It’s February. Where are you? If you’re not yet in Florida for the Miami International Boat Show (that’s MIBS to those who attend frequently) or the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show (MY&BS), both of which run this week, you still have time to make your plans. Fly down, grab an Amtrak train, or drive. This is where it’s happening if you want to see the best new yachts, helm electronics and gear.
MIBS takes place in three locations: the main, new-powerboat-oriented displays in the Miami Beach Convention Center, an in-water display of new powerboats and yachts at Sea Isle Marina on the water side of the Biscayne Bay Marriott Hotel and, for those who prefer sail, Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside. If you’d like to look at a mix of new and brokerage yachts, the MY&BS show takes place on Collins Avenue, a short show-sponsored bus ride north of the Convention Center.
Here’s a look at what’s catching our eye as the show opens.