On the heels of a successful 2017 event for both the Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show and Progressive® Insurance Strictly Sail Miami, we've begun planning for 2018 and are excited to share the news that Strictly Sail Miami will join the Miami International Boat Show at Miami Marine Stadium next year, February 15-19, 2018. By combining power and sail, the Progressive Miami International Boat Show will be THE premier global boating event, creating the ultimate sales and marketing environment for our industry.
The decision to combine these two events is due in large part to feedback from sail and power exhibitors and attendees, for a single streamlined experience that encompasses all our industry has to offer. We've built the ultimate boat show venue at Miami Marine Stadium that's ideal for both power and sail. Bringing these two shows together provides a destination for all types of boating enthusiasts from around the globe, and we're excited to be able to bring it to life.
The Progressive Strictly Sail Miami show, which was previously held at Miamarina at Bayside at the same time as the Progressive Miami International Boat Show, will bring nearly 100 sail boats to Miami Marine Stadium's deep water basin. We expect more than 700 boats in water and a sold out land exhibition at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show.
NMMA plans to create a sail-specific in-water section and a focused on-land area for sailing accessories, sail and travel charter experiences and other sail-focused displays at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show to provide a cohesive experience for exhibitors and attendees.
Exhibiting members of Strictly Sail Miami will receive a space request form for Miami 2018 in the next two weeks. Questions about the 2018 Progressive Miami International Boat Show can be directed to either Larry Berryman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954.441.3227 or Kevin Murphy at email@example.com or 401.651.3220.