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    What to expect at the Miami International Boat Show

    what to expect at the Miami Boat Show

    The 2023 Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) returns to South Florida Presidents Day Weekend, February 15-19. Deemed one of the top 5 boat shows in the world, if you are a yacht enthusiast, this event is one not to be missed. The boat show is fast approaching, and we know there are always many questions about the experience. To make life a little easier, we put together a list of the most asked questions and provided answers to everything you need to know about this year’s boat show event. 

    2023 Miami Boat Show Overview – What to Expect 

    Miami Boat Show

    With an average 1.34 billion dollar impact, over 100,000 visitors, and 1000+ brands and boats on display each year, it is safe to say the Miami Int’l Boat Show holds the title for largest boat and yacht show in the world. In 2022, the former Miami Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show joined forces to create the reformed Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, owned by the NMMA and produced by Informa Markets in partnership with the International Yacht Brokers Association.

    The all-new experience now offers six different locations, including the on-land portion at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Pride Park, with in-water components at One Herald Plaza, Venetian Marina, Museum Park Marina, and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens. 

    The bigger, more upscale, and accessible yachting event will showcase everything aquatic, from kayaks, day boats, and marine accessories to luxurious superyachts, hard-core sportfish yachts, mega yachts, and more! 
    >>> View the complete 2023 Miami Boat Show Exhibitor List

    2023 Miami Boat Show Locations Rundown

    Looking for something specific at the show? Here is a quick rundown of what each location at the 2023 Miami International Boat Show offers:

    Miami Beach Convention Center Powered by West Marine: 

    • Boats up to 49 feet
    • Engine manufacturers 
    • Marine Accessories 
    • Electronics 
    • Retail pavilions

    The Progressive Boat Show Experience at Pride Park: 

    • Boating lifestyle activations
    • Live Entertainment 
    • Innovative Eats (Food and Drinks)
    • Educational seminars
    • Marine accessory pavilion

    One Herald Plaza:

    • Powerboats
    • Motor yachts 30 – 125 feet in length
    • Yacht tenders 
    • Engines 
    • Marine Accessories  
    • Retail pavilions

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    Venetian Marina:  

    • Over 150 different boats for sea trial 
    • Variety of new and brokerage boats for sale
    • Engine manufacturers

    Museum Park Marina:  

    • Sailboats 
    • Catamarans
    • Sailing accessories

    SuperYacht Miami at IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens: 

    • Superyachts (the largest and most spectacular yachts worldwide) 

    Please note: Access is only available with Windward VIP or SuperYacht Miami tickets.

    Water Taxi Between Locations

    Instead of dealing with on-land traffic between show locations, visitors can opt to use the water taxi at the show for only $15 per day. The taxi runs one hour before and after the show’s scheduled times. Please note, the water taxi tickets are date specific. The water taxi loops are as follows:

    • Venetian Marina >>> Herald Plaza >>> Museum Park Marina (loop)
    • Convention Center >>> Herald Plaza >>> Museum Park Marina (loop)
    • Herald Plaza >>> SuperYacht Miami at Yacht Haven Grande Miami

    Food Options at the Miami Boat Show

    Stay hydrated and refueled with an abundance of food options at the Miami Boat Show. With options for every budget and innovative menu items for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free eaters — there is something for everyone!

    Parking Options at the Boat Show

    Don’t let the size of the event scare you. Aside from the many parking options dedicated for the show, Informa also partnered with SpotHero — a digital parking marketplace — where drivers can reserve and pay for parking in parking lots, garages, and valet up to 50% off drive-up. Other parking options include Herald Plaza parking and Miami Beach Conventions parking. 
    >>> View parking options for the Miami Boat Show

    There’s More To See

    Miami Boat Show 2020

    The one thing that the 2023 Miami International Boat Show promises to have, is more yachts and boats. Every year the show is the best place to see new yachts for sale, pre-owned brokerage boats, innovative concepts, marine accessories, and so much more. Plus, boat shows are perfect opportunities to speak to industry specialists on specific products you have been researching.

    Year after year, the show continues to attract the best yacht brands, which draws yachting enthusiasts from all over the world. Don’t miss out on one of the most prestigious yachting events in the world. The show is one of the best excuses to see Miami and one of the better ways to see the city. So get out, mingle with the boating community, and spend the extended weekend exploring one of South Florida’s greatest cities. View our Miami visitors guide for help planning your weekend itinerary.  

    Connect with a Knowledgeable Yacht Broker

    For boat show assistance, turn to our yacht brokers for the ultimate experience. Our well-versed sales professionals understand the market and the products — they will be able to assist and show you any brokerage boat at the show. We will also have specialists on-hand at our represented new brand displays including Viking, Valhalla, Princess, Prestige, and Cruisers. Whether you are looking for an outboard boat, sportfish yacht, or the most luxurious superyacht, when it comes to finding the ideal boat — we’ve got you covered. Book an appointment, and we will set you up with an experienced yacht broker to walk you through the show. 

    Miami Boat Show 2022

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    Frequently Asked Questions About the Miami International Boat Show