The Progressive Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show will run from Thursday, February 13 through Monday, February 17. As usual, highly anticipated new models will make their debuts at the shows.
The Miami International Boat Show will be held at its usual location, the Miami Marine Stadium, but the Miami Yacht Show will be at a new downtown location at One Herald Plaza. A water taxi will shuttle visitors between the two shows for $10 per day. The Miami International Boat Show is the largest consumer boat show in the world, and the two shows are expected to attract over 100,000 people. In an effort to combat traffic congestion, MIBS has invested more than a million dollars in a transportation plan which will offer a free shuttle bus, paid water taxi services, public transportation options and discounted train tickets.
More than 1,400 boats and 170 boat brands will be on display at MIBS, and MYS will feature nearly 500 boats, the largest of which is 278 feet. Among the nearly 2,000 boats between both shows are numerous U.S. and world debuts, including some new bells and whistles. Here are just a few:
At MIBS, Pursuit will debut the S378 with a patent-pending entertainment center that moves into place at the touch of a button, and Sabre will debut the 58 Salon Express, the flagship model of its Salon Express line of Down East cruisers.
At the MYS, Palm Beach will debut its new GT60 which, according to the company, will be one of the fastest and most fuel-efficient motoryachts in the world. Azimut Yachts will debut the Verve 47, the largest of its outboard-powered cruisers with an advertised maximum speed of 50 mph.
And that’s just the start. Presidents’ Day Weekend in Miami should deliver plenty of excitement for the 2020 boating season.