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Press Event Schedule for the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show

2/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

Press Event Schedule for the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show
Wednesday, February 15
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) – Mini Trade Symposium
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
(1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131)
Informational sessions include the following topics: what’s next for negotiation of many trade agreements; the newly formed White House National Trade Council (NTC); what it all means for your business; and how to ensure that your company remains compliant and competitive. Followed by a networking cocktail hour.
Mercury Marine
Sky Deck Rooftop
(605 Lincoln Rd, Suite 270 & 800 Rooftop, Miami Beach FL 33139)
Join Mercury Marine for dinner, drinks and the introduction of its newest products while overlooking the beautiful Miami skyline. Mercury president, John Pfeifer, and Brunswick's Chief Technology Officer, David Foulkes will be on hand for interviews. INVITE ONLY. Contact Lee Gordon,
Thursday, February 16
Boating Writers International Annual Meeting
The Belvedere Lounge on Pier 4
Includes Writing Contest and Newsmaker Presentations; media and the industry are welcome at the event.
Dometic – Celebratory Breakfast & Press Event
Booth #344
Join Dometic for Cuban pastries, empanadas, mimosas, and coffee as the company celebrates its new brand identity.
Volvo Penta of the Americas
Booth F272 (F Tent)
New Product Launch
Scout Boats Inc.
Booth #450
Unveiling all-new 380 LXF, plus update on corporate news.
Regal Boats, Boating Magazine’s ‘Boat of the Year’ Award Presentation
Pier 7, Regal Boats booth
Boating Editor Kevin Falvey will present Duane Kuck, president and CEO of Orlando-based Regal Boats, with the most prestigious award in recreational boating: Boating’s 2016 Boat of the Year. In December, the Regal 29 OBX was announced as the best of more than 100 boats tested by Boating’s Tech Team.
Maverick Boat Group - Cobia
Booth A105
See and tour the unveiling of the new and highly innovative Cobia 280 Dual Console, the latest model introduced by Maverick Boat Group.
Pursuit Boats
Booth #530 in-water
Unveiling of the S 328, plus additional Pursuit Boats news.
Tiara Yachts
Booth #521 in-water
Unveiling of the F 53, plus additional Tiara Yachts news.
Contender Boats
Booth B121
Join Contender Boats for new product introductions, marketing news, and much more.
Stamas Yacht
Slip 470
Three generations of the Tarpon Springs based Stamas Yacht family will be in attendance to debut their new flagship 392 Tarpon. Semi-custom builder will also discuss changing ownership trends in this factory direct to market concept.
Booth B211
The BIGGEST Robalo ever. Unveiling of the new Robalo 317.
Yamaha Marine Group
Pier 2, Yamaha tent
First look – new product/technology presentation
Booth F246, Engine Tent
New product announcements, refreshments.
Great Boat Makeover Project Networking Reception
Rusty Pelican
(3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149)
Meet and get a year's worth of product stories from more than 30 of the industry's leading equipment and accessories manufacturers supplying innovative products for the Great Boat Makeover Project (on display at MIBS in the Center Court), including Armstrong Nautical, Boat Outfitters, Canvas Designers, Glen Raven, Magic Tilt, Pacer, Quantum Paints, Taco, Taylor Made, T-N-T, VectorWorks and Yamaha. The unique project is refitting a 1989 Pursuit 2650 to 2017 model year standards.
White River Marine Group/MAKO Boats
Slips 139, 141, 146
Unveiling of the new MAKO 414 CC sport fishing boat; interviews with MAKO Marine Ops Support Manager Rob Ferris and demo rides available.
Friday, February 17
NMMA – Innovation Breakfast
Center Courtyard, Miami Marine Stadium
Announcement of the 2017 Miami Boat Show Innovation Award winners, the announcement of the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award recipients and Freedman Award recipient, and special presentations from industry leaders including remarks from NMMA President, Thom Dammrich.
Cruising World & Sailing World – State of the Industry Breakfast
Hard Rock Café Miami
(Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132)
Findings presented from the 2016 North American Sailing Industry Study and new research on consumer trends.
Sea Ray
Pier 7, Slips 710-728
Join Sea Ray for a celebration of our newest models, including the SLX 400 and SLX-W 230, and a reinvention of the Sundancer sport cruiser you won't want to miss.
15th Annual Leading with Vision & Values Luncheon, Regal Marine Industries
Rusty Pelican
(3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149)
Best Selling Author and Keynote Speaker Jon Gordon, whose principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, MLB
coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals and non-profits; hosted by Duane and Tim Kuck of Regal Marine Industries, on behalf of the Regal
Foundation. RSVP to email Mary Geltzer,
Boston Whaler
Pier 6, Slips 608-620
New product lunch and business update.
Lagoon America
Strictly Sail Miami, Pier 3
Join Lagoon America for the world debut of its superyacht Seventy7.
White River Marine Group/MAKO Boats
Slips 139, 141, 146
Unveiling of the new MAKO 414 CC sport fishing boat; interviews with MAKO Marine Ops Support Manager Rob Ferris and demo rides available

Contact: Sarah Salvatori 312.946.6285


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