Miami International Boat Show

The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, held annually in February, is Florida's largest annual event. It takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina and Strictly Sail® at Miamarina at Bayside and features more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from all over the globe.

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Rise of RIBs

I was surprised by the number of rigid hull inflatable boats in the 20- to 40-foot range — both open and pilothouse versions — that were on display at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

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Five Boats in Five Hours

Boat and engine companies packed opening day of the Miami International Boat Show with press conferences announcing new products. I ended up covering the introduction of five boats in five hours — models from Regulator, Boston Whaler, Contender, Chris-Craft and Scout.

Affordable boats were clearly marked at the convention center.

New products and a new spirit

On the docks with Chris Landry The Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach were the busiest, most upbeat shows post-recession, in my view. You could feel the momentum building as the new boats rolled out. And there were lots of new boats — from such builders as Riviera,…more

The number of new boats at the Yacth & Brokerage Show was up 54 percent, led by models under 79 feet.

Cruiser segment begins to stir

Reports from The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach echoed those from the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show — the industry is clearly on the mend.

Miami International Boat Show exhibitors say the number of serious buyers was up at the Sea Island Marina in-water display and the show's other venues.

The return of confidence

NMMA says spirits were high and some of its Miami exhibitors had their best show results in a decade

Things ‘going in the right direction’

The mood at the Miami International Boat Show was upbeat and the economic and sales projections of speakers at industry events during the February show reflected that.

Miami show reports drop in attendance

The NMMA said attendance was down 6 percent at the 2014 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, which wrapped up Feb. 17 after five days of meetings, new product introductions and sales across the show’s three locations.

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MIAMI 2014 VIDEO: Whirlwind tour of five boat introductions

MIAMI — Boat and engine companies packed opening day of the Miami International Boat Show with press conferences announcing new products. I ended up covering the introduction of five boats in five hours — models from Regulator, Boston Whaler, Contender, Chris-Craft and Scout.

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