Miami International Boat Show returns to Miami Beach, city still recovering from rowdy tourists
The Miami International Boat Show is returning to Miami Beach in 2022, which will stimulate the locate the local economy, but also draw tens of thousands of people to a city still recovering from rowdy tourists who caused chaos during spring break and Memorial Day weekend.
Miami International Boat Show sails off with chunk of city budget
Miami International Boat Show sails off with chunk of city budgetWritten by John Charles Robbins on February 2, 2021AdvertisementThe Miami International Boat Show is leaving Virginia Key, along with the $1.2 million annual payment to the city, calculated and counted on as future revenue to help support a restored Miami Marine Stadium. The City of Miami owns most of the barrier island, along with the iconic and historic marine stadium, closed since Hurricane Andrew hit in 1992. The boat show leaving the island was discussed at the January meeting of the city’s Virginia Key Advisory Board. Board member Peter Ehrlich said the boat show’s departure will have a financial impact on the city, with the loss of more than $1 million a year for the license fee. Several years ago, the city hired Civitas Inc. to provide professional urban design, landscape architecture and engineering services, on a phased basis, for the flex park space.miamitodaynews.com
Serenity Yachts Introduces the Future of Yachting with Unique Solar-Powered Vessels for Todays Modern Sailor
Debut at the Miami International Boat Show, Feb 1317, 2020Serenity Yachts is paving the way for the future of yachting with its modern, luxurious solar-powered yachts. Serenity Yachts will make its U.S. debut at the Miami International Boat Show, taking place Feb 1317, 2020 at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. Serenity Yachts not only strives to eliminate dependency on fossil fuel; it is committed to building yachts that stand the test of time. Serenity Yachts currently has two lines of vessels: the Serenity 64 and Serenity 74. Serenity Yachts is excited to make its U.S. debut at the Miami International Boat Show, said Taylor.communitynewspapers.com
Miami’s Virginia Key to become world capital of maritime luxury industry this weekend
The director of the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and Miami Yacht Show has turned a large area of Virginia Key into a boaters’ paradise. On Wednesday morning, workers flooded nine piers at the Miami Marine Stadium Park in an effort to turn the area into the world capital of the maritime luxury industry this weekend. An area of Virginia Key is being turned into a boaters' paradise this weekend. The Miami International Boat Show will be held Thursday to Monday in Virginia Key's Miami Marine Stadium Park area. The Miami International Boat Show opens Thursday in Virginia Key.
Boat show provides free Miami water taxi, shuttle services to Virginia Key
MIAMI – To help reduce traffic on the Rickenbacker Causeway this weekend, the Miami International Boat Show organizers are offering ticket holders free transportation from downtown Miami to Virginia Key. From Thursday to Monday, ticket holders will be able to board water taxis and shuttles at five stops in downtown Miami that are near to public parking lots or public transportation. The water taxis will be stopping at Bayfront Park and the AmericanAirlines Arena, where there will also be a free shuttle bus service stop. Although event organizers are discouraging attendees from driving to Virginia Key, they are providing valet parking at the Marine Stadium and parking at the event’s Lot B in the Virginia Key Beach Park area. Attendees who decide to use ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft will be using Lot C outside of the Miami Seaquarium where there will also be a free shuttle service.
Miami International Boat Show, Marine Stadium on collision course?
Miami International Boat Show, Marine Stadium on collision course? Written by John Charles Robbins on January 28, 2020AdvertisementThere remain serious concerns among those supporting restoration of Miami Marine Stadium that the millions of dollars going into rebuilding it may be wasted if the Miami International Boat Show continues to control the city-owned property in the peak tourist season. The latest contentious discussion between board members and Larry Berryman, boat show director, unfolded at the boards Jan. 21 meeting. His letter concludes this way: As I have stated many times before, theres a train wreck coming: a conflict between the operations of the Miami Marine Stadium and the Boat Show. Mr. Berryman answered: Once projects get going, well be mindful of how we can work together for marine stadium, which is a piece of it.miamitodaynews.com
Miami International Boat Show may look at fall dates
Miami International Boat Show may look at fall datesWritten by John Charles Robbins on October 1, 2019AdvertisementSome of the people supporting restoration of Miami Marine Stadium fear the millions of dollars going into the rebuild may be wasted if the Miami International Boat Show hogs the property in the peak tourist season. Changing the scheduled annual show came up during the boards questioning of Larry Berryman, director of the Miami International Boat Show, hosted for decades by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). I know how important all this is, Mr. Berryman told the board. During his presentation, Mr. Berryman said the Miami International Boat Show is the worlds premier recreational boating industry event, places Miami on the international stage, and attracts nearly 100,000 attendees from 63 countries and 17 Caribbean islands. Mr. Berryman said show exhibitors and visitors spend $53 million at Miami hotels and businesses each year.miamitodaynews.com
Train wreck forecast on Miami International Boat Show needs
Train wreck forecast on Miami International Boat Show needsWritten by John Charles Robbins on July 31, 2019AdvertisementHow will the city make a successful go of operating a restored Miami Marine Stadium and the so-called flex park it fronts if the Miami International Boat Show is allowed to continue to close off the public site to other events for four months? The fate of the boat show and the stadium were top agenda items at the boards most recent meeting on July 23. I see a train wreck coming, he said, suggesting the board work to gather all stakeholders together soon. Island stakeholders include a variety of parties, from the University of Miami to Mast Academy and the Miami Rowing Club and others. Board Chairman Joe Rasco said the boat show representatives are expected to appear before the board in September.miamitodaynews.com