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!
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.
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 www.boatingsafety.com.
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.
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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.
Sidelights are red (port) and green (starboard) and shine from dead ahead to 112.5° aft on either side.
Stern lights are white and shine aft and 67.5° forward on each side. (Thus, the sidelights and stern light create a full circle of light.)
All-round lights are white and shine through 360°.
Masthead lights are white and shine from 112.5° on the port side through dead ahead to 112.5° on the starboard side. They must be above the sidelights.