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GET READY FOR THE DISCOVER BOATING MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW, TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2022 EVENT

The largest boat and yacht event in the world will be making waves from Wednesday, February 16th to Sunday, February 20th

MIAMI, FL (JANUARY 14, 2022) – Get ready for the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show! With just over a month to the signature event, make sure to secure your tickets for the largest boat and yacht event in the world, which will be returning to the Miami Beach Convention Center – powered by West Marine – and four additional locations from Wednesday, February 16th through Sunday, February 20th for a Presidents Day weekend boating extravaganza.

The new show will be a joint production by Informa Markets, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) and will be the first production of South Florida’s preeminent winter boat shows after joining forces in 2021 and combining the Miami International Boat Show, the Miami Yacht Show, SuperYacht Miami, all to create one seamless experience for exhibitors, customers, and the marine industry at-large.

The 2022 Miami event is the first boat show to be integrated with the Discover Boating brand. Discover Boating is the North American lifestyle brand for boating aimed at attracting the next generation of boaters and engaging current boaters.

“We are looking forward to delivering an unparalleled experience at the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show,” said Andrew Doole, President of U.S. Boat Shows with Informa Markets, who produces the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show. “With our return to the Miami Beach Convention Center and alongside our partners at the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the 2022 boat show will be unlike any other winter boat show – and we can’t wait to bring together the boating and yachting community for an unforgettable event.”

Historically, the Miami International Boat Show, the Miami Yacht Show, and SuperYacht Miami have attracted over 100,000 visitors from approximately 35 countries around the globe to South Florida while generating an estimated $1.34 billion for the state, which is equivalent to the impact of hosting nearly 3 Super Bowls. The Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show is expected to welcome back the global community of guests to this epic, five-day boating event – a welcome boon to South Florida’s tourism and hospitality sector.

“Interest and demand for boating are near all-time highs and we look forward to welcoming new and existing boaters from around the world to discover the best in boating on display throughout our five exciting on-land and in-water locations,” said Frank Hugelmeyer, NMMA President. “For 80 years, the Miami International Boat Show has put boating in Miami on the international stage while welcoming boaters from across the globe. The 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show will provide the ultimate boat show experience in a first-of-its-kind all-city event in Miami and Miami Beach.

Bringing the events together will offer numerous benefits for exhibitors, visitors, and the greater Miami community, specifically Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. The on-land portion of the event will take place at the newly reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center, which will be powered by West Marine, while the featured in-water activities will be offered at One Herald Plaza, Sea Isle Marina, Museum Park Marina, and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens. The 2022 boat show will feature new elements such as the Progressive Boat Show Experience at Pride Park, where guests will have access to the AquaZone presented by Nautical Ventures in addition to a collection of experiential boating lifestyle activations, entertainment, innovative cuisines, and a marine accessory pavilion. 

Locations

The 2022 marquee event – which will kick off Wednesday, February 16th through Sunday, February 20th – will be anchored at the Miami Beach Convention Center, One Herald Plaza, Sea Isle Marina, Museum Park Marina, and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens.

  • Miami Beach Convention Center (powered by West Marine) will offer power boats up to 49 feet, engine manufacturers, marine accessories, electronics, and retail pavilions. 
  • One Herald Plaza will feature larger power boats, motor yachts ranging from 50 feet to 125 feet in length, yacht tenders, engines, marine accessories, and retail pavilions.
  • Sea Isle Marina will set the stage to test drive over 150 sea trial vessels while also highlighting boat and engine manufacturers. 
  • Museum Park Marina will provide an up-close look at the latest sailboats, catamarans, and sailing accessories. 
  • IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens will showcase SuperYacht Miami with the largest and most luxurious yachts at the Miami International Boat Show.

Ticketing – General Admission and Prime Time Preview

Enjoy a One-DayTwo-Day, or Prime Time Preview access to the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show.

Tickets include access to the Miami Beach Convention Center, Pride Park, Sea Isle Marina, One Herald Plaza, and Museum Park Marina. 

Prime Time Preview tickets grant guests early access to the show, valid for any one-day Feb. 16 – Feb. 20. Access to the boats here at the show is by the discretion of the broker, dealer, and/or manufacturer. Children under the age of 6 are free if accompanied by an adult.

  • Children – General Admission One-Day Ticket: $15
  • Adult – General Admission One-Day Ticket: $40
  • Adult – General Admission Two-Day Ticket: $70
  • Prime Time Preview One-Day Ticket: $60 (valid Wednesday – Sunday)

Progressive Boat Show Experience

The Progressive Boat Show Experience at Pride Park will be the ultimate boater's destination, located directly outside the Miami Beach Convention Center. Access to the Boat Show Experience is included with general admission to the show. Guests can look forward to the following activations:

  • Nautical Ventures AquaZone For thrill seekers and water lovers alike, the AquaZone is designed to give boat show-goers an upfront and personal experience with a variety of water sports and innovative marine products.
  • Fred’s Shed – Interactive Learning Center – An interactive educational and informational resource center dedicated to enhancing your boating knowledge.
  • Costa Conservation Village – Dedicated to sharing information on how we all can protect and promote a healthy marine environment (featuring the Volvo Penta Sustainability stage).
  • Charged! Electric Pavilion – State of the art electric propulsion systems, battery powered boats, and high yech Products from across the globe.
  • Wake Sports Experience – Featuring professional wake sports athletes from the competition circuit. Test your skills aboard the wake surf simulators.
  • Community Corner – Engage with community clubs and associations dedicated to promoting the many benefits of marine stewardship and community involvement.

There will also be live music performances from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Thursday 2/17 through Saturday 2/19 featuring:

  • Brothers of Others – A rock & roll trio based in Miami Beach, FL (Thursday, 2/17)
  • Classic Rock Therapy – South Florida's favorite classic rock/party band 11 years running (Friday, 2/18)
  • Private Stock Band – Fluent in all styles of music from the oldies to today's hits (Saturday 2/19)

Windward VIP Experience

The Windward VIP Experience includes Prime Time Preview and SuperYacht Miami access as well as exclusive entry into the Windward VIP Club at One Herald Plaza and the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Guests can also enjoy a private concierge to book private appointments, a premium open bar, complimentary water taxi, and water tender access to/from Island Gardens Deep Harbour.

  • One-Day Windward VIP Experience ticket: $300

SuperYacht Miami

SuperYacht Miami tickets include General Admission access and complimentary water tender service to Island Gardens Deep Harbour. SuperYacht Miami showcases the largest and most luxurious yachts in the Discover Boating International Boat Show. The vessels on display are nearly 300 feet.

  • General Admission SuperYacht Miami One-Day Ticket: $125
  • Prime Time Preview SuperYacht Miami One-Day Ticket: $150

To purchase tickets for the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, please visit: tickets.miamiboatshow.com. 

Hotels

Visitors are encouraged to book hotel stays as early as possible. More information about booking hotels can be found by visiting: www.miamiboatshow.com/en/book-hotel.html.

For more information about the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, please visit: www.miamiboatshow.com.  

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About the National Marine Industries Association (NMMA)

NMMA is the leading trade organization for the North American recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, marine accessories and gear used by millions of boaters in North America. The association serves its members and their sales and service networks by improving the business environment for recreational boating including providing domestic and international sales and marketing opportunities, reducing unnecessary government regulation, decreasing the cost of doing business, and helping grow boating participation. As the largest producer of boat and sport shows in the U.S., NMMA connects the recreational boating industry with the boating consumer year-round. Learn more at www.nmma.org.

About the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA)

The International Yacht Brokers Association is the world’s largest yacht brokers association with members in over 40 countries. Our stated goal is to promote professionalism and cooperation in the yacht sales industry. We accomplish those goals through education, networking and the removal of barriers to commerce. Visit www.iyba.org for more information.

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