Blowing it out of the Water –
This year’s Miami International Boat Show is moving—and offering still more attractions to sailors and wannabe boaters alike.
The five biggest days in boating will dock once again at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin over Presidents’ Day weekend, when an estimated 100,000 boating enthusiasts will come out to experience the 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. Now in its 77th year, this year’s event will be bigger than ever, as the Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Miami moves to Miami Marine Stadium, where boaters and sailors alike will have the opportunity to browse, board and buy more than 1,400 boats in-water and on-land on Virginia Key. There will also be lots more food and drink options, a new VIP deck lounge, Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training workshops, and more than 200 boats available for sea trials for serious buyers. More than 50 sailboats will be in-water exclusively on Pier 9, and the world’s premier sailing exhibitors will showcase sailing gear and accessories in Sailor’s Cove. A new, all-inclusive VIP experience at the Miami Boat Show grants one-day entry to the show and all its features, along with complimentary food, drink, and entertainment. And visitors can get to the show by land or sea thanks to this year’s enhanced transportation plan, which includes the availability of free water taxi pick-up and drop-off and complimentary shuttle buses that will run to and from two parking hubs in downtown Miami at Marlins Park and the American Airlines Arena, getting more people to and from the show in less time. Shuttle buses and water taxis will begin at 9 a.m., one hour before the show opens, and conclude at 7 pm, one hour after the show closes. The Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin is located at 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami; For more information, visit miamiboatshow.com.