Costa Conservation Village:
Join us to learn about the importance of marine conservation and ways you can help protect the ocean and marine environments. Experts from local, regional and national conservation minded associations will be on hand to discuss critical environmental issues, such as efforts to restore and protect marine ecosystems, responsible/ethical angling, game fish conservation and management of fish and wildlife resources.
While there, support the Kick Plastic Campaign and purchase a reusable aluminum water bottle that you can refill for FREE at 4 water stations within the show!
Junior Captain’s Program:
Calling all parents with kids ages 11-15! Introduce your kids to the fun of boating in a 90-minute class with top-notch experts. Students will learn aboard a 16 ft. RIB powerboat under careful instruction from a licensed U.S. Coast Guard captain teaching safety, boat handling, docking, knots, basic navigation, knots and weather awareness. Pre-registration is required Class fee: $25 per student
Location: End of Pier 1
Life Jacket Selfie Giveaway Contest:
The Sea Tow Foundation will be launching a selfie giveway contest at the Show that will help educate boat lovers on the importance of wearing life jackets. To participate in the contest, the Sea Tow Foundation is asking Miami Boat Show attendees to stop by its Life Jacket Loaner Stations located at piers 2 and 5 to try on an Onyx life jacket and take a selfie while wearing it.
Contestants must then upload their selfie photo to Facebook or Instagram, tag the Sea Tow Foundation @SeaTowFoundation, and use the hashtag #lifejackets4thewin. One winner will be chosen at random each day of the show to win a prize pack valued at over $700. Each prize pack includes:
- An Impulse A-24 In-Sight Automatic Inflatable life jacket from Onyx Outdoor
- FELL Marine’s MOB+ Wireless Man Overboard engine cutoff system
- 4 Tickets to next year’s Miami International Boat Show, courtesy of NMMA
- A pair of floating, polarized FishGillz Sunglasses
- A Navionics Boating Charts App
- A duffle bag from Source 4
Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Boat:
Don't miss your chance to see this one of kind racing machine. The fourth generation, World Champion Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar. Powered by 1650 RACE Mercury racing engines that generate 3,300 horsepower, she can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph!
Demo Docks and Sea Trials:
Compare and try before you buy!
Ready to buy? Ask for a sea trial! There’s nothing like testing the waters on the Show’s 200 plus boats at the expanded demo dock area. See and board a wide variety of vessels including powerboats, family cruisers, center consoles, high performance boats and more. Make side-by-side comparisons and chat with dealers and manufacturers reps to explore your buying options. Outboard, inboard and stern drive engine manufacturers will also have dozens of boats powered by their products in the water for demos and sea trials.
10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm - 6:30pm: Live Entertainment - Steel Breeze
Enjoy the musical talents of local Florida musicians brought to you by Chase Music entertainment. Steel Breeze - Local favorite Jerry of the Steel Breeze Band, looks to welcome you to the sweet sounds of steel drums, with a funky bass line, cool guitar and very rhythmic bongos.
5:00pm - 6:30pm: Center Court Live Entertainment - Jason Caraway
Enjoy the musical talents of local Florida musicians brought to you by Limin. Jason Caraway is a singer/songwriter based in Austin, TX, who travels extensively living out his passion for music, beaches, boats, and all things “island life”.
New! Volvo Penta Conservation Stage
Daily conservation and sustainability presentations and panels led by leading conservation experts
11am: University of Miami’s RECOVER - Alexandra Karaczynski
12pm: Lionfish Cooking Demonstration - Chef Allen Susser
1pm: The IGFA’s Passports to Fishing Program—Educating the Next Generation of Ethical Anglers Around the World - Lisa Morse
2pm: NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries: Explore our Nation's Underwater Parks - Hannah MacDonald
3pm: Spices of the Caribbean—Workshop - Chef Allen Susser
4pm: The Force Blue Initiative - Jim Ritterhoff
10:30am and 2:00pm: Intro to Boating at Header Pier between Piers 1 and 2
2:00pm and 3:45pm: Intro to Boating - Short Course at Header Pier between Piers 1 and 2
2:00pm: Precision Docking and Boat Handling at Header Pier between Piers 1 and 2
3:00pm: Women Making Waves at Header Pier between Piers 1 and 2
2:00pm: 20 interesting, and useful, things you probably don't know about Marine Weather at Rowing Club
11:00am: Outfitting for Blue Water Sailing at Rowing Club
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