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.

Exhibitors upbeat with Miami show results

MIAMI BEACH — Docks were crowded Feb. 14-18 at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach and venues were jammed at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail as participants reported upbeat crowds and serious buyers. “We’re doing great,” Viking Yachts spokesman Pete Frederiksen said Saturday on the docks at the…more

MIAMI: Sail industry reports 10 percent sales gain

MIAMI BEACH — The sailboat industry is tracking on par with the powerboat segment with wholesale shipments up about 10 percent in 2012. “For the first time in five years the sailboat industry was up, and it was up by 10 percent in 2012,” said Bonnier Group publisher Sally Helme, who addressed the state of…more

MIAMI: Tune in to

MIAMI BEACH — Today marks another first for the Yacht & Brokerage Show: the first live streaming broadcast from the show, beginning at 2 p.m. Boat Show Radio Network, presented by the AIM Marine Group, will be streamed online at today and Saturday. Each broadcast will begin at 2 p.m. and last until about…more

MIAMI: NMMA honors Marine Concepts CEO

MIAMI BEACH — Marine Concepts owner and CEO Bob Long received the 2013 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award today at the National Marine Manufacturers Association state of the Industry Breakfast, which opens the Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail. Marine Concepts president Matt Chambers presented the award for “outstanding contributions to the sport…more

MIAMI: Show opens with annual Industry Breakfast

Grow Boating plans to host a fundraiser prior to next year’s Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show to raise money for the Grow Boating PAC. That’s according to Michele Goldsmith, marketing and sales manager for Mastervolt, Marinco and Actuant Corp., who spoke at the National Marine Manufacturers Association industry breakfast at the opening today of…more

MIAMI: NMMA honors West Marine executives

MIAMI BEACH — The National Marine Manufacturers Association gave West Marine founder Randy Repass and former West Marine CEO Geoff Eisenberg the Charles F. Chapman Award today at the Miami International Boat Show. Michele Goldsmith, marketing and sales manager for Marinco, Mastervolt and Actuant Corp. in addition to sitting on the NMMA’s board, presented the…more

MIAMI VIDEO: Joystick steering options are everywhere

MIAMI BEACH — Joystick steering dominates the docks this year at the Miami International Boat Show, which opened this morning and runs through Feb. 18. Flags, fliers, banners and posters identifying the technologies from Volvo Penta, Mercury, Yamaha, Teleflex and others greeted me at every turn at the Marriott on Biscayne Bay’s Sea Isle Marina.…more

MIAMI: GE Capital economist preaches ‘positive momentum’

The theme of the Industry Leadership Conference on Wednesday at the Miami International Boat Show was “A New Spirit in the Market,” and Rob Podorefsky, the managing director of GE Capital’s Interest Rate Management Group, provided enough good news to give that spirit a boost. “For the foreseeable future, we’re good to go for a…more

Crowds get ready to gather for Miami shows

The largest Yacht & Brokerage Show and the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show open Thursday. The concurrent shows will run in the heart of Miami Beach until Monday. The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, and the Yacht & Brokerage Show, owned by Show Management,…more

Concept Boats will showcase stick-figure sculptor in Miami

The recession in 2008 led Scott Gerber from a career building luxury yachts into a career as a stick-figure sculptor. Three years ago, Gerber sought to find a new outlet for his energies and some spare boatbuilding materials and decided to create a metal sculpture. He dubbed it the “Tube Dude” and placed it on…more

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