Florida is the Sunshine State, Florida and boating go hand in hand, with the Atlantic coastline staying a strong favourite with the superyacht place because of its year round sunshine, pure waters and buzzing road cultures.
The well-known boating hearts of West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami are popular not only with superyacht owners and charter guests wanting to investigate all of that the Tri County area has to provide, but also with crew as a favourite refit destination, crew hangout, hiring port, and place for coast-side houses.
With the Americas season upon us once more, Boating Pages presents a guide to boating in South Florida, with suggestions and guidance for captains and crew living and working in the location.
When to visit with Florida aboard a boat
Florida is truly identifying as a boating destination as seeing boats from far and wide often stop by not once, but every six months as they transition between the European and Americas boating seasons.
The waterways are in fact occupied year round, yet, as well-known boat shows and many superyachts call the state home. The peak months boating are in full swing in Nov and October, when supporting and superyachts coast-side companies congregate for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and again in April and March for the Miami Boat Shows.
Southern Florida experiences a subtropical wet-and-dry climate, with exceptional dry and wet seasons. While boats are often summering in the Med, the Florida summer is hot and humid, often with day-to-day thunderstorms. When the current weather settles in late October, the boating establish usually returns to Florida again in the dry winter season.
Regardless, warm sunshine and cloudless heavens give the area an average yearly temperature of 28°C (82°F), which range from a mean low 24°C (75°F) in the winter months to 32°C (89°F) in the summer. The Atlantic Hurricane season is normally in force from first June to 30th Nov annually.
What things to see and do in South Florida
The water-centric nature of Southern Florida means that plenty of area’s, highlights and hotspots are located in, or only a rock’s throw away from the water.
Florida yacht and boat shows
Some of the calendar’s largest yacht and boat shows take place in Florida waters, bringing on striking superboats, considerable coast-side support companies and out-of-towners to the area through the wintertime.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show: October/November
Sailboat Show, St Petersburg Power &: December
Boats Miami Beach: February
Miami International Boat Show: February
Palm Beach International Boat Show: March
Suncoast Boat Show: April
Miami, the place to be!
Aside from the well known sights and sounds of South Beach of Ocean Drive along with the electrical draw, there is much more beyond for crew and charter guests alike to love on a break inside the city of Miami.
The surface water temperature in the Greater Miami area seldom drops below 21°C (70°F), so diving and watersports really are an excellent choice.
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