To many South Florida natives, to own a boat is a luxury that they can’t afford. But, as the Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail opens on February 13th, the organizers show through seminars and documents how economical it can be to own one’s own boat and be an avid boater without the frustration. Here are the details to know for the days of the boat show.
About The Miami International Boat Show
Miami International Boat Show Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 673-7311 www.miamiboatshow.com Sea Isle Marina 1635 N. Bayshore Drive Miami, FL 33132 (305) 377-3625 Miamarina at Bayside 401 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132 (305) 579-6955 Date: Feb. 13-17, 2014 This year’s Miami International Boat Show will be held in three locations: The Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina and Miamarina at Bayside. The hours of the show will always be 10 a.m. for the opening and then will close at 6 p.m. on weekdays and 8 p.m. on weekends. The great thing about the logistics of all locations is that the Boat Show will have a shuttle bus that can transport people to all three locations. The transport will begin one hour beforehand and take people one hour afterwards to their cars. There is also a water taxi service that attendees can take from the Sea Isle Marina to the Miamarina during the show hours. It gives people a chance to avoid the hassle of traveling to each location so they can instead enjoy the sea air of Biscayne Bay while looking and experiencing the boating exhibits. For attendees planning to come from the western part of Miami-Dade, there is a park-and-ride service at the centerfield garage of Marlins Park. There is valet parking at the Convention Center and municipal parking around Bayside and the American Airlines Arena as well.
Eric L Labrador is a freelance writer covering all things Miami. His work can be found on Examiner.com.