Reports from The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach echoed those from the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show — the industry is clearly on the mend.
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.
NMMA says spirits were high and some of its Miami exhibitors had their best show results in a decade
The mood at the Miami International Boat Show was upbeat and the economic and sales projections of speakers at industry events during the February show reflected that.
The NMMA said attendance was down 6 percent at the 2014 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, which wrapped up Feb. 17 after five days of meetings, new product introductions and sales across the show’s three locations.
MIAMI — Marine maintenance management system provider Vessel Vanguard used the Miami International Boat Show as a platform to announce the launch of a new extended-warranty program for new and used boats.
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MIAMI — Boat and engine companies packed opening day of the Miami International Boat Show with press conferences announcing new products. I ended up covering the introduction of five boats in five hours — models from Regulator, Boston Whaler, Contender, Chris-Craft and Scout.
MIAMI — Larson Boat Group debuted a 20-foot Striper center console at the Miami International Boat Show Thursday and showed its Escape 25 luxury pontoon boat, introduced just two weeks earlier at the Minneapolis Boat Show.
MIAMI — The Ferretti Group continues to tap the Americas for growth with its largest presence to date at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach.
MIAMI — The Italian builder Azimut Benetti Group stressed the importance of the Americas to company growth at a press luncheon Thursday.