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Strictly Sail Miami moving 2010 location

Strictly Sail Miami is making a temporary move to Sea Isle Marina for 2010 to address exhibitor space needs and ensure Strictly Sail Miami is viable in the years ahead.

The 25th annual Strictly Sail Miami boat show is scheduled to take place Feb. 11-15.

The show is moving from its traditional location, Miamarina at Bayside, a venue not fitting for the projected scope of the 2010 show, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Sail America. The show is co-locating with the in-water powerboat portion of the Miami International Boat Show, a traditionally heavy-traffic area of the five-day event.

"After examining the current landscape of the show and evaluating feedback from the sailing industry, Sea Isle was the logical alternative for the 2010 show," said Kevin Murphy, show manager of Strictly Sail Miami, in a statement. "We anticipate the Sea Isle Marina location will attract a greater number of boat show attendees and, ultimately, more leads for Strictly Sail Miami exhibitors."

Strictly Sail Miami 2010 will occupy Pier 5 at Sea Isle Marina, which holds up to 55 sailboats; 16th Street, which will showcase all sail-related booths from accessories to travel; and the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Church parking lot, which will hold Strictly Sail Miami's seminars, special events and features.

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