Yacht & Brokerage Show to expand to Watson Island marina

 

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The Yacht & Brokerage Show, held annually on the Indian Creek Waterway along Collins Avenue, will expand to Watson Island once a new marina there is built.

Superyacht Miami, featuring vessels longer than 150 feet, debuted this year at the Miami Beach Marina.

According to organizer Show Management, the supersized offshoot will eventually take place at Island Gardens Deep Harbour Marina in Miami’s Watson Island, which will be able to accommodate 35 to 75 giant yachts. A spokeswoman said the Watson Island location will launch in 2015 or 2016, depending on construction. No decision has been made on whether the Miami Beach Marina will also be used as a future site for Superyacht Miami.

A press release from Show Management says the Watson Island marina is scheduled to be completed in 2015; in addition to the marina, the plan for the Island Gardens development includes two hotels, timeshare residences, shops and restaurants.

The event, which will still include the original Yacht & Brokerage Show along Collins Avenue between 41st Street and 54th Street, is scheduled from Feb. 12-16 next year.

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