SHOW NEWS FROM STRICTLY SAIL MIAMI AND THE ST. PETERSBURG POWER & SAILBOAT SHOW
It’s Back to Miamarina at Bayside for 2011!
The 26th annual Strictly Sail Miami boat show slated for February 17-21, 2011 returns to Miamarina at Bayside, says Strictly Sail National Show Manager Kevin Murphy.
The NMMA decided to return to Bayside for an all-sail show following extensive discussions with Sail America and after surveying 2010 exhibitors and attendees. Strictly Sail Miami made a temporary move in 2010 to Sea Isle Marina, co-locating with the in-water power portion of the Miami International Boat Show.
“We’re very excited to return to Strictly Sail Miami’s traditional home at Miamarina at Bayside in 2011, as it is the most logical and favored location for the sailing industry and enthusiasts,” said Murphy. “Miamarina at Bayside gives exhibitors and attendees an ideal all-sail buying and selling environment with an in-water marina and adjacent space for land exhibits, plus restaurants, entertainment, parking and hotels nearby.”
He added, “The location change will be marketed aggressively and we expect about 18,000 to 20,000 people to attend the 2011 Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show."
St. Pete Power & Sailboat Show Plans Announced …
The St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, the largest boat show on Florida’s Gulf Coast, is set to sail into the Progress Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theatre Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Florida, December 2-5, 2010.
The show features the best of both sail and power, including a great mix of product, two exhibition tents, land displays and a significantly expanded waterfront area. Clinics, seminars, live music, food, drinks and more are planned.
Admission is free for both military personnel (with ID) and kids 15 and under. Adult tickets are $10 each, with a $2 discount for online advance ticket purchases.
Sail America will work closely with show producer, Show Management, to endorse the show and promote sailing participation at the show. Sail America and Show Management combined their respective shows in 2008 to create the largest sail and power boat show on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
“I’m pleased to report that our partnership with Show Management is strong,” said Jonathan Banks, Sail America Executive Director. “In its first year the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show experienced a 30% increase in attendance and the addition of many new exhibitors. Despite the inclement weather for the 2009 show many exhibitors reported strong sales.”
“We plan on returning and taking the same space as last year,” said Bill Wright of JSI whose company traditionally takes at least 12 booths at the show. “Having a combined show is great for us, and since this is our ‘home show,’ we will showcase our entire company including sails, canvas, cushions, spars, rigging and all the hardware lines we carry.”
Contracts have already been sent out to past exhibitors and prospects. New for 2010, the two exhibitor tents will be ‘open air’ eliminating the need and expense for air conditioning. As a result of these cost savings, booth space costs have been reduced.
|Thur. Dec 2:
||10am - 6pm
|Fri. Dec 3:
||10am - 6pm
|Sat. Dec 4:
||10am - 7pm
|Sun. Dec 5:
||10am - 5pm