MIAMI — It was an epic undertaking.When the National Marine Manufacturers Association announced in 2015 that it was going to move the million-square-foot Progressive Miami International Boat Show from the Miami Beach Convention Center to an island that had nothing on it except a decrepit marine stadium that hadn’t been used in decades, many seemed…more
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.
A report on the 2016 Miami International Boat Show’s transportation plan said 80 percent of visitors traveled to the show without their cars and Miami commissioners say that’s proof Miami residents can change the culture of using cars to get everywhere.
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.
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.