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The Best of the 2023 Palm Beach Boat Show

Sarah Nadler | March 28, 2023

Discover the incredible events that took place at this year’s Palm Beach Boat Show.

With another successful Palm Beach Boat Show on the books, it’s time to reminisce not only on the industry’s most impressive boats and yachts that were on display but also on some of the incredible exclusive events that took place at the show. We’re proud to highlight these events, with a special thanks to some of our partners who co-hosted a number of them with us.

Denison + ALBA Palm Beach Hospitality Lounge & Exclusive Event Aboard M/Y ROMEO FOXTROT

ALBA Palm Beach partnered with Denison Yachting to offer a hospitality lounge during the Palm Beach Boat Show for brokers, clients, and staff. Just a short walk from the show at the beautiful ALBA sales gallery, the lounge was open all day, every day of the show, offering the perfect respite from the Florida heat, and the perfect place to bring clients for meetings and refreshments away from (but nearby) the show. There were “complimentary hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks, wines, champagne, and coffee, along with comfortable seating and additional spaces to discuss business as needed.” Kit Denison utilized this space over multiple days, reserving the conference room to hold important meetings with clients.

At the lounge, Penfolds served up their very best wine with lite bites throughout all four days of the show. ALBA held cocktail hours at the hospitality lounge both on Thursday and Friday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm, as well as an elegant cocktail event on Saturday night aboard Denison’s luxury charter yacht ROMEO FOXTROT. ALBA’s clients were lucky enough to come aboard this incredible yacht for charter and sample just how special a luxury vacation aboard ROMEO FOXTROT can be.

SuperyachtOne Event Aboard M/Y EMOCEAN

SuperyachtOne Event Aboard M/Y EMOCEAN with Alex G. Clarke

On the first night of the Palm Beach Boat Show, SuperyachtOne hosted an exclusive event aboard Denison’s M/Y EMOCEAN, listed with Denison superyacht broker Alex G. Clarke, offering clients a bespoke experience tasting three luxury tequilas by Clase Azul México. The welcome cocktail was a Palomilla with Clase Azul Tequila Plata, and the guided tasting included three of the brand’s icons: Clase Azul Tequila Reposado, Clase Azul Tequila Gold, and Clase Azul Tequila Añejo.

Ottaviano Iacono, the founder of SuperyachtOne, commented: “SuperyachtOne was delighted to collaborate once again with Denison Yachting at the by-invitation-only Blue Carpet Soirée. The overall excitement and warm welcome made this initiative a genuine success for all guests aboard M/Y EMOCEAN. A special thanks to Alex Clarke for his professionalism.”

Alex G. Clarke also expressed his gratitude: “Marisa and Ottaviano of SuperyachtOne are not only close friends but they always put on a world-class event. Clase Azul Tequila offered up a fantastic tasting of their portfolio of exquisite tequilas and a special thank you to Nani Mas of Port Tarraco in Tarragona Spain for sponsoring the event. A truly wonderful evening and I think it’s safe to say we definitely enjoyed having the best view in the show from the sundeck of EMOCEAN, one of the finest yachts for sale at this year’s 2023 Palm Beach Boat Show.”

Worth Magazine Event Aboard M/Y NORTH COAST

Worth Magazine Event Aboard M/Y NORTH COAST at Palm Beach Boat Show 2023

Denison was proud to connect with Worth magazine for an exclusive event aboard Denison’s M/Y North Coast 120 to “celebrate yachting in Palm Beach style.” The magazine hosted its elite clients and partners, whose displays included luxury watches by Jaeger-LeCoultre, fine jewelry by Lisa Nik, and custom S’well bottles from Bermuda Tourism Authority–in addition to the impressive Denison Yachting superyacht on display, listed with Denison yacht broker Peter Quintal, where the event was held.

Greg P. Licciardi, Vice President of Partnerships at Worth, shared his delight regarding the success of the gathering: “Our event embodied Worth‘s core DNA of celebrating the luxury lifestyle through special experiences that are priceless and extend far beyond our audience’s wealth. Our event was more than fantastic delivering a joyous experience for 50 select guests on a beautiful 120-foot North Coast yacht with great music and delicious spirits and canapes served! There was a clear synergy between Denison Yachting, Worth magazine, and our event partners Bermuda Tourism, Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, Wilmington Trust, and Lisa Nik fine jewelry.”

Jill Dill, Assistant Director of Business Development and Partnerships at Bermuda Tourism Authority, also reported a positive outcome: “It was a pleasure to highlight Bermuda’s beauty, luxury, and elegant charm with such esteemed guests at the Palm Beach Boat Show event. Partnering with Denison Yachting and Worth magazine proved to be the perfect way to reacquaint with longtime friends and introduce ourselves to new ones!”

“Here at Denison, our unique approach to partnerships has proven successful time and again, thanks in part to a shared goal among our partners of elevating the client experience. When we work with like-minded companies such as Worth Magazine, everyone benefits from the incredible events we curate together. We look forward to working with our friends at Worth Magazine again soon,” said Brand Partnerships Manager Jennifer Welker Peacock.

Steel Grove Family Office Event at the Denison Booth

Patrick Hopkins event at the Denison booth

Steel Grove Family Office put together an impressive event at the Denison booth on Friday night with the help of Denison yacht broker Patrick Hopkins and broker assistant Morgan Sandoval. The cocktail event was held from 6 pm to 8 pm and featured drinks, a mouth-watering charcuterie board, and an elegant atmosphere.

Patrick commented: “Boat shows have always been an incredible way to bring people together. Steve Sansom of Steel Grove Family Office hosted a fantastic event where we had the opportunity to introduce potential sales and charter to his clients at one of my favorite boat shows–Palm Beach. “

Sport Fishing Championship (SFC) Breakfast Network Event at the Denison Booth

Denison Yachting Booth at the Palm Beach Boat Show 2023

On Friday morning, the Sport Fishing Championship (SFC) organized a big breakfast laid out at the Denison booth at the Palm Beach Boat Show. The breakfast network event was organized to foster relationships between SFC and Denison Yachting, our brokers, and our contacts. Held from 8:30 am to 10 am, attendees were able to “network and establish relationships with the SFC brand and create synergies with ONEW and Denison for the SFC season.” It was the perfect time to meet and brainstorm before another jam-packed day at the boat show.

FRANK Magazine Issue 5 Launch Party at the Denison Booth

FRANK Magazine Issue 5 Launch Party at the Denison Booth

On Saturday night, we were proud to hold the FRANK Magazine Issue 5 launch party at the Denison booth. The exclusive dock party included live music, specialty cocktails, a magician, and, as always, a whole lot of pizza.

FRANK yachting magazine is a lifestyle publication that covers topics that speak to today’s yachting and boating enthusiasts, ranging from yachting location-based pieces to historical and artistic stories—and beyond. We are excited to release the fifth issue of this unique publication, filled with stories about massive center consoles, charter adventures, historic race cars, diving in remote islands, and so much more.

Denison Brand Partnerships Manager Jennifer Welker Peacock, who is responsible for securing all the ad space in FRANK magazine, was pleased with the results. “We were so happy to have many of our FRANK magazine advertisers attend Saturday’s issue 5 launch party on the docks. FRANK just keeps getting better and better and we couldn’t do it without their support.”

“It was so great to see everyone at the FRANK 5 launch party at the Palm Beach International Boat Show this year,” said FRANK editor Bill Springer. “We love being able to share all our stories in print and online. But we love interacting in person with our clients, customers, family, and friends in person even more! And we can’t wait to show you all what we have lined up to run in the next edition! Stay tuned.”

Denison is proud to have welcomed our guests onboard some of the most impressive yachts on display at the 2023 Palm Beach Boat Show, as well as at all our events. We’ll see you next year!