12 Feb HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE 2019 MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT & YACHT SHOW
February 12, 2019 — As the city of Miami braces for one of its largest events of the year, the Miami International Boat Show , Miami Yacht Show and Super Yacht Miami, we are once again reminded of how the recreational boating industry is such a large part of our local economy and Miami lifestyle.
According to the South Florida Business Journal, the event will bring over 100,000 attendees and boost the South Florida economy by over $850 million. With over 1,000 exhibitors ranging from engine and parts manufacturers to some of the most prestigious yacht builders in the world, it is easy to see how the event is one of the most significant recreational boating events in the U.S.
Second only to Alaska, Florida has the second longest shoreline in the country with 8,436 miles (13,576 km) of coastline. Due to the fantastic Florida weather, we have year round options to enjoy the boating lifestyle form the Florida Panhandle to the Keys.
Recently, the National Marine Manufacturers Association released the 2018 results for the recreational boating industry and forecast for 2019. The statistics are clear for Florida and the impact of this industry is deep within our economy. The 2018 results indicate that the recreational boating industry contributed an estimated $170.3 billion to the U.S. economy and supports 691,000 direct and indirect American jobs. The top state for boating activity ranks Florida in the number one spot at $23.3 billion, which far exceeds the number two spot, California with $13 billion.
If you would like to learn about some of Miami’s best waterfront neighborhoods to maximize your boating lifestyle and time on the water, please contact us for further information.
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