MIAMI — Today is opening day of the Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, but on Wednesday I had a chance to check out new products from Yamaha, Raymarine and Bayliner.
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.
Thirteen marine products were honored today for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International at the 2014 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association honored Scott M. Lewit, president and founding partner of Structural Composites and Compsys, with the 2014 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award and recognized Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer with the Charles F. Chapman Award for his career spanning more than 40 years in the recreational boating industry.
MIAMI — Tuesday afternoon was a good time to be in Miami to witness the herculean effort of staging four venues that make up the massive boat shows set to open on Thursday.
Boating Writers International will host a panel discussion on Feb. 14 at the Miami International Boat Show to ask industry leaders to share their thoughts about how to make recreational boating more affordable and attractive.
Great Lakes Scuttlebutt and Marine Marketing Solutions will launch the first marine affiliate marketing network at the Feb. 13-17 Miami International Boat Show.
This year marks only the fifth anniversary of SureShade’s marine sunshade system at the Miami International Boat Show, but the company said the product will be featured on more than 30 boat models as standard equipment or a factory option.
Exhibitor optimism and demand for space raise hopes for a breakout boat show week.
A National Marine Manufacturers Association program designed to attract more international buyers to the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show has nearly quadrupled in reach this year from 2013.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association will launch Superyacht Lifestyle Miami, a new event in conjunction with the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, at the 2015 show.