Please select your home edition
Edition
Kiwi Yachting Safety at Sea

World’s Premier Boat Show Docks in Miami February 14-18

by c3 Communications Inc on 12 Feb 2013
Strictly Sail Miami NMMA .
One of the world’s largest and most influential boat shows, the Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show, cruises back to Miami over President’s Day weekend, Feb. 14-18, 2013, offering attendees from around the globe a chance to explore the best of the boating lifestyle, see the industry’s newest brands and models, and shop thousands of boats and marine accessories.

Showcasing more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 companies in three distinct venues, the Miami Boat Show provides something for every boating, fishing, watersports, sailing, diving and travel enthusiast and draws more than 100,000 visitors annually – making it the city’s largest event with an economic impact of nearly one billion dollars per year.



'There’s no better place to enjoy the boating lifestyle than at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. This annual boating tradition has something for everyone, whether you’re a serious shopper looking for sales, a techie in need of the newest marine innovations, or a boating enthusiast who wants to further your nautical know-how or simply enjoy some on-water fun,' says Show Manager Cathy Rick-Joule.

From personal watercraft and performance boats to sport fishers and luxury yachts, visitors have the rare opportunity to board and compare boat brands side-by-side at competitive bargains and find exclusive show specials on the newest marine accessories, gifts and electronics. In addition to the vast selection of boats and marine accessories for sale, the five-day event offers an all-access pass to enjoy life on the water.

Each show venue features a variety of interactive activities and education for boaters of all ages and experience levels. Visitors can take the helm during on-water training courses at the show’s two in-water locations, reel in new angling skills at the Big Game Room, and enjoy a free sail ride along Biscayne Bay, plus mingle with boating’s favorite celebrities.

Here’s a roadmap to the 2013 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show:

New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina (open 9 am – 6 pm daily)
1635 North Bayshore Drive, Miami
• See and shop hundreds of new power boats in the water, including the largest luxury motor yachts at the show.
• Serious shoppers? Take ‘test drives’ to experience the latest models for sale.
• On-Water Boat Training – Discover Boating puts visitors at the helm with 60-minute and three-hour hands-on skills-building clinics aboard a variety of power boats (presented by the Recreational Powerboating Association). Due to popularity, advance registration is encouraged.



Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside (open 10 am – 6 pm daily)
400 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
• See and shop the newest sailboats from boat builders across the globe, plus nearly 200 booths featuring sailing gear, accessories, and hardware from the industries top suppliers, along with the latest charter information.
• On-Water Sailboat Training – Discover Boating puts visitors at the helm with two- and three-hour hands-on skills-building clinics aboard a variety of sailboats, including an exclusive presentation, Introduction to Cruising Catamarans (presented by the American Sailing Association). Due to popularity, advance registration is encouraged.
• Dozens of sailing seminars for new sailors and experienced skippers
• Not ready for the water? Sail away on the Sailing Simulator.
• Annual Cruisers’ Party – all sailors are invited!

Miami Beach Convention Center (see times below)
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
• Board and buy boats for every activity and budget, from personal watercraft to luxury cruisers, marine engines, electronics and accessories, travel destinations, nautical gifts and apparel, services and more.
• Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center— a must for do-it-yourselfers and boat owners featuring entertaining workshops conducted by 'The Boating Guy' and certified marine service technician 'Fred, The Outboard Doctor,' a cutaway boat and motor.
• 10th anniversary of the Big Game Room – celebrate the world of sport fishing at the Big Game Room with daily seminars, dozens of sport fishing accessories and apparel for sale, angling activities and celebrity appearances from National Geographic’s Shark Men Chris Fischer and Brett McBride.



Show Details

When: Thursday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 18, 2013
Thursday, Feb. 14 (Premier Day): 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 18: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tickets: Premier Day (Feb. 14): $35
Adults (16 and older): $20
Five-day adult pass (Good all five days of the show): $85
Two-day adult pass (valid Feb. 14-18): $35
Youth 15 and under get in FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)

One ticket good for all sites (including free access to shuttle bus & water taxi)

Advance tickets can be purchased at MiamiBoatShow.com or StrictlySailMiami.com.

Web: Visitors can now pre-shop the show online at MiamiBoatShow.com or StrictlySailMiami.com; get up-to-the-minute news at www.twitter.com/MiamiBoatShow; and Facebook

Bavaria R40 660x82Pantaenius - Fixed ValueLancer Lasts Longer

Related Articles

Twin Disc Pacific brings 'The Boss'
Twin Disc Pacific has been appointed the Exclusive Distributor for the innovative Seatorque Marine Propulsion Systems In the spotlight, the Seatorque Boss Enclosed Shaft System which offers boat owners a myriad of benefits. The multiple-award winning ‘Boss’, a product based on 14 years R&D, is a totally enclosed, oil-filled, self-contained, shaft and thrust bearing assembly, supplied as a complete unit from transmission output coupling to propeller end.
Posted today at 12:10 pm
Ayr, Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays to meet Cyclone Debbie
Having intensified to a Cat4 TC now, Debbie is expected to hit during the course of Monday night and into Tuesday mornin Having intensified to a Cat3 TC now and Cat4 when it will make landfall, Debbie is expected to hit during the course of Monday night and into Tuesday morning (0400hrs). Thus far, there have been police enforced evacuations around Ayr, as it is expected that this will be the biggest event since the all-powerful TC5 Yasi hit back in 2011. There are also reports of residents refusing to leave
Posted on 26 Mar
Three days of festivities in Lorient for the Race for Water Odyssey
Three days of festivities are planned in La Base, Lorient, to celebrate the start of the five-year expedition. To mark the occasion, Race for Water will welcome the general public on board on Saturday April 8, with 45-minute guided tours.
Posted on 23 Mar
Aquasports Marine marks 10 Years with Mercury
Boat range is extensive, running from runabouts, offshore fishing, and bowriders to cuddy cabins and family all-rounders Situated in the Perth suburb of Midland, the team at Aquasports Marine not only supply and service the full range of Mercury and MerCruiser engines, they provide boat lovers with everything they could need – including new and used boats, full boat and motor servicing and repairs, finance, insurance, fishing gear, watersport equipment, boat chandlery, oils and motor spare parts.
Posted on 23 Mar
Lowrance® celebrates 60 years of domination
Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957 — announced plans for celebration of its 60th Anniversary. Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957 — announced today plans for the celebration of its 60th Anniversary. For six decades, the iconic brand has led the industry in product innovation and customer service, supported professional anglers around the globe and dominated the tournament trail.
Posted on 23 Mar
New Garmin GPSMAP models now available
Garmin’s popular GPSMAP multifunction display series, new 752xs/952xs touchscreen are now available in Australia. Further expanding Garmin’s popular GPSMAP multifunction display series, the new 752xs/952xs touchscreen and 1022xsv/1222xsv rotary control/keyed units are now available in Australia.
Posted on 23 Mar
Coral Bleaching Again - Call to Action
Last week I attended latest Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan meeting of the Reef Advisory Committee in Brisbane It has become abundantly obvious to CAREFISH that climate change has eventuated and massive scale disruption and or destruction of our environment, particularly the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), is currently being experienced and is escalating. Whilst it is acknowledged that Governments are attending to some aspects and attempting to mitigate effect...
Posted on 22 Mar
RAND Boats aims to innovate Australian boating industry
RAND Boats, the Danish brand, has partnered with Premier Marine, the exclusive distributor of luxury and prestige boats RAND Boats, the Danish eco-boat brand, has partnered with Premier Marine, the exclusive distributor of luxury and prestige boats in Australia. Their joint vision of making stylish and efficient electric boating accessible to everyone is now a reality to all Australians.
Posted on 22 Mar
The latest Force F24 Model ready for production
See what goes into the moulding process of our latest F24 Mark 11 Stern drive. New streamlined forward deck. See what goes into the moulding process of our latest F24 Mark 11 Stern drive. Features over the old model are a higher swim platform to accommodate the mercury six driver and bravo XR Drivers and more clearance for the exhaust. New streamlined forward deck. One peace moulding of entire deck peace.
Posted on 22 Mar
38 South Boat Sales – New Glastron dealers
We are pleased to announced that 38 South Boat Sales are new importers/dealers for Glastron in Victoria/South Australia We are pleased to announced that 38 South Boat Sales are the new importers and dealers for Glastron in Victoria and South Australia, and will be relaunching the brand in Victoria at the 2017 Melbourne Boat Show from the 16th June with the GT 185 and GTS 185.
Posted on 22 Mar