Boat Shows

Shows are perhaps the premier staging site for selling and buying boats. Builders from across the country and around the world deliver their best and newest boats, electronic equipment, engines and supplies to a prime location so boaters can see, inspect and perhaps make a deal to buy them. Whether the location is a glamorous site such as Miami Beach or a small, local venue, shows are where builders and consumers connect.

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show spreads across six locations, but the Bahia Mar is the main venue.

Developer drops Bahia Mar upgrade

The development company that holds the lease on the Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center — the main venue of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show — has withdrawn its application to redevelop the property, with partner Jimmy Tate saying that after recent events the project “is no longer economically viable for us.”

Organizers of the Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key are adding docks for the expanding in-water portion of the event. The show also will add triangles at intersections to help traffic flow better.

NMMA will boost use of water taxis at Miami show

The Progressive Miami International Boat Show is increasing the number of water taxis taking show visitors to and from Virginia Key by more than 47 percent next year in an effort to ease long lines and meet the high demand for water transportation.

IBEX touts sold-out exhibit halls for 2016 show

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference said it will offer thousands of the newest products and innovations over three floors and two sold-out exhibit halls at the Oct. 4-6 show at the Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center.

Newport show names 2016 sponsors

The Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show, have announced its sponsorship program for this year’s show.

ICAST 2016: Marine Accessories Pavilion draws large crowds

ORLANDO, Fla. — Exhibitors at the new NMMA Marine Accessories Pavilion fielded a consistent flow of business activity on the first day of ICAST as they signed purchase orders, met new customers and networked with potential business partners on Wednesday.

Johnson Outdoors captured the overall Best of Show award at ICAST for its Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor. Company employees are shown at the Chairman's Industry Awards Reception.

ICAST 2016: Exhibitors receive new-product awards

ORLANDO, Fla. — ICAST organizers handed out two dozen Best of Show awards Wednesday night as the world’s largest sportfishing show wrapped up day three of the four-day event at the Orange County Convention Center.

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