Doers and dreamers from the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Caribbean and elsewhere who own a boat, want to own a boat, dream about owning a boat, or want to trade in their boat for a new one or buy a new engine or gear for it.
3,000 new boats and 2,000 companies displaying an array of boats, engines, electronics and gear at three venues in Miami and Miami Beach, and drawing an anticipated 110,000 attendees. New this year: An expanded schedule of hands-on training in boat-handling (sail, power, docking, close-quarters, anchoring, rafting up), boater education and expert instruction in boat maintenance and upkeep (check www.miamiboatshow.com for cost, if any, and to pre-register, if required).
The New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina (no ticket required), for in-water displays of motoryachts, center consoles and sportfishing boats, high-performance boats, express cruisers and trawlers. Strictly Sail Miami at Bayside’s Miamarina, to see more multihulls than you’ll find at any other show, plus monohulls and 150 exhibits of sailing gear, accessories, hardware and charter information. The 2.5 million-square-foot Miami Beach Convention Center, for products ranging from kayaks, runabouts, center consoles and PWC to luxury cruisers, engines, electronics and accessories, travel destinations, gifts and apparel, and marine services.
Thursday, Feb. 13, through Monday, Feb. 17.
Miami Beach Convention Center: Thursday (Premier Day), 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Monday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sea Isle Marina: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Miamarina at Bayside (Strictly Sail): 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
TICKETS (includes shuttle bus and water taxi)
Premier Day, $35; adults 16 and older, $20; five-day adult pass, $85; two-day adult pass, $35; youth 15 and under, accompanied by adult, free.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
Courtesy shuttle buses will run between all three locations. Courtesy water taxis will run between Sea Isle and Miamarina. Parking is available at Marlins Park, Omni parking garage and municipal garages. Visit www.miamiboatshow.com for more information.
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February 2014 issue