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.

Scotia 44 set to debut in Miami

Snyder’s Shipyard and Maple Marine Design Group announced a joint venture to build the Scotia 44. The Scotia 44 has completed sea trials and is ready to debut Feb. 16-20 at the 2012 Miami Strictly Sail Show. Built by Snyder’s Shipyard in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and designed by Maple Marine, the boat is a twin-diesel,…more

NMMA seeks Innovation Awards entries for Miami

Entries are being accepted for the 2012 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Innovation Awards, the National Marine Manufacturers Association announced. The awards presentation will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16 during the show’s annual Industry Breakfast. Innovation Awards are judged by Boating Writers International in recognition of exceptionally…more

NMMA dealer program returns to Miami show

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced that the second annual Dealer Connections program will take place in February at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail. Dealer Connections is an initiative created to bring dealers and manufacturers together to forge new distribution relationships and build business. More than 70 boatbuilders participated during…more

Miami boat show signs diving exhibit producer

The 71st annual Miami International Boat Show announced it is partnering with US Dive Shows, the nation’s leading dive show producer, to produce the show’s 2012 Dive and Travel Harbor. “Last year, we introduced the Dive and Travel Harbor to the Miami International Boat Show, which offered a variety of scuba, dive and travel booths…more

Annual Miami boat sale returns in June

The Miami Boat Sale is set for June 17-19 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The sale will feature more than 100 new and late-model, used boats from more than a dozen of the area’s top boat dealers. Models for sale will include center consoles, walkarounds, bowriders, flats boats, cruisers, bay boats, jet boats and…more


Taking in the show at full throttle

From Raymarine to Seven Marine, there was plenty to take in – on the water and at the convention center For two days, I hustled around the Miami International Boat Show, covering press conferences, conducting interviews, snapping pictures and even doing some video work. I attended more than a half-dozen events where new boats and…more


Turning up the heat in Miami

Organizers and exhibitors saw the 2011 edition of the bellwether show as a sizable step forward If builders and dealers were looking for a boost heading into the important spring selling season, they generally got it from the Miami International Boat Show. Not only was attendance up 14 percent, but many agree that show-goers seemed…more

Builders buoyed by Miami show results

Many builders are reporting positive results from the Miami International Boat Show, Strictly Sail Miami and the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, all of which ran Feb. 17-21. Here are some of their results: Marquis Yachts announced a record-setting Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show today. Confirmed contracts during the show include 15 yachts sold, including…more

GE survey shows industry seeing signs of recovery

According to survey results released today by GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance from the Miami International Boat Show, more than one-third of respondents (38 percent) expect sales to increase as much as 5 percent in 2011, and 54 percent said that the best time for dealers to increase inventory levels is now. “The marine industry…more

Miami attendance jumps 14 percent

Attendance was up 14 percent at the 2011 Miami International Boat Show, which closed Monday. The National Marine Manufacturers Association, which produces the show, reported 104,168 attendees this year, versus 91,415 in 2010. Strictly Sail Miami, however, was down 8 percent compared with 2009 – the last time it was held as a stand-alone show.…more

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