One of my favorite memories as a little girl is when my family came to Florida on vacation and we rented a boat. We explored around the FL Keys, and had a blast!Now that we live here in Florida, boating is much more a part of our lives than just when we are on vacation. In fact, one of my first dates with my husband was going out on a boat ride in Islamorada (awesome date idea, by the way!)
My younger sister, Jenn, (who occasionally blogs over at RoamAroundTheGlobe.com ) caught the water bug BIG TIME. She lives on Fort Lauderdale Beach, and is pretty much a mermaid. This chick is in the water nearly every single day. She SCUBA dives regularly, snorkels before and after work, and goes out on boats every week. I’m pretty sure she’s grown gills and a tail at this point!
One of the biggest events of the season that she cannot stop talking about it the The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. The Miami International Boat Show is recognized as one of the world’s largest and greatest boat shows and an annual winter destination to find the best in boating.
She seriously can’t wait to go and see everything from sport fishing boats and high performance boats, to family cruisers, wake sport boats, sailboats, personal watercraft, boating technology and accessories, as well as more than 100 new luxury yachts – a one-stop shop for every boating enthusiast.
There’s a boat for every lifestyle and budget at this amazing show!
There’s boats for the millennial and boats for the ultra wealthy, and everything in between at this show. Here are examples at opposite ends of the budget spectrum:
2017 Miami International Boat Show
BAYLINER VR6 Bowrider – starting at $32,499
This boat maximizes space and value like never before and includes pleasant surprises like a lockable enclosed changing room (head optional), and aft-facing companion/observer seat that’s ideal for water sports.
Booth: B201 – B Tent
Booth: 203 – In Water
Booth: 204 – In Water
MARLOW Marine 97 Explorer – MSRP $5,400,000 (Largest boat in show!)
The new 97E is touted as the fastest, best performing raised pilothouse offshore yacht in the world with equal power. Plus all the comforts of home featuring master suite and private deck, grand salon and formal dining room, several guest cabins and more.
Booth: 820 – In Water
Booth: 819 – In Water
Booth: 818 – In Water
Booth: 816 – In Water
Booth: 821 – In Water
Booth: 813 – In Water
Booth: 815 – In Water
Booth: 817 – In Water
These boats are examples at opposite ends of the budget spectrum at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show. There’s truly something for everyone at this incredible marine show!
There’s over 150 food and beverage options, and truly SO much to see throughout the 1 million+ sq ft of exhibit space. This is a show you don’t want to miss!
Visit MiamiBoatShow.com to purchase tickets and start planning your show experience.
PLUS get 20% off general admission tickets ($25 value).
Active: Feb. 14 & 15 – Two Days ONLY