A 30-year tradition, the Miami Yacht Show presents some of 2018’s best new models. We pick out the key highlights, starting with the new Azimut flagship...
14 of the best new yachts at the 2018 Miami Yacht Show
Azimut Grande 35M
Custom Line Navetta 33
Launched as a recently as June 2017, the new Navetta 33 from Ferretti Group’s Custom Line division has proved to be hugely popular, with ten hulls sold already. It’s not hard to see why, as the yard’s in-house team has done a stellar job creating a voluminous interior flooded with natural light through huge floor-to-ceiling windows.
Ferretti Yachts 920
Another impressive new contender from the Italian yard, the Ferretti Yachts 920 is equal parts imposing and elegant, with the largest foredeck seating area in her class. Moving inside and the 920 offers accommodation for up to ten guests split across five cabins styled after the fashion of a floating penthouse.
Although she was launched back in 2013 and is therefore not technically a new yacht, 55 metre Gene Machine is truly deserving of her place in our round-up as she is one of the world's best travelled superyachts. More frequently seen exploring icy destinations and remote islands, this is the first time she will be making an official boat show appearance on behalf of her dutch builder Amels.
Commercial director Rose Damen added: "Gene Machine has an adventurous owner who has really made the most of his Amels 180 to see amazing places in the world with his family. Hosting Gene Machine in Miami is a fantastic opportunity to share the experience of owning an Amels with our clients."
Hatteras M90 Panacera
Making her worldwide debut at the 2018 Miami Yacht Show is the fourth hull in Horizon’s RP110 series. Launched back in 2017 and recently delivered, she is laid out in a five-cabin configuration and is propelled to a 21-knot top speed by a pair of 1,900hp Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines.
Bringing superyacht styling to a 29 metre cruiser is a highly appealing combination and that is exactly what Monte Carlo Yachts has achieved with its new MCY96 series, styled inside and out by Nuvolari Lenard. Key highlights include a full-beam owner’s cabin on the main deck and a fold-out superyacht terrace in the saloon.
Hull number two in the Benetti Mediterraneo 116 yacht series, Mr Loui will be making her first appearance at the Miami show this year. Exterior styling comes from rising star designer Giorgio Maria Cassetta, while the interior was developed by the yard working in collaboration with the owner’s architect Ezequiel Farca. Al fresco relaxation was a key priority in the development of this 35.5 metre yacht, as can be seen from her 80 square metre superyacht sundeck and its six metre wide dining table.
Ocean Alexander 100
A relatively new name to the American yachting market, Pearl made its Stateside debut at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The 24 metre Pearl 80 is its current flagship (hull one will be at Miami, with two more under construction) and visitors can also learn about the yard’s forthcoming new 29 metre, the Pearl 95, which is due to launch later this year. Pearl works with Dixon Yacht Design to create the naval architecture for all its of models, while the chic, modern interiors come courtesy of Kelly Hoppen.