If you are a boat enthusiast is time to plan your visit to Miami International Boat Show in 2016. This will be a must do in February if you are in Miami. The event is one of the largest boat shows in the world. The Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® is a winter destination to find the best in boating.

Marking its 75th year in 2016, the show has moved to a new home: the iconic Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. Just minutes from downtown Miami, the boat show’s new location provides visitors with an island oasis. The show is ideal to shop thousands of new boats & accessories and experience life on the water.

Plan your visit to Miami International Boat Show event with these tips!

Plan Your Visit to Miami International Boat Show 2016

Browse more than 1,200 new boats both on land and in-water. You will find luxury yachts, sport fishers, high-speed performance boats and family cruisers. Take free water taxis or shuttle buses to Strictly Sail Miami, a second location of the Miami Boat Show at and be be part of dozens of daily seminars about the newest sailing gears being introduced in 2016.

Highlights of the upcoming Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show:

A boater’s shopping paradise: The boat show’s new footprint elevates the entertainment experiences. Exhibit areas are situated in large, state of the art air-conditioned tents for boats, engines, accessories, and the latest boating technologies. Temporary vessel slips will house more than 400 boats in a marina setting, featuring boat demonstrations and sea trials for serious shoppers.

Get your feet wet: For those looking to get out and learn on the water, Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training offers exclusive on-the-water power boating and sailing workshops. Water sport lovers can make their way to the new Try It Cove. Here you can try activities such as kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, all while enjoying the picturesque backdrop of downtown Miami.

Wine & dine like a boater: Food and beverage experiences also play a big part of the Miami Boat Show’s makeover. You’ll find on-water dining locations and popup restaurants. There’ll also be a beer garden and upscale wine bar. Attendees a variety of options to please their palates. There will be an interactive kids’ area also onsite. Here children can build their own pizzas, play, and be a part of the family fun at Miami International Boat Show.

Celebrate 75 years of boating in Miami. The Miami Boat Show celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2016. The show will feature two iconic South Florida boats. The Pilar, a replica and “sistership” of Ernest Hemingway’s famous boat. It will offer show goers a glimpse of the boat that influenced several of Hemingway’s finest books, like The Old Man and the Sea. Carol Suzanne, one of Miami Marine Stadium basin’s most prominent racing boats will be at the show. It built by well-known hydroplane driver Robert Schroeder.

This year you will be able to travel to the show like a boater. Yes, you may come by sea! New free park and ride options include dozens of pickup and drop off points for water taxi and shuttle bus service. Those locations will be located throughout Miami, making getting to and from the show seamless and fun. Shuttle bus will be available from mainland hotels, park & ride lots, and Metro Rail stations in Downtown, Brickell and Coconut Grove areas.

You can check here rates, dates and schedule of events for and continue to plan your visit to Miami International Boat Show in February 2016. You will have for sure one of the best boat show experiences ever!

For hotel accommodations, visit www.miamiboatshow.com/accomodations now to book rooms at the best rates through the boat show’s official housing partner, OnPeak.