From February 15-19, thousands of boating enthusiasts from around the world will gather at the Miami International Boat Show for the year’s five biggest days of boating. Aspiring and current boat owners will be able to view, board and shop thousands of new generation boats, products and marine technologies. The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and its Take Me Fishing brand is an official sponsor of the 2018 Progressive Miami International Boat Show, which is on track to be the largest in the event’s 77-year history.
3 Reasons to make it to the #MiamiBoatShow:
1. Family Fun on the Water
You can expect to see many more options for accessible and versatile watercraft that offer an all-in-one experience for family fun in this year’s boat show. For the first time ever, Strictly Sail Miami will drop anchor at the Miami Boat Show, creating one comprehensive event with power boats, yachts, sailboats, catamarans and thousands of accessories all in one place. In total, there will be 1,400 brand new boats available for purchase, including an increased selection of accessible and versatile watercraft that are perfect for new and younger boaters.
2. Find the Fishing Boat of your Dreams
Fishing is the most popular activity done on a boat, and fishing boat sales are a major driver of the industry’s sustained momentum. Check our Boat explorer tool to learn about all different types of fishing boats that are on the market. This way, you will be able to check all freshwater and saltwater fishing boats at the show and make an informed decision about which type would be best for you and your family.
3. New Experiences for New Boaters
Not sure if you are ready to own a boat? There are many other ways to experience boat ownership. Fun, safe and accessible boating experiences are closer than you think. You can rent a boat to test the waters. Make sure you check all market options available during your visit at the Miami Boat Show. Not sure which boating terms to know? Check this helpful boating glossary to learn all important boating terms and what they mean before you hit Miami’s Boat Show.
Before heading to the Miami International Boat Show check our interactive map with the best places to fish and boat in all fifty states. You can use the map to search for bodies of water, learn about fish species you would like to catch, search for boat ramps, marinas, bait shops, license vendors, places to buy fishing gear and equipment, and much more!