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2015 Boat Show Press Event Schedule

1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Wednesday, February 11

 

 

 

 

 

TIME

 

 

COMPANY

 

 

LOCATION

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

 

 

Volvo Penta

Rusty Pelican, Key Biscayne

(transportation provided)

Demo-and-drive new technology press preview – RSVP to Lindsy Shrewsberry: 757-436-2800, lindsy.shrewsberry@volvo.com

 

 

3:00-6:00p.m.

 

 

GE Capital and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)

Rooms A201-202

Navigate Accelerating Change”- keynote Salim Ismail, Technology Strategist and Executive Director at Singularity University (former ties to Yahoo, Google); plus marine industry update and Q&A featuring Bruce VanWagoner (GE), Scott Barber (GE), Rob Poderefsky (GE), Thom Dammrich (NMMA) and Carl Blackwell (NMMA) – INVITE ONLY

 

 

3:30-8:30p.m.

 

 

National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), sponsored by ACR Electronics

Hyatt downtown Miami Dock 400 SE 2nd Avenue

Experience a real life search and rescue and learn what new products are next in maritime safety while enjoying dinner and refreshments aboard the 130’ yacht Caprice. RSVP to Nichole Kalil: nichole.kalil@acrartex.com   or 305-458-7736.

 

 

5:30-7:00p.m.

 

 

Mercury Marine

Sea Isle Marina

(Marriott Hotel)

Mercury Marie President John Pfeifer and Brunswick Chief Technology Officer David Foulkes will introduce multiple engines to the media, followed by a brief technology discussion and a light dinner. A 7 p.m. bus will transport requesting media to the nearby FLIR 7:30 p.m. cruise. On-water tests by the media can be conducted at the Mercury slips at Sea Isle Marina each morning, Feb. 12-14, before the show opens.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 12

 

 

 

 

 

TIME

 

 

COMPANY

 

 

LOCATION

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

7:30-9:30a.m.

 

 

National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)

Rooms A201-202

Annual Industry Breakfast, sponsored by Dominion Marine Media: Exclusive presentation on state of the recreational boating industry/industry’s most prestigious awards – INVITE ONLY

 

 

9:30a.m.

 

 

Cigarette Racing, Mercedes-AMG

Booth B23

Cigarette Racing and Mercedes-AMG join forces for the fifth consecutive year to launch their latest development - the two legendary brands will unite to unveil the Mercedes-AMG GT S and Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder GT S Concept boat.

 

 

9:45-10:45a.m.

 

 

NOAA Fisheries and NMMA

A208

NOAA Fisheries Administrator Eileen Sobeck to announce a new national policy to better serve America’s 11 million recreational saltwater anglers and the companies and communities that rely on them

 

 

10:00a.m.

 

 

Volvo Penta

Booth M83

Public debut of new products, presentation by Ron Huibers, president, Volvo Penta of the Americas

 

 

10:00a.m.

 

 

Sea Vee Boats

Booth T24

Debut of the all new 270Z Hybrid Bay Boat and the 370Z High Performance Center Console

 

 

10:30a.m.

 

 

Scout Boats

Booth R60

Debut of new Scout 420 LXF, a model three years in the making, and loaded w/ must-see innovations

 

 

10:30a.m.

 

 

Mercury Marine

Booth M96

Mercury Marine President John Pfeifer and Brunswick Chief Technology Officer David Foulkes will introduce multiple engines to the marine industry. On-water demos will be provided at Sea Isle Marina, Feb. 12-16.

 

 

11:00a.m.

 

 

Yamaha

Booth D96

Yamaha FSH New Product Reveal

 

 

11:00a.m.

 

 

Monterey

Booth B71

See and experience firsthand Monterey Boats new 360 Sport Coupe

 

 

11:00a.m.

 

 

Midnight Express

Booth C57

Ulysse Nardin CEO Patrik Hoffmann debuts the first official Midnight Express Ulysse Nardin power boat – a one of a kind 43’ Open powered by 4 Seven Marine 557hp motors

 

 

11:30a.m.

 

 

Boston Whaler

Booth M20-21

Unveiling the next generation of the supremely versatile Vantage series, the 320 Vantage; and re-launching the largest and most sophisticated model, the 420 Outrage

 

 

11:30a.m.

 

 

Regulator

Booth P80

Regulator Marine new product announcement

 

 

Noon

 

 

HydraSports Custom

Booth D48

Unveiling the world’s largest center console… HydraSports Custom 53’ Sueños

 

 

12:30p.m.

 

 

Regal

Booth B24

New model debut – 22 FASDECK/new propulsion system

 

 

1:00-3:00p.m.

 

 

Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF)

Room B 32

Marketing Boating to the Hispanic Audience:

1-1 sessions with Frank Peterson, RBFF President & CEO, on key findings from RBFF’s most recent research regarding Hispanics’ attitude, awareness and behaviors on boating and path to boat ownership. RSVP to: Bruna Carincotte – bcarincotte@rbff.org, 703-519-6917

 

 

1:00p.m.

 

 

Boating Magazine/Chris-Craft Boat of the Year

Booth D24

Boating Magazine presents Chris-Craft with the most prestigious award in recreational boating, Boating Magazine's Boat of the Year Award

 

 

1:30p.m.

 

 

Maverick Boat Company

Booth E24

Debut of the new Cobia 277 CC and the Pathfinder 2600 TRS

 

 

2:00p.m.

 

 

Nautic Global Group

Booth B88

Debut of the new Rinker Sport Boat 170 OB and the Hurricane SunDeck 2486 OB

 

 

2:00p.m.

 

 

Survitec Group

Booth G89

Crewsaver introduces its first range of ErgoFit and Crewfit inflatable life vests manufactured for recreational use in the U.S.

 

 

4:00p.m.

 

 

Navionics

Room A208

“Want better charts? Go boating!” New product unveiling and existing product updates

 

 

4:00p.m.

 

 

Marine Marketers of America (MMA)

Room A101

Panel discussion – Marine Publishing: New Methods to Market Your Message?

 

 

4:00-6:00p.m.

 

 

South African Consulate General & South African Boat Builders Export Council (SABBEX)

South Africa Pavilion, Strictly Sail Miami, Pier C

Press briefing and cocktail reception. RSVP to Myrna Peralta: 212-692-2427, peraltam@dirco.gov.za

 

 

6:00-7:30p.m.

 

 

Beneteau

Strictly Sail Miami, Dock B

The launch of the American Premiere of Beneteau’s new flagship, the Oceanis 60 – VIP & press cocktail event – RSVP Required: m.oshea@beneteau.com

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, February 13

 

 

 

 

 

TIME

 

 

COMPANY

 

 

LOCATION

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

8:00-10:00a.m.

 

 

Boating Writers International

Rooms A204-205

BWI Annual Meet and Newsmaker Presentation: Boating Media’s Dawn of Drones will include a panel of expert fliers from Miami Aerial Drones to demonstrate the newest drones, lessons learned, and efforts to develop a code of conduct and ethics that drone users are developing in concert with the FAA; plus a presentation on the world of marine electronics from National Marine Electronics Association. Plus, $17,000 will be presented to writers of boating and fishing focused stories, reports, how-tos, travelogues and blogs, judged by their peers as being the best in 2014.

 

 

10:00a.m.

 

 

Lumitec

Booth E32

Lumitec introduces EVOLUTION. A vessel crafted to embody the next step in the exciting evolution of our industry – showcasing new concepts, experiments, cutting-edge technologies, and an overall new level of on-board system integration; a collaborative effort between Lumitec, Intrepid, BEP/C-Zone, Yamaha, GOST, Garmin. MasterVolt, and other industry innovators. 

 

 

10:00a.m.-Noon

 

 

Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF)

Room B 32

Marketing Boating to the Hispanic Audience:

1-1 sessions with Frank Peterson, RBFF President & CEO, on key findings from RBFF’s most recent research regarding Hispanics’ attitude, awareness and behaviors on boating and path to boat ownership. RSVP to: Bruna Carincotte – bcarincotte@rbff.org, 703-519-6917

 

 

10:30a.m.

 

 

Douglas Marine/Skater Power Boats

Booth 3062 (Outdoor Pavilion)

Skater Power Boats will reveal the new 388 Pure Platinum Skater commissioned for long time Skater owner Bill Pyburn Jr. The boat has incredible new engines from Goodwin Competition producing over 1900 HP on 91 Octane pump gas

 

 

1:30p.m.

 

 

Volvo Penta

Room B114

Discussion about the Volvo Ocean Race and One Design vessel

 

 

5:00-8:30p.m.

 

 

Leopard Catamarans

Miamarina at Bayside,

Leopard Booth, L 6 - 8

Launch of the NEW 2015 LEOPARD 40 at Strictly Sail Miami, followed by the annual Leopard Catamarans VIP party. RSVP REQUIRED. Please contact Steve Long at steve.long@tuimarine.com if interested.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 14

 

 

 

 

 

TIME

 

 

COMPANY

 

 

LOCATION

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

1:00p.m.

 

 

NMMA and Doug Kelly

Rooms B118-119

The Roast of Stu Apte: Styled like the Friars Club and Dean Martin roasts, well-known personalities will hurl playful zingers at legendary IGFA Hall-of-Famer Stu Apte before Apte gets his turn at the mic. Emceed by veteran journalist Doug Kelly, the roasters include: Blair Wiggins, Addictive Fishing TV host; Susan Cocking, Miami Herald Outdoors Writer; Ray Van Horn, Gypsy Angler TV host; Chris Peterson, President of Hell's Bay Boatworks; Capt. Rick Murphy, Sportsman's Adventures TV host; and Guy Harvey, renowned marine artist.

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

COMPANY

 

 

LOCATION

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

ACR Electronics

Electronics Room, Booth 1615

New product demos being hosted for credentialed media on Thursday and Friday

 

Contact: Sarah Salvatori 312.946.6285

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