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.

Super Bowl conflict with Miami shows deemed unlikely

The South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee on April 1 submitted its bid to host Super Bowl L at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium in 2016 and included in that bid a plan to host most — though not all — of the core game activities in Miami-Dade County rather than Broward County, said Rodney Barreto,…more


Best Miami show in many years

Exhibitors point to hefty increases in sales; Brunswick says its brands enjoyed ‘phenomenal’ success Attendance at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail was up only slightly, but several exhibitors say they had double-digit improvement in sales from last year’s Miami show. “Our sales were up almost double from last year,” says…more


Propulsion on parade

Miami shows rolled out the cutting edge in joysticks, alternate-fuel outboards and hybrid inboards A plethora of propulsion options greeted me at this year’s Miami boat shows. From joystick helm controls to hybrid diesel-electric inboards to electric and propane-powered outboards, the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami…more

Images of Miami: Covering the boat shows

Trade Only’s team of editors and writers covered the boat shows for five days in Miami earlier this month, armed with notebooks, digital audio recorders, cameras and iPads. Editor-in-chief Bill Sisson, managing editor Rich Armstrong, executive editor Chris Landry, associate editor Reagan Haynes and senior writer Jim Flannery — you’ve read their reports, looked at…more

NMMA updates attendance result for Miami show

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced there was an error in initial attendance calculations for the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. Show attendance was actually up about 1 percent, reported NMMA spokeswoman Sarah Ryser, to 102,118 this year, versus 100,917 in 2012. Initial reports showed that attendance had remained essentially flat, dropping very slightly.

Exhibitors upbeat with Miami show results

MIAMI BEACH — Docks were crowded Feb. 14-18 at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach and venues were jammed at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail as participants reported upbeat crowds and serious buyers. “We’re doing great,” Viking Yachts spokesman Pete Frederiksen said Saturday on the docks at the…more

MIAMI: Sail industry reports 10 percent sales gain

MIAMI BEACH — The sailboat industry is tracking on par with the powerboat segment with wholesale shipments up about 10 percent in 2012. “For the first time in five years the sailboat industry was up, and it was up by 10 percent in 2012,” said Bonnier Group publisher Sally Helme, who addressed the state of…more

MIAMI: Tune in to

MIAMI BEACH — Today marks another first for the Yacht & Brokerage Show: the first live streaming broadcast from the show, beginning at 2 p.m. Boat Show Radio Network, presented by the AIM Marine Group, will be streamed online at today and Saturday. Each broadcast will begin at 2 p.m. and last until about…more

MIAMI: NMMA honors Marine Concepts CEO

MIAMI BEACH — Marine Concepts owner and CEO Bob Long received the 2013 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award today at the National Marine Manufacturers Association state of the Industry Breakfast, which opens the Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail. Marine Concepts president Matt Chambers presented the award for “outstanding contributions to the sport…more

MIAMI: Show opens with annual Industry Breakfast

Grow Boating plans to host a fundraiser prior to next year’s Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show to raise money for the Grow Boating PAC. That’s according to Michele Goldsmith, marketing and sales manager for Mastervolt, Marinco and Actuant Corp., who spoke at the National Marine Manufacturers Association industry breakfast at the opening today of…more

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