A deal between the city of Miami and a neighboring village that would have ended a legal dispute over the Miami Marine Stadium and its surrounding area — and a drawn-out fight over holding the Miami International Boat Show at the site — has fallen through.
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 settlement agreement proposed by the city of Miami and the village of Key Biscayne that would end a dispute over the Miami Marine Stadium Marine Park will not thwart the Progressive Miami International Boat Show from taking place there in 2016.
An environmental protest to oppose the Miami International Boat Show — which organizers said would draw thousands of people to Virginia Key — wound up with only a few dozen people showing up to wave banners.
Despite hurdles along the way, all cylinders are firing with six months to go until the Progressive Miami International Boat Show stages its 75th production in a new venue Feb. 11-15. The village of Key Biscayne is still fighting plans to hold the show at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin — filing lawsuits…more
The manager of the Miami International Boat Show and the city’s mayor say they’re confident the legal controversy surrounding the new venue will be resolved before the scheduled start of the show in February.
The Monica Burguera Foundation said the Progressive Miami International Boat Show will sponsor its sixth annual Fishing and Spearfishing for Boating Safety Tournament Aug. 8 at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club.
The Miami International Boat Show is moving ahead on time and on budget, and attendees and exhibitors are expressing confidence that the show will move forward as planned in its new location at Miami Marine Stadium.
Key Biscayne filed a third lawsuit looking to stop the Miami International Boat Show from coming to the Miami Marine Stadium, seeking to stop development of a park that is currently under construction in preparation for the 2016 show.
City of Miami workers illegally removed mangroves from 300 feet of shoreline for the relocation of the Miami International Boat Show, giving ammunition to critics of the move to an area they say is too environmentally sensitive for the event.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced this week that the 2016 Miami International Boat Show has been selected for its International Buyer Program — the only boat show selected among 23 trade shows for next year.