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Miami attendance up 7 percent in second year at new location


In its second year at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, attendance for the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show increased 7 percent from 2016, show organizers said Monday. Attendance for the show, held over the Presidents Day weekend, reached nearly 100,000 attendees, from an estimated 30-35 countries around the globe. Exhibitors and consumers share their thoughts in this ...

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Awards, new products highlight busy 2017 Miami show

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Attendance has been up for most boat shows this year as the season has gotten off to a strong start. While final numbers haven't been released for the 2017 edition of the Miami International Boat Show yet, attendance was up through the early going, and the docks and tents were crowded throughout the show. Look for more coverage of the ...

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Frank Marciano accepts 2017 Freedman Leadership Award

Dometic America’s former President Frank Marciano accepted the 2017 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award during Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show’s Innovation Breakfast on Friday. This honorable award recognized Marciano for his outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry, as well as, his leadership, creativity and personal motivation. “I am so honored to receive this prestigious award from the ...

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Marine Marketers of America announce winners of 2016 Neptune Awards

Marine Marketers of America announced the winners of its 2016 Neptune Awards for Marine Marketing Excellence during the Miami International Boat Show Industry Breakfast on Friday. “Marine marketers gave us their best for this year’s highly competitive contest,” said Wanda Kenton Smith, president of MMA. “There was a wonderful variety of submissions and participating companies, from small businesses to global ...

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Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show 2017 Innovation Award winners announced

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International honored winners of the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards on Friday, Feb. 17, recognizing new consumer marine products, presented during the innovation breakfast held at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. This year’s program evaluated 63 products across 23 categories. The judges ultimately selected 19 winners and two honorable mentions ...

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NMMA announces 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced 52 recipients of the 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged Friday morning during the innovation breakfast at the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show in Miami. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor boat and engine manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue ...

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Yamaha Marine Group introduces new technologies at MIBS

Yamaha Marine Group announced the introduction of Set Point boat positioning function for Helm Master, a new CL7 display, digital electronic control engines and more at the Miami International Boat Show. “We are so pleased to introduce so many new products during the first quarter of 2017,” said Ben Speciale, president of Yamaha Marine Group. “The expansion of our brand ...

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Great Boat Makeover Project to display at MIBS

The Great Boat Makeover Project, sponsored by Taco Marine and currently featured on Ship Shape TV, involves a full renovation of a 27-year-old Pursuit 2650. The refit-in-progress will be on public display for the first time in the Center Court at the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, Feb.16-20 at Miami Marine Stadium Park. The project showcases products from ...

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Volvo Penta to showcase inboard joystick driving and docking control for inboards at MIBS

Volvo Penta of the Americas will feature the new Joystick Inboard system at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show. The Volvo Penta Joystick for Inboard is a joystick for twin inboard shaft installations that includes both docking and driving modes and integrates all five steering components: thruster, rudders, gear shift, slip and throttle. The joystick’s technology automatically calculates balance between ...

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