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Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center

Space C 87 (Main Floor - Miami Beach Convention Center)

DIY seminars and hands-on workshops covering boat and motor maintenance, repair and upgrades./lib/img/gallery/img11112985716.png 

Watch, learn and do! If you’re a do-it-yourselfer or boat owner interested in maintaining, repairing or upgrading your boat or motor, head to Fred’s Shed for free seminars and workshops.  Daily sessions will cover a variety of topics, and include demos and question/answer sessions.  Together, hosts "The Boating Guy" and certified marine service technician "Fred", bring more than 50 years boating and marine service experience to the Shed.

Stop by or professional, practical advice, participate in hands-on clinics, ask questions, and see the cutaway boat and motor.  It's all FREE, compliments of the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Shows.

For a list of Seminars Click Here 

Big Game Room—The world's largest blue water fishing expo!

/lib/img/gallery/img09123142837.pngThe Big Game Room returns with your favorite events! Enjoy a drink at the Marlin Bar while waiting for the next educational seminar to begin. Stop by the Florida Sportsman's Baits, Rigs & Tackle Room and learn how to improve your rigging techniques. And of course, check out the latest in products for the fishing world and destinations with the best sport fishing in the world. Don't forget to sign up for the Exhibitor Prize Give Away! The Big Game Room has it all — don't miss it.

Among the highlights:
  • Chris Fischer & Captain Brett McBride from OCEARCH & Shark Wranglers
  • Florida Sportsman's Baits, Rigs & Tackle Room—featuring hands-on seminars and activities
  • Titans of Sportfishing round table discussion hosted by Fishtrack.com
  • Chair Fighting Challenge—Exciting competition pits contestants in a fierce two-minute tug-of-war that brings the thrills of off-shore fishing onshore. Presented by Blue Water Chairs.
To learn more about the Big Game Room, CLICK HERE

Meet Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer!

Don't miss the girl that's determined, positive, helpful, caring and ALWAYS ready for adventure, Dora the Explorer!  Dora will appear at the show on Saturday, February 15 from Noon–3pm!  Be sure to bring your camera!

(c) 2011 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  Nickelodeon.  Dora the Explorer and all related titles, logos and characters are trademanrs of Viacom International, Inc.

See the ALL-NEW Miss GEICO Racing Boat 

The six-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud to introduce the newest and latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat.

The new Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/kevlar. At approximately 11,000 pounds, she is almost 1,500 pounds lighter than her predecessor and is equal in length. She has a 12-ft. beam, which is 6-ft. wider than the former boat; the extra width will allow her to ride smoother at faster rates of speed. Powered by 1650 Mercury racing engines that generate 3,300 horsepower and boats speeds in excss of 200 mph.

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Welcome to the Water Center - Located in space # 3020 (Outdoor Pavillion).

Your one-stop resource for boating information and advice.

/lib/img/gallery/img086515350.jpgGet started in boating or leaar how to make the most of your time on the water.

  • Straight forward answers to all our boating questions
  • Expert, unbiased advice on choosing a bot that suits your lifestyle
  • Local resources to help you get started.

Discover Boating for under $250/month!
Think owning a boat is out of your reach? Think again! When it comes to enjoyable ways to spend your leisure time, boating is far more affordable than you may realize. Be sure to stop by and check out this special showcase of boats you can own for less than $250 per month.

When you compare the costs of boating to a single day at an amusement park or a trip to any major league game, you'll find that dollar for dollar, boating is really quite affordable. See for yourself how boating can stretch your vacation and leisure time budget.

Compare Costs: Boating vs, Other Leisure Activities