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The Miami International Boat Show

The Miami International Boat Show is one of the city's most popular events and is the largest annual event in Florida, drawing in over 100,000 attendees. The show is known as the world's premiere boating event and has the largest display of boats and yachts with 3,000 different types of boats such as powerboats, sailboats, speed boats and over 2,000 exhibitors coming in to Miami from all over the world. The show also features the latest in marine technology, accessories and electronics.

The Miami International Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association which has 1,700 marine accessory and boat manufacturers as members. This iconic boating event has been going on for the past 71 years and is held every year in the middle of February.

The event is so big that it spans across three different locations in Miami. The main event venue is held at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Convention Center Drive in the heart of South Beach with some of Miami's best restaurants and shipping, and only two blocks from the water. The other events of the Miami International Boat Show are organized at the Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center on North Bayshore Drive, and the Strictly Sail Miami is held at Miamarina at Bayside, located on Biscayne Boulevard.

The Miami International Boat Show

Visitors to the Miami International Boat Show can head over to the Miami Beach Convention Center which features over 1 million square feet of exhibits and displays to discover everything related to boating. There is also Dive & Travel Harbor at the outside exhibit area, which is one of the newest additions to the Miami International Boat Show, and features tons of diving gear. It is a one stop shopping for all diving, adventure and traveling products needed and featuring the latest destinations in adventure travels. The Dive & Travel Harbor also has on display a live coral aquarium by the Coral Restoration Foundation and has many fantastic travel giveaways and contests.

The Miami International Boat Show is the perfect place for both beginners and experts to learn everything there is to know about boating and diving. There are many interactive exhibits and seminars that teach participants how to do everything related to boating such as repairing and maintaining, and more advanced courses such as powerboating handling, advanced docking, precision boat control, Anchoring and Multi-Vessel Rafting Techniques, and boating safety. There are also many courses which teach attendees how to sail, scuba dive and navigate among other things.

The Miami International Boat Show

Those who want to look at actual yachts and powerboats can head over to the Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center where they will find a wide array of sportfishing boats, cruisers and other types of boats. The Strictly Sail Miami event features a large display of sailboats in-water, and one of the biggest existing exhibits of multihulls found anywhere. There are also many sailing accessories and products to satisfy all your sailing needs.

To attend the Miami International Boat Show, attendees can buy tickets online on the show's website. They can get tickets for the individual days, or get a five-day pass that provides access to all the venues and shows. Tickets are also available at all three locations of the boat show in Miami.

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