Miami Boat and Yacht Shows rolled into one

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) – owner and operator of the Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) – and Informa Markets – co-owner and producer of the Miami Yacht Show (MYS) and Superyacht Miami – have announced a partnership creating the first joint production of South Florida’s winter boat shows.

The partnership is the result of long-standing conversations between the two organisations on how best to serve the industry and cultivate a best-in-class boat show experience.

The first iteration is set to debut in February 2022 and will carry the Miami International Boat Show name.

NMMA retains ownership of MIBS, while Informa Markets maintains co-ownership of MYS and Superyacht Miami with the International Yacht Brokers Association.

According to the new partners, 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 Centre (MBCC), while the featured in-water activities will be offered at Sea Isle Marina, One Herald Plaza and Island Gardens Deep Harbour on Watson Island.

“For 80 years, the Miami International Boat Show has served as the recreational boating industry’s flagship event and a prized platform to showcase world-class products and innovations to nearly 100,000 people across the globe. With NMMA’s new partnership with Informa Markets, together, we will take the show to the next level and deliver an unforgettable experience for our members, attendees, exhibitors, and the local community for decades to come,” said Frank Hugelmeyer, president of NMMA.

“Our industry and organisation are incredibly grateful to the City of Miami for providing a home for our show these last five years at the Miami Marine Stadium and Park, and we look forward to bringing this exciting new event to both Downtown Miami and Miami Beach.”

“The marine industry is a truly special community, and one we are dedicated to nurturing and growing,” said Andrew Doole, president of US Boat Shows at Informa Markets. “This year, despite innumerable challenges, our community proved its resilience, and the passion we have seen from manufacturers and buyers alike has strengthened our resolve to create even more meaningful experiences for boating and yachting professionals and enthusiasts.

“We are appreciative that the NMMA shares common goals, and we are honoured to work with them to enhance our collective events, including an unbelievable week-long experience for recreational and luxury boating enthusiasts in Miami.

“We could not have done this without the support of the International Yacht Brokers Association, and we thank them for their commitment to the community. We are ready to bring a safe, memorable and fun-filled event to South Florida next year and are thrilled to be entering this partnership.”

For more information, visit The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Informa Markets. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the best of Yachting Pages delivered to your inbox every month.

Source: Marine Industry News


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