Organizers of the Miami International Boat Show said they added more boats larger than 40 feet this year at the show’s new location on Virginia Key, which has a deepwater basin.
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 Miami International Boat Show’s water taxi service to and from the show was so successful that local officials are discussing exploration of a public water transit system.
The 2016 Miami International Boat Show, which concluded Feb. 15, hosted its largest delegation ever of Colombian government officials and industry leaders — more than 40 people, including business owners and buyers, who sought to promote their country’s emerging and growing nautical tourism.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association said attendance was up 4 percent to 100,279 at the Progressive Miami International Boat Show in its first year at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin on Virginia Key.
MIAMI — One popular topic on the docks at this year’s Miami International Boat Show was the addition of convenient sea trials, which offered a huge variety of product tests for serious potential buyers.
MIAMI — Brunswick Corp. debuted the all-new Harris pontoon V series at the Miami International Boat Show, a new center console fiberglass pontoon boat that is designed to appeal to high-end buyers.
MIAMI — MasterCraft has enjoyed a long history since 1968, but 2015 was a noteworthy year.
MIAMI — FLIR Systems was touting many uses for its thermal-imaging technology, including aiding Watertown, Mass., police in the capture of the Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
MIAMI — Seakeeper has created a devout and growing following with its stabilization gyros, which are now available for boats as small as 30 feet, a fact that won’t surprise anyone who has experienced one in action.
MIAMI — For the last few years marine electronics companies have focused on giving boaters more accurate views of the water column and ocean floor with advances in sonar technology. Now these companies have begun to pump out products that improve user visibility above the water — in daylight and at night.