2019 Progressive Insurance® Miami International Boat Show Partners with RaftUp Technologies to Provide Real-Time Transportation Information for Show Goers

RaftUp Technologies’ app and onsite transportation enhancements will display arrival and departure updates for Miami Boat Show’s water taxis and shuttle buses, helping attendees and exhibitors better plan their show experience

11/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

The Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show and RaftUp Technologies have reached a partnership agreement for the 2019 Miami International Boat Show to enhance attendees’ experience when getting to and from the show. RaftUp is providing an app – Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show Connections – and onsite transportation enhancements, including digital screens, which will display real-time arrival and departure updates for the boat show’s expanded water taxi services, in addition to schedule information on shuttle bus routes. The new, conveniently available information will better allow attendees and exhibitors to plan their time at the show

“We’re excited to work with RaftUp Technologies to enhance communication with attendees and exhibitors and simultaneously improve the transportation experience—making it easier than ever to plan a day at the show,” noted Larry Berryman, boat show director. “In the coming months we’ll be unveiling a number of transportation developments as we continue to evolve the show and deliver the world-class experience our attendees and exhibitors count on. Our partnership with RaftUp is one small but important component to making getting to and from the show convenient.”

RaftUp’s solution, which includes a custom app overlay and onsite screens tied to location-based tracking technology, will provide boat show attendees and exhibitors with minute-by-minute updates on water taxi departure and arrival times and information on shuttle bus routes. What’s more, with the Miami Yacht Show’s move to Miami from Miami Beach, RaftUp’s technology will be available for the water taxis and shuttle buses running between the Miami Yacht Show and the Miami International Boat Show. RaftUp will be staffing a communications control center onsite at the Miami Boat Show and will be on-hand at key locations throughout the show to answer questions on using the technology.

“We want to help attendees spend more time enjoying the show, and less time figuring out what time their water taxi is arriving or where to pick up the next shuttle bus,” says Corey Boelkens, RaftUp founder and CEO. “RaftUp is going to improve communication and enhance the show experience from beginning to end.”

The Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show Connections app, powered by RaftUp, will be available to download at in early December.

About the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show

The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat shows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. The boat show generates $854 million of economic activity each year and supports full-time employment for approximately 6,000 Floridians. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit

About RaftUp Technologies

RaftUp Technologies is a software development company that provides technical solutions that increase safety and social utility for boaters, recreational businesses, public safety agencies, and outdoor enthusiasts. To learn more, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: @theraftup. The app may be downloaded from iTunes and the Google Play Store.

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