BY Michael Light / On February 12, 2024

Kicking off Miami’s thriving Spring event season is this week’s Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show.

With four marinas full of boats on display and two dry-ground exhibit centers, the annual boat show is one of the largest events of the season. For the last 55 years, mariners from around the world flock to the Magic City to shop for new vessels, explore new developments in the nautical world and network in the sunshine every year on Valentine’s Day week/President’s Day weekend.

Miami International Boat Show Banner 2024

Miami International Boat Show Banner 2024

Over 100,000 attendees can browse everything from kayaks to super yachts at Herald Plaza, the Venetian Marina, Museum Park Marina and Superyacht Miami at Yacht Haven Grande Miami. There are over 1,000 vessels anticipated to be on display for the 2024 show, which is considered to be the largest boat and yacht event in the world.

For those shopping for marine accessories and taking part in pop-up activations, additional event centers will be located at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Pride Park with convenient water taxi services tying the locations together.

Paul Flannery, COO of the International Yacht Brokers Association told the NY Post, “The show offers something for everyone whether it is a new pair of boat shoes or a 300-plus-foot yacht. Each year the producers of the show, along with the support of the entire boating industry, strive to bring a better consumer experience to the boating public.”

Miami International Boat Show 2024 Windward VIP Club

Miami International Boat Show 2024 Windward VIP Club

Windward VIP Club

Speaking of 300-foot yachts, the Windward VIP Club and Superyacht Miami offers the exclusive opportunity to climb aboard a superyacht and meet with some of the world-renowned yacht builders who can design your next vessel.

The Windward VIP Club is an exclusive VIP retreat within the larger show, offering premium open bars, gourmet food, private restrooms and complimentary golf cart transportation between events.


Please keep in mind that there is no box office for the Miami International Boat Show. Digital tickets are available on the Discover Boating website.

Tickets are $43 per adult for general admission, $16.50 for children 6-12 years old. Superyacht Miami tickets are $135 per day and Windward VIP tickets are $350 per day per tent, or $550 per day for all-access.

The show is expected to have a $1.34 billion economic impact and compliments Art Wynwood as well as the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, which take place consecutively on this beautiful and busy week.

Image Credit: FB/Miami International Boat Show

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