Dates have been announced for the 2019 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, owned and operated by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, and the 2019 Miami Yacht Show, managed and produced by Informa and co-owned by the International Yacht Brokers Association.
The two shows will maintain their traditional President’s Day weekend schedule and run concurrently from Thursday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, providing for an exciting boat show week in Miami for boat enthusiasts.
“The Miami Yacht Show is excited to continue growing the ever-popular boat show week in Miami, along with our industry partners from the Miami International Boat Show,” said Andrew Doole, general manager of Informa. “Next year’s events promise to be even better – and more convenient for attendees – than ever before, with the Yacht Show’s move to downtown Miami placing both shows closer together.”
The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show takes place on Virginia Key at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, and the Miami Yacht Show is moving from its longtime Collins Avenue location on Miami Beach to downtown Miami, next to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Sea Isle Marina.
Proximity between the two shows, combined with a new water taxi and shuttle bus service connecting both events, will make it more convenient for attendees and exhibitors to get to and from each show.
“Having the Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show as neighbors will further elevate Miami as the ultimate boating destination over President’s Day weekend while creating a more seamless experience for boating enthusiasts and exhibitors looking to attend both shows,” noted NMMA President, Thom Dammrich.
“Continuing the tradition of offering both the Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show during Miami’s beautiful President’s Day weekend will ensure a spectacular experience for vendors and guests,” said Paul Flannery, executive director of the International Yacht Brokers Association. “With the Yacht Show’s new location much closer to the Boat Show and in Miami’s vibrant urban core, the experience will also be more exciting than ever for participants.”
About the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show
The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). It attracts an estimated 100,000 boating enthusiasts from 35 countries to its home each year at Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key. Entering its 78th year, the show features $3 billion in new boats and marine accessories from more than 1,100 exhibitors. It generates $854 million of economic activity and supports full-time employment for approximately 6,000 Floridians. For more information, visit MiamiBoatShow.com.
As the premier association for the North American recreational boating industry, NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit www.nmma.org.
About the Miami Yacht Show
Now entering its 31st year, the Miami Yacht Show attracts a global audience to a spectacular display of yachts and marine products, including more than 500 new and brokerage yachts and a wide array of the latest marine technology and accessories.
Following a successful 30-year run at its longtime Collins Avenue location in Miami Beach, the 2019 edition of the event will take place at the Show’s new location just north of downtown Miami next to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and Sea Isle Marina. The new location will provide improved accessibility for attendees and additional space for on-land exhibits featuring luxury components such as exotic cars and private aircraft.
Additionally, the new location is in close proximity to the Show’s Superyacht Miami display on nearby Watson Island, allowing guests to easily travel between both sites via free water taxi. For more information, visit MiamiYachtShow.com.