Fall 2019 Boat Show Season Preview

It may be hard to believe that even though it is still summer, boat show season will be in full swing before we know it. The industry seems to slow down and relax a bit more this time of year but don’t be fooled – this is when companies begin preparing for yet another fall boat show season that kicks off with some of the biggest and most prestigious shows in the world. This is the time for brokerage and charter firms to showcases their finest yachts and set the tone for the season.

The 49th Annual Newport International Boat Show kicks off the season September 12-15 in the scenic New England yacht hub of Newport, Rhode Island. The show covers thirteen acres of Newport’s downtown waterfront and features a full range of new motoryachts, sailing yachts and smaller boats along with a variety of marine products, services and accessories to enhance the boating experience.

Newport’s coastal charm, national historic sites, and world-class restaurants make it easy to pair your passion for boating with the beauty of fall in New England. The scenery, history, and charm of one of the most beautiful regions in America are yours to enjoy while at the show. If you are considering a New England charter, this area offers a spectacular view of the wealth, history and heritage of the birthplace of the United States of America.

The season continues with a spectacular showing of luxury yachts at the Monaco Yacht Show September 25-28. Set against the beauty and glamour of Monte Carlo, this prestigious and elite show will feature 125 super and megayachts afloat this year, both for sale and charter. The Monaco Yacht Show caters to the ultra-high net worth individual and is by far the most exclusive event in the yachting industry. For more information visit

Next on the calendar is the premier yachting event and the largest show in the world, the 60th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show October 30-November 3. Spanning seven locations, the show boasts over $4 billion in products including boats and yachts of all sizes, worldwide debuts, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle. From yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts, this show has something for everyone! The 2019 show will feature some of the best charter yachts available on the market today, available for viewing by appointment only.

Although heavy traffic at a boat show display may look good, many say it is the quality, not quantity, of the traffic that can make a successful show. The industry looks to gain momentum and optimism from these fall shows that will carry them further into the winter boat show season.

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Maggie Vale is a Senior Charter Broker at Churchill Yacht Partners

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