Skip to main content

Strictly Sail Miami returning to Miamarina

Strictly Sail Miami will return to Miamarina at Bayside after one year at Sea Isle Marina, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The show will continue to be held in conjunction with the Miami International Boat Show, which is set for Feb. 17-21, 2011.


The move last year was deemed necessary by organizers in order for the show to stay viable in the future, and was co-located with the in-water power portion of the Miami International Boat Show, according to Strictly Sail Miami show manager Kevin Murphy.

"We went into this a year ago hoping that it would be a one-year stint," Murphy told Soundings Trade Only. "But we did our due diligence and surveyed exhibitors and attendees about the preferred location and the preference was to have the all-sail environment in the old location."

Murphy said that because of the optimism of the boat shows this year and dealers and boatbuilders starting to see more action in the market, this will be a better year to rebuild Strictly Sail Miami as a stand-alone show.

"We are going to market aggressively the location change and send out a clear message so people don't get lost in the shuffle," says Murphy. "We expect about 18,000 to 20,000 people in attendance."

— Elizabeth Ellis



Clearing the Deck

Bombardier Recreational Products unveiled the Rotax outboard with Stealth Technology in August


Shoring Up Your Defenses

Marine businesses are just as open to cyberattacks as all kinds of other businesses in nearly every industry


Hinckley Unveils SilentJet

Hinckley Yachts teamed up with Wisconsin-based transmission-maker Twin Disc to create a hybrid electric system called SilentJet that can switch automatically from diesel to electric power, depending on how much throttle you use.


Q&A with David Foulkes and Alexandra Cattelan

After divesting its well-known bowling, billiards and fitness brands, Brunswick Corp. emerged as a boating-focused conglomerate, with familiar brands including Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Bayliner, Protector, Lowe Boats, Mercury Marine, and Freedom Boat Club.


Finding the Next Buyers

Discover Boating commissioned a research study to fine-tune targeting efforts in marketing.


How to Create a Great Workplace

With insights gleaned from more than 16,000 individual industry employee satisfaction surveys, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has gained new understanding and answers of how to drive employee engagement.

Insider Access

My hope is to include at least one insider story in every issue of Soundings Trade Only to provide a look at corners of the trade that some folks might not know exist.


Two Secrets to Getting Results

Any leader can give reasons for failing to achieve acceptable results. The best leaders overcome inevitable challenges, and some of those leaders make it look easy. Some seem to drive results effortlessly, while others struggle.