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Nostalgia, More, Promised AT 2016 Miami Boat Show

September 16, 2015
Miami Boat Show 1968 Queen of the show
Are we nostalgic yet? In 1968, the press release from the 29th Miami Boat Show read: “Everything is ship shape at the boat show.” Left to right are: Gail Steimle, Ginny Wiley, Queen Ellen Sher, Diane Squires and Nilda Rice. ( We wonder where they are now?) Woody Kepner Associates.

The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show’s new location promises nostalgia, along with a host of other benefits, according to Thom Dammrich, President of the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA).

” If you live in South Florida and are over 35 years old, you spent time at the Miami Marine Stadium as a kid. When the show opens, it will be the first time the stadium has been open in 20 years,” Dammrich said.

According to Dammrich, other benefits of the new location, which is on Virginia Key, just south of Miami Beach, include:

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Boat Show On An Island ” It will be a big outdoor festival.”

Miami Boat Show Virginia Key Photo

All In One Place We’ll have water taxi service to the sailboats, but otherwise all of the other exhibitors will be in just one location.” Learn more about the 2016 Miami Boat Show floorplan

Sea Trials The new location on Virginia Key promises to make taking boats for sea trials ( an historically large draw for the Miami Boat Show) even easier.

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Try-It Cove SUP and possibly other demo and training opportunities are slated.

Improved Food Service Dammrich promises more food vendors with a higher level of quality and service. Read more about food service at the 2016 Miami Boat Show

Earller this year, NMMA released an infographic indicating that the Miami Boat Show generates $600 million dollars in economic impact.

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