Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show

Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show

Feb 16 - 20, 2022

The Boat Show Returns to its Miami Beach Home in 2022

The Miami International Boat Show, a major marine event in Greater Miami & Miami Beach since 1969, is returning to its original home at the Miami Beach Convention Center in 2022. This year marks an even bigger milestone for the show: For the first time, it’s partnered with SuperYacht Miami and the Miami Yacht Show to create one of the biggest boat expos on the planet. The show has an economic impact of more than $1.5 billion annually, and is one of Miami’s keystone events of the year.

That means you’ll be able to visit over 1,000 exhibitors and see thousands of boats, spanning five days from February 16-20. Beyond the boats, this year’s show will also offer live concerts, interactive boating experiences, and six venues (both on water and on land) filled with the latest in aquatic recreation.

How to Best Experience the Miami International Boat Show

How you visit the show depends entirely on what you want to do.

For those looking to either buy or tour boats under 49 feet, the Miami Beach Convention Center is the place to be, where vendors will be showcasing thousands of smaller boats. Right across the street, you’ll find the Boat Show Experience at Pride Park, where wakeboard simulators, a 40,000-gallon pool, and food and drinks await.

Are you into power boats? Head across the MacArthur Causeway to One Herald Plaza for a showcase of high-speed boats and large yacht tenders.

Serious boat buyers should make their way to Sea Isle Marina, where you can test drive over 150 boats to see which fits best.

Sailing enthusiasts will find their best experience at Museum Park Marina in Downtown Miami, where sailboats and catamarans fill the water.

Finally, SuperYacht Miami takes its collection of super yachts to IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens. If you’re into vessels costing nine figures and up – and the people they attract – this is your stop. Be advised, however, that SuperYacht Miami does involve an additional ticket.

What Is There To Do if I’m Not Buying a Boat at the Miami International Boat Show?

While the Miami International Boat Show doesn’t bring with it a variety of offshoot events, it does have an entire Boat Show Experience at Pride Park, where families and other people not buying boats can enjoy themselves.

This year’s Boat Show Experience brings a weekend full of live concerts from 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday, when rock trio Brothers of Others takes the stage. On Friday, Classic Rock Therapy will perform its lineup of classic rock hits. Then Saturday, the Private Stock Band plays everything from golden oldies to Top 40.

The Boat Show Experience will also boast a number of interactive zones. The Aqua Zone is a 60-by-30-foot, 40,000-gallon pool where you can get up close and personal with small watercraft and other sea toys. EZ Drive is sponsoring the Wake Sports Experience, where guests will learn to wakeboard from the pros then try your hand (or feet) on a simulator. The Experience also features a conservation village and electric pavilion, as well as the show’s main food and drink area.

Plan Your Visit to the Miami Beach International Boat Show

Tickets to the Boat Show

One-day, general admission tickets start at $40 for adults and $15 for children. Two-day tickets are available for $70. They grant you entry to everything but SuperYacht Miami.

You can also purchase a Windward VIP ticket, which gains you access to the entire show including SuperYacht Miami. Your $375 also buys an open bar, food, private on-water transportation between venues, and a concierge to book your appointments.

SuperYacht Miami tickets are sold separately and are $125 per day.

Miami Beach International Boat Show Location

The show’s home base will be the Miami Beach Convention Center, at 1901 Convention Center Drive in Miami Beach.

Additional venues in Miami Beach include Pride Park, across the street from the Convention Center.

One Herald Plaza is in Downtown Miami, just before the Venetian Causeway on NE 15th St. east of Bayshore Drive. The nearest Metromover stop is Adrienne Arsht Center.

Sea Isle Marina is also in Downtown Miami, at 1635 N. Bayshore Drive. The nearest Metromover stop is Adrienne Arsht Center.

Museum Park Marina sits between the Frost Science Museum and FTX Arena in Downtown Miami at 801 Biscayne Blvd. The nearest Metromover stop is Park West.

IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens is at Island Gardens on Watson Island, 888 MacArthur Causeway.

By: Matthew Meltzer | January 4, 2022

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