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NMMA reports success for 2019 Miami International Boat Show

Celebrating 78 years and its fourth year at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, the 2019 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, had a blockbuster run over Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 14-18. Several boat and accessory manufacturers have reported the strongest opening day sales in years, seeing many new buyers, with the trend continuing through the weekend; the ...

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SureShade celebrates 10 years, MIBS 2019 showcase

SureShade reached another new company milestone with over 150 boat models available with SureShade as a factory option or standard feature on display at the 2019 Miami International Boat Show and Miami Yacht Show events. The 2019 Miami Boat Show also marked the 10 year anniversary of SureShade’s initial commercial launch as a factory-option on the Boston Whaler 370 Outrage at ...

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2019 MIBS Innovation Award winners announced

The NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored winners of the 2019 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, recognizing exceptionally groundbreaking new consumer marine products. The Awards were presented during the boat show’s annual Innovation Breakfast, held at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin on Virginia Key. This year’s program evaluated 66 products across 26 categories. The judges ultimately selected 18 winners ...

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NMMA recognizes CSI Award winners, presents Alan J. Freedman Award

The NMMA honored John Thommen, Founder and CEO, Ocean Marketing, Inc., with the 2019 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation. The award was presented during the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show’s annual Innovation Breakfast.   “NMMA is honored to present John Thommen with ...

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Miami Boat Show opens today

The 2019 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, kicks off today at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin and runs through President’s Day. 2019 marks the show’s 78th year and its fourth year on Virginia Key, showcasing the industry’s most comprehensive collection of recreational boats and boating products. With new boat sales on the rise, and early reports ...

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BoatUS to hold on-water training events at MIBS 2019

After completing a successful pilot program in 2018, which included NMMA’s Tampa and Norwalk boat shows, BoatUS is launching the BoatUS Foundation On-Water Training Program at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. The Miami Boat Show program will offer two courses to attendees – Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves – and is the kickoff of a nationwide rollout in 2019 with 39 additional ...

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NMMA makes final call for 2018 Neptune Award entries

The Marine Marketers of America (MMA) is accepting entries for its 2018 Neptune Awards competition through January 7, 2019. The Neptune Awards recognize companies and individuals on their outstanding work in marine marketing.  The annual competition, now in its 11th year, is open to any company or organization producing and publishing marine industry marketing work between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018. ...

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MIBS partners with RaftUp Technologies for enhanced transportation opportunities

The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and RaftUp Technologies have reached a partnership agreement for the 2019 Miami International Boat Show to enhance attendees’ experience when getting to and from the show. RaftUp is providing an app – Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show Connections – and onsite transportation enhancements, including digital screens, which will display real-time arrival and departure updates for ...

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Engine companies maintain high profiles at MIBS 

As more powerful marine engines are introduced, manufacturers don’t miss an opportunity to showcase their muscular propulsion product offerings. Here’s a quick recap of company announcements from this year’s Miami International Boat Show. Mercury Mercury Marine officially introduced its new V-6 FourStroke outboard family and the expansion of its SeaPro commercial line the evening prior to the show’s opening. The ...

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Riviera debuts 4800 Sport Yacht and 575 SUV in Miami

Riviera will debut two boats this year at the Miami International Boat Show: the 4800 Sport Yacht and the 575 SUV, alongside a number of their other new models. Riviera will be “taking advantage of our expansive deep water basin and docks at our home at Miami Marine Stadium,” said Larry Berryman, assistant show manager for MIBS. “Seeing what they ...

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