Exhibitor optimism and demand for space raise hopes for a breakout boat show week.
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.
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
National Football League team owners voted this afternoon at a meeting in Boston to select San Francisco over Miami to host Super Bowl L in 2016. And, in a second vote, the NFL chose Houston over Miami for the site of Super Bowl LI. Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross failed to get the go-ahead he…more
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
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
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