

 June 18th at Sugar Plum & Grumbling Growler, 709 and 711 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

A Fine Networking Affair with Luxury Chamber & Forgotten Soldiers Outreach 501(c)3

  Lake Worth, FL, June 18, 2018. – Luxury Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a networking event taking place at a new concept art bar, Sugar Plum & Grumbling Growler located on bustling Lucerne Avenue in the heart of downtown Lake Worth, FL The event will present an opportunity to network with purveyors and consumers of luxury goods and services as well as design industry professionals including: interior designers, fashion illustrators, artists, architects, jewelers and digital designers.

Sugar Plum & Grumbling Growler melds four businesses into one: wine bar, craft beer pub, an art gallery and a unique event venue.  The Grumbling Growler side serves as a craft beer bar featuring over 30 craft beers both bottled and drafted (with plans of growing to over 100 in 2019) along with an attached outdoor beer garden in the rear for live music and a boutique wine bar featuring estate wines and organic wines from around the globe. The Sugar Plum Art Gallery side of the business is an art gallery where you can explore international and local artisans while sipping on your favorite wine or craft beer.

Event attendees will enjoy mingling with local notables including Plumb Talk Production's Dr. Shelley Plumb who is co-charing the event, live acoustic guitar, a complimentary glass of wine and Lamborghini brand champagne as well as paired hors d'oeuvres.  Patrons will know they have done the right thing by attending as a percentage of proceeds goes directly to Forgotten Soldiers Outreach which is a 501(c)3 organization sending care packages and letters of encouragement to deployed troops.

Tickets are available at:

Suggested Attire is Business or Artsy Dressy


Contact: Jay Shapiro, President / Phone: 561-376-0033


The event takes place from 6-9 pm. SPANDGG is located at: 709 and 711 Lucerne Ave Lake Worth, FL 33460

Learn more about SPANDGG at and follow them on social media.

Plumb Talk Productions can be viewed at:

Luxury Chamber Members attend FREE, to become a member visit:

More information about Forgotten Soldiers Outreach at:

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Wheels, Wings & Waves 2018 Scheduled for 3/19/2018

Luxury Industries Networking Party  benefits Food for the Poor 501(c)3

Contact: Jay Shapiro, President / Phone: 561-376-0033  Email:

   West Palm Beach, FL   Luxury Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a networking event taking place Monday March 19th 2018 at at Palm Beach Harley Davidson.  The event will present an opportunity to network with purveyors and consumers of luxury items and big boys toys i.e. motorcycles, cars, boats and jets.

Palm Beach HD has the largest inventory of any Harley dealership in Florida and is owned by the esteemed Veracka family of motorcycle enthusiasts who own some of the top dealerships in the country.

Event attendees will mingle with celebrity guests, enjoy  complimentary beverages as well as appetizers, and have the ability to network with the general managers of local luxury businesses as well as consumers and brand aficionados.  Patrons will know that they have done the right thing by attending as a percentage of proceeds goes directly to Food for the Poor which is a 501(c)3 organization.

 Tickets are available at:

Dress Code is Business Casual and the event takes place from 6-9 PM. Palm Beach Harley Davidson is located at: 2955 45th Street West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 Luxury Chamber Members attend FREE, to become a member visit:


Food for the Poor is located at:

                                         Exhibitors at Miami Yacht Show Report Qualified Buyers and Sales

Boat buyers took to the docks from February 15-19 at the 30th annual Miami Yacht Show, garnering positive feedback from exhibitors about the enhanced show experience and the strong quality of sales leads. The annual event attracted a global audience to a spectacular display of yachts and marine products, including more than 500 new and brokerage yachts and the latest marine technology and accessories. For the third year, the show also included a display of superyachts on Watson Island at Island Gardens Deep Harbour marina, known as Superyacht Miami.

According to exhibitor Bob Denison, President and Founder of Denison Yachting, "The Miami Yacht Show was solid. We saw very strong numbers from Hatteras and a few deals at our brokerage display. I'm happy to also report a Sanlorenzo 112 sale that occurred on the docks over the weekend. We're very happy with results."
"Miami has a unique appeal as a destination for yacht buyers from around the nation and the world who enjoy attending the show at this prime time of year," said Andrew Doole, general manager of Informa, the Miami Yacht Show's co-owner and producer. "This year's show fared well overall in terms of operations, as well as exhibitor and attendee participation, and we now have exciting plans to support its continued growth."
The in-water yacht show, co-owned by Informa and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), covered more than 1.2 million square feet of space from 41st Street to 54th Street along the Indian Creek Waterway. "We were fortunate to have beautiful weather and the caliber of the client was excellent," said IYBA Vice President Paul Flannery. "I had reports from several exhibitors that they enjoyed success and expect to see more business in the days to come as a result of their encounters at the show. The Miami Yacht Show remains one of the most important shows of the year and with changes for 2019 in the making, we expect it will continue to be critical show for the marine industry and new buyers."
For exhibitors with news to announce, the show provided a valuable platform for reaching buyers. "The 2018 Miami Yacht Show was the perfect place for the new RMK Merrill-Stevens to make its Miami debut. The show gave us the opportunity to reunite with loyal clients and expand relationships with new owners and vendors. We found that customers were eager to learn more about the growing strengths of the yacht industry in Miami," said, RMK Merrill-Stevens President and CEO Aaron Leatherwood. "We were also very excited to announce that we're adding a 100-ton lift this year, in addition to the state-of-the-art 2,700-ton shiplift that's under construction."
Noted Roger Moore, CEO of Nautical Ventures, which hosted the show's first ever AquaZone demonstration area, "This was our best show on Collins Avenue with our highest traffic count in the last three years. "From show set-up to sales, this year set the bar high. We had record sales with an over 80 percent sell- through rate, and we have more quality prospects for post-show follow-up than in previous years. We are very pleased."
Two different boat shows took place concurrently in Miami and Miami Beach during Presidents' Day weekend. Informa manages, produces and co-owns the Miami Yacht Show. The Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key is owned and operated by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
"It was apparent that additional investments were made to make it easier to commute between the various locations of the show and provide options for an ultra-luxurious experience," said Sally Doleski, vice president of marketing at Ocean Alexander. "The Miami Yacht Show is becoming one of the most important shows for us as a yacht manufacturer and we're excited about all the future possibilities for growth."
Sunreef Yachts, which drew significant interest among potential buyers for its new Supreme 68 power catamaran, called it "a very quality show for us." Said company PR and Marketing Director Karolina Paszkiewicz, "We will definitely come back next year."
New Location
Informa Exhibitions has announced that the Miami Yacht Show will move in 2019 to the area located just north of downtown Miami where the Miami Herald building once stood and Sea Isle Marina is currently. The show's product mix will continue to feature new and brokerage yachts, with the added benefit of more on-land exhibit space for luxury components such as exotic cars and aircraft. Ease of access and proximity to the Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) will make it more convenient for attendees to experience both boat shows on one day than it has been since MIBS moved from the Miami Beach Convention Center to Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key in 2016.
The new Miami Yacht Show location, between the Venetian and MacArthur causeways provides vastly increased parking with approximately 3,500 spots. In addition, water taxi transportation will connect the 2019 Miami Yacht Show to Superyacht Miami at Island Gardens Deep Harbour marina.
New Dates
The 2019 Miami Yacht Show will run Wednesday, February 13 through Sunday, February 17. Previously, the show ran each year from Thursdaythrough Monday during Presidents' Day weekend.
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