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MIBS 2020: 79 years of sunshine, new boats and products

By Adam Quandt From humble beginnings in 1941 as a tent with 50 boats on display, to over 700 contracted exhibitors, an additional 300 working/support dealers and roughly 1,000 total companies participating, the Miami International Boat Show — produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association — continuously provides one of the largest stages for the recreational boating industry to shine ...

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Miami Innovation Awards entries due January 10

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has issued the call for entries for the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, one of the industry’s most prestigious honors recognizing manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to market. The deadline for entry is January 10, 2020. Full program details and requirements can be found here. Innovation Award winners will be announced ...

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New Current Awards to honor social media efforts at MIBS 2020

The inaugural Current Awards, hosted by Social Navigator, will take place on Thursday, February 13th at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. Honoring the best of social media in the marine industry, the Current Awards will recognize the influencers and brands that have made an impact through outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and more.  Social media provides ...

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NMMA seeking entries for MIBS 2020 Innovation Awards

NMMA has issued a call for companies to enter new products for the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards. NMMA calls the awards "the industry’s most prestigious honors recognizing manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to market." The deadline for entry is Jan. 10, 2020. Full program details and requirements can be found here. Innovation Award winners will ...

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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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