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.
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.
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.
More than 50 supporters of the Miami International Boat Show attended a meeting Tuesday of Miami and Key Biscayne officials and organizers of the Miami International Boat Show as stakeholders tried to come to an agreement about moving the show to the Miami Marine Stadium Marine Park and Basin.
Miami commissioners and members of the Key Biscayne Village Council were scheduled to hold a key joint meeting this morning in the hopes of resolving a dispute over plans to host the Miami International Boat Show at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin.
Miami commissioners approved several key measures on Thursday that further paved the way for the Miami International Boat Show’s move to Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin in 2016.
The village of Key Biscayne hired a public relations firm in March to help “shape public opinion” about the Miami International Boat Show’s plan to relocate to the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin — the same firm that also handled public relations to secure the newly named Miami Tennis Open, a 14-day event that…more
Plans to move the Miami International Boat Show to Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin next year continue to face legal, political and logistical hurdles, but organizers and Miami’s mayor remain resolute in their message that the show will take place at the venue in February.
The Miami International Boat Show will cover 600,000 square feet of land at the Marine Stadium Park and Basin with open-air and air-conditioned structures and will use 20 to 25 percent of the basin in 2016 to accommodate more than 700 boats, including large boats, in the area where sea trials will be available.
Miami city commissioners voted unanimously on Thursday to reject an appeal by the village of Key Biscayne contesting a plan to develop the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin to host the Miami International Boat Show in 2016.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association is hosting an invitation-only webinar to give exhibitors detailed plans for the 2016 Miami International Boat Show and answer questions about the high-profile show amid political debates over revitalizing the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin to serve as the show’s new venue.