70th Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail

The Sea Isle Marina, major destination for the in-water displays during the Miami International Boat Show. All-day shuttle buses link the marina with the other show sites.
Timothy McAfee
The 70th annual Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami, one of the world’s largest boating events, returns February 17-21, 2011, showcasing thousands of the newest powerboats, sailboats, engines, electronics and marine accessories from more than 2,000 leading manufacturers from around the world.

And with new attractions including the Dive & Travel Harbor featuring the ‘Be a Diver’ scuba pool, and the new Discover Boating Resource Center, a boating education experience offering free boat rides, on-the-water training courses, and daily seminars, the 2011 show is the ultimate destination to discover boating.

'There is no other boating event in the world that provides boaters with the opportunity to shop the best and biggest selection of boats and accessories. With thousands of products to choose from in one of the best boating destinations and dozens of activities the whole family can enjoy, the Miami International Boat Show is THE place to find out why life is better with a boat,' noted Cathy Rick-Joule, show manager.

'And with several new attractions, the 2011 show gives boating enthusiasts of all skill levels the hands-on education and entertainment needed to enjoy all of the benefits of the boating lifestyle and provides a new haven for dive and travel enthusiasts to gather and enhance their hobbies.'

From personal watercraft and performance boats to sport fishers and mega-yachts, visitors will get the rare opportunity to board and compare boat brands side-by-side at competitive bargains and find exclusive show specials on the newest marine accessories and electronics.

In addition to the vast selection of boats and marine accessories for sale and hundreds of products making their world debuts, there is a wide array of attractions boaters of all ages can enjoy throughout the five-day event.

For a full list of visitor attractions, hands-on activities and all the new features visit www.miamiboatshow.com