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A Nautical Extravaganza: The 2024 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show

Photography by Giano Currie

The Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show (DBMIBS) has once again set the bar high for marine enthusiasts, concluding its 2024 edition on a high note. Spanning five days of nautical exhibitions and interactive experiences, the show illuminated the shores of Miami and Miami Beach, drawing in a crowd eager to dive into the world of boating and marine luxury.

Historically, this prestigious event has been a beacon for over 100,000 attendees, generating a staggering $1 billion in economic impact. This boon benefits not just the marine industry but also stimulates growth for local small businesses, restaurants, and the hospitality sector across the state. Such a monumental event is made possible through the collaborative efforts of Informa Markets, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), ensuring a showcase rich with the latest innovations in boating technology and luxury experiences.

The 2024 edition of DBMIBS promised—and delivered—an extensive range of products and experiences catering to marine aficionados of all stripes. From the newest yacht models to the latest in marine technology and accessories, there was something to captivate the interests of every attendee, whether they were seasoned sailors or newcomers to the nautical world.

As the show concluded on Sunday, Andrew Doole, President of U.S. Boat Shows at Informa Markets, expressed his gratitude towards everyone who played a part in the success of this year's event.

"We're grateful for the support of our exhibitors, sponsors, guests, and community leaders across Miami-Dade County, City of Miami, and City of Miami Beach, as well as our valued partners NMMA and IYBA," said Doole. His words underscored the collaborative spirit that makes the show a pivotal event for the marine industry and the communities it touches.

The Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show is more than just an exhibition; it's a celebration of the marine lifestyle, offering an immersive experience that highlights some of Miami-Dade County's most iconic sites. From thrilling exhibits to hands-on experiences, the show provides a unique opportunity to explore the latest trends in boating and marine recreation.

As we look back on the success of the 2024 show, anticipation is already building for the next edition, scheduled for February 12th to February 16th, 2025. Promising another thrilling Presidents Day Weekend in Miami and Miami Beach, the future of the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show shines as brightly as the waters it celebrates. Here's to setting sail towards another year of innovation, excitement, and community in the heart of Miami's marine scene.


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