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.


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

Winter boat show roundup

Boating Writers International will present, “Boating at a Crossroads: How to Live Long and Prosper,” during its annual general members meeting at 8 a.m. Feb. 12 during the Miami International Boat Show. Bill Sisson, editor-in-chief of Soundings Trade Only, is one of four panelists for the discussion. Others include Matt Gruhn, editor in chief of…more

Miami show events roundup

West Marine, the country’s largest retailer of boating supplies and accessories, will announce the winner of its first annual Green Product of the Year contest, and present a selection of innovative new products for 2010 at 10:15 a.m. Feb. 11 at the West Marine booth at the Miami International Boat Show. As part of West…more


Is a Miami bounce in the cards?

Upswing in consumer confidence has some exhibitors modestly optimistic Heading into the Miami International Boat Show – the largest of the U.S. winter shows – exhibitors are generally optimistic. No one expects to set records, but with consumer confidence up and a general feeling the economy is rebounding, many think the show will surpass 2009…more

Winter boat show roundup

Water Missions International will be on site at the 30th annual Charleston Boat Show to answer questions about its current relief efforts in Haiti. “We will have a water purification unit on display at the boat show so people can see how the systems work. If they so choose, guests at the boat show may…more

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