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.

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

Winter boat show roundup

The 30th annual Charleston Boat Show will be held Jan. 22-24 at the North Charleston Convention Center. The event is the area’s biggest boat show and features the latest models, many offered at discount prices, organizers say. Exhibitors will display an extensive collection of marine and fishing products, including fishing accessories, marine electronics, boat lifts,…more

Winter boat show preview

The 56th annual St. Louis Boat & Sportshow returns Feb. 10-14 to America’s Center and Edward Jones Dome. This year’s show will include hundreds of exhibitors displaying the latest in boats, marine accessories and outdoor fishing and hunting travel destinations at some of the best deals of the year. “The St. Louis Boat & Sportshow…more

Blogs, social networking are musts for journalists

FORT LAUDERDALE – Social media aren’t just for socializing. They’re also avenues for buying and selling product, and monetizing information — turning stories into dollars. Today’s journalists need to understand how to use these new media to their advantage. That was the message this morning in a panel discussion about social media – blogs, Twitter,…more

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