Boating lovers, it’s time to make your plans to head to south Florida. Next month is the 70th annual Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami.
2011 Miami International Boat Show is one of the world’s largest and premier boating event and runs this year from February 17 to 21.
This year’s show is aimed at on-the-water fun, travel and Hands-On Education and features thousands of the newest powerboats, sailboats, engines, electronics and marine accessories from more than 2,000 leading manufacturers from around the world.
The 2011 Miami International Boat Show will offer many new attractions such as the Dive & Travel Harbor that will feature the ‘Be a Diver’ scuba pool, plus the new Discover Boating Resource Center, a boating education experience offering free boat rides, on-the-water training courses, and multiple daily seminars.
Here’s a small sample of some of the exciting events to be held:
- Miss GEICO is back! The world’s fastest offshore racing boat, powered with the same turbine engines that flew missions in the first Gulf War and can reach speeds of more than 185 miles per hour, will dazzle any boating enthusiast with a need for speed. Check out a video of Miss GEICO in action!
- *New! ‘Be a Diver’ Pool – Learn to Scuba! Anyone age 10 and older can discover the fun and exciting sport of scuba diving in the comfort of a tropically warm pool, test some of the latest scuba equipment and have a photo taken underwater as a keepsake.
- New! Tours & photo ops aboard the all-new Time Bandit Offshore Race Boat! This 30-ft. Phantom racer is named for the famous Deadliest Catch fishing vessel Time Bandit. The Time Bandit offshore race team is made up of team owner and driver Bob Mazikowski, an 11-year veteran with more than 40 wins, including three national championships and two world championships, and rookie throttle man Travis Lofland of another Deadliest Catch fishing vessel, Wizard.
- Pre-Show Shopping – The Miami International Boat Show’s newest online offering allows attendees to pre-shop the 2011 show for the greatest deals on the newest boats by visiting MiamiBoatShow.com. Show goers can plan ahead and search boats by brand, model and more, in addition to scheduling dealer appointments onsite or at the dealership.
The 2011 Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami will be held at the:
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach – Florida
Premier Day (Feb. 17): $30
Five-day adult pass: $75
Two-day adult pass (valid Feb. 18-21): $30
Youth 15 and under get in FREE