Arguably the main yachting event in the United States and a suitable finish line for what the superyacht industry refers to as boat show season, the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is set to start today for 4 days of yacht-hopping and cocktail parties. Here's what you should look out for this year.

 TV, the 78-meter Lurssen built in 2008 as Madsummer, will be the largest superyacht to attend the show this year, boasting a price tag of €92,000,000 following her €38 million price reduction back in July. The 63-meter Lady Lola and the 62.5-meter Party Girl will also be amongst the largest yachts at the FLIBS show.

If you're in the market for a slightly more affordable superyacht, you're in luck as many yachts are looking for a new owner at this year's show, such as, the 51-meter Aldabra asking €25,000,000 since 2015, the 46-meter Allegria asking just $19,950,000 or the 42.7-meter Cheers 46 asking merely $15,950,000.

While you're at the show, you should also take a look at some iconic yachts such as the Octopussy, built in 1988 for American businessman, John Staluppi as the fastest yacht in the world, capable of reaching 53 knots. If you have some free time, you might also want to take a look at the 50-meter Silver Lining and 50-meter Chasseur whose launch have marked the return of Canada-based, Christensen to the superyacht industry.

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Benetti Has Launched The 65m Full Custom Yachts Zazou
Benetti has announced the launch of 65m Zazou for a repeat customer. The steel hull was painted at the owner’s request in an elegant carinthia blue color, and the superstructure is made with aluminum. The external lines are by Giorgio M. Cassetta, and the interiors, as well as some of the external spaces and many furnishing details (completely custom-designed built-in furniture; bespoke cabinet handles and drawer pulls; and a selection of refined light fixtures, chandeliers and specially made retail furniture), are by the Dutch studio Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design.She can accommodate twelve people in six double cabins. The rooms are distinguished by a refined and welcoming style, characterized by soft tones and the alternation of precious materials and different types of leathers and natural fabrics stand out.She features one of the largest sun decks in its category with a gym, a 5-meter-long infinity pool and an outdoor cinema on top of another cinema area on the main deck.The garage, forward of the main deck, houses a 7.5 meter tender, two jet skis and a rescue tender.The engine room hosts a couple of Caterpillar 3512C for a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. The range at 12 knots is 5,000 miles.The yacht will be delivered to her owner in the summer season.Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian shipyard specializing in luxury yachts. Benetti designs, builds and sells composite vessels from 29 to 44m and steel and aluminium boats from 37 to over 100m. The fleet consists of five categories: Class, Oasis, B.Yond, B.Now and Custom to meet all the needs of the market. Benetti belongs to the Azimut|Benetti Group, the largest privately owned luxury yachting group in the world.Credits: Benetti
The 72m Tankoa Superyacht Solo Has Been Sold
Northrop & Johnson has announced the sale of the 72m award-winning Tankoa superyacht Solo.Solo was launched in 2018 by the Italian boutique shipyard Tankoa and since then has become a favorite on the charter market. In 2018 Solo won Most Efficient Yacht at World Yachts Trophies and The Game Changer at the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards in 2019. Solo was designed by Francesco Paszkowski, with interior styling by Margherita Casprini, whose use of an open layout and modern furnishings created a truly elegant and chic interior aesthetic. All interior spaces aboard Solo are marvels of style from the unique and distinguished artwork that adorns her walls to the elevator that accesses all decks.She can accommodate twelve guests in six staterooms, and her master suite offers a 180-degree view from a king-size bed. This stateroom also is outfitted with a private terrace that features a whirlpool tube and a sunbed. The interior of this well-designed superyacht effortlessly flows onto her spacious decks, which offer the best of the alfresco lifestyle. Solo’s decks feature the most sought-after amenities available aboard luxury yachts, including a large beach club with a lounge, a bar sauna, hammam, shower and fold-out terrace, as well as a full gym and massage room. A six-meter infinity pool is found on the main deck aft. It is surrounded by lounge space. The bridge deck aft features a hot tub as well as a touch-and-go helipad that converts to a dance floor or open space ideally suited for on-board entertaining. Tankoa was founded in 2007 and began production in 2008. A true “boutique shipyard”, focused on building semi-custom and custom constructions 45-meter and up.Credits: Tankoa
Bering Yachts Has Launched the 24m Explorer Veronika In Antalya
Veronika, the 23.99m Bering B77 explorer, was launched at the shipyard facility in Turkey. Veronika is a semi-custom project designed in-house by Bering. This steel-hulled yacht has three-decks, and she can accommodate six guests and up to four crew. With a massive 170 GT of volume, she outperforms most other yacht brands below 24 meters.The launch of the heavy displacement B77 was facilitated by the brand new 560-tonne capacity travel lift provided by the Antalya Free Zone marina.“With this 77 footer, we are opening a new chapter of compact cruisers,” says Alexei Mikhailov, Bering Yachts’ founder and director. “She may not be the longest yacht in the marinas, but you just have to look at the specs to understand her capabilities. Her communications are just one example: Veronika has two satellite Internet antennas and all the systems are doubled up so she will never be without sat comms. This is a yacht you can rely on”. Veronika will undergo local sea trials before transferring to Australia to start high-latitude exploration cruising. She became the first of four launches in the Antalya Free Zone planned by Bering Yachts for 2021, including the launch of a Bering 70, Bering 92 and Bering 76 in the second half of the year.Bering Yachts is located in Antalya, Turkey. Its shipyard designs and builds semi-custom steel expedition yachts and luxury steel trawler yachts ranging in size from 50 to 145 feet. Credits: Bering Yachts
Wally Has Sold the 101-foot Sailing Cruiser-racer
Wally has announced the sale of a 101-foot fully custom sailing yacht. Having previously built three vessels with Wally, the experienced European owner enjoys using his yachts for a combination of family cruising and racing on the Wally Class circuit as well as many other regattas, always with great success. “The sale of this new cutting-edge Wally sailing yacht marks a red letter day for the entire Ferretti Group,” states Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group. “We are extremely glad for the confidence and the enthusiasm this experienced and selective owner is putting in us once again and his new stunning vessel, which will combine the unbeatable Wally style and the latest technological solutions, the very essence of the Wally DNA ‘20 years ahead.’ This successful sale is thanks to the unique nature of Wally as well as the strength and reliability of Ferretti Group, which relies on Wally as a fundamental driver of growth and development. The Group invests and will continue to invest considerably in the brand in the next years .” Judel/Vrolijk & Co. has provided the yacht’s naval architecture alongside interior and exterior design from Wally’s design team, led by Luca Bassani. The displacement of the fully-equipped superyacht is just 56,4 tons, almost 20% less than yachts of similar size and configuration, and with 40% of the total weight attributed to the keel. The yacht will also feature the Wally Enhanced Hydraulic System comprising the double low- and high-pressure pump technology to further speed up sail handling. The lifting keel increases the draft from 4.70m to an extraordinary 6.80m, for unparalleled upwind performance. The yacht can easily reach 18/20 knots of speed in full cruising configuration, with only the main and jib sails and all the comfort amenities. When not sailing, the 425hp engine will provide a predicted top speed of 11.5 knots.“When a client comes to Wally, they know they can expect the very highest standards as only Wally can deliver. Our yachts are renowned for comfort, quality and performance, and I am sure they will continue to lead the way for yacht design in the future,” adds Luca Bassani, Wally Founder and Chief Designer. “Additionally, sailing yachts provide the ultimate sustainable yachting experience, and our owners appreciate that they can enjoy a greener way of cruising the world, with less of an impact on the environment. It is very gratifying knowing that there will be another Wally sailing yacht on the water flying the flag for the planet.”The yacht’s deck plan features an amidships cockpit with a table seating up to eight and an aft sunbathing area for ultimate relaxation. The owner’s cabin has an ensuite bathroom and TV room, two further ensuite cabins complete the guest accommodation for six, and the saloon includes a living and dining area with seating for up to 10-12. Delivery of the new sailing yacht is scheduled for spring 2023, and she will be built in Forlì, Italy.Wally is part of Ferretti Group. It was founded in 1994 in Monaco by Luca Bassani and is the only yachting brand to be a two-time winner of the ADI Compasso d’Oro, the world’s most important award for quality and design. Credits: Wally
Strong and Elegant: Sanlorenzo 62Steel
Sanlorenzo has delivered the first unit of the new 62Steel, Cloud 9. She has an overall length of 61.50m, a maximum beam of 11.90m, a gross tonnage of 1,300 tonnes and five decks.Cloud 9 has been designed by Sanlorenzo's technical and style departments, who have developed a superyacht with low, taut lines, characterised by long, continuous banded windows extending across all three decks which, by perceptively lengthening the lines, give the profile elegance and slenderness.The décor and furnishings of the interiors of the 62Steel Cloud 9 were entrusted to the creativity of Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini.The main saloon "Creating the interior design for this 62m was an exciting process. Our long-standing collaboration with the shipyard and our knowledge of the owner, for whom we had already designed a 46-metre in the past, allowed us to move into uncharted territory and create interiors with a distinctly contemporary feel, in collaboration with Margherita Casprini. Principle materials such as marble, stone and oak are combined with glass and leather, and made-in-Italy brand furniture coexists with custom furnishings designed by our studio. Working with high-level professionals, an important shipyard and an experienced owner is always a very rewarding experience," says Francesco Paszkowski.The owner's suiteThe main saloon is located on the main deck and shares its 90 square metres with the dining room, which seats up to sixteen. On the main deck there are also six cabins, five of which are guest cabins and a massage room, two with king-size beds and three twin cabins with single beds, ensuring comfort and privacy for all guests.The owner's suite relaxation areaThe owner’s suite is located on the upper deck. The spacious private area – 215 square metres – has a 180° panoramic view, a study, two bathrooms and a walk-in dressing room; the 140 sqm outdoor area in the bow has large sunbathing and relaxation areas and a swimming pool. The beach clubThe beach club, located at the sea level, has a private covered beach extending 92 square metres with relaxation areas, bar area, gym and hammam, plus another 40 square metres of folding terraces aft and to either side which offer guests the chance to enjoy the sea "au fil de l'eau" for swimming, diving and sunbathing, enhanced by the sparkling water.To completely free up space in the beach area, the 62Steel was designed with two garages with access through side openings, amidship, which contain the main 9-metre tender to starboard and the service tender and jet ski to port.With two units already sold and a third under construction, the second will be delivered in the autumn and the third is scheduled for delivery in early 2023.Sanlorenzo was founded in 1985 in Viareggio by yacht builder Gionvanni Jannetti. In 2005, Massimo Perrotti became the majority shareholder in the shipyard. Sanlorenzo builds yachts ranging from 28.60 to 62 metres in length. Credits: Guillaume Plisson/Sanlorenzo