This year’s Miami Show opens Thursday, the 16th, and runs until Monday, the 20th. Locations are the Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center, Miamarina At Bayside. Larger yachts because of bridge height restrictions slip at Sea Isle while the majority of yachts will be at Bayside. Compared to Fort Lauderdale, the show is about sailboats instead of megayachts with most the major manufacturers represented as well as a good group of brokerage boats. The audience of Miami is international including a strong Latin American audience. Overall Miami is a show you will enjoy with many outside entertainment opportunities. Here are some items of interest to enjoy.
- Multihulls Galore – Strictly Sail has become a one stop shop for the best and newest multi-hull designs. Come by and compare Lagoon, Leopards, Outremers, Fountain-Pajot, and all the other major brands in one spot.
- Offshore Yachts – While they skipped Lauderdale, the high end offshore monohull builders like Hylas, Passport will be here with their latest models.
- International Flavor – Miami is truly a mixing pot of Latin American cultures and also European. The show is US based companies best shot to impress these growing markets who love yachts.
And feel free to stop and meet me in person at Slip 12B at Bayside representing Scotia Yachts.
Joke of the Week
(This joke is a variation of the one told last week inspired by an Australian couple I met who had jolly, twisted sense of humor.)
An Englishman wanted to become an Irishman, so he visited a doctor to find out how to go about this. “Well” said the doctor, “this is a very delicate operation and there is a lot that can go wrong. I will have to remove half your brain”. “That’s OK” said the Englishman. “I’ve always wanted to be Irish and I’m prepared to take the risk”.
The operation went ahead but the Englishman woke to find a look of horror on the face of the doctor. “I’m so terribly sorry!!” the doctor said. “Instead of removing half the brain, I’ve taken the whole brain out”. The patient replied, “No worries, mate!!”