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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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 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 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 www.aimmarinegroup.tv today and Saturday. Each broadcast will begin at 2 p.m. and last until about…more
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