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.

Builders buoyed by Miami show results

Many builders are reporting positive results from the Miami International Boat Show, Strictly Sail Miami and the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, all of which ran Feb. 17-21. Here are some of their results: Marquis Yachts announced a record-setting Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show today. Confirmed contracts during the show include 15 yachts sold, including…more

GE survey shows industry seeing signs of recovery

According to survey results released today by GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance from the Miami International Boat Show, more than one-third of respondents (38 percent) expect sales to increase as much as 5 percent in 2011, and 54 percent said that the best time for dealers to increase inventory levels is now. “The marine industry…more

Miami attendance jumps 14 percent

Attendance was up 14 percent at the 2011 Miami International Boat Show, which closed Monday. The National Marine Manufacturers Association, which produces the show, reported 104,168 attendees this year, versus 91,415 in 2010. Strictly Sail Miami, however, was down 8 percent compared with 2009 – the last time it was held as a stand-alone show.…more

VIDEO: A minute in Miami

Couldn’t make it down to the Miami International Boat Show this year? No problem – Soundings Trade Only was there to take it all in for you. {flv}miami_timelapse{/flv} Click play to watch a video tour through the Miami Beach Convention Center and see the latest boats and engines on display. The Miami show and Strictly…more


MIAMI: Ranger Tugs builder launches new line

MIAMI – Fluid Motion, the designer and builder of Ranger Tugs, is at the Miami International Boat Show for the East Coast debut of Cutwater Boats, its new line. The first two boats in the lineup – the CW26 and CW28 – are trailerable and powered with a single Yanmar diesel. Designed by Fluid Motion…more

MIAMI: Innovation Award winners announced

Twelve marine products were honored today for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International at the 70th annual Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami. The Innovation Awards recognize products that best meet the following criteria: innovative distinction from other products being made; benefit to the marine industry and/or…more


MIAMI: NMMA president says ‘worst for boating is behind us’

MIAMI BEACH – The 70th annual Miami International Boat Show opened this morning on a high note, with expectations that the industry will see improvements in 2011 and that the dark days are behind it. “We have been here before and we have come out of it,” Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers…more

MIAMI: New Discover Boating campaign debuts

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The next phase of the Discover Boating campaign reaches out directly to boaters and asks them to get personally involved in growing boating. “Welcome to the Water” is an invitation from boaters to non-boaters to join them on the water and see what the boating lifestyle is all about. And once…more

MIAMI: GE Capital says it’s committed to the industry

MIAMI BEACH – Jeff Malehorn, president and CEO of GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance, didn’t mince words when talking about his company’s dedication to the marine industry. “Look at our actions,” he said. “We are completely committed. We’re putting our money where our mouth is and we’re completely committed to this industry.” Malehorn was part…more


MIAMI – VIDEO: Trade Only holds industry roundtable

MIAMI BEACH – Soundings Trade Only held its annual roundtable with industry leaders Wednesday prior to today’s opening of the Miami International Boat Show. The wide-ranging, nearly two-hour conversation included discussions of the danger of pricing the middle class out of boating, innovation in products versus the need to keep pricing under control, the proposed…more

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