Yachts Worth Seeing at FLIBS 2017

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is kicking off between the 1st and 5th of November, meaning that the boating world is turning its attention to Florida’s yachting capital for the world’s largest in-water boat show.

With an action packed schedule of fireworks and entertainment, supercar displays and boat skills clinics, the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is the most dynamic and exciting event on the global yachting calendar, drawing crowds of 100,000 through the gates each year.

But as always, we’re here for the yachts, so it’s time to look at some of the luxury offerings presented at the show this year.


180′ M/Y SOVEREIGN is bound to impress at FLIBS. This American-built, state of the art superyacht from Newcastle Shipyards is packed with special features, including beach club, elevator, quantum zero speed stabilizers, large Jacuzzi pool, and two palatial master suites- one on the upper deck, and one on the main deck. A finalist in two major international yachting awards upon launch in 2011 and refitted in 2017, MY SOVEREIGN is on the market for $32,500,000 USD.

152′ M/Y ALLEGRIA from Hakvoort Yachts represents the best of Dutch build quality and design. Built in 2004, refitted in 2016, and maintained to an extremely high spec, ALLEGRIA boasts an elegant and light-filled interior by renowned designer Glade Johnson, and a spacious five-stateroom layout, including a main deck master with an opulent marble bathroom. ALLEGRIA also has a stunning sundeck with Jacuzzi, dining, and bar, and is available through Worth Avenue Yachts for $18,950,000 USD.

140′ CHEERS 46 is an outstanding Benetti yacht in this size range, with magnificent features including a beach club with bar, large tender garage, sundeck Jacuzzi, and a stunning foredeck entertaining area including a pool. With a contemporary interior in Kato wood, CHEERS 46 currently has five lower deck staterooms, as well as a huge main deck gym with drop-down balcony on the main deck which can easily be converted into a master suite. Launched in 2014, CHEERS 46 has an asking price of $15,450,000 USD.

138′ M/Y MAVERICK is a world-cruising classic motoryacht from Sterling Yachts. Launched in 1988 and refitted in 2013, MAVERICK boasts a 3,500 nm range and has completed two circumnavigations. Quality built and equipped to cross oceans in style, this yacht offers a lovely five stateroom layout, including a master suite with private foyer and office. Carrying MTU engines and Northern Lights generators, MAVERICK is presented for sale in excellent condition at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show for $4,350,000 USD.

130′ ENDEAVOUR is the finest yacht on the market from the Westport 40m series, with extremely low engine hours and a recent refit ensuring this 2014 yacht is presented for sale at FLIBS in as-new condition. With an exceptionally light and fresh interior, ENDEAVOUR accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms, including a full beam on deck master suite. The yacht also offers glamorous deck spaces including a stunning flybridge Jacuzzi and dining area. Sporting zero speed stabilizers and top speed of 20knots, ENDEAVOUR is one to see at FLIBS, with an asking price of $17,495,000 USD.

127′ M/Y NO BADA BEES comes with many of the features of a much larger yacht, including a six stateroom layout over three decks, a sundeck with Jacuzzi, and a tender garage, as well as a gorgeous modern interior with timber floors. This custom yacht was launched by Iag in 2010, and has extremely low hours and a shallow draft, making BADA BEES an exciting buying opportunity at $8,995,000 USD.

120′ M/Y BW emerged from the prestigious Palmer Johnson yard in 2006, and has been maintained in superb condition since launch and updated with a 2017 refit. Sporting design by Nuvolari & Lenard and a superb interior of Macassar, ebony, and marble, BW impresses with a four stateroom layout with full beam master, two double staterooms, and a convertible queen stateroom. Built to Lloyds MCA class and with a top speed of 22 knots, BW is on the market at FLIBS for $5,595,000 USD.

114′ M/Y MADCAP is a 2010 trideck from Newcastle Yachts offering the volume of a much larger yacht. This extra space translates into special features rarely found on a yacht this size, including an elevator and full-beam main deck master stateroom with his n hers bathrooms and walk in closet. The gorgeous white and wooden interior is flooded with light, while the conservatory-style aft deck dining area is gorgeous in all weathers. One to see at FLIBS with an asking price of $7,500,000 USD.

103’M/Y DECOMPRESSION is a fine example of the Broward yacht. Built in 2000 to a high quality design and immaculately maintained and upgraded ever since, DECOMPRESSION offers stylish on-board living with a grand master suite on the main deck with his and hers bathroom, and two King VIPs and a split level queen VIP located on the lower deck. With a fresh, bright flybridge for long lazy days and aft deck dining, DECOMPRESSION is for sale at FLIBS 2017 for $2,395,000 USD.

M/Y 94 PARAGON is a 2009 yacht from American-owned builder Paragon Yachts, known for constructing yachts with a long range, classic styling, and smooth and quiet ride. 94 PARAGON accommodates up to 8 guests in three staterooms, with a full beam master reached by private stairwell, a full beam king, and a queen stateroom with a convertible settee into an additional double berth. With a rich mahogany interior and a flybridge with fishing chairs, lounges, and Jacuzzi, 94 PARAGON is a great deal at $3,975,000 USD.

92′ M/Y REST ASSURED is a luxury bluewater cruising yacht presented for sale at FLIBS in as-new condition. Built to a very high spec by an experienced yacht owner, REST ASSURED accommodates eight guests and boasts an upper-deck master with private terrace balcony, a large main deck VIP, and two lower queen staterooms, both convertible to twins. A mahogany interior with plush white furnishings, top of the range equipment, and a beautiful all-weather flybridge makes REST ASSURED a great buying opportunity at $7,495,000 USD.

The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is a thrilling event, and there’s no better place to be in early November than on the Florida docks as the greatest yacht show on earth begins.

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