The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach are expected to attract more than 110,000 visitors from around the world and bring big business to Florida and the recreational boating industry. This year’s shows, which run concurrently Feb. 14-18 in Miami Beach, have added buzz in light…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.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association is partnering with the U.S. Department of Commerce to bring more international buyers to the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, which takes place Feb. 14-18. The Miami boat show was chosen to be part of the department’s International Buyer Program Select, which was created to connect international business-to-business buyers…more
Tensions are mounting among South Florida tourism leaders as they wrestle with the potential problem of accommodating two major events in February 2016. South Florida leadership could field a divided team for the National Football League’s 50th Super Bowl if it can’t resolve a potential conflict with the Miami International Boat Show. A recent planning…more
South Florida is preparing a bid for the 2016 Super Bowl, but a potential tourism conflict looms because the National Football League could move the game to Presidents Day weekend, when the five-day Miami International Boat Show has been held since the 1940s. Local tourism officials previously have declined to pursue a Super Bowl if…more
Exhibitors at the mega-show reported eager buyers ready to sit down and talk turkey about their next boat purchase A rebounding economy, consumers eager to buy and perfect weather teamed up to make the 2012 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail a success, organizers and exhibitors say. “People really seemed to have…more
The 2012 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail attracted 100,917 visitors from around the world – down 3 percent from 2011, when 102,374 attended the five-day show, which ended Monday. Similar to what the industry has been seeing at boat shows across the country, the National Marine Manufacturers Association is hearing reports…more
MIAMI – They just kept coming. One after the other, boatbuilders held press conferences Thursday introducing their vessels. It was quite a change from the last few years in which new-boat announcements were scarce or most of the boats being introduced were current hulls with deck, cabin or helm design changes. And a noticeable increase…more
The Soundings Trade Only team hit the ground running as the Miami International Boat Show opened Thursday. Here’s a look at some of the happenings. Click play to view scenes from the 2012 show.
MIAMI – Fifteen marine products were honored today for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International at the 71st annual Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail. Thirteen companies took home 2012 Innovation Award honors and two others received honorable mention during the NMMA’s State of the Recreational…more
MIAMI – The 71st annual Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show opened this morning, and signs point to a strong event, organizers said. The early winter boat shows, so far, have seen “a lot of positive signs and positive indicators” that the consumer coming out to the shows is “highly qualified,” Thom Dammrich, president of…more