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What to expect at the Miami Boat Show

What to expect at the Miami Boat Show
Miami Boat Show

The 2024 Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) returns to South Florida Presidents Day Weekend, February 14-18. Deemed one of the top 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.

2024 Miami Boat Show Overview – What to Expect 

The Miami International Boat Show is undeniably one of the largest boat and yacht shows in the world, with an incredible impact of around 1.34 billion dollars. Drawing in over 100,000 visitors and showcasing over 1000 brands and boats each year, this event is a must-see for yacht enthusiasts.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore six different locations at the show. The on-land portion will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Pride Park, while the in-water components can be enjoyed at One Herald Plaza, Venetian Marina, Museum Park Marina, and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens.

This 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!

2024 Miami Boat Show Exhibitor List

2024 Miami Boat Show Locations Rundown

Looking for something specific at the show? Here is a quick rundown of what each location at the 2024 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
    One Herald Plaza:

  • Powerboats
  • Motor yachts 30 – 125 feet in length
  • Yacht tenders
  • Engines
  • Marine Accessories
  • Retail pavilions
  • Viking, Valhalla, Prestige, Cruisers and Princess Booths
  • >>> You’ll Find Us Here! View Our Yachts On Display.
    Venetian Marina:  

  • Over 75 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 $10 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

    Indulge in a delightful array of flavors at the Miami Boat Show while also enjoying the breathtaking scenery. The boat show presents exceptional dining experiences and inventive cocktails crafted by esteemed partners such as Budweiser, Goslings, Tanqueray, Ketel One, and Crown Royal. There will also be innovative menu items for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free eaters.

    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.
    Parking options for the Miami Boat Show

    There’s More To See

    Miami Boat Show 2020The one thing that the 2024 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.

    Don’t let this opportunity slip away; the Miami Boat Show is one of the most eagerly anticipated yachting events worldwide. Give in to your passion for boating and explore the vibrant city of Miami. Engage with the boating community and make the most of an extended weekend in the sunny paradise of South Florida. For assistance planning your weekend itinerary, be sure to check out our online Miami visitor’s guide.

    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.

    Preview our lineup of yachts for sale

    Frequently Asked Questions About the Miami International Boat Show

    What are the dates of the Miami Boat Show in 2024?

    The Miami Boat Show kicks off Wednesday, February 14, and extends through Sunday, February 18, 2024.


    When and where is the Miami Boat Show?

    The Miami Boat Show takes place in downtown Miami at six different locations: the Miami Beach Convention Center, Pride Park, One Herald Plaza, Sea Isle Marina, Museum Park Marina, and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens. The boat show begins on February 14, 2024. The show schedule is as follows:

    Wednesday (2/14): 10 AM – 6 PM

    Thursday (2/15): 10 AM – 6 PM

    Friday (2/16): 10 AM – 7 PM

    Saturday (2/17): 10 AM – 7 PM

    Sunday (2/18): 10 AM – 5 PM


    Is the Miami Boat Show worth it?

    The Miami Boat Show is 100% worth visiting! This event is considered one of the largest boat shows worldwide, with over 100,000 visitors and 1000+ exhibitors each year. The Miami International Boat Show has something for everyone — from personal watercraft, engine manufacturers, and marine accessories to a plethora of yachts and boats for sale, it is definitely a site to see for any boating enthusiast.


    How do I get tickets to the show?

    There is no box office onsite at the show. Please purchase your digital tickets in advance. Your digital ticket will be scanned as you enter the show. Click here to purchase tickets.


    What is the best day to go to a boat show?

    The best day to attend a boat show is during the week or evenings. Visitors will see fewer crowds during the week as opposed to weekends. We know boat shows can be overwhelming, so we have created a guide to help you get the most out of your boat show experience.


    What time does the boat show start?

    The Miami Boat Show starts every day at 10 am from February 14-18, 2024.


    What do you wear to the Miami boat show?

    Casual or comfortable attire is best when attending the Miami Boat Show. You will likely do a fair amount of walking, so comfortable shoes are necessary. Also, if you plan to tour any yachts, many yacht brokers will ask you to remove your shoes, so choose easy-to-slip-on/off shoes for simplicity. Don’t forget your sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen to protect against the Florida sun.


    How much does it cost to attend the Miami Boat Show?

    One-day tickets for the Miami International Boat Show are $64. For additional ticket prices or to pre-purchase, visit the Miami boat show site.


    Why should I attend the Miami Boat show?

    Attending the Miami Boat Shows offers a convenient way to compare yacht models and brands in one place. Boat shows also provide great deals on new and pre-owned inventory, with industry professionals available to answer any questions.


    What Yachts Will Be at The Show?

    Yachts & boats will vary depending on exhibitors attending the show and the inventory they choose to display. View Galati Yacht Sales’ line-up of brokerage yachts or browse the complete 2024 Miami Boat Show Exhibitor List.


    Where can I find more information about the Miami Boat Show and its location?

    Visit the Miami International Boat Show website for a complete show overview, ticket purchasing, location details, and more.

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