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."

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