Miami will spend as much as $16 million during the next year to upgrade the grounds outside the Miami Marine Stadium and host the Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key in early 2016.
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.
Carver Yachts will debut a new C43 Coupe at the Miami International Boat Show in February.
Pop icon Gloria Estefan blasted the non-profit group behind a project to restore the Miami Marine Stadium — just weeks after she had lent her name to the group’s plan to bring the Miami International Boat Show there in 2016 — saying she was kept in the dark about crucial and controversial details.
Despite some early wrenches in funding renovations at the Miami Marine Stadium, where the Miami International Boat Show announced it will be located in 2016 and 2017, some exhibitors have faith that the issues will be resolved in time for the show.
A collapsed deal that would have assigned ownership of the historic Miami Marine Stadium to a non-profit group won’t affect plans for the Miami International Boat Show to take place there in 2016 and 2017.
The Miami International Boat Show’s new location could mean an expansion of the show’s footprint in 2017, as well as a large in-water component of the show at Miami Marine Stadium.
Organizers of the Miami International Boat Show say bringing the show to the historic Miami Marine Stadium in 2016 and 2017 is a “win-win.”
The Miami International Boat Show is making its new home farther south on Biscayne Bay at the hurricane-battered, graffiti-tagged Miami Marine Stadium.
I was surprised by the number of rigid hull inflatable boats in the 20- to 40-foot range — both open and pilothouse versions — that were on display at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.
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.