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.

MIAMI VIDEO: Take in the sights and sounds

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: Innovation awards handed out

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: Renewed interest buoys show opening

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

MIAMI VIDEO: Opportunities abound at 2012 show

MIAMI – Soundings Trade Only editor Bill Sisson took a break from his busy schedule Wednesday to talk about the prospects for this year’s Miami International Boat Show. Sisson believes pent-up demand and a desire to enjoy the boating lifestyle are positive signs for the industry. Click play for Sisson’s analysis. “I would say there’s…more

MIAMI: Coast Guard talks about preparedness

MIAMI – As the Miami International Boat Show was setting up, the Coast Guard briefed journalists at its Miami rescue coordination center on why boaters need to do their part so an “elegant, sophisticated” search-and-rescue system can work properly. “We have all these wonderful tools, but unless you do your part it doesn’t work,” said…more

VIDEO: Host of new offerings set to debut in Miami

Cabo, Tiara, Grady-White, Boston Whaler – they’re some of the boatbuilders set to unveil new product at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. In addition, the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach will provide another venue for the industry to display its offerings. Both shows open Thursday and run through Monday. The 24th…more

Industry gathers for big Miami events

Some of the industry’s biggest boat shows open this week as Miami welcomes the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail, as well as the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach. The five-day Miami International Boat Show, now in its 71st year, takes place Thursday through Monday across three sites: the Miami…more


Will tide turn in Miami?

Signs of an improving economy generate optimism for the big show among organizers and exhibitors The thousands of boats, engines, electronics and accessories on display at the 2012 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail are only the beginning of what there is to see and experience at one of the world’s largest…more

Groups announce Miami show events

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is holding its annual State of the Recreational Boating Industry Breakfast, sponsored by ARI Network Services and Boat Show Exhibitor magazine, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Progressive Insurance 2012 Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail Miami. This year’s event includes an in-depth analysis of the…more

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

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