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.
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 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.
Boaters have “a vested interest in protecting the nation’s waterways.”
Organizers of the Miami International Boat Show, which has faced an uphill battle in its quest to move from the Miami Beach Convention Center to the land and water around Miami Marine Stadium, sent out an “action alert” asking exhibitors to let lawmakers in the area know the show is “crucial” to the industry.
Miami-Dade county commissioners deferred a decision Tuesday to issue a permit for the Miami International Boat Show that is necessary for the in-water portion to move forward, punting the decision to Dec. 15.
Australian builder Riviera said its new 5400 Sport Yacht will make its world debut at the Feb. 11-15 Miami International Boat Show.
Exhibitors of the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show are invited to attend a webinar at 2 p.m. EST on Nov. 17 for an overview of the exhibitor kit and show information.
Miami International Boat Show organizers are assuring exhibitors that the latest negative news regarding the show’s move will in no way affect its scheduled Feb. 11-15 run.
The village of Key Biscayne is back in court in its attempt to stop the 2016 Miami International Boat Show from taking place at the Miami Marine Stadium grounds — an effort organizers say is futile since nothing will deter them from continuing plans for the boat show at the park on Presidents Day weekend.