MIAMI — Tuesday afternoon was a good time to be in Miami to witness the herculean effort of staging four venues that make up the massive boat shows set to open on Thursday.
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.
Boating Writers International will host a panel discussion on Feb. 14 at the Miami International Boat Show to ask industry leaders to share their thoughts about how to make recreational boating more affordable and attractive.
Great Lakes Scuttlebutt and Marine Marketing Solutions will launch the first marine affiliate marketing network at the Feb. 13-17 Miami International Boat Show.
This year marks only the fifth anniversary of SureShade’s marine sunshade system at the Miami International Boat Show, but the company said the product will be featured on more than 30 boat models as standard equipment or a factory option.
Exhibitor optimism and demand for space raise hopes for a breakout boat show week.
A National Marine Manufacturers Association program designed to attract more international buyers to the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show has nearly quadrupled in reach this year from 2013.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association will launch Superyacht Lifestyle Miami, a new event in conjunction with the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, at the 2015 show.
The 2013 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show generated an economic output of $597 million in Florida as a result of out-of-state purchases and expenditures at the show and it supported 6,592 full-time jobs, according to an economic impact analysis released by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show will be held Feb. 14-17 and organizers expect it to attract more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 companies worldwide to three locations.
As expected, Super Bowl L will be played in the San Francisco 49ers’ new $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium in 2016. The National Football League’s 32 owners voted for San Francisco — actually Santa Clara, a San Francisco suburb — over Miami Tuesday afternoon during their spring meeting in Boston, then voted for Houston over Miami…more