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Yachting events to add to your calendar in 2024

18 December 2023 • Written by Holly Margerrison

The year ahead is set to be busier than ever with the calendar already packed with all manner of regattas, yacht shows and rendezvous. Don't forget to add these all important dates to your diary...

Superyacht Design Festival

28-30 January

Following a successful edition in the Italian ski town of Cortina d'Ampezzo, the next edition of the Superyacht Design Festival will return to the mountains in the alpine town of Kitzbühel, Austria. The opening evening will see the winners of the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards and the Young Designer of the Year Award crowned before two days of insightful talks, panel discussions and presentations from across the world of superyachts and design. Celebrating exceptional craftsmanship in the superyacht industry, the newly launched BOAT Artistry and Craft Awards will also join the programme. Alongside a packed social programme, including a Festival Social, the event will conclude with the famous Ski Cup and Après Ski Party held in association with Lürssen.


Palm Beach International Boat Show

21-24 March

Credit: PBIBS 2023

Located in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Palm Beach International Boat Show is a four-day event that introduces clients to superyacht charters in the nearby vicinity. The 2023 event showcased 117 yachts over 24 metres, marking it one of the premier boat shows for the ever-growing US market, and the 2024 event will see a range of yachts feature along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach Island. Visitors can also make the most of seminars and classes on marine-related topics.

World Superyacht Awards

3-4 May

Several cities have played host to the World Superyacht Awards in its impressive history, including Amsterdam, Monaco, Florence, London and, most recently, Istanbul. But, this year the ceremony will return to the beautiful city of Venice, Italy and will be held in association with Acquera Club, Also dubbed the “Oscars of the superyacht industry”, the awards celebrate the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the finest superyacht launches of the year, with owners and industry leaders vying for a coveted Neptune. The programme will stretch across the weekend with a welcome party for attendees with drinks and canapés on Friday night, followed by the awards ceremony and gala dinner on Saturday. Celebrations will continue at the World Superyacht Awards after-party.


Cannes Yachting Festival

10-15 September 

Images courtesy of Cannes Yachting Festival Abracadabra Studios

Kicking off the start of the Mediterranean boat show season, Cannes Yachting Festival will return for its 47th edition. Last year saw more than 700 boats on display, including 130 world previews. With the Global Order Book indicating semi-custom yachts still dominate superyacht production globally, with builders realising ever-larger semi-custom options, Cannes 2024 is on track to be another jam-packed show.

Monaco Yacht Show

25-28 September

Once again, the yachting world will swarm to the principality in September to catch a glimpse of the best new launches and top yachts for sale and charter within the 40 acres that make up Port Hercule. With a vast array of exciting superyachts due for completion, the next edition is set to welcome yet another stellar lineup.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

30 October - 3 November

As the biggest in-water boat show on the planet, Fort Lauderdale has more than 1,300 boats on display and welcomes over 100,000 visitors each year. The American market is stronger than ever, so expect to see a heavy turnout for the superyacht sector in 2024.

Explorer Yachts Summit

7 November

The only international summit dedicated to the explorer yacht sector, the Explorer Yachts Summit brings together industry experts, expedition yacht owners and captains for a day of in-depth talks on the fast-growing segment in yachting. Covering all aspects of this growing sector this year’s event is guaranteed to inspire your next adventure.

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