★ Progressive Miami International Boat Show

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    02/17/2018


    The 2018 Miami International Boat Showwill be held Feb. 15-19 at the iconic Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin and for the first time in decades will be joined by its sailing counterpart, Strictly Sail Miami. As a result, the five biggest days in boating will join together at Miami Marine Stadium, becoming easier to access than ever before.

    With the addition of sailboats and catamarans, as well as more powerboats, the show will feature nearly 700 boats in its extensive deep water basin, bringing the total boat count for the 2018 show to 1,400 new boats available for purchase. Set within Miami Marine Stadium, the show features one of the most scenic views in the country overlooking Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami, making it a beloved destination for approximately 100,000 boating enthusiasts. 

    To create a custom, specific experience for the sailing community, sailboats and catamarans will be featured in an exclusive area in-water. In addition, sailing accessories, sailing-related travel and charter experiences, and other sail-focused booth displays, will be located in a dedicated sail area on land, providing a cohesive experience for attendees and exhibitors.

    Visit Cruising Outpost at Booth F712

    CRUISING OUTPOST PARTY

    When: Feb 17, 2018 6:30 pm to 9ish pm

    Where: Atlantica restaurant deck on show site

    The Miami Cruising Outpost Party is free to all that buy a ticket to get into the show on Saturday. The show closes at 6pm but the party will not start until 6:30 as we need to let the crowds exit the show and re-set the Atlantica Deck. 

    There will be buses held to take people back to Lot A parking. Or Uber and Lyft can be taken. For parking Lot A please buy your ticket in advance at this link. The lot will most likely fill up fast on Saturday. Buy Ticket to Parking Lot A for Saturday night HERE

    The food this year will be free jumbo hot dogs w/chips and wood fired gourmet pizza’s, with free 16oz miller lites, as long as it all lasts. Atlantica will also provide a no-host cocktail bar for yummy drinks for those who don’t like beer. We will have 2 drawings with lots of great prizes, and the proceed’s go to The Educational Tall Ship Foundation.

    We also have an opening act for The Eric Stone Band this year, check out her site http://isabellastefania.com. She will be playing from 6:30 to 7:00 and then joining in with The Eric Stone Band at 7:00. We will have the first drawing at Eric 7:45 ti 8:15ish and the last drawing at 8:45. Then Eric will close with a couple songs. That way everybody will be able to catch the buses back to parking Lot A.

    ATLANTICA DECK

    SHUTTLE LOCATIONS

    Buy Ticket to Parking Lot A for Saturday night HERE

    SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTY SPONSORS

    Beta Marine East
    Copper Coat
    Forespar
    Fortress Marine Anchors
    Hand Craft Mattress
    Kanberra Gel
    MACK Sails
    New England Ropes
    Offshore Sailing School  
    Progressive Miami International Boat Show
    Pyrate Radio  
    SeaTec Systems

     

    Located on Virginia Key – 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149

    For more information, please visit www.miamiboatshow.com

    8 COMMENTS

    1. Bob and Jody
      We plan on being at the show and will be looking forward to the Cruisers Party. Along with a chance to win another 7 day charter, we had a awesome time with Dream Yacht Charter several years ago.
      Regards,
      Lisa & Pete Montgomery

    2. We will be at the show and the party. Haven’t missed it in the last 7 years. The cruisers party is the highlight of the show for us. Thanks for all the wonderful things we have won. Just look for the two Canadians with tickets wrapped around their necks. Lol. Do you have any idea if they will be running a late bus or water taxi?
      Cheers Gary and Chris

    3. Update on the shuttle to Parking Lot A—See the link (in green) above as you will need to buy a ticket for that lot. The Shuttle buses will be running form the party at 9 to 9:30pm back to the Lot A.

      As far as a Dream Yacht Charter Cruise I'm afraid I can't get any charter companies to give us one. However, each prize will have at least a $75 value. Forespar will be giving away a Pure Water+ system worth $150 and Kanberra will be giving away an new diffuser system with oil an $80 value, plus many more cool items from the exhibitors at the show.

    4. Fantastic show…not enough time to see and learn everything there is to see and learn. Wish I had started coming to this show 20 years ago. The food is good, the classes are fun, and the boats and boats and boats. And no shortage of staff. No long lines. Company reps, dealer reps…all ready to help you make the decisions for whatever your boating needs are. Even the ferry ride, mingle with the crowd, have some food, and your favorite beverage to wash it down. See you there next year.