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SuburbanBoy posted 12-17-2001 01:21 PM ET (US)   Profile for SuburbanBoy   Send Email to SuburbanBoy  
I may be able to sneak out to the 2002 Miami Boat Show. I have never attended a large-scale boat show. It is my understanding that this is the largest, with many boats on-site and in-water, available for sea trials. If I can make it, I would take a look at the Whaler exhibit. Hopefully, they will bring both Recreational and CPD examples. Is this show scheduled for February 14-19, 2002? What hotels would you suggest? Any particular activities or displays (other than Whaler) a must see? Is anyone else considering attending? Perhaps we could setup a social gathering? I assume Miami is the closest commercial airport. All comments and suggestions welcome.


SuburbanBoy posted 12-17-2001 01:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for SuburbanBoy  Send Email to SuburbanBoy     
I should have posted this in the trip section.


lhg posted 12-17-2001 01:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
The Miami show would be an excellent oportunity to have a "continuouswave forum" rendezvous, even without our boats! Maybe an after the show dinner or something. I usually find a day to see the show.

I have never seen any CPD exhibits at this show, only the latest recreational models.
Someone here has said there is a new 270 Outrage (a 25' boat?), probably replacing the current 26 Outrage, to be shown this year.

It's always worth seeing, not only for the boats themselves, but also the interesting rigging work and accessories. BW has a lot of competition these days.

JFM posted 12-17-2001 05:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Sub, I would like to go only if you can see or have a list of pre-owned boats. My last trip to Fla. was cut short with my son getting sick. The purpose of that trip was to meet up with a broker in Delray that had quite a few pre-owned Whalers. I'm afraid to look at new, I may do something stupid! Regards, Jay
hardensheetmetal posted 12-17-2001 09:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
Back in September I was lucky enough to be able to sneek away from a business semiar to go to the Ft. Lauderdale show, I was surprised to Whaler had a 17' CPD there. I have to admit I was a little overwhelmed by the size of the show compared to the ones I am used to up here in new england, where there might be one 65 or 70 ft yacht. In FL, a third of the boats had to be over 50'!


LKS posted 12-17-2001 10:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for LKS  Send Email to LKS     
Went to the Miami show a couple of years ago (before we had our Whaler). Lots of BIG boats, quite a few pre-owned. If you want to take it all in, allow a couple of days. We spent most of one day in the convention center (engines, accessories, electronics, etc), and a day and a half at the in-water exhibits. Lots to see and do. We stayed in Ft. Lauderdale, rather than in Miami/South Beach area. We could have flown into either Ft. Lauderdale or Miami (at the time, Miami had the better airfare; today, we can get better rates into Ft. Lauderdale). Keep me posted on any gatherings, as we're looking for a winter getaway (from Chicago) in mid-Feb. This may be the place! -- Lor
Whaler4me posted 12-18-2001 10:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler4me  Send Email to Whaler4me     
I have worked both the Miami and Fort Lauderdale shows for the last six or seven years. They can be quite overwhelming. Lots of new boats of every shape and size. There is not much in the way of small used boats for sale, especially in the Boston Whaler size range.
You definetly want to allow a couple of days for a good look at the show. If you are flying in use either Miami or Fort Lauderdale, they are about the same for convenience or hassle. Find a hotel in Miami not Lauderdale, so you can be close to the Show. The locations are Miami Beach Convention Center, Sealine Marina and Yachting Center, Miamarina at Bayside and the Brokerage show on Collins Avenue.

Maybe some of us could get together for a drink after/during the show.

where2 posted 12-18-2001 12:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Hey, thanks for the reminder, its about time I go scurrying off to find those complimentary tickets I ran into last year... If you've never been to the Miami show, allow as many days as you can. If you've been on a regular basis, then you can skip through some of the regular stuff (Multi-million dollar yachts are nice to look at once in awhile, but not every year...) and run through the hall and some in the water on one day, if you start early, and stay late. Week days used to be better than weekends, haven't been on a week day in a few years though... Wear your Top-Siders and don't be surprised if you have to take them off to board some boats...
SuburbanBoy posted 12-19-2001 11:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for SuburbanBoy  Send Email to SuburbanBoy     
Any thoughts on a reasonable hotel?



JFM posted 12-20-2001 01:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Maybe not so reasonable, but awesome! Hyatt Regency Pier 66! $200.00 per night. It's a boat show in it's self! Regards, Jay
Whaler4me posted 01-11-2002 09:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler4me  Send Email to Whaler4me     
Just wanted to bring this back up to the top,
any memebers thinking of going?
JFM posted 01-11-2002 12:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
W4me, I will try to get there. I have a business meeting in San Jaun Feb. 13-15. I'm planning on missing my connecting flight in Miami to Cinti. on the 15th and go to the show if possible. Regards, Jay
JFM posted 01-16-2002 05:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Is anyone going???
where2 posted 01-17-2002 12:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
I'll get there one day, not sure which. Not sure if my Wife is coming along this year. (Her first trip was last year, Dad and I have been going for ages...)
Whaler4me posted 01-17-2002 04:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler4me  Send Email to Whaler4me     
I will be there at the brokerage show on Collins Ave.
beby138 posted 01-17-2002 06:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for beby138  Send Email to beby138     
I'll be there like every year!!, if you go on the weekend make sure you get there early ( 8:30 am) then you can park next to the Convention Center.
beby138 posted 01-17-2002 06:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for beby138  Send Email to beby138     
P.S. Get ready to spend at least 6 hours in there.
Ferdinando posted 01-17-2002 07:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ferdinando  Send Email to Ferdinando     
Yep, I'll be their also on Fri the 15th with my wife (hey, you can't win'em all).....

If anybody has any ideas how to identify
ourselves lets do it!!!!! Be a great way to get to know each other in the flesh......


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