Miami Boat Show names its new home for 2016
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The world’s largest boat show will have a new home for at least the next two years.
The Progressive Insurance Miami Boat Show will take place at the Miami Marine Stadium in 2016 and 2017 while at the same time exploring its suitability as a future home for the event. The announcement follows months of speculation over the boat show’s future in the city due to the renovation of its current home, the Miami Beach Convention Center, where renovation work is due to begin in 2016.
Next year’s show will take place at the Convention Center from February 12 to 16.
“In 2016 the Miami International Boat Show will celebrate its 75th year in the city. What better way to commemorate the significance of this historic annual tradition than by bringing the show to Miami Marine Stadium – one of Miami’s most iconic and beloved marine venues,” said Thom Dammrich, President of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which owns and produces the show.
“With unique features to accommodate more than 100,000 boaters who travel from across the globe to experience the best the boating industry has to offer, Miami Marine Stadium could be poised to be the home for the show in 2016 and beyond.
“The Miami International Boat Show is the premier event of its kind in the country and a significant economic force in Miami, drawing thousands of local residents as well as tourists from around the world,” said the city Mayor, Tomás Regalado. “And Miami Marine Stadium is a beloved place that holds special memories for generations of Miamians. By bringing these two together, this agreement ensures that both of these important institutions are on the path to a bright future here in Miami.”