Miami BWI Meet Moves to Thursday

BWI is moving its Annual Meeting, Writing Contest Awards and “Newsmaker” presentation breakfast event to Thursday February 16, opening day of the Miami International Boat Show. Timing will remain the same, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Location is the Belvedere Lounge, a new on-dock restaurant between Piers 3 and 4 directly in front of the center of the Marine Stadium. Those planning to attend should take a cab or Uber or arrange to valet park on-site at the show. Buses and water taxis don’t run until 9 a.m., an hour before show opens.

For its second year at Virginia Key, MIBS returns to the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin February 16 to 20. Strictly Sail Miami is returning to Miamarina at Bayside and showcasing sailboats, daily seminars, and sailing gear. These events are produced by NMMA. Media credentials for MIBS are required to board water taxis (but not required for shuttle buses). To register online go to

The 29th annual Yachts Miami Beach is becoming gated and requiring a $20 ticket for public entry. The show takes place from February 16-20 on Collins Avenue, across from the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels along Collins Avenue from 41st to 54th streets. “Yachts” is managed, produced and co-owned by Show Management and co-owned and sponsored by the International Yacht Brokers Association. To register for media credentials visit by Wednesday, February 8. Direct registration questions to