This year’s Miami International Boat Show is set to bring in over 1,200 boats and approximately 100,000 guests over Presidents’ Day weekend. Marking the 75th anniversary of the show, it’s poised to be the largest show to date and will be result in a cool $83 million injection into the local economy. With everything from super yachts for the rich and famous (or those with unlimited greenbacks) to the original Miami Vice Mustang and Wellcraft Scarab, this years show is sure to appeal to boaters of all backgrounds and ages.
The activities at the show are not limited to just browsing and buying boats and accessories. This year will include opportunities to try kayaking or paddle-boating, as well as hands-on boat training and skill demonstrations for those looking to get a more in depth look at the boats. With both dry and wet displays the event will boast a 65,000-square-foot air-conditioned tent, 200,000 square-feet of open-air displays, and a massive temporary wet display area for guests to see boats and crafts in the water.
With several restaurants and many other opportunities for food and lodging this year is set to be a one-stop-shop for the greatest event experience the industry has to offer.