The Miami International Boat Show is an event that should not be missed by any boating or sailing enthusiast. Held annually in February, it is the largest boat show in the world, with more than 1,600 boats and marine accessories on display.
Whether you’re looking to buy a new boat or just want to check out the latest gear, this show is definitely worth visiting. There’s something for everyone here, from luxury yachts to fishing boats and everything in between.
Over Presidents Day weekend, 100,000 boating enthusiasts from across the world are expected to visit the Progressive® Insurance Miami Boat Show, making it THE place to be. The Miami International Boat Show® takes place each year in Miami, Florida.
The event is in its second year at the Miami Beach Convention Center, where it will launch a number of components that are intended to further solidify Miami’s reputation as the world’s boating capital.
Building on its success in 2019, the Miami Boat Show will introduce a variety of upgrades in 2022, ranging from transportation and product offers to food and beverage, all while keeping all of the features that make the Miami Boat Show such a popular experience for guests and exhibitors. Highlights and enhancements include:
More boats to look at, board, and buy — the in-water selection has grown by 35%.
More than 1,600 new boats are expected to be on exhibit during this year’s event, with more new model debuts than ever before, according to organizers.
Furthermore, the number of boats in the water is expected to increase by 35% to an estimated 550 boats and yachts, all of which are housed in the show’s state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly marina.
There is something for every lifestyle and budget, from sport fishing boats and high-performance boats to personal watercraft and wake sport boats, family cruisers, and luxury yachts.
More to Taste at the Miami International Boat Show
Visitors to the 2022 Miami Boat Show are encouraged to come hungry and thirsty! A highlight of the 2022 show is an enhanced food & beverage program featuring more than 150 options ranging from luxe to casual fare.
More Large Yachts—New Yacht and VIP Experience
The Miami Boat Show is returning to Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, with the addition of Pier 9, featuring over 100 new luxury boats for sale, making it one of the country’s largest yachting exhibitions.
Onboard the 111-foot Biscayne Lady, VIP ticket holders will have access to everything from gourmet meals and live music to concierge services, VIP parking, and an exclusive on-the-water VIP lounge.
More Strictly Sail
Strictly Sail Miami, the Miami Boat Show’s second location, will once again dock at Miamarina at Bayside and will feature approximately 130 sailboats, a large selection of sailing and power catamarans, dozens of daily seminars, and the latest sailing gear in addition to the Miami Marine Stadium footprint.
Strictly Sail Miami is accessible to visitors of the Miami Boat Show by complimentary water taxis or shuttle buses that run until 7 p.m. every day.
More On-Water Experiences
After its success in 2022, the Miami Boat Show will once again offer sea trials, where interested shoppers can take the boat of their dreams for a spin in Miami’s open waters.
This year, there will be more boat exhibitors, offering customers the opportunity to test-drive a variety of alternatives. Furthermore, after the success of last year’s sold-out on-water boating skills workshops, the exhibition will expand its Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training to include additional daily power boating and sailing sessions.
More Support for Miami, Local Community
The economic effect of the 2022 event is anticipated to be bigger than two Super Bowls, with an estimated $597 million.
The 2022 Miami Boat Show is projected to attract over 100,000 visitors from roughly 35 nations across the world, boosting tourism and putting Miami on the worldwide scene.
The event directly employs 6,592 full-time workers and indirectly supports an estimated 55,000 jobs produced by the Florida boating sector.
More Parking and Transportation Options
Come to the show by land or sea! The Miami Boat Event will provide seamless transportation to and from Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, thanks to the success of park-and-ride in 2019 when an estimated 80% of guests parked at approved offsite spots and went to the show via shuttle bus or water taxi.
The event has enhanced its mobility strategy with even greater efficiency based on lessons learned from the first year at Miami Marine Stadium, including:
- Water Taxis: The number of water taxis will increase by more than 47 percent in 2022. In addition, water taxi capacity will be increased from 50 to 350 passengers, which is greater than most of the water taxis utilized during the 2019 exhibition.
To accommodate the strong demand for water transportation, water taxi pick-up, and drop-off points will be reduced from seven to four – American Airlines Arena, the Hyatt in downtown Miami, the W Hotel (previously Viceroy) in downtown Miami on Brickell, and Bayfront Park (Strictly Sail location).
More and bigger water taxis will be centered on a smaller number of routes, providing regular service to and from the Show.
- Shuttle Buses: To satisfy the demand of showgoers who want to travel to and from the show quickly and conveniently, dozens of shuttle buses will be available at all times from fewer places than in 2016, allowing for a more efficient transportation experience—getting more people to and from the event in less time.
Marlins Park, American Airlines Arena, the Hyatt in downtown Miami, and Bayfront Park are the four departure points in downtown Miami (Strictly Sail location).
Between the Miami Boat Exhibition and the Yachts Miami Beach show on Collins Avenue, a new shuttle service will be available. Furthermore, instead of circling around the whole Rickenbacker Causeway, new minibusses will carry showgoers to and from parking on Virginia Key, providing a direct path to and from the show’s main gate.
- Parking: There will be enough parking choices, with an estimated 10,000 parking spots, for exhibition goers in downtown Miami, with convenient access to water taxis and shuttle buses.
Both Marlins Park and American Airlines Arena are located in downtown Miami. You may book parking ahead of time at MiamiBoatShow.com.
- Convenient parking on Virginia Key will again be available and can be reserved and prepaid in advance at MiamiBoatShow.com.
General parking, exhibitor parking, new VIP & disabled parking at the Miami Seaquarium, and valet parking at Whiskey Joe’s will all be available on Virginia Key.
Visit http://www.miamiboatshow.com/public-transportation to view the full list of pick-up and drop-off points to access the show.
Fast facts about the 2022 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show®:
Miami Beach Convention Center
Sea Isle Marina
One Herald Plaza
Island Gardens Deep Harbour on Watson Island
NOTE: The Strictly Sail Miami portion of the show remains at Miamarina at Bayside, 400 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Show Hours: 10 am – 6 pm every day
Admission: Premier Day $40
Adult (age 16+) $25
Two-day pass (Friday–Monday, February 16–20) $45
Five-day pass $100
15 & younger FREE
Tickets are on sale on November 4th, 2022: www.miamiboatshow.com
Visit http://www.miamiboatshow.com/accomodations now to book rooms at the best rates through the boat show’s official housing partner, OnPeak.
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Miami International Boat Show 2017 Event, February 16-20th, 2022. Check the Schedule of Events, Information About Parking, Entertainment, Exhibits, and Tickets.