The most awaited very impressive 5-day annual event, held over the President’s Day Weekend, just got over – The Miami Boat Show! It is one of the largest events of its kind. The boats on display ranged from mega yacht charters to small fishing vessels and everything in between.
Since 2016, the location of the show is the Miami Marine Stadium in Virginia Key, just across the Bay from downtown Miami. This iconic and ancient site has encountered significant renovation. Special attraction this year was the largest temporary marina in the world put together with over 3 miles of dock which are can accommodate some 550 boats in the water. The sailing section, including the best in boating and sailing from around the globe, was also brought under one roof.
If you are a boating or water-sport enthusiast, am sure the Miami Boat Show is something you wouldn’t have missed this time.
5 Things To Know About Miami Boat & Yacht Show 2019
1. Things to Know
There are Trade Show Exhibits and Demo Docks. As the name suggests, both display the finest maritime products assorted as per categories. The only difference is one displays the products and the other provides demonstration and sea trials.
Other activities include on the water boating and sailing workshops with seminars, boating clinics, & sailing lessons. The charges for this ranged from being FREE to $135 for three hours on the water.
Special attraction this year was the ‘couples event’ as the event opened on the eve of Valentine’s Day.
Everyone could be seen having so much fun at the shore and in the water of course. Excellent dining options were also available on both sides.
2. Products & Innovation
Types of yachts found at the Miami Boat Show – sailing boats, catamarans, gear, and loads of fun!
Cruising Boats, Racing Boats, Sailing Boats, Catamarans, Power Boats, Mega Yachts, Super Yacht Charter, and more of various brands were on display this year.
3. Getting to the Show
Free water taxis and shuttle buses were arranged for riders who were dropped at the direct show entrance.
Tickets were available at the box office and online which were required to be shown for a water ride. However, show admission tickets were not required to board a shuttle bus.
Excellent public transport services and rideshare were also arranged including valet parking for ultimate convenience.
4. VIP Experience
There were exclusive luxury tents for VIP guests, providing an excellent view of Miami. Amenities included in the tickets were:
- Private luxury VIP lounge featuring air-conditioned indoor space
- Complimentary food and drink
- An outdoor deck offering unparalleled views of Miami and the show
- Porsche Mission E prototype and 2020 911 on display
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
5. Food & Beverage
Excellent dining services were arranged at the event. Great Performances was the Food and Beverage provider. This is a New York City based premier catering and events company. It presented a delectable array of culinary choices through their own branded concepts, including all American Classic, sandwich shop, and the Market place (grab and go sandwiches, salads, sushi, snacks, and portable food service carts).
If you missed the International Miami Boat Show this time with a lot of activities, boat training, and boats on climb aboard, you would regret till you get another chance to visit the next year. However, being a well-known yacht dealer in Miami, we have an extensive selection of new and used yachts with us. You could browse through our Yacht Listing to know more about our yachts. You can also call us at 305-857-8939 if you have any questions.