Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Miami International Boat Show Feb. 14 ~ Feb. 18, 2019





Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Boat

Space B69

Don’t miss your chance to see this one of kind racing machine. The fourth generation, World Champion Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar. Powered by 1650 RACE Mercury racing engines that generate 3,300 horsepower, she can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph!

back to top


New! Conservation Village

Presented by Costa del Mar

Join us to learn about the importance of marine conservation and ways you can help protect ocean and marine environments Experts will be on hand to educate and inform you about critical environmental issues, from efforts to restore and protect marine ecosystems to game fish conservation. 
Reusable water containers will be on sale at the show, and filtered water stations have been added to the show site.

back to top


New! On-Water Training presented by BoatU.S.

Hands-on instruction

Curious about boating and want to gain more confidence on the water? Learn basic boat handling skills with a U.S. Coast Guard-certified captain—while out on the water! 
Three-hour courses offer hands-on instruction and are a fun, easy way to boost your boating skills.
Pre-registration required—Act now! Class size limited to three persons per vessel. No prior boating experience necessary.
Fee: $149 per person includes show admission. 

back to top


Sailor’s Cove—A Sailor’s Paradise

Sailor’s Cove—formerly Strictly Sail Miami—features the world’s leading sailing exhibitors, gear and accessories. A terrific line-up of seminars in the Cove’s pavilion and daily hands-on, on-the-water sailing lessons offer both novice and seasoned skippers opportunities to hone their skills. Sailor’s Cove also showcases dozens of new sailboats, catamarans and mono-hulls in-water.  

back to top


Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Stations

Borrow a life jacket for the day—at no charge!

To help promote proper life jacket use, the boat show is working with the Sea Tow Foundation to provide life jackets while you’re attending the boat show, at no cost! Life jacket loaner stations will be stationed in front of the docks at this year’s show for you to use before walking the docks and boarding the hundreds of boats on display in the water. Life jackets will be available in infant, child, youth and adult sizes. Volunteer staff will help you choose the right size and provide safety information about the importance of wearing a life jacket when on or around boats. You can return the life jackets at the loaner stations or at designated boxes around the show.   

Life jacket loaner stations are set up by the Sea Tow Foundation in partnership with Onyx Outdoors. Learn more at

back to top


VIP Experience

Treat Yourself to the Ultimate Day at the Show

The all-inclusive VIP Experience at the Miami Boat Show grants one-day entry to the show with an array of exclusive amenities. In addition to complimentary food, drink and entertainment, guests can enjoy an indoor, luxury lounge featuring air-conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi. Adjacent to the lounge is the VIP deck offering unparalleled views of the Miami skyline and the show’s impressive footprint. 

Learn more about the Miami Boat Show’s VIP Program here.


original article retrieved from


Do you like this article? Maybe you can share your thoughts.


Other people have read these articles and hope you will like them.

Upcoming Shows and Trade Events

IBI is unique. For more than 50 years it has been reporting on the international leisure marine industry – no other business-to-business publication can boast the breadth or depth of its reporting across the global boating scene. With an experienced network of journalists working on the ground in more than 25 key boating markets, supplying content on a daily basis, IBI remains the industry’s most trusted news and intelligence source.

read more »
pan u

How to Choose a Bilge Pump

A bilge pump is an essential piece of boating equipment. When shopping for a new boat, take the time to compare the bilge-pump installations aboard the boats on your short list. I have found this to be a good barometer of the overall care a boatbuilder takes in rigging and equipping a new boat. While there’s more to a great bilge-pump installation than just what’s here, check out the following tips.

American Boat and Yacht Council standards require the pump be accessible to remove debris or clean its intake screen. This seems logical, but I have found that it is less common than logic — and ABYC compliance — suggests.

read more »

The Best Boat Shows in the US

Another year has just begun and with it brings so many opportunities to get out there and explore what’s on in the wonderful world of boating. From racing to Edwardian Steam Yachts this year is jam packed with exciting events from start to finish.
If you’re looking to branch out in 2023, check out this list which is just a taste of the key events around Sydney and beyond!

read more »