February sees Miami overtaken by all things nautical when two of the USA's most prominent boat shows take place. Water taxis shuttle visitors between exhibition areas and even more superyachts than usual are reflected in the skyscrapers along Miami beach.
The two shows have different remits but take place simultaneously from 15 -19 February, infusing the quays with the buzz of boating and hum of networking. Miami Yacht Show is located along Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, whilst the International Boat Show docks in Virginia Key, filling the exhibition space at Miami Marine Stadium.
Miami Yacht Show
A showcase of the latest designs and innovations in the world of superyachts, with boats on display from the world's best boat builders, Miami Yacht Show is the last word in luxury. A network of floating docks has been installed for the occasion of this in-water-only show to enhance the stand-out location along Indian Creek Waterway between the glitzy hotels of Miami Beach and Pinetree park. Hundreds of new and pre-owned vessels worth more than $1 billion afford buyers the chance to get on board and make the best decision for their maritime adventures.
VIP tickets grant access to the VIP lounge where guests can enjoy a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, virtual reality activation presented by Watches & Wonders, New Beauty Test Tube Bar, special happy hour events, concierge service and more. The best view of the show and yachts is furnished for VIP guests from the outside seating area.
When & Where:
4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th: 10 am – 6 pm
Monday 19th: 10 am – 5 pm
Tickets can be purchased here.
Miami International Boat Show
An estimated 100,000 visitors from 35 countries are expected at one of the USA's premium boat shows, marrying motor and sailing, business and pleasure, with 1,400 boats on land and in water, and over 1,000 exhibitors.
This year Strictly Sail Miami unfurls its displays at Miami International Boat Show for the first time, showing 50 monohulls and catamarans in-water and with industry-leaders exhibiting sailing gear and accessories. Daily seminars will cover all aspects of sailing.
New, All Inclusive VIP Experience
Complimentary food, drink and entertainment, lounge on the open deck to take a break from perusing the show and enjoy a stunning view of the Miami skyline.
When & Where:
Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami FL 33149
Thursday 15th – Sunday 19th February: 10 am – 6 pm
Tickets are available here.
Combined tickets providing access to both shows are available.