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.
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.
A Miami judge is allowing a lawsuit challenging the city’s $24 million event space on Virginia Key — created in part to host the Miami International Boat Show — to continue.
Major boat companies continue to push out fish-and-cruise center consoles, fueling an already hot market.
MIAMI — It was an epic undertaking.When the National Marine Manufacturers Association announced in 2015 that it was going to move the million-square-foot Progressive Miami International Boat Show from the Miami Beach Convention Center to an island that had nothing on it except a decrepit marine stadium that hadn’t been used in decades, many seemed…more
A report on the 2016 Miami International Boat Show’s transportation plan said 80 percent of visitors traveled to the show without their cars and Miami commissioners say that’s proof Miami residents can change the culture of using cars to get everywhere.
Organizers of the Miami International Boat Show said they added more boats larger than 40 feet this year at the show’s new location on Virginia Key, which has a deepwater basin.
The Miami International Boat Show’s water taxi service to and from the show was so successful that local officials are discussing exploration of a public water transit system.
The 2016 Miami International Boat Show, which concluded Feb. 15, hosted its largest delegation ever of Colombian government officials and industry leaders — more than 40 people, including business owners and buyers, who sought to promote their country’s emerging and growing nautical tourism.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association said attendance was up 4 percent to 100,279 at the Progressive Miami International Boat Show in its first year at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin on Virginia Key.
MIAMI — One popular topic on the docks at this year’s Miami International Boat Show was the addition of convenient sea trials, which offered a huge variety of product tests for serious potential buyers.