This year Miami International Boat Show sees a return to the Miami Beach Convention Center after five years. From February 16-20, the world’s largest boat and yacht event will take place on land and in water, during the President’s Day weekend.
The new show will be a joint production of Informa Markets, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) and will be the first production of South Florida’s major winter boat shows after having joined forces in 2021 and combining the Miami International Boat Show, Miami Yacht Show, SuperYacht Miami, all to create a seamless experience for exhibitors, customers and the maritime industry as a whole. The Miami 2022 event is also the first boat show to be integrated into the Discover Boating brand.
Previously, the Miami International Boat Show, Miami Yacht Show, and SuperYacht Miami drew more than 100,000 visitors from approximately 35 countries to South Florida while generating approximately $1.34 billion for the state, which equals the impact of hosting nearly three Super Bowls. . The Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show is set to welcome the global community of guests back to the five-day boating event, a welcome boon to South Florida’s tourism and hospitality industry.
Here’s what to expect:
The land portion of the event will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, while the water activities on offer will be offered at One Herald Plaza, Sea Isle Marina, Museum Park Marina and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens.
Miami Beach Convention Center will feature motorboats up to 49 feet, engine manufacturers, marine accessories, electronics and retail pavilions. One Herald Plaza will feature larger motorboats, motor yachts ranging from 50ft to 125ft in length, yacht tenders, engines, marine accessories and retail pavilions. Sea Isle Marina will set the stage for testing over 150 sea trial vessels while also highlighting boat and engine manufacturers. Museum Park Marina will show you the latest sailboats, catamarans and sailing accessories up close. IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens will feature SuperYacht Miami with the largest and most luxurious yachts from the Miami International Boat Show.
Some of the 2022 debuts include: True North: 34 Outboard Express, Vanquish Yachts: 52 vanquish, Pardo Yachts: Endurance 60, Galeon: 800 Galeon Fly, Azimut: 68 Azimut Fly, Wally: 48 Wallytender, Canelli Yachts: 43 Canelli Bella Vita , Cranchi Yachts: A46 Luxury Tender, Cranchi Yachts: E26 Classic, Cranchi Yachts: E26 Rider, Neel Trimarans: Neel 43, Nautitech: 44 Open, Leopard Catamarans: Leopard 46 Powercat, Lagoon: Lagoon 55, Sunreef Yachts: Sunreef 80, Dufour Yachts: Dufour 470, Hylas Yachts: H57.
Progressive boat show experience
The Progressive Boat Show Experience at Pride Park (located just outside the Miami Beach Convention Center) will feature a collection of experiential boating lifestyle activations, including various educational seminars, entertainment, innovative cuisines and activity areas for the whole family.
Some of the activations include Nautical Ventures AquaZone – a direct and personal experience with a variety of water sports and innovative marine products; Fred’s Shed– Interactive Learning Center— an interactive, educational and informative resource center dedicated to improving boating knowledge; Costa Conservation Village – dedicated to sharing information on how best to protect and promote a healthy marine environment; Accused! Electric Pavilion – state-of-the-art electric propulsion systems, battery-powered boats and high-tech products from around the world; Wake Sports Experience – features professional wake sports athletes from the competitive circuit and wake surf simulators; Community Corner— engage with community clubs and associations dedicated to promoting the many benefits of marine stewardship and community involvement.
There will also be live musical performances from (Thursday) February 17 to Saturday (February 19) from 4-7 p.m. Performers include Brothers of Others, Classic Rock Therapy and Private Stock Band.
Super Yacht Miami
This year also sees the return of SuperYacht Miami, after a year-long absence due to global health concerns. Only a select number of yachts – each close to feet – are available for sale or charter – with brokers and crew ready to present them.
To purchase tickets for the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, visit tickets.miamiboatshow.com. For more information visit miamiboatshow.com