An aerial snapshot of the Collins Avenue event shows some of the estimated 800 boats that were on display at the Yachts Miami Beach show.

More buyers, fewer ‘tourists’

Organizers of February’s Yachts Miami Beach show say the crowds exceeded their expectations and exhibitors said the quality of attendees was strong.

Show Management has been producing the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show since 1976, when the company was founded.

New owner says shows will grow

People should not expect big changes in five of Florida’s largest boat and yacht shows despite the sale of their producer, Show Management, to London-based Informa.

In-water displays and views of the Miami skyline are two of the attractions the show can offer in its new venue on Virginia Key.

Fewer bugs, more people, higher sales

Based on lots of feedback, the National Marine Manufacturers Association says most of the rough spots in last year’s Miami International Boat Show were ironed out during the show’s second year at Virginia Key.

New proposals that fight for conservation and the rebuilding of fish stocks have been drawn up.

The tide is turning on angling equity

After years of generating incremental awareness but little movement, the recreational saltwater fishing industry today is uniquely positioned to affect change in saltwater fisheries management.

New owners plan continuity with Florida boat shows

People should not expect big changes to five of Florida’s largest boat and yacht shows organized by Show Management after the company’s sale to London-based Informa, which is among the largest yacht and boat show organizers in the world with the acquisition.

Show Management founder set to retire as CEO

Active Interest Media said company founder Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III is retiring as CEO of Show Management, although he will continue as non-executive chairman of the board of AIM.

The marine industry’s problem — and it’s a big one — is filling job opportunities, not creating them.

Workforce crisis: No easy answers

When marine dealers approached Matt Gruhn, president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, and said their biggest challenge was filling jobs, Gruhn sensed there was a crisis brewing.

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