The Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show®, recognized as one of the world’s largest boat shows and THE winter destination to find the best in boating, marks its 75th year at a new home – the iconic Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, February 11-15, 2016. Just minutes from downtown Miami, the boat show’s new location is an island oasis, ideal to shop more than 1,200 new boats and accessories and experience life on the water.
- 1,200 new boats, including more than 400 boats in-water at a temporary marina featuring new 100% EPA-compliant docks
- Product ranges from luxury yachts, sport fishers, and high-speed performance boats, to family cruisers and runabouts as well as the newest boating technologies, gear and accessories
- Large, state-of-the art, air-conditioned clear span structures will showcase boats, engines, electronics and more on land
- Strictly Sail Miami features more than 125 sailboats, dozens of daily seminars, and the latest sailing gear (access from Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin via free water taxi or shuttle bus service)
- There will be approximately 600,000 square feet of exhibitor space displaying marine products at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin and Miamarina at Bayside
- The Miami Boat Show celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2016
- The Miami Boat Show began in 1941 under one tent with 50 boats.
- The 2016 Miami Boat Show is featuring three iconic South Florida boats:
- Pilar – Fishing Boat built by Wheeler Shipyard, Inc. – Replica and “sistership” of Ernest Hemingway’s famous boat that inspired many of his works including the classic, The Old Man and the Sea
- Original Miami Vice Scarab – James “Sonny” Crockett’s speedboat in the TV series Miami Vice
- Carol Suzanne – Vintage South Florida Racing Boat – Miami Marine Stadium basin’s most prominent racing boat built by Robert Schroeder
- Expecting more than 100,000 people from around the world to attend the show in 2016
- Estimated annual economic impact of $597 million in Florida (that’s more than having a SuperBowl every year)
- Directly supports an estimated 6,500 jobs
- Out of town visitors are expected to spend $83 million over the five-day show
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