Miami Boat Show By The Numbers

Cool facts about the Miami Boat Show.

$3 billion: the total value of boats, engines and marine products!

More than 100,000 attendees expected

1,100 exhibitors


More than 1 million sq. ft. of exhibit space

More than 1,300 boats; 565 boats in-water; over 100 yachts

130 sailboats at Strictly Sail Miami


200 sea trials, all with licensed captain or mfrs representative

800 hands-on, on-water boat operating classes

Over 22 miles of electric cable wire the floating docks


10,000 steps, while browsing boats on 3 miles of docks

10 Freebees used per day

104 buses used daily


24 water taxi boats (47 percent more than 2016)

We salute our servicemen & women! 90 first responders on duty

24 bathroom trailers

80 air-conditioning units cool down the show’s tents

A quarter of a million feet of extension cords!

Over 500 power distribution stations

8 ½ miles of carpet

1.5 million lbs. of freight transported for exhibitors

370 trucks unloaded

10 miles of steel used for boat show structures

900,000 square feet under temporary cover

1,500 lights with more than 2,000 LED lights

One Miami Boat Show drone to capture all the fun from above

The MIBS footprint is the largest temporary marina in the world

Expected Estimates/Items Sold for 2017
* 24,425 lbs. of beef, chicken and salmon to be sold
* 3,000 lbs. of rice for sushi
* 2,600 Burritos prepared to order
* 2,900 salads prepared to order
* 4,500 hot dogs
* 1,500 Cuban sandwiches
* 3,000 pizzas
* 3,100 sausages from portable carts
* 1,750 grilled cheese from Killer Melts Food Truck
* 1,425 pita sandwiches from Moty’s Food Truck
* 1,750 bottles of bubbly celebrating the Miami Boat Show!
* 350 bottles of Belvedere Vodka; 5,833 mixed drinks
* 16,500 bottles of water
* 10,750 sodas
* 4,800 fresh squeezed lemonade
* 250 food and beverage employees per day

The Big & Small of It – Boats to Watch at the 2017 Miami Boat Show

Largest Boat at Miami Marine Stadium – Marlow Marine 97 Explorer, Pier 8

Largest Catamaran at Strictly Sail – Lagoon Seventy 7, Pier 3 – Slip 29

Largest Sailboat at Strictly Sail – Oyster 745, Pier B – Slip 29

Expensive Boats to Browse – Azimut Yacht Grande 95RPH ($11M); Marlow Marine 97 Explorer ($5.4M)

Boating Magazine’s “Boat of the Year” – Regal 29 OBX

World’s Fastest Luxury Yacht – SV Yachts Alpha, Pier 9


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