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A round-up of the best international boat shows to look forward to

From Palm Beach to Monaco, we’ve listed five of the very best boat shows to visit in 2022.

By LLM Reporters  |  April 6, 2022
International Boat Shows

While we may be several months into the year, many of the hotly anticipated international boat shows are still yet to come. The Monaco Yacht Show, the Cannes Yachting Festival, and the Palm Beach International Boat Show, to name just a few, are recognised as the biggest yacht shows in the yachting calendar, offering enthusiasts the ideal event to organise their upcoming charters, browse the latest yachts for sale, and meet with industry experts.

Discover the top international boat shows to make your way through the yachting calendar in 2022. 

Palm Beach International Boat Show

Palm Beach Yacht show
The annual Palm Beach International Boat Show 2022 returned to the sun-lapped docks of America’s East Coast from the 24th to the 27th of March

The annual Palm Beach International Boat Show 2022 returned to the sun-lapped docks of America’s East Coast from the 24th to the 27th of March. Each year, the Palm Beach International Boat Show offers the opportunity for yachting enthusiasts to discover the latest nautical trends, view luxury yachts for sale and charter, try out the latest marine accessories and connect with industry experts.

Set amidst the beautiful West Palm Beach Waterfront, this international boat show plays host to more than US$1.2 billion worth of exquisite yachts and marine accessories, as well as a staggering lineup of yachts for sale and charter up to 200 feet in length.

Alongside the luxury yachts, the boat show 2022 featured a variety of live demonstrations, including aerial aquatics, electric surfboards, electric foil boards and kayaking.

For those seeking an elevated international boat show experience, attendees could take advantage of the Windward VIP experience, which takes place in an exclusive lounge setting, offering a premium open bar, hors d’ oeuvres, outdoor seating areas and a dedicated concierge. 

The Palma Superyacht Village 2022

Motor yachts and sailing boats
Formerly known as the Palma Superyacht Show, the Palma Superyacht Village will take place from the 28th of April to the 1st of May 2022

Formerly known as the Palma Superyacht Show, the Palma Superyacht Village will take place from the 28th of April to the 1st of May 2022. Located in Marina Moll Vell in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, guests are treated to a selection of luxury yachts for sale and charter and the chance to try out the latest nautical accessories and services. 

The anticipated fleet of models set to line the boardwalks include a wide range of motor and sailing yachts together with tenders motor yachts, sailing boats and tenders, available for private tours. Industry professionals will also be available to speak to throughout the boat show 2022, ready to help with all your yachting needs. Within the dock-side exhibition, guests can visit the Refit and Repair, offering a wealth of maintenance services ahead of the Mediterranean charter season.

This international boat show’s proximity to the desirable cruising grounds of Ibiza and the Balearic islands also adds an extra level of glamour to the event.

Cannes Yachting Festival 2022

Cannes Yacht show
Regarded as the world’s most eclectic trade show, the Cannes Yachting Festival will return to the glamorous shores of two sites, Vieux Port and Port Canto in Cannes, from the 6th to the 11th of September

Regarded as the world’s most eclectic trade show, the Cannes Yachting Festival will return to the glamorous shores of two sites, Vieux Port and Port Canto in Cannes, from the 6th to the 11th of September. This six-day international boat show promises to showcase the leading players in the yachting industry with a superb fleet of 700 motor and sailing yachts, multihulls and state-of-the-art tenders. 

Cannes’ Vieux Port is one of the oldest harbours on the French Riviera, treating its visitors to new motor yachts ranging from three to 50 metres, presented by the world’s leading shipyards. Across the Croisette, Port Canto will become a dedicated sailing area. Here, show-goers will find the latest monohull and multihull sailing boats, as well as innovative nautical toys, equipment and services. 

Whether you are seeking to purchase your first yacht or discuss your next yacht charter, some of the leading luxury yacht brokers will be at the show, ready to assist with all your yachting requirements.

Monaco Yacht Show 2022

Monaco boat show
Globally acclaimed as one of the world’s most prestigious international boat shows, the Monaco Yacht Show 2022 will be held in famous Port Hercules, located in one of the most exclusive destinations in the world

Globally acclaimed as one of the world’s most prestigious international boat shows, the Monaco Yacht Show 2022 will be held in famous Port Hercules, located in one of the most exclusive destinations in the world. 

From the 28th of September to the 1st of October 2022, this vibrant four-day international boat show will highlight some of the most impressive superyachts on the market, including some of the newest and most innovative superyachts to date. The yacht show will also showcase some of the most exciting tenders and waters toys, expected to be this year’s yachting must-haves. 

In sun-drenched Monaco, take the opportunity to meet industry professionals, including shipbuilders, interior designers, yacht brokers, as well as luxury service providers, including private jet and helicopter services. 

While mesmerising superyachts are bound to steal the yacht show, the VIP Sapphire Experience is an event not to be missed, offering ticket holders an exclusive lounge, bar, fine dining and opportunities to connect with yachting enthusiasts. 

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (FLIBS) 2022

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The prestigious Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will take place from the 26th to the 30th of October

The prestigious Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will take place from the 26th to the 30th of October. As the largest global in-water show, visitors can expect to see more than $4 billion worth of yachts and nautical merchandise. 

Set over six miles of floating docks across seven locations, the international boat show will showcase myriad motor and sailing yachts up to 300-feet, including a host of marine accessories, products and services from world-renowned shipyards, yacht brokerages and luxury lifestyle brands.

For a break away from the yachting action, enjoy an exciting yacht show opportunity with the yacht show with the Windward VIP experience, where you can enjoy great networking over chilled champagne and fine food in the private lounge. Or head to pier 66 for unrivalled views of the largest superyachts in the show.

Which international boat show 2022 are you most excited about attending this year?