What you can’t miss at the Progressive Miami Boat Show 2017

On President´s Day Weekend, The Miami Boat Show, known as one of the largest boat shows in Florida, will take place at 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149.

When is the Miami Boat Show?

Its premier day will be on February the 16th from 10am to 6pm. Those who attend on said day, will be the first to get to board more than 1,300 boats and shop 1,100 exhibitors from around the globe. The show will continue from February the 17th to February the 20th.

For the 2017 show, they will feature over 100 new luxury yachts, including dozens of debuts. Among the most recognized boat manufacturers are:

• Contender
• Everglades Boats
• Searay
• Riviera
• Marquis Yachts
• Marlow Yachts
• Prestige and many more.


VIP Boat show experience:

One of the new features incorporated includes a VIP experience which provides exclusive access to a private lounge located aboard an 111-foot luxury yacht amidst some of the biggest boats and yachts ever displayed at the show. The lounge will offer beverage and dining service, live music daily and an open-air sky deck among other services.

However, for those who choose not to join de VIP experience, will also get to enjoy the food and beverage stands provided by the show, featuring more than 150 options ranging from luxe to casual fare.

Parking and transportation at the Miami boat show 2017:

Also, this year the show includes more parking and transportation options. You can get to the show by land or water. Among the different transportation options are Water taxis, Shuttle Buses, and Miami-Dade Transit.

On the other hand, the parking options are: Downtown, American Airlines arena, Virginia Key and bicycle parking and special lanes.

Miami Boat Show 2017:

On-land activities:

The Miami Boat Show is also known for its on-land activities such as on-land boat simulator which consist in a simulated boat trip to practice boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more. Alternatively, if you would like to receive professional and practical advice, you should head to Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center where you can learn what it takes to maintain, repair and upgrade your boat or engine.

On-water activities at the boat show:

In contrast, the on-water activities include demo docks and sea trials, where they will feature more than 150 boats for demonstration and sea trials. Not only will you be able to look but also to board various types of vessels such as powerboats, cruisers, sport fishing and many more.

Boating skills classes:

Also, if you are interested in improving your boating skills and learning new ones, you can opt for on-water boating skills classes. You will learn with practical hands-on instructions. All sessions are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors. Advance registration is highly recommended. Same day registration will be available at the Discover Boating Registration Center during the show.
In addition to The Miami Boat Show, Strictly Sail Miami is returning to Miamarina at Bayside and displaying approximately 130 sailboats, seminars, and the newest sailing gear. Miami Boat Show visitors, can access Strictly Sail Miami by free water taxis or shuttle buses, running until 7 pm daily.

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