MIAMI — The ink was barely dry on the last permit needed for the Miami International Boat Show to move to Virginia Key when NMMA president Thom Dammrich made it official at a packed meeting Thursday of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida.
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.
Construction of the Progressive Miami International Boat Show is underway and organizers are assuring exhibitors and visitors that it will be ready in time for its Feb. 11 opening.
The Miami International Boat Show received the federal approval needed to move ahead with plans to relocate to the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin despite fierce opposition from a neighboring village during every step of the way.
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida is hosting a Jan. 14 luncheon for members to provide updates on Yachts Miami Beach and the Progressive Miami International Boat Show — two separately owned and operated events.
The Miami International Boat Show cleared another big hurdle on Tuesday as the county commissioners voted to approve a permit necessary for the in-water portion of the show.
On the eve of Miami-Dade County leaders making a pivotal decision critical to the Miami International Boat Show, the Miami Herald issued an editorial recommending the show spend one year at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin and then find another venue.
Another Miami installation added its name to the growing list of those supporting the Miami International Boat Show’s move to the Miami Marine Stadium and surrounding area.
Miami-Dade County residents showed overwhelming support for holding the Miami International Boat Show in the community in a poll conducted last week, and more than half supported its move to Miami Marine Stadium and surrounding grounds despite opposition from elected officials at a neighboring village.
The fate of Virginia Key and the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin could be shaped by a new advisory body proposed by Miami commissioners.
A boating and fishing conservation group is taking aim at the leaders of Key Biscayne over their effort to thwart the Miami International Boat Show from moving to a new venue at the Miami Marine Stadium and surrounding area on Virginia Key.