MIBS Attendance Nears 100,000

The Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show® concluded its five-day run, attracting buyers from around the world to shop the most comprehensive showcase of the newest boats, yachts, tech, gear and marine innovations. And while attendance was expected to dip due to storms on Sunday, which shut down water taxis, numbers are anticipated to near an estimated 100,000.

Hosted across six locations, the 2024 Miami Boat Show set new benchmarks for marine advancements. From February 14 to 18, attendees browsed and shopped over 1,000 boats, marine products, and the latest innovations. The Progressive® Boat Show Experience at Pride Park offered the fan-favorite Nautical Ventures AquaZone, and this year’s new addition – the Pride Park Pickleball Court, in partnership with the 2024 Miami Open.

The 2024 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show provided a platform for hundreds of debuts, spotlighting cutting-edge marine products and boats, among which was the world’s first prototype hydrogen-combustion outboard motor by Yamaha, plus other marine technologies including sustainable fuels, hybrid engines, and electric options. This underscores the industry’s dedication to sustainability and environmental stewardship, which was illustrated during the Propelling Our Future event, which unveiled new research outlining multiple technologies needed to further propel recreational boating toward decarbonization. Sustainability partners at the show included Suzuki and Allini Water Filters

The annual Industry Breakfast included remarks by Show Manager Larry Berryman, a state of the industry address by NMMA President Frank Hugelmeyer, the Innovations Awards ceremony, a presentation by ICOMIA President Darren Vaux on the industry’s Pathways to Propulsion Decarbonization for the Recreational Marine Industry first-of-its-kind study, and several other industry awards.

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For cutting-edge yacht designs to state-of-the-art onboard technologies, the Miami Boat Show also provided a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in the yachting world. Consumers had the opportunity to explore a diverse range of vessels, from sleek day cruisers to majestic superyachts, while engaging directly with industry experts to customize their boating experiences to their desires and preferences

The Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show® returns February 12 to 16, 2025, to Miami and Miami Beach for another unforgettable celebration of boating and yachting. For more information including updates on exhibitors, ticket sales, and special events, please visit https://www.miamiboatshow.com