Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show: Highlights you Can’t-Miss

The 2018 Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show is happening now through February 19th in sites at Virginia Key in Miami and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Approximately 100,000 visitors are expected to attend the five-day event to check out thousands of featured boats, yachts, and marine accessories. In exchange, the city should expect hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact.

Attendees will also sharpen their sailing skills in the dozens of seminars taught by certified professionals, and enjoy the vast variety of catering options, including several local restaurants. All of these exhibits and activities take place in an area that spans nearly one million square feet over land and sea. It took construction crews ten weeks from December to February to assemble and prepare the seven-enormous air-conditioned tents and four miles worth of temporary docks.

Here’s an overview of what experienced sailors and landlubbers alike can experience during the Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show:

Here Comes The Sun, from Amels, the Dutch yacht builder, is making its worldwide debut. At 272-feet, the enormous vessel will occupy the show’s prevalent dock.

Amels’ 272-foot “HERE COMES THE SUN” Is the Largest Yacht at the Miami Yacht Show

A sailing event will feature more than 70 sailboats at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin as part of the Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key.

Buy tickets for both shows
This year, attendees are allowed to purchase entrance to both the Miami International Boat Show at Miami’s Virginia Key and the Miami Yacht Show in Miami Beach thanks to a new ticket partnership. Tickets cost $50 a day to go to both shows or $25 for individual tickets in the last days of the exhibition.

The VIP Experience
Both shows have VIP experiences with tickets selling at $125 for one day of admission at the Miami International Boat Show (which includes complimentary food drinks, entertainment and access to an air-conditioned lounge). At the Miami Yacht Show, VIPs pay $150 per day to get access to private yacht tours and a shuttle service to Watches & Wonders Miami.

Dining options
Great Performance, a New York-based catering company returned as the official provider of food and beverage to Miami International Boat Show; the company has partnerships with local food trucks for the event including The Knife Steakhouse, Latin Café, Killer Melts, Moty’s, and more.

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New plans for Missoni Baia adds more than 100 units to the building

The company 700 Edgewater Development LLC tied to developer Vlad Doronin, owner of the Miami-based development company OKO Group, filed new plans for the Missoni Baia, the project at 777 NE 26th Terrace in East Edgewater.

The formal request includes some design modifications as well as changes in the units, modifying the initial plan to build a 146-unit tower with about 771,000 square feet to 249 units with 838,000 square feet. The parking spaces also changed from 323 to 399 parking spaces. “Shifting market conditions and an increase in demand for smaller units,” was the reason for the request.

Missoni’s new fifty-seven story waterfront tower is on pace to be completed in the fall of 2020, and units are selling fast. The building, designed by Asymptote Architecture, is soon to become an attractive and easily recognizable feature of the Miami skyline.

The condominiums showcase modern, elegant design. Residents will have the chance to live in apartments adorned with Missoni Home furniture and decorations. Each unit provides stunning views of downtown Miami, the bay, Miami Beach, or the Atlantic Ocean.

The new building will include amenities such as a lounge with a pool overlooking the bay, a media room, and a private dining and party room for residents. Children would be able to play in the indoor playroom or the outdoor pool area with children’s water features, and health-conscious residents will appreciate the gym overlooking the bay, as well as the Olympic-sized lap pool and tennis court.

All of these public spaces and amenities will showcase Missoni’s signature bold and colorful design. These areas will be furnished with the Missoni Home furniture collection and decorated with Missoni’s vibrant fabrics and artwork.

Buyers from across the US and beyond the hemisphere are purchasing new homes in the condominium tower. Missoni Baia will contain 249 units ranging from 776-square-foot one-bedrooms to a $25 million 9,000-square-foot penthouse with a 4,000-square-foot terrace.

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Jungle Island Reopening Soon with New Attractions

Jungle Island is set to reopen this spring with a pivot from the original plan, according to sources from the Miami Herald. ESJ Capital Partners purchased Jungle Island last April, hoping to upgrade the Watson Island theme park with a lazy river, zip lines overlooking Miami Beach and downtown, new animal exhibits, children’s rides, and a private beach club.

However, they experienced construction setbacks when Hurricane Irma ravaged Florida in September. The park has been closed since then and is scheduled to reopen in late spring with a few new attractions that will unveil between the park’s late spring reopening and late summer. The first phase of construction on this 18.5-acre property is expected to cost $16 million.

Visitors to the updated park can experience several exciting new attractions, including a children’s play area, an indoor trampoline park, a new beach restaurant, and a skydiving wind tunnel. However, the schedule for when each feature will be opened has not been determined. According to the Herald, all other attractions are on track with delivery scheduled for 2019, including: Jungle Island’s zip lines, the lagoon, and a lazy river.

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Vanguard Clients Stayed Put During Wild Market Swings

One of the most common critiques of index funds could be much ado about nothing.

Amid concerns that passive index fund investors would sell out of their positions at the first sign of a correction, clients at Valley Forge, Pa.-based Vanguard showed little response to the stock market volatility of the past few weeks.

In an analysis sampled from 8 million U.S. investor households including both individual investors and 401(k) participants, the index investing powerhouse found that 97 percent of households did not trade at all.

Even on the most volatile days, trading rarely exceeds one percent of all households, said Vanguard.

Remarkably, Vanguard’s clients have controlled their investment behaviors through market volatility despite the company’s hands-off approach.

In 2015, Vanguard launched a hybrid roboadvisor, Personal Advisor Services, which has become the largest digital advice provider in the world with $101 billion in client assets as of Dec.

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