This President weekend Miami, FL is going to become the ultimate destination for everyone who loves boating. Whether you are buying a power or sailboat, on the market for a luxury yacht, or boating may just be your dream—then you absolutely have to be here! We have been flying in from California just to experience the thrill of this spectacular event.

There will be two boat shows happening February 16 - 20, 2017: Miami Boat Show and Yachts Miami Beach.
But do not get confused! The two shows are completely independent and organized by different owners. Yachts Miami Beach is held across from the legendary Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels. Miami International Boat Show is held at the Miami Marine Stadium.

Where can I park?

There are a ton of places to park (Marlin's Park, Bayfront, American Airlines Arena, Hyatt Hotel, along Collins Ave, and other places). Shuttle buses and water taxis running to and from the show.

Parking for Yachts Miami Beach:
67th Street Garage, 6625 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach 33141 - Cost: $30
17th Street Garage, 599 17th Street, Miami Beach 33139 - Cost: $15
See more parking details HERE.

Parking for Miami International Boat Show:
You can choose your parking spot and purchase parking tickets in advance HERE.

Buying a boat?

There are boats ranging in sizes from small fishing boats all the way up to mega-yachts, and sailboats. We highly recommend making appointments with a broker in advance. In our experience, both shows are extremely busy and boats sell fast.

Check out these 15 Must-see Yachts that will be on display this weekend

What if I am new to boating?

Take advantage of Discover Boating's hands-on skills training out on the water, as well as Fred's Shed the interactive learning center on land.
You can find the schedule in the 2017 Miami Boat Show Guide.

If you are seriously considering buying a boat, then definitely plan to hit the demo/sea-trial docks that are assigned on the water.

What should I bring?

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Hat
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Cash for food/drinks/novelty items.

Bring a backpack if you are planning on picking up boat literature or buying anything, so you can keep your hands free. Also, make sure you check the weather prior to the show.

Craving a VIP Experience?



Yachts Miami Beach show is inviting you to experience the show in a luxury of a private dining area, premium open bar, gourmet food, and special showcases onboard the Grand Floridan and relax while planning your day at the show.
VIP Details and Reservations

Miami Beach Show is offering three different packages that allow you to climb aboard an 111-ft luxury yacht to enjoy complimentary drinks, musical entertainment, massages, and manicures.
Secure Your Spot Here

Download the Boat Show App

The FREE MyBoatShow app is ideal for you if you are visiting Yacht Miami Beach as it will help you to navigate the show and find the boats and marine products you are searching for.
DOWNLOAD: http://www.showmanagement.com/mobile_app/

Conclusion

For some people, planning for the show might seem overwhelming, and if you are a person like that then just show up and experience the ultimate event of Miami: soak in the sun, tour some boats, go for a swim and take lots of pictures, because this will be one of the best memories of the year! Promise.

So, what are you looking forward to this year?