After two years of unavoidable COVID-related disruption, the full international yacht show annual calendar will be back in full swing in 2022!

From Fort Lauderdale to Cannes, and from Barcelona to Palm Beach, these spectacular international yacht shows in marina settings represent some of the most prestigious and glamorous events in the annual social calendar.

So, when are this year’s yacht shows taking place?

And what should you expect if you’re attending a yacht show for the first time, or considering going to one in the future?

Getting Down To Business

The primary function of international yacht shows is, naturally, to showcase new yachts for sale, and superyachts available for charter.

And when we say new yachts available for charter, we mean the very best of the best, including superyachts, gigayachts and mega yachts worth billions of dollars in total, plus a dazzling array of tenders, water toys, luxury brands, nautical suppliers and luxury cars.

The world’s greatest superyacht manufacturers, designers and boatbuilders will be trying to woo the great and the good into making a purchase, while superyacht charter brokers like YouCharter will be offering attendees a taste of what they can experience onboard some of the most astonishing vessels ever to have sailed the high seas. 

And, not to do the hard sell ourselvelves, but we strongly believe that no superyacht charter broker in the world can match YouCharter when it comes to delivering exactly the experiences that our clients rightly demand. But more on that later…

Glitz and Glamour

While international yacht shows are, of course, incredible opportunities for people to do business and network, they’re also about the glitz and the glamour.

The champagne and cocktails will be in full flow and caviar served by the ton, as royalty, A-list celebrities, supermodels, global sports stars, world leaders and other powerful decision-makers party cheek-by-jowl to live music and DJ sets in the very chicest and most ultra-exclusive of surroundings.

Glitz and Glamour

From Crown Princes to lauded rock deities, and from Victoria’s Secret bikini goddesses to the planet’s biggest business, cultural and political influencers, anyone who’s really anyone will be at 2022’s international yacht shows.

Will you be among them? 

New To Yacht Shows?

As has often been remarked, even the most aristocratic bloodlines have humble beginnings (even if they go literally hundreds or even thousands of years back). 

And many of the super-celebrities that now look so natural in this environment must have had ‘a first time’ at a yacht show like Monaco, Cannes or Fort Lauderdale.

Regardless of whether money is no object in your quest to acquire a superyacht of your own or explore the very best charter experiences brokers have to offer, attending a yacht show for the first time can be extremely daunting.

What’s a tender? Why do I have to take my shoes off before I step aboard a yacht? Oh gosh, what if I make the most awful faux pas?  

But don’t worry about it. 

The superyacht community may glisten with extreme privilege and wealth, but there are advisers on hand to welcome newcomers and help them sail smoothly through the potentially intimidating waters of superyacht etiquette. 

The more relaxed you are, the more likely you are to have fun – and make the right decisions when it comes to your choice of superyacht purchase or charter broker!

Palm Beach International Boat Show 2022, 24th-27th March

Located along the waterfront and Flagler Drive in downtown West Beach, FL, Palm Beach International Boat Show combines old-world sophistication and beguiling glitz with an exquisite billion-dollar line-up of superyachts and marine accessories.

The world’s top boating brands and shipyards will be showcasing their irresistible yachts, tenders, yacht toys and the like at Palm Beach International Boat Show 2022.

And one of the great beauties of this show in particular is that, if you’re interested in experiencing a superyacht charter experience in the near future, there are a plethora of tours available aboard breathtaking superyachts for charter.

Palm Beach International Boat Show 2022

The show is also famous for its Windward VIP experience, with its exclusive lounge, celebrated bar and added extras like massages and wine tastings. 

The Superyacht Show Barcelona 2022

Its organisers, the Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA),  has yet to release official dates for the Superyacht Show Barcelona 2022. 

But it’s all but confirmed that this spectacular show – with its select address at Port Vell, just a stone’s throw from the superyacht charter hotspots of Ibiza and the Balearic islands – will take place in May of this year.

While of course there’s great fun and partying to be had at this show, it’s very much aimed at people who are very serious about chartering superyachts. With this being the case, clients will be presented with a glittering choice of some of the world’s finest superyachts available for charter. 

Cannes Yachting Festival 2022

The 2021 edition enjoyed great success, and the Cannes Yachting Festival returns to Vieux Port and Port Canto from 6th-11th September with a fleet of around 700 superyachts, tenders and yacht toys. 

Cannes Yachting Festival 2022 is one of the very most prestigious  European shows in the yachting calendar, meaning attendees and people interested in chartering a superyacht will get to tour the very best of the best. 

The show is also vaunted for its Concours D’Elegance vintage boats display.

Monaco Yacht Show 2022

OK, so this is probably the most glamorous yacht show of them all.

A scintillating profusion of motor and sailing enrapturing superyachts will descend upon Port Hercule, world-famous as the striking backdrop to the Monaco Grand Prix, for four days from 28th September 2022. 

Monaco Yacht Show 2022

Globally acclaimed for showcasing some of the most impressive superyachts on the market, the biggest names in the yachting industry – including Fincantieri, Amels and Lürssen and many more – will give visitors the chance to tour and charter a gleaming assemblage of the world’s most glorious superyachts. 

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2022 

Fort Lauderdale is known as the ‘yachting capital of the world’, so it’s little wonder that this is the biggest show of them all.

Sprawling across seven locations around Fort Lauderdale and featuring yachts and marine accessories worth a combined excess $4 billion, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2022 (FLIBS) will take place at the end of October.

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2022

It’s the ideal opportunity to view yacht charters and the latest yacht toys, and also enjoy live music, cocktail parties and spectacular demonstrations.

Why Charter A Superyacht With YouCharter in 2022?

Chartering a superyacht is the ultimate in luxury travel experiences.

But while many superyacht charter brokers promise the earth without delivering, YouCharter guarantees you – our high wealth and celebrity clients – the smoothest and very best chartered yacht experiences. 

When we say that you can choose the exact destination you want to go to and the yacht you want to sail in, we actually mean it; and we’ll work with you on a bespoke itinerary to make sure you get precisely what you want out of your time with us.

Interested in learning more? Give us a call on +44794 4760 333 or email contact@youcharterdirect.com, so that we can start planning your perfect superyacht charter experience. 

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