The National Marine Manufacturers Association is anticipating a 40 percent increase in the size of the on-water display at the Progressive Miami International Boat Show, set for Feb. 16-20 on Key Biscayne — the second year at the show’s new location.
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.
For the first time, the National Marine Manufacturers Association secured a music license with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for its Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, allowing exhibitors to play music in their booths.
The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show launched a hotel marketing campaign targeting attendees and rooms are expected to book fast.
The Progressive Miami International Boat Show won a key battle in its long-running legal dispute with Key Biscayne on Wednesday when Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal upheld a state environmental permit allowing the construction of a massive temporary marina at Virginia Key.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association said it rebranded its All-Industry Breakfast during the Progressive Miami International Boat Show to the Innovation Breakfast.
The Miami International Boat Show is releasing more details to upgrades planned for 2017, including a new yacht and “VIP experience,” an expanded in-water section, and beefed up transportation.
The Progressive Miami International Boat Show is buying additional docks to expand its in-water presence in 2017, as well as beefing up public transportation to and from the show site in an effort to ease long lines. The event is scheduled for Feb. 16-20 at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin.
The Progressive Miami International Boat Show is increasing the number of water taxis taking show visitors to and from Virginia Key by more than 47 percent next year in an effort to ease long lines and meet the high demand for water transportation.
A Miami judge is allowing a lawsuit challenging the city’s $24 million event space on Virginia Key — created in part to host the Miami International Boat Show — to continue.
Major boat companies continue to push out fish-and-cruise center consoles, fueling an already hot market.