The Miami International Boat Show, at Miami Marine Stadium, Park & Basin, is recognized as one of the world’s largest boating events, cruises into South Florida February 15-19, 2018, spanning three locations and showcasing thousands of the newest boats and products, plus features designed to entertain every type of boater. Miami Boat Show highlights in 2018 boat show include the outdoor Accessory Pavilion, on-the-water boat training, interactive workshops and hundreds of boat debuts – making the annual boat show is the place to buy a boat and experience the boating lifestyle.

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“We are really looking forward to providing visitors from around the globe another year to discover the best of boating. With the addition of the Accessory Pavilion, more boats to shop and a wide selection of educational opportunities, there is no better place to outfit your new boat, trade in your old one or just enjoy the pleasures that come with being on the water with loved ones,” said Cathy Rick-Joule, vice president of Boat Shows at National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Highlights of the Miami International Boat Show include:

  • Hundreds of boat debuts – Among the thousands of boats that will be on display, from entry-level family cruisers to luxury yachts and sailboats, several manufacturers will unveil their latest models at the show, including the Gunboat 55, Lagoon MY 630 and the Bali 4.5 Catamaran.
  • Gadgets and gizmos galore: Accessory Pavilion – Showcasing thousands of the latest marine gadgets and gear, plus engines and electronics from more than 85 companies.
  • Power boat and sailing lessons: Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training – A full schedule of one to three-hour hands-on, on-the-water workshops at Sea Isle Marina and Strictly Sail at Miamarina, designed for everyone from novices to pros. All sessions are taught by USCG licensed captains and certified instructors.
  • Get set to sail: Sailing Simulator and more at Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside –On a virtual sailboat ride, a certified American Sailing Association small boat instructor will be on hand to offer free sailing lessons and the chance to experience how a boat reacts to the wind and waves without leaving the land. Visitors can also stop by the Vacation Basin to learn about getaways and exotic charter destinations for their next trip, or participate in dozens of free sailing seminars from world-renowned sailors.
  • Hook, line and sinker: Big Game Room Visitors can celebrate the world of sport fishing at the legendary Big Game Room featuring daily seminars, hundreds of sport fishing accessories and apparel vendors, plus angling activities. Exhibitors include Pelagic, Inc., Carey Chen Marine, Guy Harvey and Art Old Harbor Outfitters, among hundreds of others.

The annual boat show takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina and Miamarina at Bayside and draws more than 100,000 enthusiasts from around the world, making it not only one of the premier destinations for boaters but also one of the most influential events for the industry.

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Miami, Florida is recognized as hosting the largest boating event of the year, it hosts over 2,000 companies from across the globe and more than 3,000 of the newest boats for sale – from luxury motor and sailing yachts to sport fishing boats, PWC’s, family cruisers and offshore racing boats.

The Miami Boat Show annual boat show spans three locations – Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center and Miamarina at Bayside – and draws more than 100,000 enthusiasts from around the world to explore the best of boating, attend dozens of seminars and workshops and enjoy the boating lifestyle. The Accessory Pavilion, showcasing thousands of the latest marine gadgets and gear, plus engines and electronics.

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The Progressive Marina experience includes the Progressive Boat School, developed with the Annapolis School of Seamanship to help consumers learn to boat confidently while having fun. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in engaging sessions on watersports safety and proper docking procedures, and have the opportunity to earn discounts on boat insurance as a result.
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“We’ve teamed up with NMMA and the Annapolis School of Seamanship to create a new and engaging experience around boating education and safety, to maximize your experience on the water,” said Rick Stern, Progressive Boat Product Manager. “We feel so strongly about safety on the water that we’re offering a policy discount for visitors, new or current Progressive customers, who complete our onsite course and some supplemental online material.”
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Progressive Boat School seminars include:
  • Gateway to Boating get an overview of the styles and types of boats and how they fit various boating lifestyles.
  • Watersports Safety – gain the know-how needed to keep everyone safe on the water while having fun.
  • iNavigation – learn how to use the new innovations available to boaters—from traditional compass and paper charts, to onboard electronics and mobile devices.
  • Boat Systems – learn how to manage boat systems from stem to stern.
  • Docking & Line Handling – learn the ropes with tricks and techniques that can make docking easy.
The Progressive Marina will also include an interactive boat replica with an indoor pool for instructional demos, a boating simulator and a see-through motion sensor digital floor.
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“An educated boater is a safe boater, and our goal as a boat show producer is to arm boaters with the knowledge needed to boat confidently and enjoy a lifetime on the water with family and friends,” said Ben Wold, NMMA Vice President. “We’re thrilled to further our partnership with Progressive and provide an educational area that will provide a solid foundation for new boaters and allow seasoned captains to polish their skills in a fun, interactive environment.”

 www.MiamiBoatShow.com

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
* Show hours vary

The Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina (no ticket required for this location)
1635 N. Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132

Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside
400 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL  33132

Admission:

Youth 15 and under get in free (must be accompanied by an adult).
One ticket is good for all sites (includes free access to shuttle bus and water taxi)
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SAFE BOATING!