Miami Boat Show takes over Key Biscayne
Miami Boat Show is back to Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin on the Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne for its 79th year. As every year during President weekend, the Progressive Miami International Boat Shows brings over 1000 vendors from the very luxury superyacht firms to interior yacht designers as well as all kinds of recreational water toys. It attracts over 100,000 people from all over the world that come ready to invest in all sorts of megayachts to water gadgets as scooters, zodiacs or watersports.
How Does the International Boat Show impact Miami, Fl
According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), recreational boating is a $170 Billion industry, and Florida represents the largest slice with a $23.3 billion in economic impact. The Miami International Boat itself generates over $854 million statewide economic impacts every year with people coming to Miami-Dade from 35 countries to attend.
Looking around Miami-Dade County you do not need to go deep into numbers to understand how huge and important the recreational boating industry supports our local small business owners generating thousands of jobs, and business and tax revenues. The local marine manufacturers like SeaVee or Bertram Yacht, among the many boat manufacturers, and the most renowned international dealers as Florida Yacht International, custom interior yacht manufacturers as Genesis Interiors, shipyards, repairs, etc are among the many that contribute to this industry. As well as the marinas just alone the island of Key Biscayne has four marinas the Rickenbacker Marina, Crandon Park Marina and the Key Biscayne Yacht Club. These are some of the many direct businesses that benefit from the recreational boating industry.
Indirectly, the hospitality industry is expecting domestic and international visitors who will generate at least 100,000 hotel room nights during the show’s four-day run. Restaurants and retails are also preparing as the visitors’ spending is expected at around $83 million. Even exclusive luxury real estate firms and developments sponsorship participation and VIP events benefit with catering overseas clients interested in investing or buying both properties as well as yachts.
The Miami Yacht Show
The Progressive Miami International Show amazing logistics has designed an amazing flow for transportation of attendees using water taxis and express shuttles from different key points and hotels to the Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key.
The Windward VIP Lounge returns to offer exclusive VIP benefits catering to a unique experience, admission to the Superyacht Miami, located at Island Gardens Deep Harbour on Watson Island. And access to a premium open bar, gourmet food, festive happy hours and other events. Exclusive attendees can expect pop-up food and beverage stations featuring top Miami restaurants, yacht toys, exotic and collectible automobiles.
Date: Feb 13-17
VIP Lounge: VIP Tickets & Experience
SuperYacht Miami: Tickets
Weather: Forecast for Boat Show weekend.
* highly suggest wearing comfortable shoes that can be easily removed as you need to walk barefoot to go onboard the boats. You will be doing a good amount of walking on docks, a hat and sunscreen are also recommended. Many people wear shorts and a t-shirt; others opt for button-down shirts and dress pants.