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A New Kind of Boat Show: An Entertaining Three-day Experience That’s So Miami

September 29, 2022

The Pandemic had an unusual effect on the Boat Industry. The open ocean provided the ultimate low-risk getaway for a family. People who could afford it chartered boats. Those with even greater financial means just bought them outright. The number of new boats sold in the U.S. in 2020 hit a 13-year high of nearly 320,000 vessels, up 13% from the year before, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

As new boaters entered the market, a domino effect took place, with their friends and families getting into the activity as well. The trend has slowed since the high of 2020, but the industry is still going strong. So if you are in the market, a new kind of boat show will come ashore just in time for the Summer of 2023. The South Florida Boat Show will offer the kind of entertainment and energy Miami is known for and it will drop anchor next Boating Season.

The South Florida Boat Show Crew has set out to create a unique experience at the South Florida Boat Show that will keep every aspect of the boating lifestyle in mind. Between Friday May 19th, 2023 and Sunday, May 21st, 2023, nautical enthusiasts from all over will descend upon the Historic Miami Marine Stadium to see and board hundreds of boats, shop marine accessories and gadgets, while enjoying Miami’s colorful entertainment, music, food and art.

Whether it’s cruising the Intracoastal, hitting the sandbar, running offshore, or deep diving, there is an undeniable connection between boaters and the sea; they love the water and everything that goes with it. The South Florida Boat Show will serve as a one-stop shop to enjoy everything this lifestyle has to offer, while seeing the latest and greatest displays by exhibitors from around the world. In addition to top-of-the-line engines, electronics, fishing gear, diving equipment, water sports and accessories, The South Florida Boat Show will have both on-land and in-water boat displays, including a sea trial dock for those looking to feel that salty wind in their hair. “We developed a show that caters to the real needs of exhibitors and partners, as well as the attendees,” said John Hagins, Director of Partner Relations for The South Florida Boat Show. “Our focus on that ‘Ocean Lifestyle’ and the Miami we all love will be evident throughout the Show.”

The South Florida Boat Show will appeal to the boating lifestyle by offering plenty of bars including the 360-degree “Ships Wheel Bar” and “The Galley Food Hall” offering a variety of food options from across South Florida, The Caribbean and America. In addition, there will be lots of cool gathering areas to meet up with friends, sit, relax, trade stories and talk shop. The South Florida Boat Show will schedule entertainment and live music throughout the day to herald in each sunset. “Just about everyone we know are boaters – it’s almost a prerequisite here in South Florida. Positioning the show just before Memorial Day will help us all get ready for the summer,” added Tony Albelo, CEO at EngageLive!

Tickets to the South Florida Boat Show start at $25 and are already on sale at: The event will be held at the Miami Marine Stadium located at 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, Florida 33149.

For more information, visit: Or call: (305) 459-9988.

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