Statement from Show Management regarding the Biscayne Bay Army Corps Sea Grass Mitigation Project
January 23, 2014
The expansion of the Port of Miami has generated a sea grass mitigation project in Biscayne Bay that has the effect of narrowing a pathway for boats attending the upcoming Yacht & Brokerage Show on Collins Avenue to approximately 70 feet. We are continuing to work with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of Miami to mitigate this issue. Show Management also has identified alternative, longer routes for boats to enter and leave the show and is reaching out to exhibitors with specific instructions. For those boats that choose to take the narrowed route, guide and tug boats will be on hand to assist them. We are happy to announce that the 2014 show is sold out with a waiting list, so buyers should have the best ever selection of boats to purchase or charter.
About the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach
The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, Miami’s premier in-water yacht show, is set for February 13-17 and will attract thousands of people from around the world to a spectacular display of yachts and marine products, directly across Collins Avenue from the legendary Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels in the heart of Miami Beach. Show inventory, which includes more than 500 new and brokerage yachts and a wide array of the latest marine technology and accessories, is valued at more than $1 billion. In addition to the remarkable display of yachts, the free show offers floating cocktail barges and live musical entertainment. Covering more than 1.2 million square feet of space the show spans more than a mile-long strip of the Indian Creek Waterway from 41st Street to 52nd Street.
About Show Management
Show Management, the world’s leading boat show company produces the world famous Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show®, Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, Palm Beach International Boat Show, St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show and the Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota.
The Florida Yacht Brokers Association was created in 1987 to unite those engaged in the yacht brokerage business for the purpose of promoting professionalism and cooperation among its members; and to promote and maintain a high standard of conduct in the transacting of the yacht brokerage business. The organization is comprised of over 1100 individual members representing over 400 businesses. The Yacht & Brokerage Show, held yearly in Miami, is co-owned by the FYBA.