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.


Will Miami catch the wave?

Exhibitors at the marquee boat show can’t wait to greet consumers who seem ready to spend With many recent boat shows reporting upticks in attendance and leads, exhibitors and organizers of the Miami International Boat Show have every reason to think the 2011 event should meet or exceed expectations. “Leading into the boat show season,…more

A more hands-on approach for visitors

The Miami International Boat Show/Strictly Sail Miami is more than a boat show. It’s an experience, with attractions designed to educate, entice and excite. One of the most heralded new features is the Discover Boating Resource Center. It was tested at the Tampa (Fla.) Boat Show, and based on positive results there, show manager Cathy…more

Trade Only featured in two Miami boat show panels

Soundings Trade Only is participating in two panel discussions Feb. 18 at the Miami International Boat Show. Boating Writers International will present “The Future of Marine Journalism” at 8:30 a.m. in room B-115 of the Miami Beach Convention Center. The panel includes John Burnham, editorial director at and; Tim Cole, executive vice president…more

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

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