The ink was barely dry on the last permit needed for the Miami International Boat Show to move to Virginia Key when NMMA president Thom Dammrich made it official at a packed Jan. 14 meeting of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida: “The show is happening,” his slide show said in big, bold letters.
MIAMI — The ink was barely dry on the last permit needed for the Miami International Boat Show to move to Virginia Key when NMMA president Thom Dammrich made it official at a packed meeting Thursday of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida.
The planned move of the Miami International Boat Show from the Miami Beach Convention Center to Virginia Key has raised some questions about whether Yachts Miami Beach, formerly the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, will be moving, as well.
The prognosis for this winter’s “Super El Niño” is that it offers a mixed bag for boating — maybe some good things, possibly some bad — but we’ll have to wait and see because the weather is fickle. It doesn’t always do what we think it will.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach has a new name. It is Yachts Miami Beach. The show will be held where it always has been, on Miami Beach’s Indian Creek Waterway and Collins Avenue (between 41st and 54th streets in 2016).
Westrec Marinas has begun to manage two facilities on Florida’s west coast that investors recently purchased, the marina operator/owner said at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
With the post-recession market for South Florida marinas heating up, real estate appraiser Walter Duke is counseling marina owners to look carefully at the future.
A marina is not just a place to store your boat these days. It’s a destination, which means restaurants, shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions — if not on-site, then close by. It also means modern docks, superyacht-size electrical hookups, pools, a captains’ lounge and, for sure, Wi-Fi.
Working at his laptop, Mehmet Bayraktar is quiet and unassuming until he is asked to talk about his Island Gardens/Deep Harbour project in Miami. Then he becomes animated.
The mood was buoyant, the days were sunny (if a bit too warm), and sales were hot — blisteringly so — at the 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.