1. The Afri-Cat with Guest Reporter Myra Handy at the helm
2. Boschendal wine rep Alister Glen with Elise Jackson of Miami
3. Water taxi view of Downtown Miami skyline
4. Captain JoAnn of Discover Boating Resource Center
5. Anthony Okonmah, Exec. Dir. La Foundation Pour La Democratie En Afrique with South African Consul General George Monyemangene
Story and photos by Guest Reporter Myra Handy
There Is no other boating event in the country that provides boaters with the opportunity to shop the best and biggest selection of boats and accessories. With thousands of products to choose from in one of the best boating destinations in the world and dozens of activities the whole family can enjoy, the Miami International Boat Show is the place to find out why life is better with a boat, according to Cathy Rick-Joule, show manager. The educational courses offered by Discover Boating Resource Center also allows travel enthusiasts the opportunity to gather information that will enhance the enjopyment of their hobby.
From personal watercraft and performance boats to sport fishers and mega-yachts, visitors will get the rare opportunity to board and compare boat brands side by side, bargain for the best price and find exclusive show specials on the newest marine accessories and electronics. In addition to the vast selection of boats and marine electronics for sale and hundreds of products making their world debut, there are a wide array of attractions for boaters of all ages to enjoy during the five-day event.
The show was held simultaneously at 3 different locations, Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center on Bayshore Drive, Miami, Miamarine @ Bayside and across from the Fontainebleau Hotel on 44th and Collins Avenue. The show continues through February 21.