The MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW and the YACHT AND BROKERAGE SHOW in Miami Beach are now open! Powerboat Nation has been reporting out from the Miami Beach Convention Center since last Friday showing you progression photo’s of the boat show set up. After all the preparation and planning it’s Show Time! The show is expected to attract more than 110,000 visitors from around the world and bring big business to Florida and the recreational boating industry.

This year’s shows, which run concurrently Feb. 14-18 in Miami Beach, have added optimism since the release from the National Marine Manufacturers
Association’s announcement that recreational boat sales were up 10 percent in 2012 and are projected to rise another 5 to 10 percent in 2013. This year’s Miami show is expected to bring about 1.1 Billion to the south Florida economy.