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 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

VIDEO: A minute in Miami

Couldn’t make it down to the Miami International Boat Show this year? No problem – Soundings Trade Only was there to take it all in for you. {flv}miami_timelapse{/flv} Click play to watch a video tour through the Miami Beach Convention Center and see the latest boats and engines on display. The Miami show and Strictly…more

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MIAMI: Ranger Tugs builder launches new line

MIAMI – Fluid Motion, the designer and builder of Ranger Tugs, is at the Miami International Boat Show for the East Coast debut of Cutwater Boats, its new line. The first two boats in the lineup – the CW26 and CW28 – are trailerable and powered with a single Yanmar diesel. Designed by Fluid Motion…more

MIAMI: Innovation Award winners announced

Twelve marine products were honored today for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International at the 70th annual Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami. The Innovation Awards recognize products that best meet the following criteria: innovative distinction from other products being made; benefit to the marine industry and/or…more

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MIAMI: NMMA president says ‘worst for boating is behind us’

MIAMI BEACH – The 70th annual Miami International Boat Show opened this morning on a high note, with expectations that the industry will see improvements in 2011 and that the dark days are behind it. “We have been here before and we have come out of it,” Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers…more

MIAMI: New Discover Boating campaign debuts

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The next phase of the Discover Boating campaign reaches out directly to boaters and asks them to get personally involved in growing boating. “Welcome to the Water” is an invitation from boaters to non-boaters to join them on the water and see what the boating lifestyle is all about. And once…more

MIAMI: GE Capital says it’s committed to the industry

MIAMI BEACH – Jeff Malehorn, president and CEO of GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance, didn’t mince words when talking about his company’s dedication to the marine industry. “Look at our actions,” he said. “We are completely committed. We’re putting our money where our mouth is and we’re completely committed to this industry.” Malehorn was part…more

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MIAMI – VIDEO: Trade Only holds industry roundtable

MIAMI BEACH – Soundings Trade Only held its annual roundtable with industry leaders Wednesday prior to today’s opening of the Miami International Boat Show. The wide-ranging, nearly two-hour conversation included discussions of the danger of pricing the middle class out of boating, innovation in products versus the need to keep pricing under control, the proposed…more

Friday panels in Miami feature Trade Only

Soundings Trade Only is participating in two panel discussions on Friday at the Miami International Boat Show. Boating Writers International will present “The Future of Marine Journalism” at 8:30 a.m. in room B-115 of the Miami Beach Convention Center. The panel includes John Burnham, editorial director at YachtWorld.com and Boats.com; Tim Cole, executive vice president…more

Miami show opens Thursday, with Trade Only reporting

The marine industry heads south this week for one of its largest U.S. events – the Miami International Boat Show – which runs Thursday through Monday. About 2,000 exhibitors are expected at this year’s show, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association is hoping to attract 100,000 people or more. Along with Strictly Sail Miami, the…more

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