Even after the Super Bowl crowds clear away, the excitement in Miami will be as alive as ever. The Miami International Boat Show is cruising into town on Feb. 13, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy show weekend fun, on and off the water!
Take a look below as we share five fast facts worth knowing as you prepare for the show.
The show takes place in a historic marine stadium
For avid boaters and history buffs alike, the setting of the Miami International Boat Show is a point of interest. The Miami Marine Stadium served as an important part of Miami’s burgeoning boating and water sports scene in the 60s, 70s and beyond, during which it served as a center of culture and on-the-water action. As a one-of-a-kind concert venue, it has even hosted the likes of Queen, The Who, Aretha Franklin and more!
While Hurricane Andrew damaged the stadium in 1992, it has since undergone restoration efforts and was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. Its unique coastal environment makes it the perfect place to explore during show weekend.
There will be plenty of opportunities for international insights
Dreaming about cruising to a tropical getaway of your own? You’re in Miami, a center of cultural exchange, so there will be plenty of opportunities to explore unique flavors, cultures and cruising styles. You can also swing by seminars such as “Cruising in the Bahamas,” which will teach you everything you need to know about navigating the islands, familiarizing yourself with the local weather, finding choice cruising spots and much more.
Your dream boat awaits
Before the big journey, you need a boat of your own! It’s waiting to be discovered at this year’s show. Swing by South Florida Yachts to share in the boat show fun and browse the latest models, and to learn more about how we can find you the ideal ride (at a price you feel great about)!
Even kids can get in on the fun
Even young boaters and anglers can share in the boat show fun. “Fishing for Kids,” for example, is a great opportunity for kids to pick up helpful skills and learn how to care for the marine environment.
Opportunities abound for local thrills
Of course, you’ll want to do some Miami sightseeing while you are in the area! From beautiful Bayside Marketplace, to the lush, historical grounds of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, there are plenty of by-the-water vistas to explore very close to the boat show fun. You can enjoy a breezy trip aboard your own boat or, if you don’t already have one, hop on a complimentary water taxi and enjoy the view as you head to the show! If you’ve been browsing boats for sale in West Palm Beach and the surrounding area, you won’t want to miss out on this year’s show. Stop by to see South Florida Yachts during your visit, and feel free to call us any time to learn more about our wide selection of family fishing vessels, bay boats, center consoles and much more.