Sail Into 2023 at the Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show
MIAMI, FL (JANUARY 24, 2023) – The boating world returns to South Florida for the 2023 Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show®, the largest boat and yacht event in the world! With just under a month until the signature event, make sure to secure your tickets in preparation to see all the exciting exhibitions and activities as the show returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center and five additional locations, Wednesday, February 15th - Sunday, February 19th.
A joint production by Informa Markets, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), the 2023 edition will offer a vast range of boating products and experiences suitable for all levels of boaters and marine enthusiasts.
“With all that Miami and Miami Beach has to offer, it’s exhilarating to put on the largest boat and yacht event in the heart of the most upbeat and colorful destination,” said Andrew Doole, President of U.S. Boat Shows with Informa Markets, who produces the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show. “This year, our show will offer guests a unique opportunity to experience a one-of-a-kind event with various activations that combine elements of live entertainment, marine education, and luxury boating products.”
Guests can expect to have an up-close look at this year’s highly anticipated debuts delivered by the world’s leading boat manufacturers such as Cruisers Yachts, NAUTICSTAR, Intrepid Powerboats, Pursuit Boats, Solara, Scout Boats, and more. The show will also feature new and exciting superyacht exhibits, fishing seminars, kids fishing clinics, a marine accessories and equipment pavilion, as well as the Windward VIP Club for gourmet food and five-star amenities.
“The Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show brings together the best in boating to deliver a world-class, one-of-a-kind experience to hundreds of thousands of boaters from around the globe and all walks of life,” said Frank Hugelmeyer, President of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). “Working closely with our partners, we are proud to host the largest boating event in the world right here in Miami and Miami Beach, which generates significant economic impact to the state of Florida over its five-day run each year.”
Historically, the Miami International Boat Show, the Miami Yacht Show, and SuperYacht Miami have attracted over 100,000 visitors from approximately 35 countries around the globe to South Florida while generating an estimated $1.34 billion for the state. Together, under the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show brand, this mega event brings a multimillion-dollar infusion to South Florida’s tourism and hospitality industry, welcoming the global community for an epic, five-day holiday weekend.
“Last year’s great success has shown the importance the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show has not only on the marine industry but also the public,” said Paul Flannery, COO of International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA). “It is a highly anticipated show worldwide and we are proud to be able to deliver outcomes that produce innovation in the marine industry and provide unforgettable experiences to the public.”
This year, the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show returns offering numerous benefits for exhibitors, visitors, and the community, specifically Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. Featuring new elements to the Progressive Boat Show Experience at Pride Park, where guests will have access to the AquaZone by Nautical Ventures, in addition to a collection of experiential boating lifestyle activations, innovative cuisines, and a marine accessory pavilion.
Among the exciting components to be featured in the 2023 show, attendees will be able to experience:
The 2023 marquee event – which will kick off Wednesday, February 15th through Sunday, February 19th – will be anchored at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Herald Plaza, Venetian Marina, Museum Park Marina, Yacht Haven Grande Miami, and Pride Park.
Miami Beach Convention Center will offer powerboats up to 49 feet, engine manufacturers, marine accessories, electronics, and retail pavilions.
Herald Plaza will feature larger powerboats, motor yachts ranging from 50 feet to 125 feet in length, yacht tenders, engines, marine accessories, and retail pavilions.
Venetian Marina will set the stage to test drive over 150 sea trial vessels while also highlighting boat and engine manufacturers.
Museum Park Marina will provide an up-close look at the latest sailboats, catamarans, and sailing accessories.
Yacht Haven Grande Miami will showcase SuperYacht Miami with the largest and most luxurious yachts at the Miami International Boat Show.
Progressive Boat Show Experience at Pride Park will be the ultimate boater's destination, located directly outside the Miami Beach Convention Center. Access to the Boat Show Experience is included with general admission to the show.
The Progressive Boat Show Experience at Pride Park will be the ultimate boater's destination, located directly outside the Miami Beach Convention Center. Access to the Boat Show Experience is included with general admission to the show. Guests can look forward to the following activations:
Nautical Ventures AquaZone – For thrill seekers and water lovers alike, the AquaZone is designed to give boat show-goers an upfront and personal experience with a variety of water sports and innovative marine products.
Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center – Have a boat or engine problem you haven’t been able to fix? Stop by and ask our tech expert about it at Fred's Shed How-To Center! Featuring FREE tips, advice and practical skills during daily seminars and demos that cover everything from getting started and operating your boat to service, maintenance and more.
Fishing Seminars – Enjoy interactive presentations and activations that will take place here during the show. Don’t miss Hook the Future’s Kids Fishing Clinics with Captain Don Dingman, who will demonstrate various fishing techniques while showcasing a wide variety of fish species. Each participant will get a free Hook the Future/Carolina Skiff custom rod and reel combo.
Culinary Experience – Explore a whirlwind of flavors at DBMIBS all while soaking in the extravagant views. The boat show will be offering world-class culinary experiences along with innovative cocktails provided by the show’s partners such as, Budweiser, Goslings, and Diageo (Tanqueray, Ketel One, Crown Royal).
Ticketing – General Admission and Prime Time Preview
Enjoy a One-Day, Two-Day, or Prime Time Preview access to the 2023 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show. Tickets include access to Miami Beach Convention Center, Pride Park, Venetian Marina, Herald Plaza, and Museum Park Marina.
Prime Time Preview tickets grant guests early access to the show, valid for any one show day Feb. 15 – Feb. 19. Access to the boats here at the show is at the discretion of the broker, dealer, and/or manufacturer. Children under the age of 6 are free if accompanied by an adult.
Children – General Admission One-Day Ticket: $16
Adult – General Admission One-Day Ticket: $42
Adult – General Admission Two-Day Ticket: $72
Prime Time Preview One-Day Ticket: $62 (valid Wednesday – Sunday)
Active military, veterans, and First Responders receive complimentary general admission on Sunday, February 19th.
Attendees must purchase tickets online through the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show’s website as there is no box office onsite. With six different locations offering uniquely curated experiences, a two-day ticket will provide the public with the best opportunity to enjoy everything the boat show has to offer.
Windward VIP Experience
Experience an exclusive luxury retreat within the show. Enjoy unparalleled views of the Miami Skyline, a premium open bar, and gourmet food. The Windward VIP Experience includes access to the Windward Lounges at Herald Plaza and Miami Beach Convention Center. Tickets cost $325 and the Windward VIP Experience includes:
One-Day Show Access + Water Taxi Access
Entry to Windward VIP Lounges at One Herald Plaza and Miami Beach Convention Center
Premium Open Bar & Food at Windward VIP Lounges
Douglas Elliman VIP Tote Bag
Access to Superyacht Miami
One-Day General Admission to Art Wynwood, which can be checked out here.
SuperYacht Miami tickets include General Admission access and complimentary water tender service to Yacht Haven Grande Miami. SuperYacht Miami showcases the largest and most luxurious yachts in the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show. The vessels on display are nearly 300 feet.
General Admission SuperYacht Miami One-Day Ticket: $130
Prime Time Preview SuperYacht Miami One-Day Ticket: $155
To purchase tickets for the 2023 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, please visit: tickets.miamiboatshow.com.
Enjoy the boat show from a different perspective and sail away on the water taxi to get to and from our different locations! Tickets for the water taxi are $15 for the day and are required to be pre-purchased before the show. Water Taxi's Miami Boat Show Route will begin an hour before the show starts and an hour after the show ends. The tickets are date-specific and more information can be found here: watertaxi.com.
The routes we will be running for the show are:
Venetian Marina → Herald Plaza → Museum Park Marina/FEC Docks (loop)
Convention Center → Herald Plaza → Maurice Gibb Park → Museum Park Marina/FEC Docks (loop)
The tender route for VIP is Herald Plaza → Yacht Haven Grande Miami
Visitors are encouraged to book hotel stays as early as possible. More information about booking hotels can be found by visiting: miamiboatshow/bookhotels.
For more information about the 2023 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, please visit: www.miamiboatshow.com.
About Informa Markets
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About the National Marine Industries Association (NMMA)
NMMA is the leading trade organization for the North American recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, marine accessories, and gear used by millions of boaters in North America. The association serves its members and their sales and service networks by improving the business environment for recreational boating including providing domestic and international sales and marketing opportunities, reducing unnecessary government regulation, decreasing the cost of doing business, and helping grow boating participation. As the largest producer of boat and sport shows in the U.S., NMMA connects the recreational boating industry with the boating consumer year-round. Learn more at www.nmma.org.
About the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA)
The International Yacht Brokers Association is the world’s largest yacht brokers association with members in over 40 countries. Our stated goal is to promote professionalism and cooperation in the yacht sales industry. We accomplish those goals through education, networking, and the removal of barriers to commerce. Visit www.iyba.org for more information.