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.

Could the Super Bowl bump the Miami boat show?

As National Football League cities prepare to bid for the 2015 and 2016 Super Bowls, local organizers have asked the Miami International Boat Show to consider moving the event from Presidents Day weekend to another weekend so Miami could host the game. That February weekend is one of three that NFL officials asked bidders for…more

Deal in Miami could bolster working waterfront

Years of battling over the future of a significant portion of the Miami River could be drawing to a close under a pact between activists and the city that would preserve the working waterway, while making it harder to build condominiums on its banks. If approved by the state and adopted by the city commission,…more


How experts view the post-recession industry

Marine executives share their acumen at Soundings Trade Only’s annual Miami roundtable The editors of Soundings Trade Only and experts representing various industry segments met prior to the opening of the Miami International Boat Show to discuss some of the pressing issues facing marine businesses today. Topics during the far-ranging 90-minute discussion ran the gamut…more


A bit of magic back in Miami

Attendance was down again, but some good sales numbers have manufacturers planning for the start of a slow recovery The 69th annual Miami International Boat Show was not without its challenges, but organizers and exhibitors alike say they were largely pleased with the results, as the industry slowly climbs out of the recession. “The biggest…more


Miami show attendance reported

Attendance at the 2010 Miami International Boat show was down slightly from the previous year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The NMMA says 91,415 people attended this year’s show, compared to 96,736 in 2009. That’s a 5.5 percent drop in attendance, which the association says is typical to what it’s been seeing across…more

Forum held on best use of advertising dollars

MIAMI BEACH – It used to be that companies looking to spend advertising dollars automatically went to print – newspapers or magazines – to spread the news about their products or programs. But these days, when many turn to the Internet to make buying decisions, that model may be changing. “The Great Media Debate: Where…more

Miami boat show roundup

As the industry gathered at the 69th annual Miami International Boat Show, Soundings Trade Only offered comprehensive coverage of the news, people and products at the show. For those who were busy at the show, below is a summary of links to the stories filed by the Trade Only Today team from Miami Beach. Look…more

Mercury’s ECO-Screen wins ‘green product’ award

MIAMI BEACH – Mercury Marine’s MercMonitor ECO-Screen was named West Marine’s Green Product of the Year this morning at the Miami International Boat Show. The ECO-Screen is a SmartCraft feature that helps maximize fuel efficiency. The award, presented by West Marine chairman and founder Randy Repass, was chosen for its eco-effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, applicability and innovation.…more

VIDEO: Trade Only roundtable in Miami

MIAMI BEACH – A cross section of industry leaders met Wednesday night for the annual Soundings Trade Only Editorial Roundtable prior to the opening of the Miami International Boat Show. Eight men representing the manufacturing, dealer, banking, accessories and electronics segments discussed some of the issues facing the industry. A recurring theme was the need…more

Miami show opens with high hopes

MIAMI BEACH – The 69th annual Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail Miami opens today and organizers are hopeful boat buyers will be out in full force. “I think we’re expecting a good show. I think we’re expecting more people than last year,” Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, told Soundings…more

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