What To Expect At The Miami International Boat Show in 2022

 

The 2022 Miami International Boat Show is set to return to the Miami Beach Convention Center over President’s Day weekend (February 16th-20th). This is the biggest boat and yacht event in the world, so we’re pretty excited! 

From yacht designers and builders to exotic cars, the Miami International Boat Show has something for everyone. When not touring the impressive line-up of superyachts, you can check out the luxury lounge areas, water sport activities, marine vendors, and fishing clinics. 

South Florida’s preeminent winter boat show takes place on land and in the water, creating an outstanding experience for customers, exhibitors, and the marine industry at large. 

Here’s what to expect from the 2022 Miami International Boat Show. 

2021 vs. 2022 

Informa Markets, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) joined forces back in 2021. Now, in 2022, the Miami International Boat Show, the Miami Yacht Show, and SuperYacht Miami will be combined into one, seamless boating event.  

In the past, the Miami International Boat Show, the Miami Yacht Show, and SuperYacht Miami brought in over 100,000 visitors from approximately 35 countries and generated around $1.34 billion for Florida. That’s the equivalent of hosting three Super Bowls!  

The 2022 show is expected to welcome back the boating community for a five-day event.  

Different Locations 

The on-land portions will take place in the Miami Beach Convention Center - hosting powerboats up to 49 feet, different engine manufacturers, marine electronics and accessories, and more.  

The in-water activities will be at various locations (One Herald Plaza, Sea Isle Marina, Museum Park Marina, and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens). 

  • One Herald Plaza: hosting larger powerboats and motor yachts ranging from 50 feet to 125 feet in length
  • Sea Isle Marina: offering test drives for over 150 vessels, along with several boats and engine manufacturers
  • Museum Park Marina: showcasing sailboats, catamarans, and sailing accessories
  • IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens: featuring the largest and most luxurious yachts at the show  

SuperYacht Miami 

Superyacht Miami offers an exclusive experience where visitors can view some of the most luxurious world-class superyachts. This portion of the event is dedicated entirely to the largest vessels at the show. 

Only a select number of yachts are available for sale or charter. There are brokers and crews ready to showcase them. The featured SuperYachts are yet to be announced. 

2022 Vessel Debuts 

Schedule Of Events

The show will open at 10 AM every day. Check below for the full schedule:

  • Wednesday, February 16th: 10am - 6pm
  • Thursday, February 17th: 10am - 6pm
  • Friday, February 18th: 10am - 7pm
  • Saturday, February 19th: 10am - 7pm
  • Sunday, February 20th: 10am - 5pm

Safety Measures  

Due to the pandemic, most of the show will take place in open-air, outdoor locations.  

For all indoor spaces, MIBS will implement various health and safety protocols including enhanced cleaning, hand sanitizing stations, and social distancing. Vaccinated guests are not required to wear facial coverings. 

You can find the full list of MIBS safety standards here.  

Transportation

The best way to get around the Miami International Boat Show is via water taxi. This way you can enjoy the surrounding waterways. There are multiple water taxi routes, allowing you to experience the entire show quickly and easily. Most taxis offer pick-ups every 15 minutes or so. 

Other transportation options include a complimentary shuttle service across all event locations, as well as select garages, Uber/Lyft drop-offs, and self-parking areas.


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